Portfolio: Web + Interactive
Donkey Ink Design works with the Drupal and Wordpress content management platforms.
Portfolio: Ink + Paper
Signage to business cards. Menus to package design. The hardcopy brand assets.
Fusion Fight Gear
Pace Eco Program
Off The Rail Brewing
Flabby To Fit
Project Industries Clothing
Project Industries Lookbook
VoIP Technology Inc.
Portfolio: Logo + Brand
Logo deliverables for use across all mediums, from storefronts to websites and everything in between.
Flabby To Fit
Gift In Time
Project Industries Clothing
VoIP Technology Inc.
About Donkey Ink Design
What's your deal? What’s with that name? What's with the vans?
I started in design in 1998. I was fortunate enough in the beginning of my career, while working for various agencies, to have contributed design services to projects for clients like NHL’s Vancouver Canucks, Nero AG, Hewlett Packard, Dish Jeans, and Future Shop (now Best Buy). These were great experiences and I took what I learned with me when Donkey Ink Design became my full time gig in early 2002. Knowing I couldn’t do everything on my own, I’ve since fostered working relationships with other local talented print/interactive designers and developers.
As you can imagine, due to the varied assets and online/traditional design skillsets your project may require, sometimes your project will just call for me, other times it calls for me and any of my other service providers, and then other times it’s just me again. This reliance on what I call the DID collective is also why you’ll see the words “we” and “us” instead of “I” used here and there around this site.
Oh yeah, and the name. Right.
“Donkey Ink Design,” often shortened to “DID” throughout this site, started as a joke at school in the late 90s and was born after some travel companions and I discovered some wild donkeys in Death Valley, Nevada. (The longer, more detailed story is reserved only for my clients *grin*). Though I had every intention of changing the name to something more “media-ish” at some point, not long after I struck out on my own, I realized both my current clients and prospective ones found it quite easy to remember the silly name, so it stuck.
As for the vans, it’s simple. I think old school vans from the mid-late 1960s through the early 1980s are very cool. My love of them began when my folks gave me the Little Van Goes toy when I was a tyke and continued when they bought and customized their own van in 1981. Since then I’ve coveted vans like others covet muscle cars, and they started showing up on my websites and promo material in 2008.
Listen. Collaborate. Plan. Execute.
Your business wasn’t established overnight, it took a lot of thought and careful planning. Your business came about through a process. Your brand presence and the assets chosen to represent it should be established the same way.
As a client, whether you’re looking for a business card design or whether you’re looking at launching a new brand across multiple traditional or interactive platforms, you should be want to be involved in a process that engages you. Remember, you’re the one with the message; your designer or design team is only there to help you successfully get that message to your audience.
I’ve put together some documentation that outlines the collaborative processes Donkey Ink Design undertakes while producing the best designs and/or user experiences possible. I like to know what I’m getting (and getting into) when I am making an important business investment and I assume you do too.
Download my process documents here in PDF format.
Performance. That’s what you’re looking for. Here's how I can help.
Website Concept + Strategy, Wireframing/Prototyping, User Interface (UI) + User Experience (UX) Design, Drupal & WordPress CMS Design + Development
Logo + Brand Asset Production, Signage, Business Cards, Stationery, Brochures, Catalogues, Newsletters, Posters, Trade Show Assets
Clients + Feedback
I’m grateful to have worked with them, and some even offered humbling praise!
Assurance Auto Transport
Credit Unions of BC
Cushman & Wakefield LePage
Granville Entertainment Group
Hasson & Wong
Manex Resource Group
From the very first conversation, Jamie was attentive to my needs and concerns. He laid out a comprehensive plan for my website and was able to explain everything to me (a non-techie) in simple, user-friendly terms. I was impressed with not only the quality of the work, but the tremendous attention to detail and high level of organization. The end product was more than I ever could have hoped for.
I plan to do more work with Donkey Ink Design and would recommend without hesitation anyone looking for design/branding work do the same!
Owner, Twitchy Pixie
Working with the team at Donkey Ink Design has been a dream come true. From our first meeting onwards we realized that it was a match made in heaven. Jamie and Dave listened to our vision and our requirements, and delivered a series of online and offline products that are not only true to our brand, but evocative of all the brand can be going forward.
I would (and already have) highly recommend Donkey Ink Design for anyone looking for a team who is thoughtful, professional, and forward-thinking. Well done, Donkey Ink!
Sales & Marketing Manager, Hillside Winery
When redesigning or rebranding a corporate website it rarely matters what the company thinks; it’s usually the response from your target market that really signals if you’ve done something right. With the feedback we’re getting from customers thanks to Donkey Ink Design’s ability to deliver on a complex set of websites, it’s apparent we’ve nailed it. Donkey Ink Design delivered an easy to navigate website and people stay interested because it’s visually engaging. Many thanks to Jamie and his team!
President, Pace Chemicals Ltd.
Donkey Ink Design was the perfect choice for our firm in designing our new website and content management system. They were creative and knowledgeable, and understood what we wanted to accomplish with our site. Jamie was a pleasure to work with on a personal level, and helped the entire process run smoothly.
Lawyer, Shields Harney
We needed a new look for our website–a new experience. After reviewing several companies I chose Donkey Ink Design to make it happen and I’m glad I did. Creative ideas, beautiful designs, a professional approach, and most importantly the project was on time and on budget.
Partner/Broker, Cypress Real Estate Group
Don’t be shy, get in touch!
Donkey Ink Design is located in Vancouver, Canada and I work with clients from all over North America. I’d be pleased to discuss your requirements for online or offline design and development so drop me a line using the form below.