We are designers & communicators

With a singular purpose

To open the door on true potential through a process of exploration, ideation and validation to create authentic brands that welcome connection.

Our commitment

We don’t cut corners

We treat large and small projects the same - involving you and your brand vision in our creative process so that we understand, create and deliver beyond your expectations.

Integrity

We’re committed to our clients, our craft and the results we achieve. We build long term partnerships so we deliver high quality, meaningful design.

Sensitivity

We listen and ask the questions that need to be asked, always seeking and open to learning more. We really get to know our clients so we can embrace their unique characteristics and help them shine.

Research

We don’t execute until we’re confident we understand the task at hand and have a plan to achieve it.

Ingenuity

We're not happy to just accept the status quo. Some things are the way they are for a reason, but not always.

Open Access

We seek to share our knowledge and expertise. We believe openness, and understanding the creative process, is of collective value and brings with it empowerment.

Legacy

We build brands that last. We’re never thinking just about today, but what tomorrow could bring and how the past has shaped our brands and experience.

Meet the founders

Good individually, great together.

Meghan McBain

Designer & Co-founder

A firm believer in the power of brands to share a story, Meghan is our chief brand strategist and brings a wealth of knowledge to each of our projects. She loves the details — mixing aesthetics and functionality to create beautiful, practical solutions.

Experience
24 years
Qualifications
Ass.Dip. (Computer Aided Art & Design), M.Comm. (Design)
Industries
Printing, Legal, Design

Mark Gilliland

Designer & Co-founder

The eternally inquisitive Mark is always asking “why?” He sees connections everywhere and uses this unique perspective to create intelligent, thoughtful design. Never one to just accept the status quo, Mark is always looking for more — striving for the new and the different something that will give clients the edge.

Experience
12 years
Qualifications
Cert. (Applied Design), Dip. (Graphic Arts), Adv.Dip. (Graphic Design)
Industries
Start-ups, Not-for-profits

Jessica Walsh

Designer & Co-founder

Jessica’s positivity and empathy puts her at the beating heart of Wide Open Co. An art lover (she studied it too!), Jess is passionate about the finer detail of design and how this makes brands more personable and personal.

She’s a nurturer and a trusted partner whose creativity and insight help build meaningful and long-lasting stories.

Experience
9 years
Qualifications
Cert. (Design), B.Des. (Communication Design)
Industries
Small business, Retail, Community Associations

Joanna Woods

Communications & Digital Strategy

Joanna loves words. According to her, they “create a connection, share an experience and bring us together.”

She also believes that words (and how we use them) help create a meaningful dialogue with clients regardless of the platform, so that businesses create, share and grow with their clients.

Experience
15 years
Qualifications
B.A., Grad.Dip. (Public Relations)
Industries
Not-for-profits, Legal, Health

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