Zap Founding Story

It started with a dream in 2012. With Hannah having a Degree in Graphic Design and Advertising, and Donovan having a background in Web Design, it was their dream to be a husband-wife duo running a branding agency.

They founded their branding agency – Zap Creative, in 2013. Their agency specializes in helping start-up companies bring their dreams to life. They worked through their company on a freelance basis to help their clients after their day jobs during evenings and weekends.

In 2018 Donovan and Hannah decided to make the leap of faith to go full-time with Zap Creative, so they left their day jobs to pursue their dreams. Zap Creative is now a bustling branding agency dedicated to creating memorable brands for companies of all sizes.

Hannah Wheeler

Co-founder + Creative Director

Hannah is a co-founder and the Creative Director of Zap Creative. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, her experience in the field and talent are showcased through the powerful brand identities and interactive designs she creates. Hannah is skilled at developing strong brands by encapsulating an organization’s core values and personality. She flourishes by identifying new opportunities for continuous growth and strategically executes them with intent. Hannah is passionate about working closely with clients and helping them achieve their goals.

DJ Wheeler

Co-founder + Web Director

DJ is a co-founder and the Website Director of Zap Creative. He is an innovative problem solver and creative thinker. DJ is meticulous and thorough in his work, ensuring that all website processes and touch points work together seamlessly. He is skilled at developing responsive websites that perform and strategically reflect each brand. DJ excels at developing and implementing high quality web capabilities that drive traffic and results to our clients’ websites.

Abby Solomes

Account Coordinator + Brand Strategist

Abby has a passion for relationship building and bringing our clients’ ideas to fruition. Equipped with strong organizational and communication skills, Abby ensures that every strategy she creates builds a solid foundation for each brand. Her Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing gives her an advantage for understanding customers, markets, and strategy implementation. A natural ability to lead and diligent task management skills enables Abby to direct the team and clients to project completion.

Dakoda Larlham

Web Developer

Dakoda brings a robust and intuitive skill set to the Zap team. As an accomplished and experienced web developer, his natural ability to problem solve and his commitment to quality allows him to develop responsive websites that uniquely reflect each brand. Dakoda ensures that each clients’ needs and ideas are evident within their website’s design. His passion for all things web based is evident through his work ethic and his dedication to provide actionable results.

Giles Woodward

Art Director

Giles’ passion for design and his natural charisma enables him to create strong relationships with clients in order to achieve their vision. His experience as a designer and as an educator provides him with a dynamic skill set that allows him to thrive. Giles excels at creative problem solving and always surpasses expectations through the unique designs and strong brands that he creates. His accomplishments set him apart and exhibit his dedication to bringing concepts and ideas to life.

Kathryn Markewich

Administration + Sales Specialist

Kathryn is a new addition to the Zap team and assists in a variety of areas. She is passionate about building close relationships and finding the best services for every client’s unique needs. Dedicated and hardworking, she is thorough in her work and assists both clients and the team in any way she can. Currently completing a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing, Kathryn uses her education in real time to keep up with the ever changing needs of markets and our clients.

The Creative Group

Our team is made up of talented freelancers! This includes copywriters, photographers, designers, marketers and social media junkies.

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