bringing yourto life

be seen

shine with your local audience

be smart communications, where we’re all about bringing your brand to life!

We work with small and medium sized businesses, local governments, educational institutions, artists, community organizations, and non-profits. Our mission is to empower our clients to thrive in their local market and equip them with impactful print and digital products.

be ready to grow

marketing made easy

When it comes to communicating your brand to your local market, we’ve got you covered! We love nothing more than crafting unique marketing materials and awesome promotional items that will make your business or organization shine in your hyper-local scene.

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DESIGN & PRINT

Print Publishing
Reports, Programs, Magazines, Booklets, Brochures, Newsletters, Menus, Custom Cards, Calendars

Event Essentials
Tickets, Invitations, Maps, Postcards, Signage & Banners, Posters

Business Collateral
Business cards, Stickers & Labels, Packaging, Stationary

Graphic Design
Concept Creation, Vectorization, Infographics, Ebooks, Presentations, Merchandise, High Resolution Scanning, Brand Enhancements & Digital Assets

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WEBSITES

Strategy
Website Strategy, Site Map, Style Guide

Design & Development
Responsive Design, Copywriting, SEO

Technical Stuff
Domain Name, Hosting, SSL, Legal Pages

Maintenance
Training Videos, Care & Maintenance Plans

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PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS

Conferences & Events
Displays, Banners, Bags, Lanyards, Signage, Swag

Apparel
T-shirts, Office Wear, Outer Wear, Team Uniforms, Head Gear, Accessories

Bags & Drinkware
Totes, Backpacks, Fitness, Travel, Mugs, Bottles, Thermos, Eco-Friendly

Brand Builders
Writing, Tech Accessories, Health, Awards & Trophies

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LOCAL PUBLICATIONS

Vacationland News
A local newsletter that caters to the interests, needs, and services available for residents and visitors to the Lakeland area of Northern Saskatchewan.

Vacationland News

Lakeland Cabin Stuffer
A hi-gloss annual magazine and quick reference services guide distributed to seasonal and permanent residences in the Lakeland and surrounding area.

Lakeland Cabin Stuffer

be adventurous

it’s what we do

We custom craft digital designs and get ALL the warm fuzzies bringing them to life online, in print and on products. We can print products in-house, or utilize our trusted Canadian printing partners. We decide based on the job to get your design to POP!

Check out a few of our favourite projects where professional design made a positive impact for our clients, just like it can for you!

Q: Who do you work with?

A: We proudly work with a wide range of businesses, including small enterprises, startups, institutions, community organizations, and non-profits. Our mission is to empower any business or organization that aims to thrive in their local market.

Q: How to I place an ad in the Vacationland News or Lakeland Cabin Stuffer?

A: Great question! It’s easy really, just get in touch and we can give you the details. Or head over to the website of your choice for more info about each unique publication.

vacationlandnews.com

locallakeland.com

Q: What type of design work do you do?

A: We design for print, digital and promotional products. Our specialty lies in crafting designs that enhance existing brands. We work well with established brands whose core identity has already been established. We love working on new product concepts, brand spin-offs, projects, programs and events to create designs that seamlessly align with their unique style and identity.

Q: Do you have a price list you can send me?

A: Yes and no.

Prices for promotional items and print advertising (Vacationland News and the Lakeland Cabin Stuffer) are set and listed on their respective websites.

We have pricing for print and design work, but so much of what we do is, ‘made to order’. So we like to talk project details and then we can give you a fair and complete quote.

Q: How long does a project take to complete?

The turnaround time for a project can vary depending on its complexity and scope.

Here’s a general guideline for project turnaround times:

+ Simple Design and/or Print: These projects can often be completed in just a few days, ensuring you have your content and make approvals quickly.

+ Custom Design and/or High Volume Printing: Typically take between 7 to 14 days to ensure the design is perfected and the materials are printed to your satisfaction.

+ Brochure Website: Building a brochure website, which usually includes multiple pages and content, typically takes about 4 to 6 weeks.

+ Custom Website: For more complex, custom websites with specific functionalities and features, the timeframe extends to approximately 8 to 12 weeks. This allows us to ensure your website is not only visually appealing but also fully functional and tailored to your needs.

+ Promotional Items: Creating and delivering promotional items typically takes between 3 to 8 weeks, depending on the type of product, supplier location, quantity and customization involved.

