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HOW WE USEDESIGN TO UNLOCKYOUR GROWTH

What’s the key to growing your customer base, your sales, your revenue, and your team?

WELL, YOUR MOM WAS RIGHT: JUST BE YOURSELF.

When your business has a strong identity and an even stronger way of expressing it visually, magic happens. Good design is about more than making things look pretty. Good design is about unlocking the truly loveably personality at the heart of your company, and letting it run free.

This is where we come in. We are “personality specialists”. We get your company. And because we get it, we can help everybody else to get it. Not only that, but we are experts when it comes to creating sales-driving tools that you can easily pick up and run with. From websites to marketing materials to logos to templates you can use and re-use, we help you to shine. In fact, you’ll shine so brilliantly that your best new customers will come running to you, not the other way around.

Our Promise

This is our promise to you: we will always show up authentically to deliver our best work. That means course correcting if we slip, practicing true accountability, and treating everyone with respect, fairness, and kindness.

We’re a fun-loving group of designers and business experts who have been working together in historic Fort Langley for over fifteen years now. We love breaking up the day with walks in the neighborhood and cuddles with our office dogs. We make the most of every day, even when things go sideways. We’re really proud of the no-BS, gossip-free, supportive environment we’ve created for ourselves.

AT FLYING HORSE, MAKING A LIVING FEELS LIKE REALLY LIVING.

How We Roll

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We hired Flying Horse Design to help us rebuild our business website. The experience from start to finish was exceptional. They were responsive and listened to what we were needing and in turn provided us with multiple options and a final product that we love. The staff respond quickly and always have solutions for us when we ask. Top notch! Thank you ladies!

TIFFANY FRANCIS
CO-OWNER
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The team at Flying Horse Design Studio has been fantastic to work with over the last couple of years. They are always quick to respond to emails and make adjustments in a timely manner. Their creative skills shine through in every project they complete.

DANIELLA POTESTA
TOURISM LANGLEY
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I've been working with Flying Horse Design Studio for at least 10 years now and they've always been able to help me out with my needs in a timely and professional manner. I have recommended them many times to friends or colleagues and will continue to for many years I'm sure! One of the best things about them as well is that I can ask anything and receive guidance or troubleshooting when needed. Knowing they have my back has been priceless through the years!

HEATHER GITTENS
OWNER, OPERATOR
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Flying Horse Design Studio is my go to if I need anything done that looks professional. They have an amazing way of turning your ideas and what you want to express into eye catching and easy to navigate media. I have used them for both my riding business (Highbury Dressage) and my cookie company (Birke Bites) and have always been impressed above and beyond!

COURTENAY FRASER
OWNER
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Flying Horse Design Studio has been amazing to work with. As a small business owner that's just getting started, Christie and her team were so helpful and flexible with me. They created a beautiful website for me in line with my budget and my vision. Thank you so much to the FHDS team!

SARAH GRIFFITHS
OWNER, OPERATOR
EQUUS SOAP CO.
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We went from sending one e-blast a month, to 7 e-blasts a week and growing our community from under 1,000 to over 4,000 and our site went from averaging one online order per month, to two a day. As a business owner, it makes a lot of sense to contract this type of work out, and finding the right partner is so important. I am very satisfied with Christie’s team and I can highly recommend them!

JOHN M. BERNAT
PRESIDENT AT STAR

PRESIDENT & CEO

CHRISTIE

It’s been a life-long passion of mine to create transformation, make something better, enhance the way something looks and draw attention (preferably the good kind). As a child this was through art, dreaming big dreams and imagining what could be. Now as a business owner it looks like a conversation, downloading the ideas of clients, listening to their wants, needs and understanding their vision.

The art manifests from there as we collectively bring the ideas of what can be into reality. I love being able to facilitate a brand look and feel for my clients via my knowledge and amazing team. It’s a gift developed from many years of trial and error and something I am very proud of accomplishing.

If you hadn’t already guessed, horses are also a big part of my life, and the barn is where you’ll find me outside of the office. Creating a business that I love has always been grounded in living the equestrian dream and my love for horses fuels my drive to succeed in my career. Because of this I have created a schedule and work environment that fosters bringing your dog to work, an earlier start and finish to allow for more freedom after our work day and no drama. When I set out to build a business it wasn’t just about the clients it was also about the team and creating an environment that they wanted to come back to every day. After working in too many toxic environments it was a priority to ensure I never allowed for that kind of negativity in my studio and I have stuck by that.

We have the choice to create whatever we want for our lives and I am grateful for all that entrepreneurship has given me. Flying Horse Design Studio is everything I always wanted it to be and is ever evolving. I look forward to all the adventures to come, the people we get to meet and the team we get to grow. Keep connected with my team and I along the way, adventures are best with friends!

SENIOR
GRAPHIC DESIGNER

AMY

I grew up with my hands in paint and my head in the clouds. Creativity is something that came naturally to me and I can’t help but thinking in colours and images. I started with painting giant circles on paper that were layers of colours so thick that it literally melted through the pages creating holes (no, seriously, my mom saved them!) and today I’m designing websites and other visuals. My first design class was in high school, learning the basics of photoshop, and I continued learning other design programs throughout high school; I even dabbled in video animation, although it wasn’t my passion. From there I went into Marketing in University, creating a better base to understand the end goals of design, and after that, of course, I took a graphic design program at UFV.

I have been working at Flying horse since 2016 and have grown my skills exceptionally, both learning from Christie along with self-teaching. Flying Horse has been a great environment for growth and working in Fort Langley couldn’t be a nicer place to be located; who can beat all of these coffee shops!?
Outside of work I enjoy thrift shopping (I mean it’s just another way of being creative!), taking my dog Dannie for lots of hikes & adventures, reading, and hopefully soon enough, back to traveling!

SENIOR
GRAPHIC DESIGNER

EMILY

My younger self would be dumbfounded by the number of colours, mixing, layering and outside of the box thinking that I now bring to the table. I was meticulous, organizing my colouring books, only entrusting them to those that could stay inside the lines and colour a giraffe yellow, not purple!

From roots as an illustrator in Montreal, I hungered to explore. So, when I got the chance to move across Canada, I just had to do it. When I got to BC I enrolled at UFV where graphic design became my passion. In 2018 I was awarded the Salazar award for print media, and I graduated in 2020 receiving the Emerging Artist award from the Abbotsford art council shortly thereafter.

I can honestly say I love bringing people’s ideas to life in my work here at FHDS. The amazing support I get from Christie and Amy allows me the opportunity to bring those little pieces of each client that makes them special, and show it to the world.

When I am not working, I love to dance and sing to my heart’s content, and I am working on putting together an at-home screen printing studio. When I am not being artsy, I love a cup of coffee and some board games with my friends.

DIRECTORS OF
GREETINGS (DOG)

DANNIE & KENNY

Dannie and Kenny are Formosan Mountain Dogs that came all the way from Taiwan in the fall of 2019. They love warning us of incoming intruders and battling each other while we’re deep in concentration on our work. The highlight of Dannie’s day is grabbing her stuffed hedgehog from excitement when her other best friend, Fender, shows up for work! While Kenny’s highlight is going for walkies at lunchtime or the field during the Summer.

ARE YOU READY TO DESIGN THAT WILL UNLOCK GROWTH?

REACH OUT AND LET’S START THE CONVERSATION

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