Meet our team…
Attention! Web & Graphic Design is based on the tranquil and scenic Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada, a short ferry ride from Vancouver. A great place to be creative, away from the city's hustle and bustle.
Owner, Web & Graphic Designer, Photographer
Halfmoon Bay, BC
Teresa is a work-from-home self-taught web designer with over 15 years of experience in web building and desktop publishing, and a lifetime interest in drawing and painting before that.
Her post-secondary education was in Physics (M.Sc., UBC, 1990) which involved a fair amount of programming and various computer use. It was only natural that she would eventually combine her computer experience with her fine arts skills.
Teresa's original desktop publishing and web design experience came through her involvement in the area of athletics (running), both as an athlete and an administrator. Since 2001 she has been designing for clients in other areas of interest as well (festivals, clubs, businesses) through word-of-mouth referrals of her services.
These referrals grew to the point where Teresa decided to turn her part-time endeavours into a full-time business in late 2002 to accommodate the volume of requests coming in. In other words, she has been fortunate enough to turn her favourite "hobby" into her business (i.e. she really loves designing websites!). Digital photography has been added to the mix, both as a hobby and for website needs.
In 2009 Teresa was nominated and selected as a finalist in the Sunshine Coast Business Awards of Distinction in the Home-Based Business category.
When she's not working at the computer, Teresa spends her time with her family (hubby and 2 kids), running and racing, singing with Arbutus Sounds Chorus (women's barbershop), and organizing a number of running events including the BMO Sunshine Coast April Fool's Run. In summertime you'll often find the family on one of the beautiful local beaches or lakes, hiking, or running in the trails.
Halfmoon Bay, BC
Alex is an Honour Roll A-student starting Grade 11. Like his mother Teresa, he has a keen eye for detail and knows his grammar and spelling. Learning HTML was a snap and he is eager to take over as much maintenance work as possible. He will be learning more about CSS, scripting and design as he works.
His favourite hobby is playing video games with friends, but Alex can also be found running and racing in events up to 10k (so far), performing with the school concert band, or volunteering at races organized by his parents.
Terra Firma Digital Arts
Roberts Creek, BC
Roger's graphic design expertise has drawn clients from around the world, and his sought-after work can be seen in many publications including books, posters, brochures, maps and various collateral materials. Roger and Teresa collaborate often, with Teresa converting his designs into live websites, or bringing Roger's design skills to her clients.
Roger is also an avid trail/mountain runner who takes advantage of living at the edge of many kilometres of forest trails on the Sunshine Coast (on training runs Roger and Teresa can conveniently discuss website projects). He competes regularly as an age group winner and has attended the World Mountain Running Championships several times.
Crystal Johansson graduated from Parsons School of Design in 2005 with Honours from the Illustration Department. Since graduation she has shown her work internationally in New York, Buenos Aires, Auckland, and Toronto. Her client list includes: Society of Illustrators, CAMH, Toronto Craft Alert, HOOPP, Allstream, M Marketing, ECPAT-USA, Liquitex, The Lemon Life, Current Magazine, Pilot 6, and more.