Lynne was a highly rated college design instructor. Her design and service garnered her prestigious recognition with the BC government in 2016. She has over 15 years’ experience in a large format print shop, designing for print magazines, publishing, building websites and all manner of design products. As a sailor and a survivor of a near plane crash with a dead engine, few challenges intimidate her.
Natasha earns respect with a wide array of skills: designer, illustrator, web developer, writer, editor. Her award-winning writing is published in anthologies and literary journals. She founded and sold two online businesses, gained acceptance into an accelerator program, and was nominated for an entrepreneur of the year award; she’s full of ideas to improve client operations. She’s hard to categorize.
Nicole’s an SEO expert, honing her skills in the blogosphere, digital agencies, and the automotive industry for the past seven years, helping Fortune 50 companies dominate in search results. She’s a frequent speaker at conferences and events on topics relevant to every company with a digital presence. Nicole’s jet-setting and her compendium of pop culture knowledge make her someone you want on your pub trivia team.
Alex is a problem solver, finding satisfaction in helping people. His deep interest in technology and passion for art led him to a degree in design. After working on a variety of design projects, Alex focused on UX/UI design to focus on the intersection of design and psychology. His 6+ years of technical support experience helps inform his understanding of how people interact with technology online. He’s also the mellowest fellow around.
Stephanie runs Carmella Consulting, a social media and events management company. Clients needing social media are matched with Carmella, where we assist. Stephanie helped found the Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce, TEDx Canmore, and facilitates in business development throughout the Bow Valley in almost countless ways. Stephanie is a former National Coach of the Year, and a badass athlete.
Risk Creative was formed in August 2016, combining two small studios. We dream of growing Risk into a magnet for enthusiastic, brainy creatives who are kind, bold and brave with their politics, who think and work fast and hard. We want to work with people who value creating accessible products that feel like safe spaces for a diverse population.
We believe in work-life balance, but for our goals this doesn’t quite look like 9-5, M-F hours. Producing good creative work might require staying on the inspiration train until the track runs out at 4am; doctors don’t stop operating because it’s supper time and we don’t close up our MacBooks at 5:30pm when the creativity’s flowing. Our work style is Agile.
Like every other coastal creative agency run by young(ish) hipster liberals, we aim to be “different” and dream of “making a difference,” whatever that means given our limited reach with design and content. Of course, we practice being “ninjas”. We love coffee, plaid shirts, wry comedy, vinyl records, and making things. And while we’re not exactly saving the world here, we’re trying our hardest to not break it further. This is all to say that in some of the most conspicuous ways, sure, we’re just like everyone else.
Then again, the feedback we get tells us that in some ways we are tangibly different. We bring a lot of intersectional lived experience and knowledge to our work. We consume media every single day on business, design, politics, culture, tech, science, psychology, and thereby know at least a little about a lot of industries and topics—which makes a big difference when working on your project. We recognize patterns quickly and avoid implementing the same ol’ trends in design or content without good reason for them. We ask questions no one has ever asked you before. We listen intently, take in a lot of information which may be communicated to us in a random flurry, and we’re unafraid of sounding naïve or silly with our questions— ultimately an asset to you. The result: We learn quickly and we become a part of your team, able to work on your projects holistically. We synthesize all this information, then communicate it to your audience in a more specific and persuasive language than you’ve ever used. Your budget will be the greatest determining factor in the quality of your project and our ability to do great work.
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