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Create a brand you can be proud of and watch your business grow!

Build an exciting brand and up your marketing game.

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Standing out in today’s crowded marketplace is harder than ever — especially for small businesses.

To get noticed, you need world-class branding and marketing. But most people are not experts in marketing. And if we’re honest, it’s hard to trust those who say they are. Have you spent too much money on marketing without seeing any results? Have you been frustrated by the process of trying to redesign your website… again?

We feel your pain.


We serve small but outstanding companies and help them grow.

We’ll help you write a clear story, design a brand identity you can be proud of and spread the word in all the right places.

Our mission is to help you grow a powerful brand in a crowded marketplace. When we do our work well we help you attract ideal customers, dream projects, and great employees. And we help you grow your business into a brand you can be proud of!


The market needs to hear about the great work you do. We can help you tell your story!

  • Get clear about “why” you get out of bed in the morning
  • Really understand your ideal customer at a deep level
  • Qualify prospects more efficiently
  • Speak clearly and confidently
  • Stand out in a crowded marketplace and get noticed for all the right reasons
  • Connect more effectively with more ideal customers
  • Experience more demand for your products and/or services
  • Attract and retain top talent
  • Feel a sense of pride in your brand and what it represents
  • Earn increased profits
  • Grow your company

If you have a strong vision for your future, are open to change and are willing to follow a proven process that reveals exciting opportunities and elicits solid results, schedule a call.

When we work together, business is beautiful.

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“Marketing ministers to the spiritual side of trade. It is a great power which has been entrusted to your keeping, which charges you with the high responsibility of inspiring and ennobling the commercial world. It is all part of the greater work of re-generation and redemption of mankind.”
- U.S. President Calvin Coolidge
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Service Guarantee

Here's our promise to you

Jargon-free communications

We’ll skip the marketing jargon and talk to you in plain, everyday English.

No nasty surprises

You will never be billed for anything you haven’t previously authorized.

Be kept in the loop

You’ll always know the status of your project and will be kept informed with regular updates and insights.

Dependable service

You’ll be satisfied with the insights, recommendations and results of our True North Process — or we’ll work with you until you are.

Friendly hospitality

You’ll always get a good, fresh cup of coffee any time you stop by and visit our office.

Meet the team

Meet your branding and marketing team

When you work with Compass Creative, you have access to a diverse group of passionate individuals, each with their own unique talents and area of expertise — from brand and web development to design, copywriting and more.


Nick Tenhage, RGD
Creative Director, Branding
Alex Busch
Brand Messaging Strategist


Diego Lopez, RGD
VP of Marketing
Sarah Farquharson
Account Manager
Joel Peneycad
Project Manager
Walter Drexl, RGD
Creative Director, Marketing
Christie Hoeksema, RGD
Web Developer
Sherri Friesen
Tryan Servinis, RGD
Graphic Designer


Jason Bouwman, RGD
Owner & President
Tamara Alkema
Administration & Accounting

Careers at Compass Creative

We’re always looking for passionate storytellers, dreamers and creative business leaders to join our team.

If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!
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The "live artfully" philosophy is something we embrace as a team, whether we’re at work or at play.

Take a peek behind the scenes and you’ll see what that means…