What We Do.
Swag Design Factory is a design, print & manufacturing hub. We make fun, meaningful, recognizable things for people, businesses, brands and organizations. We collaborate, imagine, create, design, make, print, discover and innovate! Our sole purpose is to bring our clients’ vision to life. We are designers, printers, silk-screeners, identity-makers, manufacturers and makers of things and web designers. We have over 25 years experience in the print, pre-press, graphic design, silk screening and manufacturing industries. We are here to help!
Honour our craft. Be nice. Try to get our hands dirty on a daily basis!
100% Canadian Made!
It’s really important to us where our products and components come from. We have taken the time to source as many products as we possibly can, that are manufactured in North America, NAFTA Friendly and made in Fair-Wage facilities. We make most of our finished products on-site and we source all of our component parts from North American suppliers.
With extensive creative backgrounds, we prioritize beautiful, simple design. But looks aren’t everything.
Our team is a combination of graphic designers, web site builders, programers, content designers, digital strategists, video producers, social media and marketing experts, printers and manufacturers.
Who We Are:
Johnny Cash: Walk the Line
Barry has been coding since he discovered BASIC when he was 11 years old, has over 25 years of experience in the printing industry and considers 6:00 pm ‘Lunch Time’. Making awesome things are his thing. Programming, scheduling, printing, cutting and generally getting his hands and brain dirty on a daily basis are the things he loves. We love him for that!
Co-Founder, Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Marketing Maven, Maker and Shaker
Michael Jackson: Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
Graphic designer, artist, passionista-for-creating-awesome-visual-stuff, mildly tortured creative Lizzy utilizes her unique, creative, and awesome skill-set to visually and graphically convey and communicate ideas and concepts. With a love for beauty, creative freedom, and the opportunity to heighten and express her artistic potential, Lizzy finds her passion in all areas of design. Creative, quirky, and feisty, she’s definitely the woman you want on your design job!
Graphic Designer, Social Media Maven, Video Jockey
Kruangbin: Evan Finds The Third Room
Kate is one of those early 20’s designers who can’t slow down. Her work is inspired by the power of a strong concept with an unexpected solution. She’s always finding ways to work with her hands, and experimenting with the process of design. She’s endlessly inspired by past decades and what was being created then. Pushing herself and continuously exercising her imagination, she hopes to create designs that matter and get people thinking.
Production co-ordinator, Graphic designer, keeper of the order
William Onyeabor: Atomic Bomb
Paul our resident DJ is a hard-working production fiend. He’s a graphic designer and project manager, but most of all he’s a Pacific Westcoast perpetual motion machine printing, cutting, designing and shipping things out. Paul’s legendary attention to detail and amazing music collection gives SWAG our edge and keeps us humming along.
Production, Maker of things, Illustration Wizard, Book keeper Extraordinaire
Violent Femmes: “Kiss-Off”
Janice wears many hats at SDF. She takes care of of bookkeeping, produces and makes things, and is also an avid designer, doodler and brilliant illustrator. Her role in a nutshell is: “I know how to do most things and if I don’t know I am such a smarty pants that I will figure it out.” Janice holds an associate degree in business management and is dreaming of getting her graphic design degree. I am sure one day soon she will be running SDF. Janice can often be found strolling the aisles anywhere craft supplies are sold while she is plotting some new crafting or painting adventure.
Janice rarely wears ribbons in her hair these days.
The world’s best sticker maker – ever!
Kraftwerk: Pocket Calculator
Roland has no problem pulling 16 hour shifts as long as the lights are on and the power is humming. Roland works closely with Paul and Barry to keep them visually honest and get them up out of their chairs on a regular basis. Absolutely without-a-doubt the hardest working man in Showbiz!