Since our inception, and long before green-washing was even a concept, we have been providing sustainable design solutions and practices to our clients.
Having the Western Canada Wilderness Committee as our first client was inspirational to be sure, but even so our company's manifesto was dedicated to making the world a better place through good design.
One Good Idea
This did not mean simply better design. It meant design for good. Good for the community, good for the planet and good for businesses as well. This standard holds true today, and in recent years Ion has donated over $125,000 in fees to sustainable organizations through our One Good Idea Award.
Ion's design staff are Professionally Certified Graphic Designers (CGD), and abide by the ethical and sustainability standards of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada. In keeping with Ion’s core vision of operating with the highest ethical and environmental standards we warranty to our clients that all work produced by Ion is original and will fulfill or exceed the needs of the project brief.
Believing in strong communities, both David and Rod (and their staff over the years) have had long volunteer careers serving on various boards for the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada. Both have been National President of the GDC and both have made large contributions to both Canadian and international design communities not just through their own volunteerism, but by donating their company's resources as well. The partners have also served on other design and community executive boards while donating their time and design skills.
We guarantee it
We understand that our clients work is highly confidential and, as such, all of our staff members are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement when they are hired at Ion. All our work is managed and stored on secure Canadian servers and abides by Canadian privacy laws. We warranty that all design work is performed by our staff and external suppliers are identified. We pride ourselves not only on the quality of work our firm produces, but on our ability to maintain schedules and budgets and we guarantee we will maintain yours. Open lines of communication are critical to the success of any project, and we employ the latest technologies for online interaction for collaboration. When direct and immediate contact is required, we'll simply pick up the phone or set an in-person meeting.
We take our commitments seriously, but that doesn't mean we're not fun to work with!