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Working Design is winding up

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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.

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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

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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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How you can vote for justice for Canada’s war vets

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When you go to the polls on October 19, give some thought to Canada’s veterans.

During this marathon campaign Working Design helped out Veterans Against Conservatives with a bit of pro bono design work, developing some strong and simple social media graphics to be shared on Facebook.

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Media and democracy

The ever shifting role of media, who controls information and who has access are just a few of the focus areas for the Media Democracy Project.

This year’s 11th annual Media Democracy Days conference zeroes in on two issues: information control and aboriginal voices.

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Who owns the digital files for your job?

You’ve had your designers develop all of your new materials: logo, website, print materials and other collateral. Now you want the electronic files so you can use them to do work in house. Who owns them?

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Day of Mourning

This weekend, labour groups across North America will gather to honour workers injured and killed on the job — and to renew their commitment to making work safer.

Monday’s tragic sawmill explosion in Prince George, BC has taken the life of two workers and

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Access Awareness Day – June 4

June 4th is Access Awareness Day. Working Design is pleased to have played a role in developing materials for the annual Access Awareness Day sponsored by our client SPARC BC – The Social Planning and Research Council of BC.

Celebrated on the first Saturday in June, the event promotes the rights of people with disabilities, and raises awareness about accessibility and social inclusion.

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Get blogging and raise your web profile

My business is now bursting at the seams. Very exciting. You were right when you pushed me to set up a blog. It is having an impact!”

That’s our client, Cheryl Woolstone, a Kitsilano-based psychotherapist. Working Design developed her website a couple of years ago using the WordPress CMS (Content Management System) that was initially developed as blogging software.

An experienced counsellor, Woolstone was just setting up her own business when we started working together. We recommended blogging as a key part of her site and valuable strand of her marketing communications.

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A great garlicky good time!

Our client, the Pender Harbour Summer Garlic Festival, drew hundreds of people on the Sunshine Coast to their first annual event this past weekend.