Working Design

Getting your archived files and web info before we close


We value the work we have done together. We want to ensure your transition to your new supplier is smooth, and that you have everything you need to carry on.

Print clients

If we have done a print design project for you in the past five years, we have archived the digital files of the completed piece. These files may be in Illustrator, Indesign, Acrobat or Photoshop. They could include photo and graphics files.

If you would like us to send you any files for your own use, please let us know. We will arrange to send you a zipped archive of your materials via digital transfer.

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Working Design is winding up


by Kris Klaasen / Founder

After almost 30 years in business, Working Design closed at the end of August 2016.

I’m looking forward to a gap year. I’ll be taking stock after more than 40 years as a communicator in roles ranging from print, TV and radio journalist to graphic designer, art and project director, web strategist, content developer and small business owner.

Elaine, who’s been a Working Designer for close to 25 years, will be seeking a position in a larger organization, where she’ll bring her considerable skills in online communications, web and identity design and communications strategy to meet new challenges.


You need an enewsletter. What’s holding you back?

Staying in touch with your clients, members and customers is a great idea.

The people on your mailing list already know a little – or a lot – about your work. They’re interested in what you’re up to.

Why not launch an enewsletter to spread your word to a receptive audience?

Need to know how to get it going? Check out Working Design’s new Working Design’s Enewsletter Startup Service.

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Last chance to save 25 per cent on our Website Tune-up offer

Last week we introduced our Website Tune-up package discount offer. This is your last chance to save 25 per cent on Part 1 of our three-part program: analysing your Google Analytics. We’re reducing the cost to only $147. The offer expires Thursday so act now!


Here’s how your website can benefit from our package:

  • more visitors
  • more donations,
  • more sales
  • more phone calls and emails
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Print lives. A new look for the HEU Guardian

With a 66-year history of continuous publication, The Hospital Employees’ Union Guardian stands out among union and labour newspapers in BC.

Working Design’s Kris Klaasen has had the honour of working in various design and consultation capacities with the paper for 25 years.

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Fighting against death and injury on the job


None of us expects to go to work and not come home. But an average of three Canadian workers are killed on the job each workday. In BC, 182 workers lost their lives at work in 2015.

Today – April 28 – is the International Day of Mourning for Workers killed and injured on the job. The call to action is “Mourn for the dead. Fight for the living”.

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Here’s how to reach more people with our Website Tune-up


Is your website doing its job?

  • Are you getting the inquiries, sales, downloads or donations you want?
  • Are your visitors going to your key pages and taking the actions you want them to take?
  • Are you uncertain if you’re using your site to its full potential?

If the answer to any or all of these questions is

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Should your business be on Facebook?


The eighth item in our series about being effective online explores the value of Facebook for business. Is it an effective tool for promoting your work, staying connected with clients and customers, and raising your organization’s online profile? Or has Facebook stifled page reach to the point that nobody is seeing them?

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Starting your website project: Download our updated and improved guide!

We’ve made Working Design’s definitive guide on how to start a website project even more useful. Based on client feedback, we’ve updated and improved the guide. Also, the three original blog posts have been assembled into one downloadable booklet.

It covers the following fundamentals

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Happy New Year from Working Design