Consistent design that sells

We first contacted Start Communications when we decided that the Nursery needed a website, but had no idea what that entailed. Eric took the time to get to know us and our company. He focused our very vague ideas and made the whole process painless.

He has since helped us put together a whole package of distinctive, professional marketing materials.

Eric’s creativity, knowledge and excellent service make him a pleasure to deal with, and we would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

Sylvan Vale Nursery Ltd.

Working with Eric Beal of Start Communications has been a joy. Not only is his design work extraordinary, his patience and sense of humour throughout the process of producing our books were steadfast (and at certain points, necessary). Eric makes a special effort to get the job done efficiently and professionally. We always felt well taken care of.

The books he designed won us a bronze medal in the Education category of the Independent Publisher Book Awards (North America) which has boosted our sales and made us proud. The judging is based on originality, design, and production quality with emphasis on those who exhibit innovation and creativity – which Eric clearly does.

We wouldn’t hesitate for a moment in recommending Eric. He is an outstanding artist and a true pleasure to work with.

Connections Publishing

START has been employed on a contract basis by Bebbington Industries since 2003. START’s work with our company started on designing our corporate identity and has progressed to include the design of product labels, posters, our web-site, sales and promotional material and the development of product concepts.

At the time of meeting, the presentation of our products was adequate at best for some products, to amateurish for others.

START’s work has transformed the presentation of our products and marketing material to our customers and public. Our products and promotional material today are highly presentable and often stand out in the crowd that constitutes our market place. START has achieved this by studying our company and products to evaluate as to how they relate to our markets, and then applying this knowledge into the design of our promotional materials which communicate well the message that we wish to deliver.

I have also enjoyed working with START on a personal level. START is very easy to work with and works hard to deliver the product that is needed for each job in a timely manner.

Bebbington Industries Limited

Eric’s care, professionalism and attention to detail makes him a pleasure to work with. I have worked with Eric for several years and he is always reliable, prompt and committed to making sure the final product was top-quality.

Cermaq Canada

I had an idea of what I wanted in a book design when I chose to send my manuscript and proposed illustrations off to Eric at Start Communications, but never dreamed the end product would be so attractive.  And that is the comment that so many people have made “It is a beautiful book!”

Donna Sullivan

Working with START Communications on a variety of tourism promotion projects has been a very enjoyable experience.  We are now benefiting from our new website, posters of local activities and a series of historical interpretive signs.  Eric took our undeveloped plans and turned them into effective finished products – we have received so many compliments on the work he has done for us. 

Eric is an excellent listener and seems to know just what questions to ask to make sure he understands your needs.  He can clearly explain his vision and articulate it in a way that makes sense to the layperson.  He continually goes the extra mile.  We look forward to working with Eric on further tourism projects.

Village of Zeballos

We hired Eric to develop marketing collateral and labels for our Mari-grow Liquid Fish Fertilizer product line. We found him very easy to work with, and he guided us through the process with obvious expertise. I have no hesitation in recommending Eric.

Rob Walker, Mari-Grow

I highly recommend Start Communications. Eric Beal provides excellent work and has been a pleasure to work with over the years. Start Communications produces high-quality work, on time and at a very reasonable rate. I continue to use Start Communications for all Mowi Canada’s design needs.

Ian Roberts, Mowi Canada

We would like to express our great satisfaction with START Communications’ graphic design services. We have been relying on Eric’s skills in graphic design since 1998.

Eric has created logos for our company and products as well as designed numerous layouts for our web pages and printed material.

Eric is very professional in his approach and is always looking for ways to improve or modernize his projects. Eric’s strong commitment to customer service and obvious design talent make him an easy choice for all our graphic design needs.

Our company has benefited greatly from Eric’s design services and would recommend him to anyone looking for quality graphic design services.

JRP Solutions Ltd.

It gives me great pleasure to send this note in appreciation of your design work for our new company The Inn People.

When I went to START Communications, I had no idea what I wanted or needed. Through your understanding of my background and my goals you created an outstanding graphic design that I am very proud to use.

This is not the only time that I have worked with Eric and each case Eric “got it” and provided us with the outstanding design work that we wanted. Thank you Eric.

The Inn People

We are so very thankful that Inn on the Cove’s logo, brochures, web site and complete graphics have been done by Start Communications over the past 15 years. The image our business wanted to portray was clearly communicated by Eric Beal and his company. We highly recommend the professional work done for us by Start Communications.

Ross & Willa Mavis

Our website has been up and running for five years, after START first designed it and put us on line. Since then START has updated and modernized it until it has become a state of the art site. We have had compliments from other designers and web masters on its excellent presentation.

All of this START has done in good taste with friendliness, a sense of humour and, realizing that we are just a small business, at an affordable fee. Thank you for a job well done.

Henschel Fine Arts