High-quality design will improve your business,
but low-quality design will hurt your brand.

I'm Colleen

I offer reliable, versatile and creative design services to entrepreneurs, startups and growing companies.

When a prospective client contacts me,
they’re usually looking for help with one (or more) of the following:

 

  • Action a project that’s beneficial to their business
  • Revitalize their brand and/or offerings
  • Update or redo their first (quick and cheap) visual identity
  • Take some work off their frustrated and overworked hands
  • Advice on a visual aspect of their company

I believe it’s important to have a work/life balance, and not try to do everything yourself.
When you have a reliable designer working for you, you’ll save time, have your brand well-represented, and be able to focus on other priorities. A good designer is a priority, because
while high-quality design will improve your business, low-quality design will hurt your brand.

 

Mike Britton

Mike Britton

Founder & CEO / Evolution to Wellbeing

As a leading brand in the outdoor fitness arena, it is imperative for us to work with the right designers. Colleen has been a great asset to us. She is creative, insightful, committed, reliable and passionate. She is also self managed, works to deadlines and sees projects through to completion. I can't recommend her highly enough.

Anfernee Chansamooth

Anfernee Chansamooth

Marketing Lead / Hub Australia

As Australia's largest coworking community, brand plays an important part in how we differentiate ourselves from other spaces, as well as how we attract and retain clients. Hub Australia is a small company with 10 staff, 3 locations, 1,000 clients across Australia, and limited marketing spend - so not having anyone on our team who could do seriously great design work meant that poorly designed marketing collateral was really hurting our brand and our business. Thankfully Colleen understood our challenges, and could work with our crazy timelines, budget and brand style guide to quickly create professional and eye-catching posters, website landing pages, and other visual elements. Colleen helped us save a lot of time, money and headaches trying to do something we're not experts at. Thank you Colleen, you are a superstar!

Sabrina Lolacher

Sabrina Lolacher

Merchandise Manager / The Vancouver Aquarium

We had been searching for a graphic designer for a long time and are absolutely thrilled that we found Colleen. Colleen has been fantastic to work with, very professional, responsive, and has an ability to interpret ideas into amazing designs for a wide range of products and needs. We really appreciate Colleen’s flexibility and efficiency. Thank you!

Divya Hemnani

Divya Hemnani

Brain Trainer & Founder / Intrinsic Brilliance Institute

Colleen has been my go to designer for the past 18 months. She attends to each project big or small with a commitment to excellence in design and dedication to customer service. I've been delighted working with her on both fronts and can definitely say that my brand has been enhanced due to her efforts.

Melinda Getz

Melinda Getz

OFFICE MANAGER / Valley Orthocare Ltd.

One word: Talented! Extremely organized; always available. Possesses an appreciable creative intuition. Very happy with our re-branding outcome and would not hesitate to recommend Colleen.

Cliff Cunningham

Cliff Cunningham

Principal Consultant / Performance Consulting Australia

I engaged Colleen to create a new logo based on a re-branding process I was undertaking for my consulting business. Colleen was able to grasp what I was trying to convey to my key audience and create a logo that I am still today proud of. After having such good experience working with Colleen on the logo I asked her to design my new Wordpress site and work with me to create the content for go live. Her ability to adapt to my needs and tight timelines was an important part of making my re-branding project a success.

Hana Walker

Hana Walker

Research Manager / Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia

I have been working with Colleen since early 2015. She has designed a number of poster presentations for R&DVSA that captured the results of complex research projects. Colleen has been incredibly creative and effective in translating our data into eye-catching graphics. She works fast and always helps us meet our deadlines.

 

But Why Hire Me?

After completing two Vancouver-based Design Programs and gaining experience at variety of creative studios, I decided to start fresh, go traveling and start my own freelance creative business as a digital nomad. And it was the best decision I ever made.

Despite only freelancing full time since 2014…

  • I’ve quintupled my client base
  • Enabled over a dozen new businesses to get started,
  • And helped countless others refresh and improve their branding.
  • I’ve learned from and collaborated with people from every nation and profession,
    as well as been so broke that I couldn’t buy tea.

The struggles always pay off in the end, and
I know as much about starting from scratch as I do
about building on an existing foundation.

 

What will you get when you work with me?

  • You’ll have access to my extensive and varied design, production and online knowledge…in terms that make sense to you.
  • I’ll be with you every step of the way, encouraging you to ask the questions and make the decisions that will serve you and your business needs.
  • By the time we’re done, you’ll have a well organized brand, successful projects getting results, and know how to take action efficiently and effectively in the future.
  • I’ll even teach you some fancy web and designer jargon along the way.

Sound good? I know. Let’s get started.

My Design Process Teaser

Eager to know a bit more? 

You’ll find my services, process, and billing methods detailed here.

If you’d like to get to know ME a bit more, my personal story is here.

Interested in my creds? See my official CV here.