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What We Do
Brand Identity & Graphic Design
We pride ourselves on creating award-winning logos and graphics to enhance our online and publication projects.
Drupal Web Design & Development
For enterprise portals we use open-source, module based Drupal — the workhorse of the web development world.
WordPress Web Development
We push the boundaries of WordPress themes and widgets to develop affordable web-based solutions.
Electronic Mail Systems
Sending out e-blasts and e-newsletters via Constant Contact and MailChimp delivers brilliant analytics and list management.
Social Media Integration
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, SnapChat and more: we push out content to pull people in to places and things.
NationBuilder Online Community
We help bring together like-minded people into online community by implementing leading-edge tools.
We facilitate visioning and conversation to develop strategic plans, and marketing and communications strategies.
Grant Writing & Project Management
Research, writing, partnering, reporting and training — we bring over 20 years experience to the the table.
Etsy Online Commerce
Julia has been been dabbling in Esty — exploring e-commerce opportunities while expressing herself in 2- and 3-D design.
Volunteerism & Not-for-Profits
Each year we invest countless hours giving back to our community by working with local organizations — always have.
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Who We Are
Betty Biesenthal – Primo
As Creative Director at Design House, I shape and direct all projects, working virtually with a team of conscientious and adaptable designers and programmers to create websites, social media strategies, interactive tools and publications based on effective and engaging communication strategies.
At Design House we work best with clients who recognize the importance of taking a strategic approach to brand building and effective communication tactics. Experience has taught us that the process is a delicate balance of push and pull — and that the most successful projects comprise a balance of both.
We’ve earned a solid reputation for providing superior service. We deliver projects that combine strategic thinking and extraordinary creative wrapped in timely technology that best suits the needs of our clients — and theirs.
Julia Biesenthal – Secondo
I have always interpreted the world through patterns and colours. My studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design University provided the opportunity to explore these creative talents.
As Graphic Designer on the Design House mother-daughter-pug team, I collaborate directly with various clients and team members to facilitate projects from concept through launch.
In addition to my strong design skills, I enjoy a keen interest in various social media platforms that I use as research, strategy and sharing tools.
On my own time, I host a popular Etsy store as an expressive 3-D creative outlet.
Baylea Biesenthal – Bug
Baylea the Bug (Boston Terrier Pug) is our resident pup. A vital part of the Design House team, Baylea represents in-house the various experts with whom we work with virtually each day depending on the projects we are developing. These hand-picked specialists cover a broad spectrum of expertise including:
- web development
- database and content management systems
- custom illustration and graphics
- desktop publishing
- printing and production
- strategic planning
- public relations