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31 Oct | 2017

The Importance of Packaging Design

Packaging & 3D Design

Angela Dallin - Art Director Angela takes every project through a demanding creative process, beginning with research and analysis, continuing to brainstorming and conceptualization, before presenting her design solution. She is a highly creative and pragmatic team player. With a broad range of creative experience, Angela has the ability to see even the most difficult design challenge to completion.

There has been more attention given to packaging design in recent years, as companies are realizing that attractive packaging equals increased sales. Think about it: when you are picking out a bottle of wine, aren’t you drawn to the bottles with interesting labels?Your product’s packaging can be a consumer's first point of contact with your product, and a spiffy package may make someone try a new brand or product line they’ve never heard of.

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05 Sep | 2017

How to Conduct a Brand Audit

B2B Branding

Angela Dallin - Art Director Angela takes every project through a demanding creative process, beginning with research and analysis, continuing to brainstorming and conceptualization, before presenting her design solution. She is a highly creative and pragmatic team player. With a broad range of creative experience, Angela has the ability to see even the most difficult design challenge to completion.

Your brand is the emotional and psychological connection your customers have with your company, product or service. It is their collective perception and impression. Because it is shaped by public perception, your brand is somewhat like living thing. It has a unique personality and characteristics that evolve over time, due to internal and external factors.

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20 Jul | 2017

Tips from a Vancouver User Experience Designer: The UX Design Process

User Experience

Angela Dallin - Art Director Angela takes every project through a demanding creative process, beginning with research and analysis, continuing to brainstorming and conceptualization, before presenting her design solution. She is a highly creative and pragmatic team player. With a broad range of creative experience, Angela has the ability to see even the most difficult design challenge to completion.

Meet our Vancouver in-house user experience designer Angela Dallin, who has over 10 years  experience in designing websites that convert.

In the following post, Angela will walk you through an 8 step UX design process that will help you create an exceptional website experience for your visitors.

Over to you, Angela!

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16 May | 2017

Greener Annual Report Design in 3 Easy Steps

Environment, Corporate Communications

Angela Dallin - Art Director Angela takes every project through a demanding creative process, beginning with research and analysis, continuing to brainstorming and conceptualization, before presenting her design solution. She is a highly creative and pragmatic team player. With a broad range of creative experience, Angela has the ability to see even the most difficult design challenge to completion.

Is your company thinking about greener annual report design this year? This may be especially important to you if business and stakeholders have strong values around sustainability.

Start by asking yourself: Will you be sending out a printed annual report or online version? Or both? You might be wondering which choice is best for your company as well as which is the better choice for the environment.

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06 Oct | 2016

What is a brand?

Creative Strategy, Branding

Angela Dallin - Art Director Angela takes every project through a demanding creative process, beginning with research and analysis, continuing to brainstorming and conceptualization, before presenting her design solution. She is a highly creative and pragmatic team player. With a broad range of creative experience, Angela has the ability to see even the most difficult design challenge to completion.

The word “brand” has entered into almost everyone’s vocabulary. But if you were to ask people “what is a brand?” you’d get a variety of answers. It’s one of those words whose meaning can change with context.

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29 Sep | 2016

Flexible Brand Identity Systems

Creative Strategy, Branding

Angela Dallin - Art Director Angela takes every project through a demanding creative process, beginning with research and analysis, continuing to brainstorming and conceptualization, before presenting her design solution. She is a highly creative and pragmatic team player. With a broad range of creative experience, Angela has the ability to see even the most difficult design challenge to completion.

Because of the explosion of the digital world in recent years, it is necessary for modern brands to become more responsive, more interactive and more social. Today the consumer has the power, as never before, to shape public brands through the multitude of media and interfaces available.

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21 Jul | 2016

Finishing and Printing Options to Make Your Brochure Design Stand Out

Brochures, B2B Branding, Print Collateral

Angela Dallin - Art Director Angela takes every project through a demanding creative process, beginning with research and analysis, continuing to brainstorming and conceptualization, before presenting her design solution. She is a highly creative and pragmatic team player. With a broad range of creative experience, Angela has the ability to see even the most difficult design challenge to completion.

If you're planning on creating a brochure to build brand awareness, or to increase sales, or to announce a new product or service, you're probably wondering what you can do to ensure a good response. Designing a corporate brochure that is appealing and differentiates your company is essential to grab your audience's attention.

