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Explore our range of services designed to help you visually showcase your brand to your community. Our creative team is here to help you stand out and connect with your local audience.

Whether it’s stunning digital and print materials, converting web design, promotional products, or local advertising – we’ve got the tools you need to elevate your presence in your service area and beyond!

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what we do best

DESIGN & PRINT

We love creating designs for digital and/or print use. Nothing makes your project or business stand out like professionally designed visuals. Work with us and we’ll help you to create a lasting impression on your audience and community.

What we can do:

Design and Print services include layout and production design for digital and/or printed products. If you don’t see what you are looking for it doesn’t mean we can’t help you, get in touch and we can discuss your specific project.

Print Publishing

+ Business and Annual Reports, Programs, Magazines, Booklets, Brochures, Newsletters, Menus, Custom Cards, Calendars

Event Essentials

+ Tickets, Invitations, Map Creation and Illustration, Postcards, Signage & Banners, Posters

Business Collateral

+ Business cards, Stickers & Labels, Packaging, Stationary

Digital Graphic Design

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

What we don't do:

We love to bring our clients ideas to life, however, there are a few instances where we just might not be your best fit.

Branding for Startups

If you are looking for a branding package for a new business or organization including brand strategy, logo and identity design – this must be an exciting time for you!  We can highly recommend a few of our favourite designers who specialize in this service!

Our specialty lies in crafting designs that enhance existing brands. We work well with brands whose core identity has already been established. We love working on new product concepts, brand spin-offs, project identity and thematic designs, programs and events – to create designs that seamlessly align with core services.

Replicating

While we appreciate and draw inspiration from various design styles, we cannot engage in replicating the work of other designers that you might have found on the web or social media.

We encourage originality and creativity in every project, using existing designs as inspiration rather than imitating them outright. Let’s collaborate to create a unique and distinctive design that reflects your brand’s identity.

 

Timeframe:

Turnaround Time

Delivery dates are unique to each project and can change largely depending on the type of project, the time of year, and how quickly you provide feedback and approval. We work with you to discuss expectations at the start of the project and do our best to meet your project goals.

+ 2-3 days for simple designs and in house printing

+ 7-14 days for complex designs and bulk or specialty printing

Price:

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.

Design: We can give you a total project price, or a ‘bucket of hours’ for ongoing work. Factors that affect price include changes to project scope, or edits after final approvals are made.

Print: Standard and competitive print pricing available. Minimum orders apply.

Note: Standard delivery included if you live in the Lakeland/Prince Albert area.

brochure design + print

flyer design + print

rack card design + print

program booklet design + print

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WEBSITES

We’re passionate about crafting engaging online experiences. Your website should make an epic first impression; and inspire your ideal client to engage with you.

What we can do:

We’ll make sure your site is tailored to your needs and ultimately does what you want it to do – while at the same time, be flexible, easy to use, and adaptable to the growth of your organization.

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

Timeframe:

Turnaround Time: 8-12 weeks

Project timelines vary depending on the complexity of the website. Creating your amazing new website requires commitment from the client as well. Throughout the project, we’ll need you to provide a number of things in a timely manner including briefs, content, feedback, images and more.

 

Pricing:

We have two price models to choose from to accommodate your investment preferences.

Design & Development Packages starts around $2999

or

Website Lease Options starting at $199/month 

The range of functionalities of a website can vary greatly! What you need your website to do for you, will largely determine its final cost. Generally our packages include varying amounts of the following features. 

+ Min. 6 Page WordPress website you can edit yourself

+ Responsive mobile-friendly design that looks beautiful on all devices

+ Website strategy workshop (approximately one hour) – making sure your site does exactly what you need!

+ Site map

+ Style Guide – including colour palette and typography.

+ Visual Design Concepts (1 homepage & 1 sub page).

+ Custom browser icon (favicon) for brand identification in browser tabs.

+ Min. 3 stock images to compliment your branding.

+ Build your email list and social following with social media links, embedded social feeds and a lead capture sign up on your website.

+ We’ll help get your website found on Google with on-page SEO – Yoast SEO plugin setup, Google Analytics setup and sitemap submission to Google Search Console

+ Custom website launch graphic to tell all your clients about your fancy new site.

+ Caching and optimization plugins to convert your customers in lightning speed—we’ll ensure your website is FAST!

+ No hidden costs—all the super boring (but necessary) stuff required to build a website is included in this package (renewal fees will apply after 1 year) including: Domain Name Registration, Website Hosting, SSL Certificate, as well as Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions documents.

