About Brian Chard Design

Freelance Designer - Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Creative Services With A Friendly Smile

Expo 86 in Vancouver BC Canada possibly could have started my fascination with multimedia. As a youngster, I had never seen anything as intense as a laser light show. “Expo 86 rocked my world!”, and I was inspired. As I grew older in the late 80′s, I often played around on my family’s computer either creating graphics & animation or experimenting with primitive internet communication technologies.

After an Arts Degree in Philosophy from the University of British Columbia left me searching for the meaning of life, I decided to use my computer skills, and I started to design for the “new” Internet in the early 1990′s. I started Brian Chard Design in Vancouver BC and spent my early years being a freelance designer for the outdoor recreation and backcountry industry including national brands such as Rocky Mountain Bicycles, Race Face Components, Sharp Electronics, VeloNews Cycling Magazine, as well as various publicly traded companies and Internet start-ups.

“I answer my own phone and offer honest advice based on more than 20 years of experience with nationally recognized brands.”

Branding, Graphic Design, Website Design, & Photography

I flourished in the “boom” years, and I survived the dot com “bust” of the late 90’s. And now, I operate a design studio in Kingston, Ontario, Canada providing design, photography, and consulting services to corporations & organizations of all sizes. I have helped clients in many industries implement their online goals and reach the forefront of their industry through the use of professional design and strategic Internet development.

I also have served as professor at St. Lawrence College in Ontario and Selkirk College in BC teaching web design, graphic design and advertising to the next generation of digital strategists and graphic designers. I specialize in the branding, brand story-telling, and the creation of digital media, integrated marketing strategy, ad campaign design, and graphics for social media, websites, and print.

Over the past 20 years, I’ve come to realize the importance of good working relationships with my clients, and I try go beyond my clients’ expectations whether the project is big or small. I create high-quality design for almost any medium through the use of a proven design process.

Please contact me if you are looking for someone to help you achieve your online goals.