Almostronaut

al·mos·tro·naut
noun 

a person who is almost trained to almost travel in a spacecraft.

Sadly, nobody is paying us a living wage to hang around in orbit. One day, hopefully, we will work in space. Until then, we make websites, business cards, et cetera... for artists, small businesses, and fun projects.

Almostronaut Girl - I make websites!

al·mos·tro·naut
noun

a person who is almost trained to almost travel in a spacecraft.

Almostronaut Girl - I make websites!

Sadly, nobody is paying us a living wage to hang around in orbit. One day, hopefully, we will work in space. Until then, we make websites, business cards, et cetera... for artists, small businesses, and fun projects.

Until then...
we make websites.

Take a look!

beautiful websites floating through space

fun projects

... because why not:

Getting in shape is almost always more fun with friends. Sooke Rugby is a new, all-ages, non-tackle co-ed rugby team.

artists

... such as:

Alison Garrett-Hanneson showcases her award-winning fluid, watery fused glass designs.

small businesses

... for example:

Tara Munro offers highly individualized counselling sessions on Vancouver Island.

non-profits and community organizations

.... as well as the occasional pro bono when we have the resources to squeeze those projects in!

small businesses

... for example:

Tara Munro offers highly individualized counselling sessions on Vancouver Island.

artists

... such as:

Alison Garrett-Hanneson showcases her award-winning fluid, watery fused glass designs.

fun projects

... because why not:

Sooke Rugby

Getting in shape is almost always more fun with friends. Sooke Rugby is a new, all-ages, non-tackle co-ed rugby team.

non-profits and community organizations

.... as well as the occasional pro bono when we have the resources to squeeze that in!

mission reports

I salute Marleen, Commander-in-Chief at Almostronaut, for her guidance through the asteroid field of business card design. She answered all my questions with her signature matter-of-fact style, provided strong advice on trends and best practices, and she navigated me back to the flight path whenever I got distracted by my own personal preferences (yes, Shannon, pink is great, but have a look at this chart about colour connotations). Through our conversations, she came to understand my personal style, and I'm pretty sure she searched the edges of the universe to find the perfect graphic.

I am over the moon with the results.

- Shannon Marshall, CENTREPIECE WRITING STUDIO

Marleen was recommended to me as a Graphic Designer by a mutual good friend. We embarked together on creating an illustrated book from my manuscript. The whole process was quite magical! There were a lot of editing revisions that I still needed to do and this digital process went through very smoothly. Marleen came up with very creative solutions to format the writing with the pictures and to produce a postcard insert for each book! She also guided and organized the printing end of the project which turned out brilliantly!

I am very grateful to Marleen and would highly recommend her for any creative endeavour that requires an innovative designer!

- Coral Poser, Artist and Author

Right away without question, you'll know Marleen cares about your project. During our first discussion about my book cover, she instantly proved how competent and dynamic she is.
She's a fountain of ideas with a skill for quickly compiling and relaying information. Her communication skills are ace, she's an effective researcher, and she didn't want anything for my project that I didn't want for it myself.
All-in-all, she was the best choice for my book cover, and she'll be my go-to for future book covers too.

- Andrew L. Hicks, THE ART OF BEING HUMAN

Marleen has been an absolute delight to deal with. Her work is impeccable, she is caring and extremely detail oriented, you can tell she has a natural talent for being creative. Our discussions are always professional and friendly with prompt replies to my questions.
I look forward to working with her again in the future. 10/10.

- Dani Tribble

A short and sweet testimonial for Marleen, who essentially acted as my Campaign Manager (and moral support!). The look-and-feel was her magic, and it carried from the signage to the website to the FB page. She's a highly talented miracle worker! Thanks Marleen!!

You ROCKED my world!

- Britt Santowski, BRITT FOR SOOKE

Marleen is wonderful to work with, being very personal, creative and efficient with her services. I highly recommend her services and look forward to doing more work with her.

- Dave Ristau, TIDAL PERFORMANCE STRENGTH & FITNESS

Marleen's listening skills were able to capture the essence of CloverCare Massage, and she created an effective website, beautifully, simply and accurately, reflecting what it is.
I have since recommended Almostronaut services to others.

I have since recommended Almostronaut services to others.

- Judy MacNeill, CLOVERCARE MASSAGE

Marleen designed business cards, rack cards and car magnets for me. They look lovely. It is a pleasure to work with her. She is fast, up to date and always willing to make a new adjustment so it is 100% to my liking.

- Annemieke Gardezy, JOY OF HEALING

mission report

"I salute Marleen, Commander-in-Chief at Almostronaut, for her guidance through the asteroid field of business card design. She answered all my questions with her signature matter-of-fact style, provided strong advice on trends and best practices, and she navigated me back to the flight path whenever I got distracted by my own personal preferences (yes, Shannon, pink is great, but have a look at this chart about colour connotations). Through our conversations, she came to understand my personal style, and I'm pretty sure she searched the edges of the universe to find the perfect graphic. I am over the moon with the results."

- Shannon Marshall, CENTREPIECE WRITING STUDIO

our crew

Almostronaut HQ is based on Vancouver Island in BC, Canada - but our crew also works from New Orleans. If you're from Sooke, you probably already know Marleen, our creative director and OG Almostronaut. But among our fantastic crew we have you covered from sundry graphic design services, illustration, copywriting, and video editing (everywhere) to photography and 3D printing (Vancouver Island only).

our clients

Shoutout to our local clients on beautiful Vancouver Island! <3

But we have clients everywhere - in the USA, in Australia, and in Europe. (Ja, wir sprechen deutsch!) So if you have any questions regarding GDPR and DSGVO, yes, we can help you there.

Most of our clients come to us through referrals (thank you so much!) and others through website search-and-rescue projects... (Is your website giving you trouble?)

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