We're GOOD Company.

Design for

impact

We aim to work with people striving for the very things we strive for ourselves. These are things like taking steps to reduce environmental impacts; building vibrant communities; advocating, educating, and pursuing innovative solutions to social challenges.

 

By selectively choosing who we work with and the projects we commit our talents to, we ensure a synergy takes place that will result in nothing less than our best creative while spurring positive change.

Our

services

The work we do falls into the broad categories of visual identity, digital design, marketing, and publication design. Whether you need communications that fall into one, two, or all four, we’ve got you covered with creative designed to reach your goals and resonate with your audiences.

Identities

Logo design

Brand packages

Event Identities

Naming

Digital

Website design and development

Micro-sites and interactive reports

Marketing

Print communications

Social media assets

Presentations

Campaigns

Sponsorship packages

Data visualization and infographics

Packaging

Wayfinding, event banners and backdrops

Publications

Magazines

Annual and Impact Reports

Catalogues

Newsletters

Accessible documents

Our

people

Meet the heart of GOOD Company – Chris, Gillian, Aurélie, Robyn, and Kier.

Principal and Creative Director

Chris Wharton

Principal and Creative Director

Gillian Hickie

Project Manager + Digital Strategist

Aurélie Chaumeret

Senior Designer

Robyn L. Chell

Developer

Kier Griffiths

Principal and Creative Director

Chris Wharton

After receiving his diploma in Visual Communications at the Alberta University of the Arts (formerly ACAD), Chris left for New York to continue his studies under world-renowned designers at the School of Visual Arts. For more than 22 years, he has worked in various agencies in New York, Vancouver, and Calgary.

Chris’s role at GOOD Company covers creative direction and design. He has led complex rebrands for non-profits such as CAWST and Calgary Arts Development. He created and continues to manage the brand for the community-led Beltline Urban Murals Project (BUMP), which has gained international attention. He has overseen the creation of large-scale digital projects, such as websites for National Music Centre’s Amplify and Vivo (a community hub, charity, and recreation centre).

Chris has served on the boards of TEDxYYC, VoteKit (a volunteer-led engagement initiative), and Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s Civic Engagement Committee. In his spare time, he competes provincially and nationally in pickle ball.

Principal and Creative Director

Gillian Hickie

Gillian holds a Bachelor of Design from the Alberta University of the Arts (formerly ACAD) and has 19 years of direct experience in the graphic design industry. Before co-founding GOOD Company, Gillian worked at mid-sized corporate design firms while committing her skills to local arts organizations in her free time. Her role at GOOD Company is focused on creative direction and design, with a specialization in publications. She has managed dozens of projects for CCUNESCO and Children First Canada. She continues to prioritize the arts and currently holds the role of marketing director on the board of Juno-nominated Land’s End Ensemble. 

Gillian seeks out opportunities to learn from minority groups to better inform her work, and in the past year has participated in learning sessions which include: ArtsVest’s “Inclusive Marketing”, Be Local Business Network’s “Indigenous Foundational Learning & Partnership” and “Pride Powered Business”.

Project Manager + Digital Strategist

Aurélie Chaumeret

After completing a four-year degree in Business and Marketing and a one-year degree in Multimedia Project Management, Aurélie has been working for over 10 years as a project manager—six of which have been for GOOD Company. In this capacity, she has successfully coordinated in English and in French more than 100 websites and hundreds of creative projects—from start to completion.  

Before contributing to GOOD Company’s development, she worked as a freelance project manager and designer in France. Her clients included Bask Countries companies (such as l’Hôtel du Palais Biarritz, Xorgin clothing), web agencies (such as OhMyWeb), Netick, as well as notable international companies (such as Louis Vuitton, Arte, Havas Events and Buffalo Grill). Additionally, she worked as a web marketing and direct marketing manager for Surf Session Magazine, the well-known French surfing publication.

Senior Designer

Robyn L. Chell

Originally embarking on a career in web design, Robyn quickly branched out into design for print and marketing. She found her feet within Calgary’s arts and energy sectors before moving on to work at technology startup incubator, Business Instincts Group (BIG). In this role, she oversaw a team of designers to help build and launch the brands of several businesses, the most notable being Urthecast—the first company to install publicly-accessible high-definition cameras on the International Space Station. 

After leaving the position at BIG, Robyn worked at several design agencies before moving on to her current role at GOOD Company in 2015. At GOOD Company, she continues to work on a range of projects in the realms of print, branding and digital design for clients, including Calgary Reads, Alberta Health Services, and more. Robyn holds a Bachelor in Applied Communications from Mount Royal University and NCFE Photography, Kidderminster College, UK.

