About

| who we are

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JOAN_DOANE_dkJoan Doane

With a background in advertising and promotion in the television industry and continued study in graphic design and technology, Joan brings years of experience to her creative services. Known for her marketing savvy, she can help clients create the ‘whole package’ for their business or personal pursuits. A geek from the day she got her very first computer, Joan was a well-known moderator for ‘Frontpage Webmaster’ one of the first web-design resource forums on the internet in the mid ’90s. Joan manages content on a number of blogs, including the volunteer community organization, Brampton Northwest Connects of which she is also a proud Steering Committee member. In her spare time, she is the co-founder of a local creative writing group where she pursues the art of writing humorous essays.

 

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My family team includes two graphic designers, a photographer, a professional writer, a copy-writer, a promotions manager, and a creative director - and there’s only three of us.

We all have actual ‘day jobs’ but our passion is design and creativity and we like meeting people and working on new projects. Being passionate about our craft also means that our prices are extremely affordable – we do it mainly for the love, not the money! 

We create all types of print material including brochures, event posters, business cards, handbooks/chapbooks, newsletters and magazines.  If you know what you want, we’ll make it happen. If you want something but aren’t quite sure what, we’ll STILL make it happen. Just talk to us. You’ll be happy you did.

Joan Doane

One of our specialities is blog and website creation or updates. We’re happy to collaborate with you to create a look based on your business, service and/or personality. We can work with your current web or blog set-up or suggest the best platform for your particular needs if you’re just getting started.

We’ve also started offering eBook publishing — if you’re an author wanting to sell your books in a format suitable for mobile devices such as tablets and eBook readers, please get in touch. 

 

My Team

Erin Doane
A Bachelor’s Degree in Art & Art History from the University of Toronto, Erin also has a Design Diploma from Sheridan College. An instinctive photographer, she has an eye for beauty where others can’t see it. Strong design skills in all mediums and photo manipulation are part of her resume. Her work has been featured in Sheridan’s BUFF Magazine and has been displayed in both the Blackwood Gallery and Theatre Erindale at the University of Toronto’s Mississauga Campus. Visit Erin’s design site www.erindoane.com

 

Devon Doane
A Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Waterloo, Devon’s field of studies included ‘Rhetoric and Professional Writing’. Devon can provide content evalution or writing for your project.

 

 

Portfolio

| recent work

Interactive Media

| print & online

Publications created for print and also available for online distribution.BTNfolder_128x132

 

Brampton West Family of Schools
Schools in Action 2012/2013
3 Issues

Volume 1 Issue 2
10 Page Magazine-Style Publication
22cm x 28cm

Volume 1 Issue 1
10 Page Magazine-Style Publication
22cm x 28cm

Volume 1 Issue 3 – Coming Spring 2013

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Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School – Parents’ Handbook 2012/2013 & 2011/2012 (not shown)

38 Page Reference Handbook
14cm x 22cm

Testimonials

| what clients are saying

what clients are sayingWe love to hear from our clients!

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Thanks, Joan, for all your hard work on my new website.  Remarkably, you were quickly able to bring clarity and focus to the jumble of material provided and you did this with an artistry and creativity that I hoped would be at the heart of my site.  I am thrilled with the results and working with you has been a great pleasure.

 

~ Sharon Chalmers, Artist  Sharon Chalmers

 

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Thank you to you Joan on the amazing job you did with our Brampton West Newsletter.  I have had multitudes of compliments on the excellence of the newsletter.  I’ve enjoyed working with you on it and wish to commend you on your creativity, meticulousness and professionalism.

 

~ Fred Albi, Principal, St. Josephine Bakhita Catholic Elementary School

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Joan did an amazing job re-designing my professional blog. She managed the fine balancing act of giving it the casual, friendly tone necessary for a literary blog, while keeping it smart and crisp. Thanks, Joan, I couldn’t be happier.

 

~ Brian HenryBook Editor, Writer & Creative Writing Instructor Quick Brown Fox 

 

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Joan’s design work has provided an effective visual backdrop that captures the essence of my writing style and I’ve received many compliments on the “new look” of my site. She is professional and near bursting with creative ideas. Collaborating with her continues to be a pleasure.

 

~ Emily Potter, Writer, Fictional Impulse

 

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Joan Doane designed a website and business presentation tools for my business that I absolutely love.  Her work captured the essence and image that I wanted to portray and provided me with a way to communicate with new and existing clients in a positive and professional way that gives me absolute confidence.

 

I couldn’t be more proud to pass out my card or refer people to my website!

 

~ Jackie Thompson, Cake Decorator, Butterfly Cakebox

 

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Joan created the perfect web site for my genre. She asked the right questions and made sure she put a part of my personality into the design, it was professional yet fun. Thanks Joan, a fabulous job!

 

~ Cat Wilson, Writer, Cat Wilson Mysteries

Contact

| get in touch

BTNemail_125x127Located in Brampton, ON
contact: Joan Doane

phone: 905.846.5450

email: joan.doane@hotmail.com