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Graphic and Squarespace web design for savvy professionals who want online cred and confidence
 
Not The Same Old BS
 
 
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Hey, I'm Bonnie

I help small business professionals build more online credibility and confidence so they look like the savvy bosses they are and attract bigger and better clients. 

I get it. I wasn’t always digitally savvy either. The internet can be intimidating. I spent most of my career working my way up in the print world, art directing national magazines. I started before desktop publishing. Before digital photography, Facebook or SnapChat was a thing. 

Luckily for me, I’ve been on computers most of my career and have kept up with new technology. And I love it. So when print media hit hard times and I was packaged out I knew I had to blaze a new trail on my own. And I had to do it online. But I didn’t want to look like just some rookie freelancer – I needed to look pro. 

It was a little overwhelming — and definitely time-consuming — but I learned about running an online business, strategy and marketing. Website platforms, coding, and user experience. I got up and running and looking totally legit. 

But man, it's busy running a biz on your own. And then throw in your family, fur babies, whipping up healthy meals, trying to squeeze in workouts, Netflix, and actually sleep. I’m sure for some the thought of a new website can sound like a bit of a nightmare when you’re juggling #allthethings. 

It didn’t take long before I saw that I could help busy biz owners like you get a beautiful website and polished online presence without going crazy. 

I created a design process that’s quick and painless and works in a way that's best for you. I make you feel comfortable knowing that I’ll take care of everything so you can get back to doing what you do best. From strategy to design, copy, and photography.
 

WHAT'S THE BEST PART?

This isn't my first rodeo. You can relax knowing I have your back. I have a zillion years of design experience and high standards. My dreamiest job was art directing editorial and custom content for large national magazines like Canadian Gardening, Photo Life, Canadian LivingElle Canada, and Style at Home. Telling visual stories in a way that help people connect to the brand.

 
 
 Bonnie, shown here with her assistant, Peanut, offers graphic design and website design services for professionals small businesses. Personal branding, logo design, Squarespace websites, and marketing materials for small businesses. Based in Aurora, Ontario but serves clients from all over. 
 
 

Working with Me

Ya, I'm a little anal about good design, but I take a practical and strategic approach to each project. I'm not going to buy a gorgeous purse if it's a black hole and I'll never be able find anything in it (though, it's tempting). That's called user experience and it really matters. 

Creating a good flow of information and making content easily digestible is just as important as the pretty stuff (organizing is like crack for me)
 

not the same old b.s.

My cup is always half full, I love happy endings, and I'll give it to you straight. But my best asset may be my sense of humour (and most useful, living with teenagers).

And my fuzzy assistant, Peanut, who makes me get away from my computer and go for walks. Many walks.

 
 
 
 "My favourite part of working with Bonnie was her creativity" was feedback I received from Jennifer after spending a year on her 4 national horse magazines in Aurora, Ontario, Canada. I did editorial design but also circulation, ad and show material. I also partially redesigned all the magazines.
My favourite part of working with Bonnie was her creativity, dedication and reliability. And generally being a great person! I would 100% recommend her - I miss her and the special flair she gave each title.
— Jennifer Anstey, Publisher, Horse Publications Group
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Bonnie consistently delivers an extremely high level of focus, skill, innovation, energy, and attention to detail, producing a stream of work that inspired our clients.
— Linda Stephenson, Creative Director, TC Media
 
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 Choosing the best website designer in the GTA can be tough. How do you pick a web designer? Make sure their portfolio of work speaks to you. Trying to change their style never goes well. And are you willing to put in the work? Getting ready for a website can be more work then some expect but the investment is so worth it. Your website is everything when you're a small business trying to grown online.
 

Are we a good fit?

Choosing the right design partner can feel like online dating. We don’t need to be BFFs, but we could be collaborating for weeks, months or even going steady. 

 
 

Chemistry

When you look through my portfolio work, does the look and feel of it speak to you? If we share a similar taste/style it feels like we can read each others minds.

commitment

Are you passionate about what you do and value quality design? Getting clear, doing research, and investing in your content are key to design that pays off.

 
 
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My husband may save lives, but I save good people from ugly visual clutter. Some may call it my obsessive-compulsive-like-addiction, but whatever. 

They're just not design-savvy like us ;-)

 
 

 
 

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