+ Access to a HUGE range of WordPress ‘How To’ training videos to feel empowered and easily add new pages and content to your website.

+ Monthly Website Care Plan including security, updates, support & backups for first 3 months.

+ A number of a la carte options, to pick and choose your perfect package!

Customize:

Check out our list of optional extra’s to make sure you get exactly what you want and need.

+ PREMIUM SOFTWARE

A plugin is a software component that adds a specific feature to your website. A number of premium plugins are available as part of our existing packages; licenses and fees are included for the first year. However, if your site requires more unique functions or features, we have access to a wide array of premium plug ins that we can purchase specific to your site. In other words – we can customize your website just the way you want it!

+ COPYWRITING

Writing for web is a whole different ball game! Opt in for professional SEO keyword-optimized copy writing. Price dependent on website package.

+ ADDITIONAL PAGES

Share more about your organization by having us create additional pages to your website, from $110 per page.

+ ONLINE STORE / SUBSCRIPTION SITE SETUP

Add a shopping cart, from $1100.

+ BLOG

Share your knowledge, build trust with your audience and improve your Google rankings by adding a Blog to your website. From $330.

+ SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION

Search engine optimization is a complex and ever changing task. With our ongoing search engine optimization efforts, you can be sure that our focus will be on driving traffic to your site through search engine placement. All our tactics and strategies will be transparent and results will be reported to you on a monthly basis. Price dependent on website package.

+ EMAIL SETUP

yourname@yourbusiness.com. Easily access professional email from any device. Includes email signature set up, from $165.

+ GOOGLE MY BUSINESS PROFILE SET UP

A business profile lets you manage how your business appears on Google Search and Maps – and increases the legitimacy and accessibility of your business online.

website design + hosting

website design + hosting

website design + hosting

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PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS

be smart promotions, an arm of be smart communications, is all about helping you shine with high-quality, top-brand promotional products for your next event, team, staff, customers or office.

What we can do:

As a registered promotional product distributor, you can rest assured you are getting the access to the best products at the best prices from all the top Canadian Suppliers!

+ We are PPAI / PPPC / SAGE Accredited

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

Get in touch to request a curated digital or print catalogue.

Timeframe:

Turnaround Time: 1-8 weeks

Timelines for promotional products can vary greatly! Largely depending on the type of product, where it is coming from, and the status of your artwork. Some products, like banners and signs, can arrive within a few days of artwork approval. Its best if you can get started on your order 6-8 weeks before your project deadline to ensure everything arrives on time.

 

Price:

Working with the top Canadian Promotional Product and Apparel Suppliers, you can be confident you have access to the top brands at affordable industry pricing. We provide transparent, competitive pricing to fit a variety of budgets. Let us know if you’d like a link to our product database where you can build your own order.

Curated Catalogue:

Don’t see what you are looking for?

Need some help with finding the perfect item?

Not sure if your artwork will grab the attention it needs?

Get in touch and tell us about your business or project, we can then curate a unique catalogue of items we think you will love.

apparel supply + decorating

promo items/swag + decorating

stand up banners design + print

portable sign design + print

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LOCAL ADVERTISING

For decades, the Vacationland News and Lakeland Cabin Stuffer have embedded themselves as ‘go-to’ community information platforms, and they continue to be a great way for local advertisers to connect with the Lakeland and surrounding area communities. Visit each site page for a complete picture of what we do with these two publications. We’d be happy to have you join us!

 

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our process

Whether its a shiny new website you are after, or branded apparel for your staff. We work through the same general process to ensure you get the best possible product for you

1 - let's get acquainted

Reach out to us through our contact page or give us a call. We’ll have a friendly chat to get to know your brand, your goals, and your unique vision.

2 - customized solutions

Once we understand your needs, we’ll curate a tailored package of services that align perfectly with your project objectives.

We’ll provide you a quote so you know exactly what your investment will be.

3 - creativity unleashed

After a 50% deposit, it’s time to get to work creating visuals and content that will truly resonate with your target audience.

We’ll share with you our planning guides, milestones and suggest timelines that work within your project goals.

You’ll provide us with your vision, and any brand assets needed to bring that vision to life.

4 - collaboration

We value your input every step of the way.

We generally provide 2 rounds of revisions on designs depending on the project (maybe more). So you will have plenty of opportunities to refine and ensure things are looking the way you want.

5 : the big reveal!

Not only will you feel good about the final product, you’ll see and understand how it visually connects to your project goals.

We’ll leave you with a final invoice, amazing print and/or digital products, and a smile on your face!

 

 

 

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 sound like a fit for your next project?
…talk to us about what you need!