I am Aldea Wood, a visual communications and marketing designer based out of Vancouver Island. I am passionate about good design—specifically its potential to promote positive change, and to inform and connect with people from all walks of life.

I love getting to work with clients from so many different industries. My goal is to discover the perfect aesthetic for each client’s needs, rather than applying my own personal design style. I want to help your brand speak from a place of authenticity—to show what makes you special!

I believe good design begins with research. I identify key communications objectives and apply strong conceptual thinking to create original and audience-appropriate design solutions for my clients.

Where I’m from.

I grew up on a small island off the coast of British Columbia, where I had the pleasure of being the neighbourhood authority on all things visual: tree fort decor; lemonade stand signage; party invitations; school cheer posters—you get the idea.

My love of learning led me to Simon Fraser University where I studied many subjects and picked up a second language (se habla español). I obtained a degree in Economics and Business Administration and then brought this business background to more creative pursuits.

I entered the Capilano College IDEA program (Illustration/Design: Elements & Applications), studying all aspects of graphic design for communication and marketing, and completed a three year diploma in 2006. I have worked boutique design shops, larger marketing agencies, as well as part of an in-house team for larger organizations. I now reside in Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island, where I run a design studio and teach art and printmaking in my free time.