Caribou Creative is a comprehensive design studio based in Courtenay, British Columbia. Founded by Laura Prpich in 2010, she works with individuals and businesses to bring ideas to life through strategic communication and thoughtful design.
"After a decade of working for some of Canada’s leading agencies, I was determined to take the valuable experiences I had gained and turn them into my own business one day. Feeling destined to be my own boss, I took a year off to surf around the world before setting up shop in downtown Victoria, and most recently in the Comox Valley. Over the past 9 years I have built relationships, strategized teams and learned the ropes of running a successful company. My passion for this work is unbridled and the reward of watching businesses excel as a result of good design makes me ridiculously happy.
By using nature as a model, mentor and measure, I look at the intended function of design: focusing less on the WHAT and more on the HOW when I problem solve. I’ve used my experience as a designer and working with amazing brands to educate my clients on how to choose a greener solution for their business.
My work has been featured in How Magazine, Hello Canada, Apartment Therapy, The Dieline and this year I was the recipient of The Community Award from Applied Arts Magazine. I travelled to Kuwait in 2018 with -ing Creatives to present on sustainability in packaging design - you can learn more about my experience here. I was also honoured to be a judge at The Juno Awards for ‘Best Album Artwork’ design.
I also teach Communication Design to second year students at North Island College's Comox Valley campus ad mentor 3rd year students at Capilano University Idea School of Design in Vancouver.
When I’m not designing, I like to scrounge around dirty record shops, get humbled by the ocean's waves, and spend time in my hometown of Bladworth, Saskatchewan, sipping whiskey with the locals and listening to tales about 'the good life'."
Laura Prpich, Founder
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