About Us

OakTree Designs in a small graphic and web design studio from Halifax, NS. We focus on helping small businesses grow and we do that by providing services that your customers will notice. Whether it’s a eye catching and memorable logo, a sleek new web design, printed materials like brochures, stickers, business cards and more – we are a one stop design shop for all your business needs. We support what we build and are with our clients every step of the way.

Design for Everyone

As a small business ourselves, we know just what you need to get off the ground and reach success. So whether you need help growing your business or your starting from scratch, we’ve got you covered. If you want a redesign for an outdated and dysfunctional website, we’re with you there. We want to help you save money with each transaction and keep your team organized. We can create marketing and advertising campaigns and get into analytical data to make the most of your budget. We offer a range of products to help your business succeed so hit the button below to see how we can help you.

The designer does not begin with some preconceived idea. Rather, the idea is the result of careful study and observation, and the design a product of that idea.

– Paul Rand

What to Expect

Your time is valuable. This is why we use industry leading project management techniques to get us to the finish line. A lot of care has gone into the planning of our approach – so we would like to share with you what you should expect when you choose to work with us. We want to deliver your project on time and on budget and the best way to do that is to keep you up to date on what were are doing.
Consultation
During this first phase of development, we will use our arsenal of tools to get all the information we will need to understand your business and its unique needs.
Setting Goals
For the second stage, we will work together to set SMART goals - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound objectives to plot a course for the project so everyone is happy and stays in the loop.
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Create a Plan
In this third stage, we will present you with a complete plan - including a contract, phases of development, deadlines and finally, clear expectations.
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Designing
Nobody knows your business better than you. So, in this fourth stage, we will keep you in the loop of the design process using our client portal. Here you will be able to interact with our team and see any relevant status updates.
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Final Review
And lastly, we will present you with the final draft and make any minor adjustments, as required. Once this is complete, we will provide you with the required files and relevant materials as stated in our agreement.
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Our Team

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Christine Kollo
Graphic Designer

Christine is the owner and creative director of OakTree and our in house graphic designer. She works closely with clients to ensure their ideas turn into the finished product they were looking for.

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Nikolaus Kollo
Developer

Nik is our full stack developer and has the knowledge and skill to code or fix just about anything. No project is too small or too complicated. He loves to talk tech and if you have a question, don’t be shy.

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Cassandra Sundin
Program Coordinator

Cassandra tackles many of our day-to-day operations, she helps manage our projects so our team can stay organized and on task and she will also be managing the outreach program we are currently developing – “The Kindness Project” once it’s launched. CLICK HERE to check it out.

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Gary Stephey
Marketing Consultant

Gary is our resident sales and marketing consultant with over 35 years of experience. Gary will examine your current brand and marketing strategy and with collaboration, create a diverse multifaceted plan to help your company grow and thrive to get your message heard.

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Kate Pieneman
Digital Marketing & Social Media Specialist

Whether it’s a 60 second explainer video to get your business noticed instantly, custom social media advertising or better customer reviews, our social media strategist and digital marketing expert Kate has got you covered.