Our process is uncompromising, because we believe every project is a representation of who we are.
Number of clients that are most important while we’re working on their project.
We’ve completed 819 successful projects for clients in the last 10 years.
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MEET THE TEAM
CEO & Founder
Chris is experienced in every aspect of project and team management, printing, web design and art direction. He has over 27 years experience in the industry. Design projects that Chris has managed from software development, to environmental design, to product development, are nationally recognized. Several of our current Giant brands are on well known nationally televised shows including Cooking Channel’s Eat Street as well as designs on MTV videos, and catalogs for known brands. He has the ability to help a small business reach full potential, and the ability to manage brands for multinational businesses. Chris’ ability to make a small business idea into a great success story, then to have the skills to manage, and create systems that allow a business to grow is his great strength. From the ground up he has assisted businesses, not only in marketing and branding, but style guides, process documents, meeting guidelines for packaging for major retailers, and streamlines that allow the focus to remain on what is important.
Co-Founder / Lead Brand Designer
Krista has a unique ability to predict web, lifestyle, fashion, consumer, and visual trends. Her areas of expertise include creative services, media management, demographic and brand surveying, writing, message management, guerrilla marketing, brand and trending development. through her years of experience in organizing movements and trends she is keenly tuned in to what your audience will respond to and why. As a designer her schooling in art, political, and social science have left her aligned with some of the most successful business people and artists on earth, allowing her to access the top trends and messages for the current environment. In addition to her art, political, and non-profit experience, she has market analysis, creative thinking, and budget experience which she uses to serve our clients.
Future Division Designer
Lily has been with Giant since 2005. She has modeled, assisted, styled, and directed photo shoots. Her eye for fashion and awareness of trends keep us in the game and on the cutting edge. She keeps all of the Board meetings light hearted, and has come up with some of our best one liners and marketing taglines. She is also our daughter.
Internal Paradigm Engineer
Mr Kitty supports operations in the timely and effective resolutions of product and process issues, and that company and customer requirements are assured. Mr. Kitty’s primary responsibility for supporting all elements of the quality program and for driving overall quality in all aspects of manufacturing within the designated performance and development activities required to assure the delivery of high quality materials and services. Needless to say, he’s overqualified for the position.
'ROCKY' ROCKEFELLER PEABODY
Direct Security Assistant
Rocky is the Primary Assistant under the supervision of the Information Security Office (ISO) staff. Under direct staff supervision, the Information Security Assistant helps staff with system and network analysis, assists in conducting research, monitoring systems, working on access control and corresponds with the appropriate security communities. He’s been at his job for almost 14 years now. He’s a seasoned pro!
Human Relations Liaison
While this is a voluntary role at Giant, Cooper takes the issue of human relations very seriously. Human Relations liaisons are required to attend a three-hour annual training course presented by the Office of Equity and Compliance regarding diversity, equal opportunity, and effective communication skills. Together the human relations liaisons form a network of caring individuals who promote good human relations and positive environments; share resources and best practices.
Internal Accountability Technician
We don’t talk much about what it is Biscuit really does for Giant. He’s just there to make sure we’re all keeping on track and we do what we say we’re going to do. He’s really good at that. He keeps us all accountable to our clients, and most importantly, to ourselves.
WHAT WE DO
WEB DESIGNWe offer a wide range of possibilities to give your company or organization a presence on the internet. From the most basic informational site for small businesses to corporate retail eCommerce sites. We are known for clean, concise, creative design solutions. We are always happy to help you with small changes to your website, your first website, or a complete overhaul and re-branding of an exaisting site. We use the most current web standards and create websites that are easy to maintain and update. We take the time, through our proven effective design process, to determine exactly what your marketing needs are and create a professional custom solution. We have designed for small business and corporate clients with proven results in delivering sites that are functional and beautiful. Regardless of the size of your business, you can have a team of experienced designers, and coders proactively managing your internet programs.
CUSTOM ECOMMERCE SOLUTIONSCustom eCcomerce solutions-We create custom on-line store solutions for brand new stores, or beautiful front end design and added features for existing stores. We have worked with all of the top shopping cart providers and know how to maximize the functionality of online stores. We have written custom software to add features like a store locator or buyers club, and we can write custom application programming interfaces (API) allowing software to communicate seamlessly between drop shippers and shopping carts. Whether yours is a multinational company with millions in sales, or a small start-up we have the solutions that will maximize the success, design, and ease of use of your store.
WEB DEVELOPMENTWhether you need a small blog or a full fledged eCommerce site with CMS, we have the expertise to build your solution using a variety of server-side and client-side technologies. Our development philosophy follows proven architectural principles in software engineering and we strive to provide concise documented code that facilitates future scalability and growth.
USER EXPERIENCEGiant has handled testing, development, and design for websites that are highly interactive. We always spend the time researching the best possible solutions for your online store, informational website, or online directory. We take function seriously, and believe that you can have it all; a beautiful website that is easy to use, and will keep people coming back. We are constantly researching the current trends to bring the newest technology in how users expect to be able to interact online. We can bring our clients great mobile solutions, and create flawless code to guide the user through the process of interaction. We believe that an online presence that respects the time of the user is critical to success.
