Our services

Richard the Brave is a full-service graphic design studio. From websites to logos, we can take care of all your design and development needs.

Based on Vancouver Island • We work with people around the world and with local clients here in Nanaimo BC.

Why Richard the Brave?

Our standards are high. As a company, we’re very detail-oriented. You could even say we’re picky.

Because this stuff matters to us.

We think standards should be high.

But don’t worry if you don’t know a website from a water buffalo, or a brand standards guide from a banana.

As long as you want someone who cares about what you’re working on, we’ll make a great team.

Managing a list of to-dos

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Websites, logos, & more

Learn more about our design services below.
To discuss your project, get in touch!

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Website design & development

A professional website is a must-have for any serious business. We specialize in building websites for companies who want to be competitive in the online world.

Websites are complex, but owning a well-performing site doesn’t have to be. Our friendly and responsive approach takes the hassle out of building and maintaining your online address.

Intuitive user interface

Logo design

Your logo gives you a chance to show off the personality of your business. Your logo is your mark – and something to be proud of.

We’ll work with you to discover the best way to present your brand to the world. Through discussion, research, and some gut instinct, we’ll build a mark that leaves the right impression.

Touch interface interaction

Signage & stationery

Well-branded signage and stationery keeps your business visible in the community and top-of-mind with your customers.

Business cards to backlit signs, letterhead to sandwich boards, banners to stickers. We’ll ensure your marketing materials stay on message and on brand.

Writing content for the web

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Browse our work

Visit our portfolio for a curated list of websites designed and built by Richard the Brave.

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Read more reviews
  • Bill Gilfoy, Progressive Landscapes

    I can say unequivocally that the website has paid for itself, easily.

  • Dr. Klaus Protzer, Applecross Dental

    I am very particular and expect the best. Richard and Story pulled it off.

    Dr. Klaus Protzer Applecross Dental

Getting started

Starting your creative project is easy! Just get in touch to book a quick chat.

Select works

View our portfolio
  • Detours

    Detours needed a logo and website to market their new small-group touring company to Vancouver Island and the rest of BC. We developed a clean and fresh look that echos the passion this company provides.
  • McNab’s Corn Maze & Produce Farm

    The folks at McNabs are a pleasure to work with, and we love helping keep their site up to date. The rather unique ‘Slumpkin’ logo for this project is based off an original painting the client purchased in South America.
  • Knead Registered Massage Therapy

    Knead has been with us since the beginning. We completed the logo and original website when Knead opened their doors to Nanaimo back in 2009. Nearly 10 years (and many other projects) later, we rebuilt the site with a clean fresh look.

Related questions

Browse all FAQs
  • I don’t know ANYTHING about websites. Is that a problem?

    Not at all.

    We take care of all the jargon-y and technical stuff so you don’t have to.

    And when we do need to bring you up to speed about something technical, we’re well-versed in making the information relatable.

  • How long does it take to build a website?

    6 to 8 weeks is a common, start-to-finish timeline for a website project.

    The scale and complexity of the website will also affect the overall timeline.

    6-8 weeks is typical for a small business website for a local company with a brick-and-mortar presence. The development time for a large online store, on the other hand, would be considerably more.

    At the beginning of your project, we will agree to a series of milestones in order to set clear expectations and keep your project on track.