Company Overview

Powering great ideas


Owners and directors Terri Parent and Catherine McIntyre

Choosing the right creative agency is serious business. The relationship that’s established between client and designer can set you on the right course and achieve results beyond your expectations.

At Stride, we focus on building long-term client relationships based on trust, mutual respect, and ongoing success. Our team has fostered successful collaborations with businesses and organizations since 2004, working as creative partners who share a deep commitment to a common goal. We love what we do, and it shows.

So what’s our story?

It started with two of us, Catherine and Terri. We were key designers in a successful creative firm in Burlington who’d finally decided it was time to branch out on our own. We wanted to create a work environment that balanced our personal and professional goals, and we knew we worked well as a team. So we took a leap of faith and started Stride Creative Group, and we were busy from the get-go. It was clear that merging our talents and personalities was the right mix of high-level thinking, creativity, and execution. We knew we were on to something. Long grown out of our humble beginnings, we have fostered Stride’s steady growth in staff, capabilities, and long-term client relationships. Most importantly, we’ve grown our clients’ brands by consistently delivering effective design and powerful marketing strategies that work.

How do we work?

We thrive on building brands through a process of strategic planning and discovery, working collaboratively with our clients and keeping a close eye on their budgets and timelines. We do a lot with a small but highly experienced staff, and we pride ourselves on our efficiency. Analyzing trends and buyer behavior, we approach each client’s objectives with customized marketing planning — not a one-size-fits-all solution. We employ the latest online technology with proficiency, and yet we can execute proven techniques and traditional media with impact. All of our designers are highly skilled professionals who collaborate daily and understand our clients’ goals on a strategic level. They’re supported by a seasoned account manager who keeps us all on track and asks the hard questions along the way. Our clients enjoy regular communication and updates on their projects, ensuring that we all stay on task, on budget, and on time. We do all of this with an unwavering focus on long-term success, not short term gain. Our goal is to make a difference in your bottom line, and it’s with that focus that we meet your challenges and get results.