About me

"The Cure for anything is salt water:
sweat, tears or the sea."

~ Isak Dinesen,


My name is Vanessa Raven-Vipond

I am an illustrator & graphic designer based in the beautiful Comox Valley, B.C., Canada and work with clients all around the world. I work with small businesses, startups and organizations who want to tell their unique story and increase brand awareness and their bottom line through the power of great design.

My background is diverse with many unique skills sets to offer you an edge.

I started designing signs at a small, yet hugely successful sign shop, right out of high school. I later worked in website design for Strategis, a division of Industry Canada, working to help the non-profit sector gain an online presence.

I worked in editorial illustration and later publication design for City Wide Alert Magazine and then worked in pre press for offset printers for several years.

By chance, I later stumbled into an in-house job, designing for a commercial screen printing company, focused on developing brands and gift wear lines specifically for the souvenir tourism markets. There, I enjoyed many years of creative freedom where I was challenged daily to spread my creative wings and expand my skill sets further than I had imagined. Many of my designs can still be found on t-shirts at resorts and attractions all across Canada.

Today, I am working with a number of regular clients, maintaining their websites, social media management and building their brands online and in print.