ABOUT US

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ABOUT DANU

Kristina Schmidtke

Founder, Danu Design

Hi, I’m Kristina Schmidtke, and I specialize in logos, other small-business branding, fine art & custom home décor. Having worked in the fields of art & design since 2011, I decided to open Danu Design in 2017. Quality of product and approachable, personalized service are valued above all else. Having met, worked for, and befriended many small business owners in Kelowna BC., I recognize the value of reasonable pricing, a modern product, and longstanding, positive relationships with others in the community.

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How did I get here?

Some of my valuable professional skills have been gained in areas including high-end fine art sales, retail management, paint color & wallpaper consultations, custom décor paintings, fine art, and graphic design.  My professional creative journey began in 2011 when I began creating custom acrylic paintings for hire. I am delighted to have turned my “starving artist” passion into a career, and to offer my professional services to businesses and individuals alike.

Education

Centre for Distance Education, Sydney, Nova Scotia

I hold an accredited Diploma in Graphic Design, having achieved a 97% average throughout my studies.

University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, British Columbia

I achieved Deans List after a year of Fine Arts study.

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Stephen Blancher

Website Developer and Administrator

I’m Stephen Blancher, and I have the tools necessary to accomplish your goals of deploying a web presence on the internet. Not only do my skills cater to the needs of business people, I also know the inner workings of complex computer systems. My years of working with computers have given me an in-depth understanding of information technology, and that fuels my drive to see business needs made into reality. Coupled with Kristina’s amazing design abilities, we are able to create websites that are aesthetically pleasing and highly functional.

How did I get here?

Ever since I was young, I have had a passion for computers. This lead me to begin studies of computer science in 2009. I gained many skills in my education but found that making websites was an exciting opportunity. There are so many people who need an online presence, and solving their problems takes a litany of skills. I have gained these skills not only through my education but my personal experience as well.  I have managed, and created or migrated several websites. My strength lies in operating high security web servers running WordPress. This means that the site will be reliable and will load quickly.

Education

Okanagan College, Kelowna, British Columbia

Bachelors Degree in Computer Science with Specialization in Software Development