spryberry serves up passion

for brands, for ideas, for strategy and for story

We are known for our relationships, our depth of experience and our ability to deliver results. We deliver beautiful and strategic print, digital and social solutions.

Our team is diverse and work virtually anywhere; we value the richness that comes with different opinions, approaches and skills and believe it is that the diversity of our team will transform your business. We look at identity, initiatives and complex ideas in order to transform them into accessible, useable design that deliver clear measurable results.

Spryberry is the recent fruit of marrying two companies: Koch Ink Creative Strategy and 676 Communication. Koch Ink brings a rich history of graphic design to 676’s digital consulting and training; together with our growing team we deliver clear thinking, nimble strategy and juicy creative.

MEET OUR TEAM

berry goodness

Throwing down fresh, creative, and strategic communication expertise to empower and inspire.
We believe that trust, balance, inclusivity and growth are essential to your success (and in turn ours) and that awesomeness, fun and keeping it simple are critical.

Oh, and sillyness is close to godliness.

our happy clients

“Tara provided both social media training for our Communications team, as well as developed a social media marketing strategy for one of our business units. Our group walked away from the training with a strong sense of excitement around the things we would be able to accomplish. While all of us were well-versed in social media, Tara’s insights really took our group to a new level. The strategy she developed for our website and the social media and online advertising plan around it were easily implemented and resulted in drastically improved search engine ranking and traffic to the site. I would absolutely recommend the services of Spryberry and Tara. Great to work with and impressive results.”
Corinna Bork, Director, Communications, Maxxam Analytics
“Spryberry researched and provided SEO recommendations and a subsequent pay-per-click campaign for a local neighbourhood development that was promoting the sale of building lots to first time home buyer and those close to retirement age. The project is ongoing and the traffic generated from this campaign has led to increased awareness and actions to visit the website for more information. I have enjoyed working with Spryberry, which is thorough in its explanation of strategy, and very responsive when there are questions or concerns. I would recommend Spryberry to others.”
Jennifer Muir, Communication Consultant, Thought Dot Marketing
“We worked with Spryberry on rebranding our company and found their guidance invaluable. Spryberry led our team through the process with excellent advice, and they made sure we stayed on track. The research they conducted was so insightful in helping us better understand the areas of opportunity leading into the design stage (which was fantastic). We feel we were in great hands with the Spryberry team and recommend them highly. We are delighted with our new brand and the launch of our website!”
Suzette Bayrock, Think Mint Media
“Personally, I have struggled for at least a decade to bring myself to where I am now professionally! Spryberry's clear intention and creativity, unquestionably has reflected the essence of all I stand for in my commitment to empowering my niche audience. The results of my new website is artistically brilliant, with consistent positive feedback from a significant group of sophisticated individuals, allowing for a newfound credibility that was essential at this critical time of my career! Spryberry's guidance and management of initiating my introduction into the world of social media will mark a landmark in expanding my message, far beyond what was previously predictable. Thank you to Spryberry for an extraordinary partnership and commitment to me and all I am dedicated to – making a unique difference in peoples lives.”
Martin Cohen, martincohen.org
“I've worked with dozens of design firms over the years and Dana (and her team) are among the best — if not THE best. Not only is her work strategic, creative and “wow”, she's also very client-focused. Whenever I had a question or concern, she got back to me in lightning speed, which is very important to me. I highly recommend her.”
Steve Slaunwhite, Copywriting Training Centre
“Simply put: Tara is awesome. Whether you're looking for social media support or a holistic communications strategy, she is a resources to be reckoned with. Savvy, connected, and innovative, with Tara on the job, you can be assured that your communications needs will be met and your expectations exceeded.”
Yvonne O'hara, Langara College
