Whitby, ON L1R 1G5


Cathie Ellis

Owner/Graphic Designer

I'm a graphic designer who spent many years in corporate marketing as a designer and manager. I now use that experience to serve the clients of Creatiful Studio. We help businesses large and small increase their customer connections with fresh, professional, and eye-catching design. Branding and logo design, marketing material, digital marketing, website design, and advertising are some of our services. Creative strategy is so important and Creatiful Studio can help businesses make their mark.

What inspired you to start your own business?
I have lived in Whitby for over 30 years, and I can see that my creative expertise is needed here at home! No need to commute to the city anymore! I know that local businesses need professional creative services to look their best and really reach their customers…that’s how I can serve my community!

What helped you when working with BACD and how did it impact you and your business?
BACD helped me make sure that my business was set up properly and professionally. I have attended a lot of workshops with BACD. Now I can focus on providing services to my clients, and growing my business. BACD is also a great community of business people. I have enjoyed getting to know other business owners and networking to become part of the business community myself.

 Tell us about the growth of your business. How many employees, locations etc?
Creatiful Studio is a sole proprietorship in Whitby. I am the Owner and Creative Director. With 20 years of experience in design and marketing, I have worked with many partners on a huge variety of projects, so I have many professionals to call on if additional expertise is needed.

What marketing strategies have been successful for you?
Networking and becoming an active member of the business community has worked for me.

 What advice would you give to someone who wants to start their own business?
Make sure that you set everything up properly in the first place…use the services of the BACD! And stay connected with the BACD for professional development and networking as your business grows!