Win a ticket for tonight’s Prairie Investment Forum!

We’re all going to the 1st Annual Prairie Investment Forum hosted by Co.Labs, and we want you to come!

Just comment on our Instagram post for a chance to win a free ticket, and we’ll message the lucky winner this afternoon.

The Prairie investment forum will showcase startups from each Prairie Province, investors from North America, and Sask expats working in tech.

See you at 7pm at the Delta Bessborough!

 

Jill Ferron   |   February 21, 2018

Entrepreneur meetup – Feb. 15

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan is hosting another meetup this Thursday from 5 pm to 7 pm at Village Guitar and Amp. It’s open to everyone, bring your family and friends to this cool event featuring Rauncie Kinnaird of Sandy Shores Resort and Kinnaird Bagpipes.

 

 

Jill Ferron   |   February 13, 2018

Trails of 1885 Website – Island Project Spotlight

It’s Thursday, so that means time for a throwback…all the way to 1885. Last year we were fortunate enough to work with the folks at Tourism Saskatoon and the Trails fo 1885 to redesign their website. Here is how it used to look.

The website needed to highlight the different sites that you can visit that were part of the Trails of 1885 history. But as part of our discovery we realized just how much this story covered. The main feature of the website is the homepage (after you select your language). This serves as an interactive timeline that takes the user through the history of the North-West Resistance.

 

The website also has a page for each site, where you can learn more about its history, location, hours, upcoming events, and even view a photo gallery of that location.

Also featured is an interactive map, so users can see the proximity of locations to one another, and find convenient driving routes between each site.

Visit trailsof1885.com

Chase Milligan   |   February 1, 2018

Grow your Business in Saskatchewan & Beyond

This event, hosted by WESK at Village Guitar & Amp, features three women entrepreneurs:  Katherine Regnier of Coconut CalendarAngela Propp Schmidt of Redwillow Organics, and Serese Selanders of Kasiel Solutions. These entrepreneurs know what they’re talking about: Coconut Calendar just raised $4.2 million in a series A funding, following a first-round funding of $700,000 just last year!

If you’re interested in hearing about how they are growing their respective businesses of agriculture, technology and science at home and internationally, come check it out!

Events are $30 for members and non-members, tickets are available here.

See you there!

 

Jill Ferron   |   January 31, 2018

How to use Google for Business

Looks like this week’s all about growing your business!

If you’re ready to gear up and accelerate your business, but need a hand on the more practical “how to” questions, you won’t want to miss out on this luncheon. Nathan Woroniuk from WDiT Business Solutions will be talking about Google for Business, what is it and how can you use it to your best advantage.

Tickets are $20 and include lunch, the event is at SREDA this Wednesday January 31st, from 12 am – 1 pm.

 

 

Jill Ferron   |   January 30, 2018

Website Launch: Sask Drinks

It’s not every day that a hobby we share in the office comes knocking at our door* with an idea for a cool website project, so we were super excited about this one from the get go!
*metaphorically knocking at our door, there wasn’t like a 9mile growler knocking at our door, although I have had an eerily similar dream.

Sask Drinks was created to help those interested learn a bit more about Saskatchewan’s growing craft alcohol industry through an online interactive map that showcases many of our province’s finest beer, wine, and spirits (of the roughly 20 makers initially featured, we’ve tried 14 so far ourselves). Everything is organized geographically so sit down at the table, find your favourite new spot, and don’t forget to click around to find out a bit more about everyone who helped make the map a reality (psssst….click on the matches).

We really hope you all enjoy Sask Drinks as much as we did creating it.

SaskDrinks.com

Cody Schumacher   |   July 12, 2017

Website Featured in Saskatoon Express

Last month we launched our Season of Giving winner’s website. We’re pumped to see that Naomi, and her website This Is My Self, are front page news! Read the article below, check out the website at thisismyself.ca, and be sure to share her stories of self-love.

Andrew Scott   |   July 6, 2017

Website for Bloom NICU Fundraiser

We were approached to design a website for Bloom, an annual event dedicated to raising funds for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This will be the sixth year the event has been put on by Amy Novakovski and Tina Searcy, two mom’s with a special place in their heart for the NICU. In previous years they relied on a Wix website, but felt it was time for their online presence to match the elegance of their event.

We’re happy to sponsor a website that not only promotes Bloom’s annual “Evening of Love” dinner, but also provides a place for other parents to share their gratitude. Bloom has raised over $142,000 for the NICU in Saskatoon, and we feel very fortunate to be able to contribute to such a great cause in our own way.

“The website is amazing!! Thank you so very much for Island’s hard work on it and for taking our vision and turning it into something so magnificent!”

-Amy Novakovski, Founder/Event Director

You can view the website at bloomnicu.com, and buy tickets through Picatic.

Andrew Scott   |   March 9, 2017

Jubilee Residences’ New Website Launch

JubileeHere at Island we love launch days. Luckily for us our latest project, a new website for Jubilee Residences, went live today!

First of all you can read all about the new webpage in Jubilee’s press release, here.

Next, we thought we would share some of our design and development processes that went into building a site, that to be honest, we are quite proud of.

As our designer Cody would tell you, his first step in this project was identifying who would be using the site. We wanted to make sure the webpage was aesthetically pleasing without limiting functionality. This project was particularly interesting because there are a variety of users who all have different needs. It was important for us to make sure all those needs were met, while still keeping it simple and nice to look it.

When coming up with the design elements it was vital to capture the value of quality care homes. We wanted to make sure that message could be felt in every aspect of the website. We also got to add some value to the site by including some new functions – you can now submit online donations (and they may need some help testing that out*wink).

Check out the new webpage here!

Kate Rawlyk   |   September 1, 2016

Sit Back & Relax with our 12 Month Packages

Like most of our clients we’re a small business too, so we understand how difficult it can be to find someone you trust to do everything you need at a manageable cost. Lately we’ve had a number of clients show interest in building a project around a 12 month package/payment structure. In response to this interest we’ve decided to create new, fully customizable monthly packages that give you exactly what you need without paying for things that you don’t. Let’s keep your time focused on the things that you do best, and we’ll be there to deliver on the things that we do best.

Some of the many benefits

Manage Costs

Spread your website and marketing expenses out over the course of a year.

Budget Easier

Consistent monthly payments to help you budget.

Limit Spending

Only pay for the services you need.

Committed Attention

We keep our time open so you remain at the top of the queue.

There When You Need Us

Whether it’s a two hour meeting or a five minute phone call, your rate stays the same. No matter how much time we commit to you each month your invoice never changes, there is no meter running.

Flexibility

If you require changes, the 12 month frame allows us time to adjust for your needs.

Sound good? If so, we’ve created a simple form that lets you pick all the services you want, from website design, branding, SEO, print materials, and more. There are endless combinations, so you can build a package that suits your needs and limits your costs!

Build Your Package Now

Island was built on the philosophy that great design and top quality service should always be the focus. Our hope with these packages is to make great design and and quality service more accessible than ever.

Cody Schumacher   |   August 31, 2016