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. Our clients 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)



We recently lost our office dog to age related issues.

January 8, 2005 – May 17, 2017

She is the official office dog. Except most of the time she’s “out of the office”—unless we make her come in. She is a 9 year old 151lb Alaskan Malamute. We wanted a big dog and we definitely got one—We may need a bigger office. When she is in the office she generally sleeps right behind your chair so you can’t move and usually patiently waits until you’re on the phone to start scratching on the door to get out. She doesn’t have her own website or blog, yet, but she does have her own twitter feed, so please follow her at @Nakuusiaq to get her dog’s eye view of the world.


 Jets (Jetsky)

She is the new kitten. 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 yet. Her major office skill, so far, seems to be 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 every 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.)


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