About Us

Who We Are

We are a design studio specializing in graphic design and branding. Using our knowledge of softwares, we take a classic and conceptual approach with an emphasis on the principles of good design.

Why Design?

Design can inspire and communicate in a way that can invoke emotions or make you feel something. As a design company, we thoughtfully consider every detail. By creating unique designs we can revolutionize your brand, help you sell more products, reach more people and differentiate yourself from your competitors.

Our Story

Partners Lisa Dean and Joel Macleod were both introduced to design after high school. Dream State Design was built up from inside their apartment in Squamish, BC off an idea they both had to become their own boss and make designing a full time job. Now Lisa and Joel have created many designs across Canada. Interested to learn more about them? Scroll down and read about them individually.

Joel MacLeod

Joel began his career in graphic design while working as a drummer in a Vancouver based band. He found himself designing show posters, flyers, logos and business cards for bands in the Vancouver music scene. This got the ball rolling for Joel’s career in design. Joel is the one of the graphic and brand designers here at Dream State Design. He asks a lot of questions and works hard to discover and distill the core values of your brand. Joel is originally from Red Deer, AB but moved to Squamish in 2012. In Joel’s free time, he teaches drums at the Squamish Academy of Music. Interested to see what Joel is up too? Click here.

Lisa Dean

Lisa started her career in graphic design at Concordia University in Montreal, QC. Originally from Penticton, BC, Lisa made the move to Squamish in 2016. As a child Lisa loved to paint and draw and create using all sorts of artistic mediums. When Lisa discovered graphic design she was captivated by the endless routes of creativity and the romantic uses of colour. Lisa specializes in graphic design and visual brand identity. In her free time, Lisa enjoys walks through the rainforest with her dog Daisy, crafting, and dreaming up new ideas to put to life. Take a peek into Lisa’s life here.