By: Marilou Strait  09-12-2011
Keywords: Printers, Graphic Designer, commercial printers

Marilou Strait Designs is a small and talented company based in Vancouver, BC. specializing in designing printed and electronic documents for small to medium-sized businesses. Marilou's graphic design experience started in 2002, as in-house graphic designer in a corporate environment. In 2008 she started her own design studio working with businesses and consultants. As a small business owner, she directly experienced the challenges of starting a business (while also raising a family). Marilou believes that sharing her knowledge and connecting people is also good karma.

Simple. Let us take care of it for you. One-on-one, we guide you as much or as little, each step of the way, wherever you need it most. Your success is also our success.

Professionals. Let the experts do it. Collaboration plays an important role in our success. We are well connected in partnership with our trusted alliances and professional network of writers, web developers, photographers, illustrators, and suppliers. We do it quick and right the first time.

Continuance. We're here for you in the long run. We want to help you improve and sustain your business and become part of our growing network. Most of our businesses come from referrals.

Lean and Reliable. It's like having your own in-house graphic designer without the overhead. We like working with our clients side-by-side so we can see eye-to-eye, lending an ear is just part of it.

Alliances and Network. We have a great network of commercial printers for various budgets and needs. We have alliances with other professionals who have complementary services such as content writers, illustrators, and photographers.

Greening our business. As a business, we use green alternatives and practice greener initiatives when we can. We believe every little bit helps. Telecommuting, recycling, and repurposing are just some of the ways we personally offset our carbon footprint. We also choose to use environmentally sustainable businesses and products whenever possible.

Here is a list of what I can offer. If it is not on list, send me a note and I will connect you with other designers or artists who might be able to assist you:

Business designs:

  • Printed communication materials
  • Digital documents like Catalogue/Pamphlets/Booklets
    (print or as e-book, e-publishing)
  • Workbooks, training, and teaching materials
  • Book design from cover to cover
    (e.g. White paper, annual report)
  • Business stationery set: business card, letterhead, envelope
  • Printed promotional materials
  • Brochures, rack cards, flyers, postcards, notepads
  • Menus, wine labels, and table talkers
  • Logo creation, redesign or logo conversion to vector art
  • Merchandise tags, hang tags

Creative and Commissioned works:

Note: I am taking commissioned works at this time.

Keywords: commercial printers, Graphic Designer, Printers