Our Story

In 2012, our founder realized that there was a gap in the local market that prevented small businesses like hers from accessing big-branding-agency-quality services needed to grow. Tired of seeing innovative companies utilize stock design or well-intentioned but failed attempts at DIY solutions, we opened our doors and started putting our designers to work. In just over six years, our team has grown to include designers, writers, web designers, project managers, and strategists. We pride ourselves on authenticity: we will never make our work seem more mysterious than it is and we believe in helping our clients to take a similar level of ownership in the brand strategies we create. Our communication style is open, collaborative, and meant to empower your business.

Our culture

What it’s like to work with us every day is best captured on our Instagram feed. You’ll notice that our space is open and collaborative, just like our workflow. We try to keep things light and fun, to balance out how seriously we take building brands. Showcasing the behind-the-scenes work that goes into every brand launch, this is a little window into our world. (There’s also a lot of coffee.)

In The Press

27 Tips for B2B Social Media Marketing | Creative Mindscape | Mar 2018

99 Social Media Marketing Tips For Businesses With A Limited Budget | blerp | Mar 2018

Lights, Camera, Call to Action! Getting the Most From Your CTA | Olive & Co | Feb 2018

Local Marketing Strategies to Boost Digital and Foot Traffic | Vancouver Business Journal | Feb 2018

24 Entrepreneurs Share Top Social Media Platforms They Will Use in 2018 | Rescue A CEO/ CEO Blog Nation | Jan 2018

Is Your Business Falling Behind? 5 Technologies You Should Already Be Using In 2018 | MRC Productivity | Jan 2018

6 Experts Share Their Predictions For New Technology in 2018 | Spooky Digital | Dec 2017

Making a Marketing Plan for 2018 | Vancouver Business Journal | Dec 2017

2018 Content Marketing Resolutions and Goals | Brandpoint | Dec 2017

Social Media Tips for SMBs/SMEs: 50 Experts Share Their Best Advice | Creative Mindscape | Dec 2017

The Future of Social Media: 32 Experts Share Their 2018 Predictions | Business 2 Community | Dec 2017

The Future of Content Marketing: 40 Experts Share Their 2018 Predictions | Business 2 Community | Dec 2017

Experts Say Businesses Should Be Using Instagram | Vancouver Business Journal | Dec 2017

Experts Weigh In: 101 Things Entrepreneurs Are Thankful For | My Corporation | Nov 2017

Why You Need To Reach Position Zero In Search Results | Vancouver Business Journal | Sept 2017

Summer's Right For Reflecting On Your Brand | LEAP | Jun 2017

Markon Brand Design Relocation To Vancouver | The Columbian | Apr 2017 

Markon Brand Design Moving To A New Downtown Location | Vancouver Business Journal | Apr 2017

A Bit Of Business Savvy | Salsbury and Co | Apr 2017

Pink Lemonade Project Gets New Wheels | The Columbian | Oct 2016

Culture and Habits for a Three-Person Design Studio with Designer and Agency Boss Kristine Neil | The Busy Creator | Feb  2016

Business Communication Resolutions: A Bufferchat Recap | Buffer Blog | Jan 2016

Branding and Design Trends for the New Year | Vancouver Business Journal | Dec 2015

Markon Brand Design: A passion for helping Vancouver | Vancouver Business Journal | Nov 2015

Up Close With Kristine Neil | Vancouver Business Journal | Nov 2015

Making Your Website Work for You | vCita | Mar 2015

LiveSite Online Payments from vCita Offers Plug-and-Go Mobile Payments | vCita | Feb 2015