Mike Doyle Design Studio

Web. Branding. Design.
For Less.

Hello, 2024

Thank you for visiting! This past year marked a significant change outside of my business. Our little family introduced the perfect boy in September 2023, and I’ve been enjoying the challenge of balancing a home-based business with a newborn. I want to thank all my long-term clients for being patient and allowing the process to work itself out!

As of July 2024, it was finally time to upgrade this site architecture and rebuild it on the same framework as I do for most of my clients. I hope you enjoy browsing the site and viewing my work!

This year I am also working to further my skills in some key areas including After Effects, Motion Design, Lottie (as the books illustrate), and Architecture Rendering. I hope to include these in my portflio shortly.

I have limited openings for the rest of 2024 and will be selective with projects. I am always looking for strong partners with a driven desire to improve their business. Please send me an email or use the contact form to share your ideas!

- Mike Doyle

Welcome

Since 2012, Mike Doyle Design Studio has seen consistent success from a proven combination of professional, dedicated work at an attractive price point. My goal is to create a direct and sustainable relationship with clients and promote long term value. New clients are always surprised at the level of detail, personal care and breadth of services they receive for the price - up to 75% more affordable than competing design firms!

History

How it started…

The Studio was officially launched in January 2012. I began young – searching the web, finding ways to install the newest programs and learning to design on computers through trial and error around 1995. The internet was still evolving, long before YouTube had instant tutorials and companies offered their programs for subscriptions. There were still guest books, Geocities, hit counters and looping animated GIFs. Macromedia Fireworks, Corel Paintshop Pro and ICQ. After years of tinkering – I eventually earned a paid position in 2004 for the Bluewater Recycling Association in Huron Park. Over the next 8 years, I gained invaluable experience in many different mediums and formats.

I applied knowledge gained from a Business Degree in Commercial Studies at King’s College in London to realize a unique niche market for small and medium businesses was quickly growing: the need for companies that desired the branding, design and web presence reflecting their mission – at a budget that fell below hiring an agency or recruiting a full time employee. Larger firms quote too much for many basic services, while local freelance solutions produced low-quality, inconsistent work.

Fast forward over decade later and I have seen success from a simple combination of clean, personal & modern services at a modest price point. In a saturated design market, my goal is to create a direct and sustainable relationship with customers. I value the trust of long term clients, and aim to provide a dependable, flexible and affordable solution.

Why Choose Me?

You get a lot, for a little…

Design agencies are great. You get a fantastic finished product conceived by a team of dedicated experts. But there is a cost to this. What many don’t realize is you can achieve a great deal of the high-end work an agency provides through an experienced individual. An agency will have a team of multiple coders, designers, project leads, marketers, social media content creators, copywriters, advertisers and sales specialists and while they provide the most flexibility; it can be argued that the majority of web projects required by small and medium businesses don’t require this ensemble.

I believe that through the last 20+ years of experience, I have developed the tools required to serve most client needs. I am constantly learning, and find it a great pleasure to evolve alongside this fast-paced industry. All of my work and time is heavily documented, and direct client contact with myself is a priority so that you are comfortable and satisfied from start to finish.

You will get an seasoned designer with a broad tool-set that believes in transparency, attention to detail and creativity. I care about the work I do, and never leave with you stranded with a finished product. Ongoing support, custom instructions and timely updates are all available.

Pricing

2024

This year, my rates will remain the same as the previous three years – fixed at $50/hr (plus HST if applicable). I bill in 0.5 hour increments and will generally only take on jobs that require a minimum of 1 hour to complete. New clients require a standard deposit structure that we will discuss and agree upon beforehand.

I also provide full and honoured total project rates for those needing to keep a strict budget in place. Contact me today for a discussion and meeting.

2025

As of January 1st 2025, new clients will be billed at a fixed rate of $60/hr + HST. Existing clients will retain their rate unless discussed with me. As always, full project quotes are welcome!

Staff

Our full-service staff is outfitted to provide you with the absolute best experience. Learn more about the faces that make it all possible:

Mike

Owner/Operator

Maggie

Security + Catering

John Gibbons

Customer Relations

Kellan

Junior Developer

Recent Websites

I have done my best to compile some recent websites so you don’t have to search through the clients section to see my work. The long term goal is to provide a much more comprehensive showcase of work. If time were not a concern…

What My Clients Say.

“We are on our 4th generation of our award winning websites with this studio and we have no intention to use anyone else anytime soon. Mike has mastered the art of developing creative, effective, and efficient websites. We would recommend him to anyone looking for personal attention in the development of a great online presence.”
Bluewater Recycling Association
"Mike is great to work with. Not only is he very talented creatively, he is very responsive and provides excellent customer service. I love what he did with my website and logos and would not hesitate to ask him to do other creative work for my business. I highly recommend Mike Doyle Design and his talents!"
Foster Family Law
“Highly recommend Mike Doyle Design for his dedicated and highly creative marketing strategies. He embraces your business as if it was his own, giving you the highest level of performance with results that puts your business above the competition.”
Sally Creek Lifestyle Homes

Services

Mike Doyle Design includes a large toolkit of solutions under one roof. My capabilities have expanded each year. Contact me to discuss your unique project, as there is a great chance I will be able to handle your requests. I have accrued a trusted network of specialists who can help realize any work that is beyond my scope of knowledge in bringing a project to completion. I take transparency very seriously and will be the first to point out any limitations.

Websites.

My bread and butter. From the brainstorming, to the UX/UI drafts and the countless revisions until you are completely satisfied - we'll build you the perfect website to reflect your business. You will love the extra backend care I take in all the little details such as SEO techniques, accessibility, fast, clean databases and redirects.