Please keep in mind that these timeframes are approximate and can vary based on the unique requirements of your project.

Q: Can you help us design and produce promotional items for our event or business?

A: You betcha! We take pride in creating engaging and quality promotional products and swag. It’s what we do!

Q: Why should I invest in design, when I can just do it myself?

A: DIY designing has come a long way and there are many tools out there that can help you create great looking print and digital products. If you have the technological confidence and time – go for it!

However…if you think you are saving yourself money doing it yourself, here are a few things to consider:

+ Time is Money: Have you ever created a brochure or flyer from scratch? Chances are it swallowed up an entire day just to nail that perfect look! Those are hours you won’t get back. Now, multiply the time it took by the hourly rate you charge your customers. Shocked by the real cost? Opting for a professional designer is often more budget-friendly than you might imagine. 

+ Expertise Pays Off: A professional brings expertise, ensuring your materials not only look good but also effectively communicate your message.

+ Consistency is Key: Professionals maintain a consistent brand image across all materials. DIY efforts might result in a hodgepodge of styles, colours, and messaging, diluting your brand identity and confusing your audience.

Remember, while DIY may seem cost-effective initially, the long-term benefits of professional design and marketing often outweigh the perceived savings.

be curious

f.a.q’s

Over the years we have developed systems and processes to make the experience of working with us enjoyable, transparent, and most of all – effective! We believe in building strong relationships with our clients to ensure they feel valued and understood.

Have any questions about our services? Let’s see if we can answer them here.

Q: Who do you work with?

A: We proudly work with a wide range of businesses, including small enterprises, startups, institutions, community organizations, and non-profits. Our mission is to empower any business or organization that aims to thrive in their local market.

Q: How to I place an ad in the Vacationland News or Lakeland Cabin Stuffer?

A: Great question! It’s easy really, just get in touch and we can give you the details. Or head over to the website of your choice for more info about each unique publication.

vacationlandnews.com

locallakeland.com

Q: What type of design work do you do?

A: We design for print, digital and promotional products. Our specialty lies in crafting designs that enhance existing brands. We work well with established brands whose core identity has already been established. We love working on new product concepts, brand spin-offs, projects, programs and events to create designs that seamlessly align with their unique style and identity.

Q: Do you have a price list you can send me?

A: Yes and no.

Prices for promotional items and print advertising (Vacationland News and the Lakeland Cabin Stuffer) are set and listed on their respective websites.

We have pricing for print and design work, but so much of what we do is, ‘made to order’. So we like to talk project details and then we can give you a fair and complete quote.

Q: How long does a project take to complete?

The turnaround time for a project can vary depending on its complexity and scope.

Here’s a general guideline for project turnaround times:

+ Simple Design and/or Print: These projects can often be completed in just a few days, ensuring you have your content and make approvals quickly.

+ Custom Design and/or High Volume Printing: Typically take between 7 to 14 days to ensure the design is perfected and the materials are printed to your satisfaction.

+ Brochure Website: Building a brochure website, which usually includes multiple pages and content, typically takes about 4 to 6 weeks.

+ Custom Website: For more complex, custom websites with specific functionalities and features, the timeframe extends to approximately 8 to 12 weeks. This allows us to ensure your website is not only visually appealing but also fully functional and tailored to your needs.

+ Promotional Items: Creating and delivering promotional items typically takes between 3 to 8 weeks, depending on the type of product, supplier location, quantity and customization involved.

Please keep in mind that these timeframes are approximate and can vary based on the unique requirements of your project.

Q: Can you help us design and produce promotional items for our event or business?

A: You betcha! We take pride in creating engaging and quality promotional products and swag. It’s what we do!

Q: Why should I invest in design, when I can just do it myself?

A: DIY designing has come a long way and there are many tools out there that can help you create great looking print and digital products. If you have the technological confidence and time – go for it!

However…if you think you are saving yourself money doing it yourself, here are a few things to consider:

+ Time is Money: Have you ever created a brochure or flyer from scratch? Chances are it swallowed up an entire day just to nail that perfect look! Those are hours you won’t get back. Now, multiply the time it took by the hourly rate you charge your customers. Shocked by the real cost? Opting for a professional designer is often more budget-friendly than you might imagine. 

