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the team

imageDESIGN has some of the most talented employees working in the Grande Prairie graphic and web design scene. Led by Nan Swanston, our team consists of people with unique specialties as well as the ability to adapt and apply their skills to all projects, big or small. More people = more ideas. It’s as simple as that! With seven members in imageDESIGN’s creative team, you’ll get designs that are refined by each person’s input and ideas. Any one of our team can help you on your projects, any time. Hover over one of our team members to learn more about them!

Nan Swanston

Owner
  • Was born and raised in Grande Prairie.
  • Has deep roots in the Peace Country. Her Grandparents homesteaded on Clairmont Lake in 1910.
  • First diploma from GPRC was in Business Admin and Accounting. Second was in Visual Arts.
  • Is married with 3 great children and 2 amazing granddaughters.
  • Loves to do watercolours and batik in her spare time.
  • Loves to walk or snowshoe in the bush and has logged about 700 kilometres on snowshoes in one season.
  • Relaxes with yoga regularly.

Marcus Vanstone

Owner, Web Developer
  • Graduated from G.P.R.C with a degree in Interactive Digital Design Specialization.
  • Originally from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, moved to G.P. in Junior High.
  • Married to a teacher, raising a teenage daughter and a pair of beagles.
  • Is a dedicated Calgary Flames hockey fan.
  • Enjoys playing dodge ball, softball and snowboarding.
  • Enjoys a quality dark beer, a smooth rye whisky or single-malt scotch.
  • Still gets carded wherever he goes even though he is in his late 30’s.

Dawna Dillabough

Graphic Designer
  • Has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Lethbridge.
  • Absolutely adores her Basset Hound Bayley and Boxer Odin.
  • Has a side business making the best dog biscuits in town.
  • Wants to learn how to hang glide one day but is afraid of heights.
  • Learned to drive at the age of 10 and wanted to become a race car driver.
  • Is known as “Mama Dee” to the dogs in her life.
  • Has explored more places in the United Kingdom than in Canada.

Kelsey Sanderson

Graphic Designer
  • Born and raised in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.
  • Attended the Art Institute of Vancouver for Graphic Design.
  • Has a sister three years older and a sister three years younger than her.
  • Likes to dip a toe in every major body of water she goes to.
  • Wishes the interrobang and the snark mark caught on.
  • Between her and her siblings, owns well over 400 video games.
  • Her free time is consumed by writing, drawing, reading, and superheroes.

Jennifer Fortin

Graphic Designer
  • Piloted a military Airbus when she was 12.
  • Wanted to be an orthodontist and open a practice with her sisters when she grew up.
  • Has three amazing kids that act crazy with her in times of need.
  • Loves the sound of birds chirping in the morning.
  • Married a Frenchie who is dedicated to his family.
  • Has a black lab who smiles when he’s happy.
  • Loves a good glass of wine and great company.

Colby Garland

Web Developer
  • Was born and raised in Grande Prairie.
  • Attended GPRC for computer science.
  • Plays guitar and sings in a few local bands.
  • Camps around the peace region in a hammock.
  • Has 2 dogs with his fiancée named Chester and Chuck.
  • Snowboards and skis in the winter.
  • Is the biggest Seinfeld fan you will meet.

Sarah Jebb

Graphic Designer
  • Was born and raised in the Grande Prairie area.
  • Graduated from the Alberta College of Art + Design with her B.Des in graphic design.
  • Loves everything about home design and likes to draw up and modify house plans in her spare time.
  • Loves to spend her summers camping and golfing, especially in the Jasper area.
  • Has watched every episode of Friends several times.
  • Likes to talk her husband’s ear off, especially when he is almost asleep.
  • And is almost always found wearing a sweater.

Pascale Leslie

Receptionist
  • Born on the East Coast, raised on the West Coast.
  • Forced to move to Grande Prairie senior year but fell in love with the Peace Country.
  • Enjoys travelling to hot spots around the globe to surf, do yoga, and beach bum it.
  • Loves her husband and daughter.
  • Love to nap.
  • Can beat you on the 100 m.
NanOwner
  • Was born and raised in Grande Prairie.
  • Has deep roots in the Peace Country. Her Grandparents homesteaded on Clairmont Lake in 1910.
  • First diploma from GPRC was in Business Admin and Accounting. Second was in Visual Arts.
  • Is married with 3 great children and 2 amazing granddaughters.
  • Loves to do watercolours and batik in her spare time.
  • Loves to walk or snowshoe in the bush and has logged about 700 kilometres on snowshoes in one season.
  • Relaxes with yoga regularly.
MarcusOwner, Web Developer
  • Graduated from G.P.R.C with a degree in Interactive Digital Design Specialization.
  • Originally from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, moved to G.P. in Junior High.
  • Married to a teacher, raising a teenage daughter and a pair of beagles.
  • Is a dedicated Calgary Flames hockey fan.
  • Enjoys playing dodge ball, softball and snowboarding.
  • Enjoys a quality dark beer, a smooth rye whisky or single-malt scotch.
  • Still gets carded wherever he goes even though he is in his late 30’s.
DawnaGraphic Designer
  • Has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Lethbridge.
  • Absolutely adores her Basset Hound Bayley and Boxer Odin.
  • Has a side business making the best dog biscuits in town.
  • Wants to learn how to hang glide one day but is afraid of heights.
  • Learned to drive at the age of 10 and wanted to become a race car driver.
  • Is known as “Mama Dee” to the dogs in her life.
  • Has explored more places in the United Kingdom than in Canada.
KelseyGraphic Designer
  • Born and raised in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.
  • Attended the Art Institute of Vancouver for Graphic Design.
  • Has a sister three years older and a sister three years younger than her.
  • Likes to dip a toe in every major body of water she goes to.
  • Wishes the interrobang and the snark mark caught on.
  • Between her and her siblings, owns well over 400 video games.
  • Her free time is consumed by writing, drawing, reading, and superheroes.
JenniferGraphic Designer
  • Piloted a military Airbus when she was 12.
  • Wanted to be an orthodontist and open a practice with her sisters when she grew up.
  • Has three amazing kids that act crazy with her in times of need.
  • Loves the sound of birds chirping in the morning.
  • Married a Frenchie who is dedicated to his family.
  • Has a black lab who smiles when he’s happy.
  • Loves a good glass of wine and great company.
ColbyWeb Developer
  • Was born and raised in Grande Prairie.
  • Attended GPRC for computer science.
  • Plays guitar and sings in a few local bands.
  • Camps around the peace region in a hammock.
  • Has 2 dogs with his fiancée named Chester and Chuck.
  • Snowboards and skis in the winter.
  • Is the biggest Seinfeld fan you will meet.
SarahGraphic Designer
  • Was born and raised in the Grande Prairie area.
  • Graduated from the Alberta College of Art + Design with her B.Des in graphic design.
  • Loves everything about home design and likes to draw up and modify house plans in her spare time.
  • Loves to spend her summers camping and golfing, especially in the Jasper area.
  • Has watched every episode of Friends several times.
  • Likes to talk her husband’s ear off, especially when he is almost asleep.
  • And is almost always found wearing a sweater.
PascaleReceptionist
  • Born on the East Coast, raised on the West Coast.
  • Forced to move to Grande Prairie senior year but fell in love with the Peace Country.
  • Enjoys travelling to hot spots around the globe to surf, do yoga, and beach bum it.
  • Loves her husband and daughter.
  • Love to nap.
  • Can beat you on the 100 m.