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Design for Social Good

we value

Diversity & Inclusion

Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2017
Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2016

we care about

Social Issues & Social Justice

Fraser Health #StopOverdose Campaign

we love working with

Community Leaders & Change-Makers

We believe in using our Creative Powers for Social Good

we believe in using our creative powers
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Who we are

Artovermatter is an unapologetic, inclusive, social-focused creative collective founded in 2007. Through collaborations and teamwork, we offer custom creative solutions to social enterprises, local businesses, universities, startups and non-profit organizations locally, nationally and abroad. Our services include corporate and campaign branding, art direction, communications design, publication design, user experience and interface design, marketing collaterals design, website design and custom WordPress development. We also provide training and web maintenance support to our clients.


We are a passionate creative team with a big heart and vision who aspires to solve real problems through design and bring a positive social impact in the communities we are a part of. We work alongside a network of curated talents to bring you innovative design solutions. With backgrounds in newspaper production and editorial, magazine publishing, and web development since 1998 - talk to us about typography, lettering, pre-press, illustration, packaging and anything design related, as well as Geocities, ICQ, GIF (not JIF), frames, and the Y2K scare.

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Mel Sutjiadi, RGD

(pronouns: they/she)

Creative Director + Code Ninja

Mel has been a visual designer and web developer for 15+ years. They founded Artovermatter in 2007 and loves working on projects that have a social impact. Mel is passionate about social justice, diversity & inclusion. They also mentored and taught web development at Canada Learning Code, co-organize Creative Mornings Calgary, TechSoup's NetSquared Calgary (Net2YYC), and a member of the RGD Ethics Committee.

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Whitney Larson

(pronouns: she / her)

Creative Director + Business Development

Whitney is a seasoned art director & designer with 17+ years of experience. Her specialties include publication design, art direction, identity & branding. In a nutshell, visually telling a story in a unique way and designing the hierarchy of that information to communicate to a specific audience is what she loves to do.
plus we work with other
amazingly talented humans!


What we do


  • Logo Design
  • Brand Development
  • Campaign Design & Strategy
  • Event-based Branding


  • Graphic Design
  • Custom Illustrations
  • Packaging Design
  • Advertisement, Poster, Signage Design
  • Communication & Collaterals Design
  • Annual Report Design
  • Magazine & Publication Design
  • Various Promotional & Marketing Materials

Digital / Interactive

  • Motion Graphics
  • Video Production
  • Apps / Web Apps Design
  • User Experience (UX) Design
  • User Interface (UI) Design
  • Custom Icons & Illustrations
  • Landing Page Design & Development
  • Website Design & Development
  • WordPress Customization & Development
  • Mobile-Friendly / Responsive Design


Some of our Past & Current Clients

Public, Health & Education

  • Centre For Gender & Sexual Health Equity
  • Collingwood Neighbourhood House
  • Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
  • Rural Health Services Research Network of BC
  • Health Action Network Society
  • 4Homeopathy Canada
  • Liu Institute for Global Studies at UBC
  • Langara College
  • Fraser Health Authority
  • Ministry of Health, BC

Media & Publications

  • CBC Vancouver
  • The Voice Newspaper at Langara
  • News Photographers Association of Canada
  • 24 hours Vancouver Newspaper (SunMedia/Quebecor Media)

Non-Profit & Communities

  • Calgary Boys' Choir
  • Quest Theatre
  • Growing Chefs
  • Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia
  • Fresh Roots
  • ShEvalesco
  • Giving Tuesday - Vancouver Chapter
  • Passion to Lead
  • Canada Learning Code
  • Camp Qwanoes at Vancouver Island
  • River Market at Westminster Quay

Startups & Technology

  • Innovative Numerix
  • Plazus Technologies
  • Blockchain Development Agency
  • Counselling Match
  • DomoMi Rentals
  • GrowLab / Highline Venture Capital

Events & Films

  • Calgary Pride
  • Edmonton International Beerfest
  • Stratagem Canada
  • Out On Screen / Vancouver Queer Film Festival
  • TEDxKids@BC
  • Rare Earth Media

Businesses & Retailers

  • Duradek Canada Ltd.
  • Turtle Valley Bison Company
  • Deepwater Agriculture Corp.
  • JOEY Restaurants
  • WestBlue Construction
  • M3a Architecture
  • Emanate Events
  • Choice Communication
  • La Galleria Fine Foods
  • Asian Family Foods
  • Art and Stone
  • Twelve Stone Art

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