+ Expertise Pays Off: A professional brings expertise, ensuring your materials not only look good but also effectively communicate your message.

+ Consistency is Key: Professionals maintain a consistent brand image across all materials. DIY efforts might result in a hodgepodge of styles, colours, and messaging, diluting your brand identity and confusing your audience.

Remember, while DIY may seem cost-effective initially, the long-term benefits of professional design and marketing often outweigh the perceived savings.

Still have questions?

Q: Who do you work with?

A: We proudly work with a wide range of businesses, including small enterprises, startups, institutions, community organizations, and non-profits. Our mission is to empower any business or organization that aims to thrive in their local market.

Q: How to I place an ad in the Vacationland News or Lakeland Cabin Stuffer?

A: Great question! It’s easy really, just get in touch and we can give you the details. Or head over to the website of your choice for more info about each unique publication.

vacationlandnews.com

locallakeland.com

Q: What type of design work do you do?

A: We design for print, digital and promotional products. Our specialty lies in crafting designs that enhance existing brands. We work well with established brands whose core identity has already been established. We love working on new product concepts, brand spin-offs, projects, programs and events to create designs that seamlessly align with their unique style and identity.

Q: Do you have a price list you can send me?

A: Yes and no.

Prices for promotional items and print advertising (Vacationland News and the Lakeland Cabin Stuffer) are set and listed on their respective websites.

We have pricing for print and design work, but so much of what we do is, ‘made to order’. So we like to talk project details and then we can give you a fair and complete quote.

Q: How long does a project take to complete?

The turnaround time for a project can vary depending on its complexity and scope.

Here’s a general guideline for project turnaround times:

+ Simple Design and/or Print: These projects can often be completed in just a few days, ensuring you have your content and make approvals quickly.

+ Custom Design and/or High Volume Printing: Typically take between 7 to 14 days to ensure the design is perfected and the materials are printed to your satisfaction.

+ Brochure Website: Building a brochure website, which usually includes multiple pages and content, typically takes about 4 to 6 weeks.

+ Custom Website: For more complex, custom websites with specific functionalities and features, the timeframe extends to approximately 8 to 12 weeks. This allows us to ensure your website is not only visually appealing but also fully functional and tailored to your needs.

+ Promotional Items: Creating and delivering promotional items typically takes between 3 to 8 weeks, depending on the type of product, supplier location, quantity and customization involved.

Please keep in mind that these timeframes are approximate and can vary based on the unique requirements of your project.

Q: Can you help us design and produce promotional items for our event or business?

A: You betcha! We take pride in creating engaging and quality promotional products and swag. It’s what we do!

Q: Why should I invest in design, when I can just do it myself?

A: DIY designing has come a long way and there are many tools out there that can help you create great looking print and digital products. If you have the technological confidence and time – go for it!

However…if you think you are saving yourself money doing it yourself, here are a few things to consider:

+ Time is Money: Have you ever created a brochure or flyer from scratch? Chances are it swallowed up an entire day just to nail that perfect look! Those are hours you won’t get back. Now, multiply the time it took by the hourly rate you charge your customers. Shocked by the real cost? Opting for a professional designer is often more budget-friendly than you might imagine. 

+ Expertise Pays Off: A professional brings expertise, ensuring your materials not only look good but also effectively communicate your message.

+ Consistency is Key: Professionals maintain a consistent brand image across all materials. DIY efforts might result in a hodgepodge of styles, colours, and messaging, diluting your brand identity and confusing your audience.

Remember, while DIY may seem cost-effective initially, the long-term benefits of professional design and marketing often outweigh the perceived savings.

be curious

f.a.q’s

Over the years we have developed systems and processes to make the experience of working with us enjoyable, transparent, and most of all – effective! We believe in building strong relationships with our clients to ensure they feel valued and understood.

Have any questions about our services? Let’s see if we can answer them here.

Still have questions?

be a part of our story

partnering with local businesses and organizations!

Our journey began right here in the heart of the Lakeland area in Northern Saskatchewan. We are deeply passionate about supporting local and believe that communities grow stronger when their economy and people are successful.

Discover our story and how we’ve helped businesses and organizations like yours shine in their local market.

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it’s been our pleasure

Some of the brands we’ve enjoyed working with, would you like to join them?

let’s see what we can do
…together!