Andi’s work for the 2010 Cultural Olympiad was nothing short of spectacular. Under intense deadline pressure Andi created a series of highly successful event programs, catalogues and other marketing collateral for this groundbreaking Olympic & Paralympic arts festival. Her work was consistently inspired, clean and well organized. She was always calm, pleasant and capable of discerning our needs and desires with minimal direction.
We’ve been building our business since 2003, but our passion for sports started much earlier. We know the sports business and its challenges first hand. We’ve navigated non-profits, board and stakeholders approvals, limited budgets, and tight timelines, and have come out successfully on the other side.
The Epic Philosophy
High Performance Creative isn’t just a tagline, it’s how the Epic team approaches life! Our clients and partners are guaranteed:
Enthusiastic, passionate and energetic conversations;
Polished, professional and refined deliverables;
Integrity in our approach
Consistency in our process and design
The core of our services involves building stellar brands, websites and graphic design. Every project is unique, so we have also found ourselves collaborating successfully in areas such as content and social media marketing, and app development. Once in a while, a blue unicorn of a project comes along where we get to design a merchandise line or tackle a building, RV or car wrap.
We film, produce, and animate with our partners in video production. We will art direct and manage the project to ensure it fits with your vision.
We art direct your photo shoot to ensure it aligns with your vision, and can recommend the best photographer for your project.
We produce custom artwork illustration in-house, tailored to a brand, campaign or product.
Have different needs beyond the status quo? Beyond our in-house expertise, we work closely with external specialists in the focused areas of photography, content marketing, public relations, video production, mobile application development and copy writing to make your vision a reality. Want to push the envelope? Challenge accepted.
Meet the Team
Epic team members have in common a breadth of experience and a passion for creative excellence in design. Combined, they form the wheelhouse of outstanding resources that we’re proud to offer our clients. All projects are headed by Andi Mortenson.
Andi Mortenson, President & Creative Director
Andi Mortenson has extensive experience delivering large branding projects and leading creative teams. Andi founded Epic Design in 2004 to serve the creative needs of sport and cultural organizations. Andi has proven her success and commitment to giving back to the community as a short-listed 2016 YWCA Woman of Distinction Awards Nominee. She currently sits on the Waterpolo Canada Board of Directors, and provides ongoing volunteer support to KidSport Vancouver, following a six-year term on its Board of Directors.
Christina Lehn, Graphic Designer
Christina Lehn has a fresh eye for design and a talent for the arts, including illustration, painting and photography. She graduated from the Visual College of Art & Design (VCAD) in 2015. She has been working with Andi for several years on a wide variety of print and branding projects.
Gabriel Ghali, Graphic Designer
Gabriel enjoys bringing brands to life in a way that connects with people. Fluent in French, he’s worked within several global agencies for a multitude of global clients and local brands. Apart from developing creative strategies, visuals and digital experiences, he enjoys mixing electronic dance music.
Brent Hayden OLY, Shopify Expert
Brent has recently joined us and has taken on the role of our Shopify expert. He is a three-time Olympian with a bronze medal representing Canada at the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games, and is currently training for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games. He is a fine art photographer and an entrepreneur. Brent and his wife Nadina have developed Astra Athletica, a motivational activewear fitness & workout lifestyle line of clothes for men and women.
Monica Marzec, Design Coordinator
As the newest member of the team, Monica brings a background in social media and content strategy, and is currently coordinating projects for the Epic team. With experience spanning both the public sector and creative agencies of various sizes, she loves tackling challenges with an agile team, and looks forward to immersing herself in the world of sports branding and design.