There are many interesting brochure printing and finishing techniques that can be taken advantage of that adds uniqueness and intrigue your audience. Here are four eye-catching looks I recommend:

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06 Nov | 2014

Trends in Packaging Design

Creative Strategy, Packaging & 3D Design

Angela Dallin - Art Director Angela takes every project through a demanding creative process, beginning with research and analysis, continuing to brainstorming and conceptualization, before presenting her design solution. She is a highly creative and pragmatic team player. With a broad range of creative experience, Angela has the ability to see even the most difficult design challenge to completion.

Recently, we completed a very exciting rebranding project for Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging. This included a new logo and identity system, as well as stationery, business cards, signage and the packaging design shown above.

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17 Sep | 2014

Design Inspiration from Unlikely Places

Creative Strategy, Innovation

Angela Dallin - Art Director Angela takes every project through a demanding creative process, beginning with research and analysis, continuing to brainstorming and conceptualization, before presenting her design solution. She is a highly creative and pragmatic team player. With a broad range of creative experience, Angela has the ability to see even the most difficult design challenge to completion.

Graphic designers are always on the hunt for inspiration for their current projects. While our first instinct is usually to look at what our clients’ competitors are doing well, sometimes their competitors aren’t doing anything well! Or at least, they are not being innovative in the way they visually express their brand.

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01 Nov | 2013

Making Your Print Project More Environmentally Friendly

Environment, Packaging & 3D Design

Angela Dallin - Art Director Angela takes every project through a demanding creative process, beginning with research and analysis, continuing to brainstorming and conceptualization, before presenting her design solution. She is a highly creative and pragmatic team player. With a broad range of creative experience, Angela has the ability to see even the most difficult design challenge to completion.

Though a great deal of our communication is moving into the digital realm, there is still a substantial need for the tactile nature of print communication, for things like business cards, signage, direct mail and packaging.

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Angela Dallin

Art Director Angela takes every project through a demanding creative process, beginning with research and analysis, continuing to brainstorming and conceptualization, before presenting her design solution. She is a highly creative and pragmatic team player. With a broad range of creative experience, Angela has the ability to see even the most difficult design challenge to completion.

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  • Art Director Angela takes every project through a demanding creative process, beginning with research and analysis, continuing to brainstorming and conceptualization, before presenting her design solution. She is a highly creative and pragmatic team player. With a broad range of creative experience, Angela has the ability to see even the most difficult design challenge to completion.
  • Web Project Manager Audrey is an experienced web technologist. Her favourite technologies are Opensource, Agile, and Open Space technologies. She loves to find a way to bring diverse skillsets together to deliver a project on budget that exceeds customer expectations. Her experience in leading major web projects, a track record of exceptional customer service, plus a commitment to community development allow her to add long-term value to a client’s web brand.
  • Lead Front-End Web Developer Caroline comes to us from Paris, France where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia from the Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts. A talented interactive designer / developer, Caroline contributes both left and right brain smarts to all of Red Rocket’s interactive assignments.

  • Principal and Managing Director Gil is an award-winning Creative Director who balances a keen design sense with the ability to translate abstract concepts into dynamic visual tools for marketing and corporate communication. 
He's an expert in using traditional and online media to elevate corporate visibility and deliver bottom-line results.
  • Digital Marketing Strategist
  • Communications Designer
  • Office Administrator & Proofreader
  • Designer
  • Commmunications Designer Armed with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Advertising and Graphic Design, Kane has travelled all the way from the shores of Western Australia to join the Red Rocket Creative team. A talented, multidisciplinary designer with several years of industry experience, Kane consistently delivers well researched, strategic and innovative design solutions to each of his clients.
  • Communications Designer
  • Principal & Marketing Strategist A results-driven creative thinker, Perry is a marketing management professional with a proven record of achievement in Strategic Planning, Team Leadership, and New Concepts Development.
  • Client Services Manager
  • Office Administrator Sangeet comes to Red Rocket with a Diploma in Financial Management from BCIT and is currently working towards her Degree in Business Administration. Her primary goal is to keep the office running smoothly, while keeping her coworkers cheerful.
  • Client Services Director
  • Senior Drupal Architect
  • Senior Web Producer
  • Writer Terry Dove, writer. Terry is an industry veteran with nearly three decades of writing and communications experience, particularly for the resource and investment sectors. With a Canadian Securities Course designation, a B.Sc in marketing and MFA in creative writing, he brings a unique blend of education, skills and experience to our team. Before joining Red Rocket, he owned and operated Dove Communications Inc. (2000-2012) and Rainier Communications Inc. (1990-2000).
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