Many businesses and nonprofits have become aware that a presence on Facebook or Twitter can greatly increase the flow of traffic to the website. Most people do not have a lot of time to spend on this so at Giant, we can create and manage a regular presence on these sites. We can create a maintenance schedule so that you can focus on other things and know that we will be able to keep you up to date and relevant in the social networking online world.
SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION – SEOUnlike many SEO services, we employ white hat optimizations that improve your organic page ranking without resorting to the questionable practices that are common in the SEO space. Our methods utilize documented techniques to improve both your search ranking and relevance, boosting natural site traffic.
BRANDING AND IDENTITYTo succeed in branding you must understand the needs and wants of your customers and prospects. You do this by integrating your brand strategies through your company at every point of public contact. Your brand resides within the hearts and minds of customers, clients and prospects. It is the sum total of their experiences and perceptions, some of which you can influence, and some that you cannot. A strong brand is invaluable as the battle for customers intensifies day by day. It’s important to spend time investing in researching, defining and building your brand. After all your brand is the source of a promise to your consumer. It’s a foundational piece in your marketing communication and one you do not want to be without.
With over 22 years in the print industry we are able to design for print according to the highest standards in the industry. From experience working in digital prepress at some of the top print houses on the West Coast, we can offer skilled packaging design, top of the line photo re-touching and the best color correction and color printing knowledge available internationally. We work with our clients on anything from simple typesetting for a business card to full brand identity and design of all printed marketing materials.
PHOTOGRAPHYOur corporate clients and non-profit clients alike appreciate that not only can we cover all of their printing, design, web and software needs, but we can also offer product and project photography at a much lower price than a commercial photography studio. We can build the project and budget around the notion that you can have high quality commercial shots without paying thousands of dollars to hire a studio for the day.
PACKAGINGWith years of experience in print and packaging, we have knowledge of how to put your products on the shelf of a major retailer, or a boutique. We have designed packaging that is on the shelf of Costco and Other major retailers. We have designed packaging for small niche products as well. We have worked with packaging manufacturers as far away as China, and through our knowledge of dielines, our test printing process, and our ability to “think outside the box” so to speak, we can deliver. We understand that there is a lot of competition out there on the shelves and you have only a moment, while someone browses the aisle, to communicate your brand and make your product stand out.
At Giant we have many clients who hired us to do a logo, a branding project, or website, and soon realized that being able to establish an overall brand that stretches seamlessly over all media is critical to their success. We build new brands from the ground up in partnership with established businesses and start-ups. We also take existing brands and assist in the overall evolution to re-fresh their brand. Keeping the look and technology up do date will keep you in the game. Clients come to us with an existing brand that they want to carry across web, print, display, packaging, social media, or any other opportunity for their customer or clients to interact with the brand. Clients also come to us wanting to have an experienced team help them establish their company and brand as it grows. We believe that brand consistency is critical and that every order form, piece of letterhead, promotion, email marketing campaign, and web presence should reflect the pride and thought that wins consumer confidence in your product. We have started from scratch with clients, and in a true testament to our commitment to our brand partners, we have worked together for years through many changes in technology and culture to continue to keep them at the top. We are always looking for opportunities to support and assist you in growing your brand, and keeping it relevant in an ever changing landscape.
EVEN MORE HAPPY CLIENTS
“Giant is a hands on company that personalizes your needs for web hosting. They supply you with the knowledge needed when creating an image for your business on the web. They certainly keep up with the newest tech trends that are happening in their field. Giant’s style and hard work can only benefit their clients.”LEE SCOTT, OWNER SNOUT & CO.
“Chris has a warm, giving personality and an almost effortless eye for design. Impressive visual ideas flow from his hands, through the computer and onto the screen as a complete form with almost no sense of passed time – it just seems to happen in that instant he opens the window. I’ve never seen anything like it in any other graphics person, who all seem to pause or struggle for a moment before they do anything.”
“I reached out to Chris to revamp some of the antiquated, pre-packaged printed products that we were selling to our customers. Chris did a phenomenal job of working with me to get his cost to an equivalent level, and developing a process to integrate an unprecedented amount of personalization into the product (which actually saved me labor costs). The other aspect of Chris’ work that I appreciate was his network of vendors – I say in all confidence that we had the best print quality in our industry and I was probably paying half of what my competitors were paying. I recommend Chris and Giant without reservation. Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, Creative”JIM DOUGHERTY, BONNEY-WATSON FUNERAL HOMES
“Thank you for all the awesome work you guys have done for our business!!!”CHEF PETER NEAL, LOPEZ ISLAND CATERING
“Giant creates clean, iconic websites that are impactful and easy to use. Working with Chris at Giant has been great experience. He is very easy to talk to and listens to, and addresses your concerns.”JAY LEE, LEAD CODER, Microsoft