My name is Sue. What do I do?

As an independent graphic designer, I specialize in branding and marketing materials for both print and web.

In short, I create visual solutions that solve your problems and make your company and your message get noticed by those who matter to you.

For 15+ years I have helped established companies, not for profits, start ups and small businesses reach their audiences and their goals. I can help you too.

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Branding

Branding is about emotion. It is the impression felt by your customers at every point of contact. Through research and analysis we uncover your core values to create materials that exude personality, substance and style.

  • Logo & Stationery Design
  • Brand Development
  • Brand Guidelines
  • Brochures
  • Sales collateral
  • Responsive web design
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Publication Design

Publications are no longer limited to print, but either in hand, or on line, they must engage and inspire. Clear and inviting imagery, graphics and writing will compel the viewer to read to the very end of the document.

  • annual reports
  • newsletters
  • catalogues
  • magazines
  • facilitator binders
  • case studies
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special events

As a child, I made cards for every occasion. I love to design for a personal audience. Below are some items I have done for clients, friends and family. Have an interesting event or occasion in mind? I am up for any challenge.

  • event branding
  • invitation Design
  • speciality promotions
  • holiday cards
  • gameboard Design
  • gift tags

clients

Canadian Inbound Tourism Association Asia Pacific (CITAP)

College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia

College of Optometrists of British Columbia

College of Midwives of British Columbia

Colleen Winter, Technical Writer

City of Surrey

CMED, a division of DDB Canada

Double Dare Design

Fresh Press Coffee Company

Go Green Organics

Green & Green Gift Baskets

Gygax Engineering Associates

Kathleen Murphy Ceramic Artist

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St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation

Stefan Brunhoff Architect

Still Point Architecture

Storyeum

Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Wedgewood Hotel

West Coast Horticultural Services

Westminster Savings Credit Union

Vantage Point Software

Varis Mine Technology

YWCA Metro Vancouver

Testimonials

Sue has worked with us on two annual reports and has also created presentation materials for our annual general meeting. Her creative approach is fresh and innovative, and the finished product has always been eye-catching and easy to understand. Sue “gets” our communication needs. She gives us graphic solutions that are sometimes edgy, sometimes more traditional, but always responsive to our requirements for clear and compelling messages.

Susan Addario, Registrar/CEO, College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia

Sue was very pleasant and positive with an open and inclusive approach to our project. Her work is beautiful, and we are proud to show it off throughout our Canada wide training. We have had many positive responses on our brochure and facilitator guidebook. I would not hesitate to recommend Sue to other organizations or individuals in need of an expert graphic designer.

Jemma Templeton, Manager, Community Action on Elder Abuse, YWCA Metro Vancouver

Working with Sue is always a pleasure. She brings equal measures of creativity and friendliness to her business dealings, and is highly responsive to client requirements and feedback. I highly recommend her graphic design services.

Melanie Greenaway, Principal, Double Dare Design

12 years ago, Sue did the branding for my firm, and it has changed very little since then. I feel this is testament to her talent, to come up with a solution that not only speaks of my practice, but is also relevant for over a decade. Over the years, she has managed to keep my firm’s brand fresh and interesting, while still using all the original elements, from advertisements through to my latest website. It’s a genuine benefit having Sue as part of my ‘team’ since the quality of graphic materials is so fundamental to outstanding architectural presentation.

Drew Rose, Principal, Still Point Architecture

Sue had so many great ideas for my website, from how to position myself, to how to make it look both professional and still approachable. She did everything she could to make my site the best it could be, from photographing my pottery to editing my Bio. I love my site and I think it is really “me”.

Kathleen Murphy, Kathleen Murphy Ceramic Artist

Sue has provided graphic design services to our firm for over ten years. She created our corporate identity, which successfully integrated our legacy logo, and designed all our print marketing materials so that they have a consistent and professional appearance. She is also responsible for our visually impactful conference display panels and our website, which has garnered numerous positive comments. We consider Sue Ward Design an integral component of our business development team, and we value that relationship.

Adrian Gygax, P.Eng. Struct.Eng., Principal, Gygax Engineering Associates