My Story at a Glance

Farm Fresh Design is a brand development and marketing agency based in Yellow Point on Vancouver Island just south of Nanaimo.
My philosophy is great design, creative advertising and developing a strong marketing presence in print and online for all of my clients.

Born in Nanaimo in 1969, I grew up in the Parksville/Qualicum Beach area attending Kwalicum Secondary, it was here I met Alan Moore my high school art teacher. “Mr. Moore” was a great influence on expanding my artwork talents and taught me to think outside the box.

After a few fun filled party years spent at Mt. Washington working as a ski instructor, and picking up construction work in the summers, I decided to take my graphic design career seriously. I moved to Nanaimo with portfolio in hand and landed my first graphic design job at Senini Graphics and Screenprinting designing everything from t-shirts to brochures. This upbeat environment was where I honed my design skills hand illustrating graphics and colour separating artwork for print. A lot was learned at Senini’s in commercial design…Thanks Brent!

Impact Visual Communications was where I took on the responsibility of a management position as art director, a roll that was quite challenging and also rewarding. The professional setting gave me the foundation to run a successful business today.

My passions are my family (my beautiful wife Hilary and my boys, Oliver and Jacob), my farm, I love the ocean and being in it, I love mountains and being on top of them.  I love photography and the creative outlet it offers, starting out as a kid with my parents Cannon manual SLR, I spent many days shooting down by the beach in Qualicum waiting for the light to be just right.  I LOVE ROCK!!! Yes I moonlight as a Stone Mason, my property is proof enough, stonework is another creative process in my life. The natural art of stone provides another medium to express my artistic impressions. The “foreverness” of the stone, and the forms I create, produce a legacy that will far outlast me.

I spend my winters playing hockey and skiing. I have always been an athletic person, playing all sports as a kid. Now I play hockey with the Hornets in an open league on Vancouver Island. When I am not skating at the rink, you can find me on the hill ripping off turns with friends and family.

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“Well….so far, all I can come up with is….WOW!!!
I’m glad I contacted you and am without doubt, convinced; not only do you know what you’re doing, but you really picked up on where my thoughts were going with this challenge! I’m going to take a bit of time tomorrow and digest the ideas you’ve sent to see if my first reaction is still the one I want to go with, but I think you came very, very close to ‘nailing’ it on the first go!

Cheers,
Ben