Rooted in sustainability and measured on success, Fairwind Creative encompasses your entire online marketing universe, from graphic design and web design and website development to green web hosting and digital marketing. Fairwind draws upon decades of extensive working knowledge of the digital world, covering a broad range of services. Our creators share a deep passion for conservation, sustainability, and ethical business practices, volunteering time each year to help various causes.

We are on a mission to provide eco-conscious, green, and ethical options for everyday graphic design and web development services for businesses large and small.

As a green business, Fairwind Creative is committed to normalizing green practices and eradicating its mysteries and myths. We can show you how you can run your business online using green technology and achieve success while supporting our environment. We support ethical, green businesses by contributing a percentage of all our earnings to support innovative organizations who are making great strides in sustainability and conservation.

Cultivating

Success

Julie MelanoFairwind’s owner and creative director, Julie Melano, started her design career in 1996 while working toward her Bachelor’s degree in Art from Southern Oregon University, focused on graphic design and photography. Upon relocating to Portland, she began dabbling in web design, and that work experience opened some interesting avenues in her career.

Around 2006, Julie began taking on freelance clients, conducting business under the business name Melano Graphics. However, for most of the next 15 years she committed herself to working as an employee for various notable graphic design and website development firms throughout the Pacific Northwest, from California, to Oregon, to British Columbia.

In 2018, after almost a decade in Canada, she and her husband became Canadian citizens. Julie is a dual Canadian/US citizen, and she maintains clients in both countries. Over the years, Julie has had the pleasure of helping approximately 700 businesses with their design needs, with projects ranging from logo design, to website content formatting, to full-spectrum brand development, to social media, to design for extensive e-commerce and database-driven websites, mobile apps, and software applications.

Julie started Fairwind Creative with the purpose of devoting all her energy and creativity as a designer and marketing strategist to help promote a healthier planet through the use of green technology and ethical practices. Fairwind’s creators and industry partners work continuously to strategize ways of transforming and “greenifying” antiquated marketing techniques.

Our Creators

Fairwind Creative draws upon decades of extensive knowledge, covering a broad range of services. From startups seeking a new logo, stationery, and business cards, to well established companies needing a full website refresh, we’ve got you covered! We offer WordPress, Drupal and Shopify website development, as well as digital marketing services such as SEO, SEM, Google Analytics, Google Ads, copywriting, and social media engagement.

Most of Fairwind’s creators are spread out across Vancouver Island. Some have worked in the sustainability sector, and most have 10–20 years of experience.

Sustainability

To promote healthy forest management, Fairwind has built relationships with award winning, carbon-neutral print shops who embrace the use of sustainable products. Their paper suppliers use alternative renewable energy sources, reduce chemical energy and water usage, and source post-consumer materials and FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) certified forest fibre, perfect for digital printing, offset printing, and specialty printing. Learn more!

Work with Fairwind

Fairwind Creative is always on the lookout for skilled professionals with a proven track record, a passion for environmental preservation, and the ability to work remotely. Sounds like you? Drop us a line!