What is Green Couch?
Green Couch is a design, print and web design company based in Mission, BC, Canada. We are proud to call Canada home, and work with clients all over North America and the world. We focus on providing our clients with excellent customer service, fabulous design and web work, and a policy for “no-attitude” in everything we do. We have high expectations of ourselves and of our clients, and our goal is to create happy, mutually respectful long-term working relationships with the people we work for and with.
We offer full design, illustration, and web design and development services in-house, and we collab with valued, reliable, and trusted suppliers for additional expert design skills, writing, printing, and any other services our clients might need to complete their projects.
With our many years of practical hands-on experience, (a combined 35+ years- whoa!) we definitely know our sh*t!
We believe in putting the phone away and having a real conversation.
We won’t disappear on you. Ever.
We think our clients are awesome and treat them as such.
No cookie cutters, no templates, no pre-made discount design, nope, not here. Never.
And no creepy sales jargon, buzz words, pressure, attitude, or intimidation. Yuck, who likes that anyway?
We deliver on time if not early.
We believe in doing things the right way the first time.
Who you’ll find behind the Green Couch:
Cynthia Frenette, Designer, Illustrator
We live and breathe design, colour, creativity, and believe that hands-on is the best way to get anything done!
Known for: extreme creativity, speedy, accurate and unique work, and being easy to work with. She’s nice but won’t take attitude from anyone.
Hey! I’m your designer, nice to meet you! I’ve been in the design industry for 25 years, omg has it been that long, time sure flies when you’re having fun! I’ve worked in some of the best local design studios and agencies over the years, and finally branched out on my own in 2006. Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to work with some pretty cool people- high end brands, restaurants, publishers, fashionistas, and everything in between. I have a hands-on old school design education crossed with new school digital skills, the best of both worlds.
I’m multi-passionate in what I do and have a huge love for art supplies, good shoes, poking about in thrift stores, fashion, and fabric.
Norm Frenette, Web Guy
We heart WordPress, and Norm is our resident web guy. He digs good clean code and WordPress is his secret sauce.
Known for: wicked sense of humour, a love of good code, fast cars, loves the Beatles and can name pretty much any band or song- ask him about seeing Led Zeppelin when he was a teen! If you’re into F1, you’re in.
I come from a trades background, and I’m self-taught in website and WordPress design and development. I love good code, and good beer.
Together we make up the principle team of Green Couch.
In 2006, I (that’s moi ~Cynthia) started the company, fulfilling a dream to be out on my own and creating design projects for awesome people, doing things my way with creativity, respect, and kindness. Norm joined in a couple years later and we’ve never looked back!
Getting personal for a sec…
Norm and I got married in 1997, and little did we know we’d be eventually working together full-time. People ask us how we do it, and we just do. We love what we do so it makes it easy!
We moved out to the deep ‘burbs from Vancouver in 2008, where we work from our home studio, that we share with our two favorite doggy companions, Starr and Charlie.
On weekends you can find us out walking the dogs, hunting down thrifty treasures, sewing (me!) or gardening (Norm).
Life is good, and we wouldn’t have it any other way!