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Incorporated in 1996, Starfish Communications Ltd. is a small company offering big results at competitive rates.

We specialize in print and web design as well as writing and editing. Continually refining details that together compose the big picture, we provide clients with communications essentials ranging from distinctive branding to complete production of all marketing material required for large-scale projects or events.

Sound like a lot of work? It is. Let us take it off your hands.

UP FROM THE DEEP & OUT OF THE BLUE
(OR “HOW DID STARFISH GET ITS NAME?”)

We wanted a unique and contemporary name with a west coast feel. Something that said “Vancouver”. Something that would reflect our love of the ocean and all things marine. Something fresh, in a salty sea air kind of way. And of course, something hinting at the kind of “star quality” service we’d provide our clients.

It took several weeks of brainstorming to deliver a name that felt just right. Then, out of the blue … Thunk! A literal knock on the back door, followed by a “Scraw!” from somewhere above. Upon checking out what had caused the noise we were astounded to see a purple starfish lying on our studio deck. Mid-soar, a seagull had let go of its afternoon snack … and dropped it smack onto an inspiration-craving doorstep.

We invite you to browse through our work and let us be your seagull.

OUR TEAM

GREG WOLD

Our senior designer, Greg, incorporated Starfish Communications in 1996. Greg studied fine arts for two years at the University of Alberta before specializing in graphic design and earning a diploma from the highly regarded two-year program at Grant MacEwan University. Bringing to the table many years’ design and technical experience, Greg has worked for numerous ad agencies in both Vancouver and Edmonton.

LILI DERK

Lili draws on a diverse communications background encompassing work ranging from issues-oriented public awareness campaigns to corporate identity pieces.

She consistently zeroes in on key messages, unifying design and writing to deliver cohesive products that set clients apart from their competitors. Her credentials include: a diploma (and an Award for Outstanding Achievement) in Digital Graphic Design at Vancouver Community College, a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in English and Sociology at the University of Alberta, and a diploma in Copywriting from the Columbia Academy.

Let’s discuss your design and writing needs!