Our creativity and your business make the perfect balance.
We are a boutique design firm with offices in Chilliwack and Mission and have a combined experience of over 30 years in the graphic design industry. We have been focusing our talents in the Fraser Valley since 2001. You’ll find that Hiwire Creative utilizes cutting edge technology yet still follow time-honoured practices — things like working diligently, being straightforward and transparent, and putting our skills in the service of your projects.
We are down to earth professionals who love what we do, and we deliver big-agency expertise without the hefty fees—we’re lean and nimble and responsive. We can help you decide the important places to promote yourself within your industry and how to get the most effective use out of your budget of any size.
I’m the founding partner of Hiwire Creative with an office based in Chilliwack. I’m the go-to-guy when it comes to technical knowledge and clean design. After graduating top honours from Vancouver Community College in 1999, I started a design career in the fast-paced newspaper industry but quickly progressed into a print and web studio, collecting numerous design awards along the way. After working as the in-house Senior Designer at a local print company for eight years, I naturally expanded my focus into marketing and website development.
That’s when the “entrepreneur bug” hit me hit and I knew I could take the years of lessons and training and start a design firm of my own. The change gave me the balance of family life and creativity that I needed.
I’ve taught Adobe InDesign as part of the Continuing Studies Design Certificate Program of UFV and have been instructing aspiring designers, as well as established professionals, the in and outs of InDesign since version CS2.
In my spare time I love to spend time with my family, relaxing in the yard and working diligently on the ever‑growing “honey-do” list.
I’m the other founding partner of Hiwire Creative and work from a remote office in Mission. I have an extensive background in graphic design and illustration and collaborate on all projects. I hold a Degree in Media and Culture and a Diploma in Graphic Design from the University of the Fraser Valley. The social science of people and media is still one of my greatest fascinations.
After graduation I was recruited back to my hometown of Chilliwack to work with the City on the design and development of their website. In 2000 I began a career in offset print design and illustration along side Geoff. After working together for almost 10 years it was obvious that our two distinct design styles had great chemistry and Hiwire Creative was born.
When I’m not organizing projects and creating designs, I can be found in one of our local fitness facilities, as a Fitness Leader and Workshop Presenter, or outside enjoying the many trails in the Valley. After spending 15 years focused on semi‑competitive, ultra trail running, I’ve recently retired from racing and now enjoy trail running, mountain biking and hiking to help me stay relaxed, focused and inspired.