a little about Marian…


Marian De Gier has been the owner of a graphic design business since she graduated from the Emily Carr Institute in 1992. She has since worked as a graphic designer and art director, as well as an accomplished photographer. Marian has been a consultant at various design firms and has worked both in Vancouver, Canada and the Netherlands. She is fluent in English and Dutch.

From 1994-2009, Marian was the Art Director of the bi-monthly marketing trade publication ‘Tactics’. Since 2009 she has designed the identity, including labels and advertising campaigns for Fort Berens Estate Winery, located in Lillooet and continues to be involved in their brand development.

Marian’s photography has been published in several publications and CD packages. Some of her prints have sold privately. She has recently finished working on a book with her brother containing Alberta landscape photographs and stories that has been published in the Netherlands.

Marian provides service on a freelance basis in the field of art direction and design; specializing in identity & brand development, editorial design, label design and packaging. She is flexible, organized, able to meet deadlines, loves living in Vancouver, a good cup of coffee in the morning and appreciates a well-designed logo

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what people are saying

Tracey Page, Label Services and Touring at Reliant Music

Stunning photos with wonderful texture and style! We hired Marian to shoot the cover photo for the new Barney Bentall album “Flesh & Bone” and the results were beyond our expectations.

Utilizing richly textured outdoor public spaces, Marian captured exactly the look we were hoping to achieve and then some! Her gentle, personable approach put the artist at ease, resulting in some beautiful shots that we used in both the album and subsequent marketing material.

She’s a joy to work with, brings heaps of creativity to the project and delivers wonderful results.

Tracey Page, Label Services and Touring at Reliant Music
Raves about the book “Verdwaald in Ponoka”

“A beautiful book, stunning photos and a great CD.”
-DJ Dolf Jansen in the popular radio show Spijkers met Koppen

“Short stories written in a gently wistful but understated style… illustrated with beautiful photos.”
– National Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant

“This is not a beautiful book with a hastily added soundtrack. It also isn’t a great album featuring some exaggerated design project. No, this is a full work of art, a world in itself to get lost in.”

Raves about the book “Verdwaald in Ponoka”
Rolf De Bruin & Heleen Pannekoek, Proprietors, Fort Berens Estate Winery

We have been working with Marian exclusively since 2009. She has designed our wine label, print material, POS material, advertising campaigns and a variety of other things. We are extremely happy with the results, the relationship and the process.

After working together on the branding, she has been able to design most materials without a lot of revisions, saving cost and time. She works well with other professionals, including photographers, copy writers and marketing & advertising consultants.

Rolf De Bruin & Heleen Pannekoek, Proprietors, Fort Berens Estate Winery