Developer

Kier Griffiths

Kier is a PHP and WordPress focused Web Developer with 12+ years experience in development and design. His advanced toolkit includes PHP, CSS, HTML5, jQuery, jQuery Mobile, MySQL, Photoshop, XD, and Illustrator. Kier specializes in clean, modern, and responsive custom web design and development. He builds beautiful websites, inside and out, and has worked with GOOD Company to build more than thirty completely customized websites.

Kier belongs to a passionate community of developers, designers, and marketing professionals, always looking to offer the best and latest technologies and tools in his work. Kier loves facing a challenge with elegant solutions and producing fantastic end-products both he and his clients can be proud of. He holds a BFA in New Media and a minor in Marketing from the University of Lethbridge.

Our

clients

Our clients are businesses and organizations spanning industries and located across Canada. They include non-profits, social enterprises, educational and governmental institutions, arts & cultural organizations and those in the cleantech, and, environmental sectors.

Alberta Innovates

Alberta University of the Arts

Alberta Health Services

Athabasca University

Banff Centre

Beakerhead

Beltline Neighbourhoods Association

Bow Valley Wellness, Recovery & Preparedness Coalition

BUMP (Beltline Urban Murals Project)

B.C. Patient Safety + Quality Council

Calgary Arts Development

Calgary Reads

Calgary Underground Film Festival

Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation

Canada’s Climate Action Network

Canadian Commission For UNESCO

Canada Council for the Arts

Carbon Management Canada

CAWST

Champion Communications & PR

Children First Canada

City of Calgary

Clean Energy Canada

Conscious Brands

Cybera

Dancers’ Studio West

Dave Kelly Live

Downstage Theatre

Ellie Bianca

Environmental Law Centre

Evidence For Democracy

Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA)

Inside Out Theatre

Intelligent Futures

Juice Because

Jumpline Journalism

Kerby Centre

Land’s End Ensemble

Luminous Voices

MaRS 

National Music Centre/Amplify

Paradise Mountain Organic Coffee

Pembina Institute

Press Forward

Rozsa Foundation

Simon Fraser University

Theatre 1308

Tourism Calgary

Vibrant Communities Calgary

University of Calgary

Villages

Vivo 

Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE)

xMentium

What our clients are

saying

“Working with GOOD Company has been an absolute pleasure. From printed reports to our rebrand to the Arts in Action website, GOOD has consistently delivered creative solutions, quick turn-around, and stunning work. They are friendly and unflappable. They catch all the curveballs we throw at them without even blinking.”

Helen Moore-Parkhouse

Director, Communications Engagement, Calgary Arts Development

“It was really great to have you as a partner this year with Chinook Blast. Right from the start you understood the initiative, who we were and what we were trying to accomplish. We also appreciated all of your flexibility while we went through many shifts and changes. It was seamless working with GOOD Company.”

Jeff Hessel

Senior Vice President, Marketing, Tourism Calgary

“The focus of Cybera is on advanced technology – a topic that can be very dry or confusing to outsiders. It’s great to work with a designer who can help us break down our topics into compelling and understandable graphics. This visual storytelling is extremely important to us, and we are happy to have a design firm that takes the time to understand who we are and why we do what we do.”

Meagan Hampel
Director of Communications,
Cybera

Meagan Hampel

Director of Communications, Cybera

“I can’t say enough good things about GOOD Company! They are phenomenal to work with and have helped Children First Canada in so many ways. They assisted us with a brand refresh for our organization along with the branding of two of our major campaigns. Their team is so creative, flexible and agile, and they’ve done a fantastic job of helping us tell our story with greater clarity, purpose, and passion.”

Sara L. Austin

Founder & CEO, Children First Canada

“GOOD Company consistently goes above and beyond—they are responsive, thoughtful and quick to adapt to shifting ideas and approaches as projects evolve from concept to execution. They’ve proven to be valuable thought partners in concept design and strategic planning, and their project management approach is transparent, reliable and impeccable. I count on GOOD Company to help us communicate complex materials in ways that are fresh, accurate and compelling, and they always deliver—on time and on budget.”

Julia Kilpatrick

(former) Communications Director, Clean Energy Canada

Our

commitments

From our intense focus on customer service, inclusive and equitable approach—to how we offset our power consumption—we are serious about how our actions affect others. We invite you to discover what we are committed to.

Talk to us about the good you do for a chance to receive free creative services

We created the Grow Your Good initiative to support those who share our values but may not be able to easily afford our services.

 

Past recipients include social enterprises just getting their start, civic engagement and advocacy groups, arts and cultural organizations, and those striving to solve environmental or social issues.

 

Tell us about the good you do and how we can help—highlighting your mission, and how you are working towards solving a problem or creating a positive impact.

 

Submissions are accepted year-round. The value of services averages around $2,000 and is determined at the discretion of GOOD Company. 

 

Reach out to us: hello@good-company.ca

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