Patrice Snopkowski, BA, CGD
A certified, professional member of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC), Patrice has more than 25 years experience in the design industry. She spent 11 years as a designer for the University of Victoria, and worked on print and web design at Hot House Marketing and Design before joining Beacon Hill Communications Group as a member/principal. Patrice has also designed for Sono Nis and New Star Books, spent time as the art director at Key Pacific Publishers, and was production manager at Pacific Rim Publications. Her main areas of expertise are identity and logo design, annual report and publication design, new media, including designing and producing web sites. Patrice served on the national executive of the GDC as the Vice-President Membership Chair from 2008-2012 and is currently the National Representative for the GDC Vancouver Island chapter. Patrice is also a founding member of the Canadian Freelance Union (CFU).
A graduate of the Kootenay School of Art, Annie is an award-winning, well-recognized member of the Victoria graphic design community. Through the 1970s and into the 1980s she held creative positions with Thornton-Trump Creative, Kent Allan Ltd., Gregson Graham and the University of Victoria. In 1981, she co-founded the successful graphic design studio, Weeks & Humphreys. She has been a member of Beacon Hill Communications Group since 1991. Annie is a skilled creative director, designer, and project manager, and an expert user of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat Professional. Annie is presently focussing her talents in developing print, display and logo design for the music, arts, environmental and First Nations communities. Annie was one of four producers of the 2013 Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue 150 Arts Festival (seven theatre, music, and lecture events held throughout 2013). This included design of all promotional print materials. During 2014, Annie was instrumental in helping to create “Bema Productions”, a Jewish theatre company based at Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue.
A member of Beacon Hill Communications Group since 1991, Frances is a graduate of the Camosun College Applied Communications program with over 25 years of multi-media arts experience. Frances studied book design in the Simon Fraser University Publishing Program and has over 15 years of book design experience working with trade publishers, provincial government and institutions. She has handled all aspects of design and layout and prepared files for both digital and offset printing. Her design credits include titles for Sono Nis, The Heritage Group, Orca Books, and Hedgerow Press, including short stories and historical non-fiction and books on photography, art, and the environment. Recent projects include large format books for Rocky Mountain Books: The Pipestone Wolves (2016, winner of a Pubwest Design Award), Earth and Sky: Photographs and Stories from Montana and Alberta (2016), and Heart Waters: Sources of the Bow River (2013). For book design samples, please see attached PDF.
Gail Harcombe, BSc
Gail Harcombe has worked as a biologist, editor and graphic designer, as a contractor and for the B.C. provincial government. In over 28 years with Ministry of Environment, Gail has gained extensive experience in communications and information management, specifically technical and plain language editing, and graphic arts (biological illustration, all stages of production of technical and non-technical publications). She has over ten years experience in corporate website design and administration, and has led development of web-based applications and related systems. The diverse range of topics and types of projects undertaken has required strong project management skills. Gail’s strong commitment to the environment and to production of high quality products has earned the appreciation of clients, government and NGO alike.