  • WordPress Development
  • Website Rebranding
  • E-Commerce Development
  • Landing Pages + Lead Pages
  • Responsive & Mobile Conversions
  • Broken / Hacked Website Revival
  • SSL Certificate Conversions
  • Shopify + MIVA Merchant Capable
  • CMS Platform Capable
  • HTML / CSS / PHP Coding
  • Squarespace + Wix + Webflow

Branding.

I love working on branding projects. There is something wonderful about starting a new brand or reviving an existing one. There is immediate feedback from the client and their customers. You can see it, and it feels good. From logo re-imagination to style guides and website rebranding, let's work together and create something fresh.

  • Logo Development
  • Brand Style Guides
  • Brand + Direction Consulting
  • Current Brand Audits
  • Competition Analysis
  • Colour Palettes (Including PANTONE)
  • Custom Graphic Elements
  • Templates for Social Media
  • Rebuild assets for all devices
  • Consistent Usage Guidelines

Design.

Design encompasses a dozen mediums. I suppose I started in design when creating digital artwork in Paint and the first versions of Photoshop. I still enjoy opening a new file and designing something unique and exciting for web, email, marketing or print. Whether it is a simple flyer or a comprehensive sales package, I can help push your campaign forward.

  • Print + Web Advertisements
  • Magazine Advertisements
  • Web/Landing Page Mockups
  • Email Templates (Mailchimp/CC)
  • High Level Brochure Design
  • Ready-for-Print Files
  • Product Die Line Packaging
  • Billboard & Road Signage
  • Floorplan and Black Line Work
  • Blog and Social Graphics
  • Photograph Manipulation

More.

Over the past 12 years as a business and 25 years as a computer enthusiast, I have encountered a countless amount of useful (and outdated) skills related to the industry. Whether it is helping with host migrations, adding SSL certificates, cleaning up wasted spending on accounts or consulting / auditing any project you need an extra set of eyes on - I can provide valuable knowledge and expertise.

  • Website Maintenance Services
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Hosting Migration & Support
  • Account Supervision
  • Spending Audits & Consulting
  • AI Generation Assistance
  • Social Media Platforms
  • Email Signatures
  • Proof Reading & Copy-writing
  • 24/7 Availability with no *Rush Charges*

Clients

With a portfolio of over 140 clients to date, I am proud of the experience - but am always looking for new relationships and unique projects to collaborate with. Hover/tap over some of the companies I have had the pleasure to create with over the years. Click on the button below for a more comprehensive list.

Espresso Uno

Website Work, Print Ad Work

Awde Alchemy

Packaging Design, E-Commerce Development

Connections Leadership Journey

Program Design, Print and Digital Media, Online Program

Shree Homes Inc.

Logo Design, Website Design, Print and Marketing Materials

Grotto Getaway

Logo Design, Graphic Design
2023

Harbour Club

Website Maintenance and Marketing/Email Materials

HN Construction Limited

Logo Design, Website Redesign, CMS Portal Build

Bloom & Ember Co.

Website Design and Product Mockups

Tiesma Industrial Coverings

Website Design, Logo Design

Investing in the USA Mastermind

Logo Design, Website Design

Bluewater Recycling Association

Website development and graphic / print projects
Since 2004

Innosoft Fusion

Logo Design, Interface, UI, UX Design
Since 2013

SIVA Training

Website Rebuild

Christmas in Paris

Website Migration and 2024 Revitalize

Flow Logic Podcast

Website Design, Podcast Streaming, Youtube Streaming

Towns on Queen Ancaster

Website Design, Brochure Design, Logo Design

Andrew Hines Real Estate Investing Podcast

Website Redesign

Learn English for Canada

Logo Design, Website Design

HUM Law Firm

Website Design, Logo, Print, SEO, Social Media
Since 2018

Legend Air Logistics Co.

Logo Design

Children's Health Foundation

Website development and back-end coding
2021-22

The Learning Edge

Print Design, Marketing, Website Redesign, Branding

Nick Van Dyk

Website Design, Marketing Materials

Masters Edge Executive Homes

Logo, Branding, Website, Print, SEO

Gananoque Arts Network

Website Development and Launch
2022

Zebra Condominiums

Logo Design, Brand and Print Design

Maple Ridge Campground

Logo Design and Booking Engine Website

Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee

Internal Graphic Design, Powerpoint Presentations, Templates

The Woodview Inn

Website Design, Advertisements, Print
Since 2013

MJ Dixon Construction

Website Design, Logo, Social Media, Print Materials

MARS Environmental

Logo Design and Website Development

London Classic Kitchens

Logo Design and Website Development

District Property Trust

Website Design, Logo Design, Branding, Print

Pro Funds Mortgages

Web, Logo, Graphic & Print Design, Real Estate Marketing
Since 2008

Lee Li Holdings

Website Build and Photoshop Work

First Choice Beverage Inc.

Website Launch and Graphic Design

BECA

Website and Graphic Design

Xtivity Pulse

Logo Design, Interface, UI, UX Design
2019

Once Upon A Stay

Website Build

30 Minutes to Wealth

Website design, logo design, print, seo

Restoration Design Inc.

E-Commerce Website, Catalog & Print Design
2014-2022

REP Windows & Doors

Website design, logo design, social media
2015

Innovations in Hair

Website Design, Logo Rebuild

Huron Tractor

Brochure & Poster Design

Imperial Cold Storage & Distribution

Website Development

Virtue Moir

Print Design & Brochure Marketing

Crofton

Product Photography & Packaging

King's University

Poster Design

Contact

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Contact Information

Mike Doyle Design Studio

11 Bobby West Street
Paris, Ontario N3L 1J4

Phone: 519.719.2570
Email: info@mike-doyle.com

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