Meet the Catfish Creative team.
Catfish Creative is a partnership of Ernest and Julie Burden, two advertising and graphic design professionals, who after many years spent operating separate creative enterprises, have finally agreed to actually partner in business together, creating Catfish Creative.
As a client you are always dealing with one of the two principals or possibly both—Guaranteed.
Given Ernie and Julie are the only two permanent employees of Catfish Creative, and the cat and dog are not allowed to use the phones, or internet, we’ve got you covered on this one.
A seasoned graphic designer, capable of taking leadership of assignments from concept to completion, creating effective design solutions and finishing with impeccable results. Julie has proven project management skills allowing her to juggle several projects with approaching deadlines.
She has created traditional and online advertising and design solutions for clients such as: Caboodles Cosmetics, Classic Canadian Tours, Debra Porteous Realtor, Shopping Centres: Lonsdale Quay/ Galleria London/Masonville Place, and the brands of Molson Coors Canada including Molson Canadian, Coors Light, Rickard’s, Pilsner, Heineken and Miller Genuine Draft.
His role in the advertising industry has evolved over many years from Production Manager to Art Director to Creative Director. He has held management positions with ad agencies as a Creative Director, Co-Creative Director, or Associate Creative Director since 1996.
Ernie’s campaigns have earned recognition and awards at local, regional, national and international shows and most importantly, all the while returning impressive results for his clients. He has experience creating compelling strategic advertising for a list of clients including: Save-On-Foods, Greyhound Air, Mac’s Convenience Stores, Honda Dealers BC to Ontario, Edmonton International Airport, Syncrude, and Vancouver Tourism. (CPS: Chief Pencil Sharpener)
Qimmiq, (Kim-Mick), which means “dog” in the Inuit language is our new Malamute Office Dog Intern. He has a long way to go but he has already stopped us from spending too much time in front of a computer screen without a break—he needs to pee every half hour or so.
The other mantra he brings to the office so far is, if it doesn’t move, chew it. If it does move, chew it.
He answers to Qimmiq, but also goes by, “No!”
Jetsky has been with us for over four years now. Originally from Haida Gwaii, a rescue from the SPCA here in Powell River. She doesn’t have a website or blog or twitter feed or anything else. Her major office skill is helping with administrative office tasks. “Do you need any more papers thrown on the floor? I’ve chewed this cheque, now I’m going for a nap in the In-basket.” She’s a big help.
No profile pic yet. Have you ever tried getting a good pic of a black cat? Moving at high speed?
And should your project stretch our team to the limits, which admittedly could happen, we have established connections that allow us to draw from a large list of professional suppliers and collaborators to effectively match budget and creative needs of almost any project or client.
(When you’ve been around as long as us you know people.)