Our people.

Janet Straker, Principal/Creative Director + Graphic Designer from Guelph, Ontario is a professional graphic designer and storyteller with a passion for life and design.

Our people.

Janet Straker

Janet Straker, RGD
Principal/Creative Director + Graphic Designer

Professional graphic designer and storyteller with a passion for life and design. Janet has over 18 years of experience, including 8 years specializing in the performing arts. Her highly developed conceptual skills and design strategies have helped successfully renovate businesses, products, and experiences. Her ambitions are not just about creating outstanding brands and campaigns, they are about making the human connection. They are about being committed to providing good service and building strong and lasting relationships with clients. Creative dialogue, trust, and solving budget and deadline challenges have become second nature.

Her arts & culture organization projects include: The Shaw Festival, Yale Repertory Theatre, Yale School of Drama, National Ballet of Canada, Theatre Calgary, Shakespeare in the Park (Montreal), Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Pearl Theatre, Music Niagara, Stratford Summer Music, Tourism Stratford (maps, culinary guide), Chilina Kennedy (Broadway star), Catholic Health Sponsors of Ontario, Stratford Chefs School, Bedford/St. Martin’s (publishing), Sterling Publishing, and Firefly.

Current projects include: Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation,  The Stratford FestivalUniversity of Guelph, Habitat for Humanity–Halton-MississaugaKiju OrganicsBone Brewhouse, Gambling Research Exchange Ontario, IMBA Canada, and Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation.


To learn more, visit haveyoumetjanet.ca





Ron Bernard
Art Director + Designer

Ron, a self-described socially-functioning introvert, fuelled by strong coffee and a need to do good work, can typically be found trying to improve the world one design project at a time. 

Ron believes authenticity is the foundation of connection and that building lasting relationships with customers depends on this foundation. Translating client objectives into visual communications that elicit the right emotional response has been his never-ending passion. 

Ron has been applying this basic principal for more than two decades, serving not-for-profits, financial corporations and small to medium-sized businesses as well as 13 years of municipal sector experience. His highly refined creative process and his down-in-the-trenches approach to project management have helped him create successes from wayfinding systems to identity systems and everything in between.





Barking Dog Studios Inc.
Website Design & Development

Founded in 1996 in downtown Guelph, ON, Barking Dog Studios Inc. merges design and technology to create engaging, accessible and extremely usable websites with robust content management capabilities. Our talented team offers a full range of services including project management, identity design and development, and website design, front-end development, programming and testing. 

Over the past 22 years, we've delivered 1000+ projects to many happy customers, with each having a design and vision that uniquely matched the client's character. Our solutions help our clients effectively do business online by providing their users with a relevant and rewarding experience.

We will always find an innovative solution to any challenge by staying at the forefront of our industry and committing to a lifelong learning process.