“Dana has worked with me to design and execute two corporate rebrands for Urban Systems; the first in 2005 and the second in 2012. In both cases, Dana proved to be an excellent thinking partner and highly creative and efficient designer. In our most recent rebrand, Dana was invited to step into the project part way through. She came up to speed quickly and demonstrated great flexibility in advancing a partially developed design concept. In addition, to her excellent design contributions, Dana is a very pragmatic consultant who strives to deliver a high quality product as quickly and cost effectively as possible.”
Trina Wamboldt, Urban Systems
“We worked with Spryberry on a project for the mental health programs at BC Children’s Hospital, and were very impressed with the quality of their work, their dedication to their clients, and their genuine passion for the project. From the first time we met with Dana and Tara, we knew that Spryberry was going to be a great fit with the project and what we were envisioning. Our project involved a collaborative team environment, which sometimes meant getting lots of different feedback and trying to balance multiple perspectives. The Spryberry team has excellent communication skills, is always open and responsive to ideas, and is able to effectively manage tight timelines. They demonstrated great flexibility, and were proactive and solution-oriented when we were faced with difficult decisions or changes in the project plan. In the end, we couldn’t be happier with the final product, and we are so excited for the clinical team to start sharing the resource that was developed with patients and parents. Thank you Spryberry for all of the creativity, positive energy and personal touch that you brought to this project – we look forward to working with you again!”
Kim Korf-Uzan & Meredith de Freitas, Health Literacy Team, BCCH
“Dana Koch, leading her team at Spryberry, has unfailingly met the communications needs of clients on whose projects we have collaborated, ranging from marketing and communications materials created for a childhood obesity project carried out for BC Children’s Hospital, to complete rebranding including website redevelopment for Greater Vancouver Community Services Society and the BC Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries. It is a pleasure to work with someone like Dana, who engages at the strategic level, and who translates that strategy into creativity with impressive creativity, speed, and attention to detail. Dana is able to understand the constraints within which public sector and not for profit organizations operate, and within that context, deliver quality solutions that speak effectively to their stakeholders.”
Helen Carkner, former director, Fraser Health
“Dana has been an absolute delight to work with. She is professional and very personable, and is an excellent communicator. I hired her to create an entire social media platform for my new blog, and I am thrilled with the results. Not being particularly tech savvy, Dana patiently took the time to explain the entire process in a manner I understood. I would highly recommend Dana and her team for any size job, and I would certainly return to her and her highly skilled team for any future job requirements.”
Pam Azad, The Laughter Womb
“It is my pleasure to highly recommend Spryberry as a graphic and web design firm. I have found principal Dana Koch to be exceptionally responsive and service-oriented. Dana listens to client needs and provides fresh, innovative designs within the boundaries of either modest or substantial budgets. Dana has the ability to quickly analyze the graphic opportunity and then deliver a design solution that precisely meets our needs. Dana’s broad technical understanding of all aspects of graphic design, printing and web programming has enriched her visual communications expertise. As a graphic design and website developer, Spryberry is a gem!”
Marie Szklarz, (former) Director, Communications, Fraser Health
“Dana does fantastic work at a great price point. I shopped our new website design project to several design houses and I went with my gut on Dana. She delivered! Very professional high quality work, on schedule, on budget and with complete professionalism. Highly recommend her if you are in the market for quality branded web design without a lot of fluff or ‘hot air’.”
John Marshall Roberts, Worldview Thinking
“Creativity is great and there is no shortage of it at Spryberry. However, as a marketing communications professional, I look for more than new ideas. I look for finished product is ‘on strategy’ and supports my clients big picture objectives. Perhaps it’s a combination of creativity, active listening or simply a tenacious drive to get it right — Spryberry has it.”
Sharon Stevens, Communications Solutions
“I really appreciated working with Dana to create a Graphic Standards document that was simple & useable. Dana is professional and easy to work with. She responded quickly and professionally to changes that needed to be made.”
Tim Hall, A Rocha Canada
“I have worked with Dana on many occasions (websites, book jackets, etc) and I love her designs and her work ethics. I have never been disappointed and will continue to refer others to her.”
Jane Atkinson, Speaker Launcher