Caribou Creative
We're Caribou Creative, a graphic design studio in the Comox Valley that wholeheartedly believes successful businesses stem from great design. Our focus is on identity, print, packaging and web design.

Services

Caribou Creative specializes in identity, print, packaging and web design. Most people know Caribou for working predominantly with small independent businesses in and around Vancouver Island, but my client reach extends to places as far away as Costa Rica or wherever an internet connection allows. If you are looking to build your brand into a smart, rich and refined experience, then can consider us a match made in heaven. Below is a list of core services I offer:

 

PRINT
Print & Packaging
Dieline Building & Prepress
Apparel Graphics & Pattern Design
Editorial & Publication
Photo Art Direction

IDENTITY
Brand Creation
Brand Standards & Guidelines
Collateral
Re-Branding
Brand Consulting

DIGITAL
Web Design
Responsive & Mobile
E-Commerce
Email + Social Media
Video Art Direction


NEED MORE?

Caribou Creative works with a number of creatives in and around Vancouver Island including web developers, photographers and interior designers, and can happily build a design team based on your specific needs. I have extensive knowledge in the print industry and can guide you through the process, offering print methods and house solutions to fit within your budget and timeline requests.

 

DO YOU RESPOND TO RFP'S? PRO-BONO OR CHARITY WORK? WHAT ABOUT TRADES?

My biggest design successes are achieved when working with clients that value my profession, trust in my design sensibility and give me the creative reigns to do what I love. With that said (and as an army of one) I am unable to respond to RFP's or do any pro-bono work in lieu or trade. I will however, dedicate my services at a reduced fee to one charity or organization of my choice per year that aligns with Caribou Creative's core values. Please submit your clear objective, reasonable budget and timeframe to: laura@cariboucreative.ca

 

HOW MUCH DOES DESIGN WORK COST?

It's hard to give an accurate estimate without knowing the full scope of the project, so I like to quote on a per project basis. This ensures that each client I work with gets a fair assessment. My fees are industry standard and because I love to work with small indie businesses, I know all the tricks and tips to maximize your budget to produce beautiful results.

 

WHAT DOES THE DESIGN PROCESS LOOK LIKE?

Most clients I work with are first-timers, or new to this type of process, so it's important to understand how everything works before getting started.

  1. Get in touch via email or telephone to discuss your project in detail.

  2. I will send you a estimate quote (usually varying 5-10 hrs) for review and let you know the approximate timeframe I can complete the project in.

  3. When you're ready to proceed I will send you a contract to review & a creative brief to get started.

  4. Once you sign, date & return the contract, send the deposit and fill out the brief, I will review and let you know if there are further questions.

  5. I will then start the creative process and once completed, I will send you a digital proof for review.

  6. After review, there might be minor tweaks or revisions, but generally we get it close if not perfect the first time based on the extensive brief we go through. If there are more than 2-3 revisions I always recommend re-visiting the brief and reviewing the quotable hours before the creative process can proceed.

  7. Once the artwork is approved, I will either send you print/web-ready files or I will work with the printer directly based on our initial design plan. If it's digital, we will activate everything to launch.

  8. That's it!