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

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

Markon Brand Design Relocation To Vancouver | The Columbian | Apr 17 2017 

Markon Brand Design Moving To A New Downtown Location | Vancouver Business Journal | Apr 14 2017

A Bit Of Business Savvy | Salsbury and Co | Apr 7 2017

Pink Lemonade Project Gets New Wheels | The Columbian | Oct 28, 2016

Culture and Habits for a Three-Person Design Studio with Designer and Agency Boss Kristine Neil | The Busy Creator | Feb 22, 2016

Business Communication Resolutions: A Bufferchat Recap | Buffer Blog | Jan 7, 2016

Branding and Design Trends for the New Year | Vancouver Business Journal | Dec 25, 2015

Markon Brand Design: A passion for helping Vancouver | Vancouver Business Journal | Nov 20, 2015

Up Close With Kristine Neil | Vancouver Business Journal | Nov 13, 2015

Making Your Website Work for You | vCita | Mar 30, 2015

LiveSite Online Payments from vCita Offers Plug-and-Go Mobile Payments | vCita | Feb 26, 2015