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Create a brand you can be proud of and watch your business grow!

Build an exciting brand and up your marketing game

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The market needs to hear about the great work you do. We can help you tell your story!

Growing is human.

If we were to take every one of the short-term and long-term goals that our clients have shared with us over the years and if we boiled them all down to their essence, we would be left with this: 

Growth. Everyone wants to grow.

Profit is oxygen.

One thing that is absolutely essential for growth is: Profit.  

Profit is like oxygen. Without profit, your organization will eventually stagnate and die. Profit comes from revenue. And revenue comes from customers. But where do customers come from?

Connection & Trust 

The first step in someone becoming a customer is human connection. And we believe that people connect with stories.

The transformation from connection to customer requires trust. And trust is built through honesty, clarity and consistency.

People today are short on time and long on options, so the sale goes to the one who communicates with the most clarity. 

A clear, compelling message is a must if you want to attract new customers. 

Cut through the clutter. 

Connect with more clarity. 

People will LOVE you for it.

Standing out in today's crowded marketplace is harder than ever — especially for small businesses. We serve small but outstanding companies and help them grow by writing their story, designing a brand identity they can be proud of and spreading the word in all the right places. 

So If you have a strong vision for your future, are open to change and are willing to follow a proven process that reveals exciting opportunities and elicits solid results, schedule a call.

When we work together, business is beautiful.

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Service Guarantee

Here's our promise to you

Jargon-free communications

We’ll skip the marketing jargon and talk to you in plain, everyday English.

No nasty surprises

You will never be billed for anything you haven’t already authorized.

We'll keep you in the loop

You’ll always know the status of your project and will be kept informed with regular updates and insights.

Dependable service

You’ll be satisfied with the insights, recommendations and results of our True North Process — or we’ll work with you until you are.

Friendly hospitality

You’ll always get a good, fresh cup of coffee any time you stop by and visit our office.

The team

Meet your branding and marketing team

When you work with Compass Creative, you have access to a diverse group of passionate individuals, each with their own unique talents and area of expertise — from brand and web development to design, copywriting and more.

Branding Team

Nick Tenhage, RGD
Creative Director, Branding
Alex Busch
Brand Messaging Strategist

Marketing Team

Diego Lopez, RGD
VP of Marketing & Creative Director
Walter Drexl, RGD
Creative Director
Joel Peneycad
Project Manager
Sarah Farquharson
Account Manager
Christie Hoeksema, RGD
Web Developer
Sherri Friesen
Tryan Servinis, RGD
Graphic Designer
Elizabeth Mengia
Graphic Designer


Jason Bouwman, RGD
Owner & President
Tamara Alkema
Administration & Accounting

Careers at Compass Creative

We’re always looking for passionate storytellers, dreamers and creative business leaders to join our team.

If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!
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The "live artfully" philosophy is something we embrace as a team, whether we’re at work or at play.

Read more about living artfully here.

Take a peek behind the scenes to see what it looks like.