Workshop is a multidisciplinary creative consultancy with one mission: creating good work for good businesses.
Founded as Blank Canvas Design Co. in 2013 as a graphic design studio, we have recently moved towards a new direction under the name Workshop Creative in 2019 to encompass a wider scope of services. We are a results-driven team delivering quality work that helps businesses engage their ideal clients through branding, graphic design, website design, photography and social media management.
We are experts in brand conception, development and execution. In preparing a business for launch, we conceive and create visual identities for the brand as a whole, followed by the creation of effective content from print to web for a fully cohesive brand experience.
With our attention to detail, strategic processes, thorough partnership approach and signature minimalistic aesthetic, our work supports brands in achieving impact and authentic connections with their audiences through launch and evolution.
Gisele Forge is the Founder and Creative Director of Workshop Creative Inc. She holds a Bachelor of Business degree and Graphic Design Diploma and her background includes 7 years of experience in hospitality operations, sales and marketing with brands that include Westin Hotels & Resorts, Loden Hotel, Tableau Bar Bistro and Homer St. Cafe and Bar. In 2013 she founded a design studio originally known as Blank Canvas Design Co. Since then she has built a small team and worked with over 100 clients with the same level of professionalism, quality and efficiency. She has directly supported brands like the Lazy Gourmet, CBC Vancouver, Staples, TD Bank, Oakywn Realty, Johnson & Johnson, and Simon Fraser University. As the business grew to offer a wider scope of services, it was rebranded as Workshop Creative in 2019.
Gisele is an active part of the Vancouver business community as a member and mentor of networking organizations and educator at Small Business BC.
Gisele manages all aspects of business development, project management, operations and creative direction of Workshop and serves as the key point of contact for all clients.
Danielle is an illustrator and graphic designer with a background in prepress production. She graduated from Emily Carr University of Art & Design in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Since graduation she has worked on everything from visual concept development, editorial illustration, and printed marketing collateral, to social media content, web graphics, and website design. She has collaborated on projects with a number of local organizations including the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, The National Association of Japanese Canadians, Discorder Magazine, Vancouver Opera, and Translink. A clear communicator with a strong design sensibility, she is able to effectively execute dynamic and engaging work that suits the client’s vision.
At Workshop Creative, Danielle develops and designs comprehensive brand strategies and identities, leads our illustration projects and directs visual strategy and content for social media. Danielle also handles specialty print and packaging projects as well as website design and development.
Sabrina Choi is a multi-discplinary designer with a diverse background in graphic and web design and development and photography. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies as well as a Certificate for New Media Design & Web Development. Sabrina uses her expansive interest in her surroundings to develop concepts into tangible creations. Sabrina combines her passion for design with her practical and efficient sensibility into consistently reliable results.
At Workshop Creative, Sabrina manages brands from conception to complete design, leads our photography services, and builds websites through planning, design and development.
We’re a boutique studio with all of our services handled by our in-house team. Don’t be mistaken by our small size – our local team offers diverse skill sets, efficiency and attention to detail and has supported over 100 businesses. We know every client by name and the quirks and unique preferences specific to each one. Our small operation means low overhead, translating to increased value and cost savings for our clients without compromising on quality.
Canadian Cancer Society
Coastal Sound Music Academy
Dexter Associates Realty
Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
Govan Brown & Associates
Homer St. Cafe
Johnson & Johnson
Kajaks Track & Field Club
Lucky 9 Lanes
Mendelson’s Kosher Catering
Mortgage Alliance West
RBC Royal Bank
Simon Fraser University
Staples Copy & Print
Tableau Bar Bistro
The Lazy Gourmet
The Loden Hotel
Whistler Real Estate