Havers Design

About Havers Design

Havers Design consists of a team of hard working individuals working in the areas of branding, design, web programming, SEO and social media coordination.


Making the Comox Valley Look Good 

Havers Design is based in Courtenay, British Columbia and as a team we've been creating professional design solutions since 1985. A lot has changed since then, but what hasn't changed is our commitment to working closely with our clients, listening carefully to their needs and developing the best creative solutions we can on their behalf. We are a team of graphic artists, web programmers, photographers and writers who collaborate from project to project as required.

We've been fortunate in developing long term relationships with the majority of our clients, growing and evolving with them along the way. I think we’re all enjoying the ride and we look forward to the opportunities, challenges and surprises the future holds in store.

Neil Havers - Senior Designer

Starting as a Graphic Design Graduate of Winnipeg, Manitoba’s Red River Community College I've been involved in the industry since 1976. Having worked in Winnipeg, Edmonton and Victoria I finally settled in Courtenay, BC and started Havers Design in 1985.

As Senior Designer I am personally involved in all projects. My broad base of knowledge allows me to work comfortably in all aspects of design, photography, website design and print production. I do know my limits and enjoy collaborating with professionals who know a lot more than I do in their areas of expertise. 

The transitions over the years from analogue to digital forms of production and communication have been both a challenge and an excellent opportunity to learn and grow in an ever-changing marketing environment. The methods of delivery have changed dramatically and I feel privileged to have witnessed and been involved every step of the way.

What hasn't changed is customer service, listening to client's needs, communicating your thoughts on marketing strategies and delivering quality product on time and on budget. That never gets old.

Kevin Snell - Web Developer

Kevin has over 20 years of education and experience in Fine Arts and Technology. At the dawn of the World Wide Web, Kevin was the senior Systems and Network Administrator for one of Western Canada’s first Internet Service Providers. Since then, Kevin has developed an extensive range of experience within the Industry including: Design, User Experience, Online Marketing and Development.

Today, Kevin uses his broad technical knowledge and experience to craft creative web experiences that elevate brands and their online presence. With an eye for detail and pride in quality, Kevin enjoys continuing to deliver effective internet solutions working in conjunction with Neil Havers and on his own.


Emily Ratson - Google Expert and Social Media Strategist

Emily graduated from the University Of Victoria with a minor in sciences. She started out on her path as the Canadian brand manager with Pureology in 2005, moving out to Calgary, AB.  She was involved in the beauty industry working in high-end salons and also getting involved on movie sets in Hollywood North since 2002. 

With the opportunities of working across Canada (and also overseas), her skills with visual marketing and further education helped her in assisting small to medium sizes businesses in increasing their revenues with Google Optimization and Social Media Integration. 

From 2009-2015 Emily worked with Canada's largest marketing company on a national level. This expanded her ability to work with as many businesses and help them meet business goals and revenue expectations. She has been Google Certified since 2010 to the ethics and standards Google requires.

Coming back to Vancouver Island Emily wants to give back to business what she’s learned and help them achieve their goals through web-based marketing”. With a strong background in Search Engine Marketing and Social Media Integration I believe Emily can be a real asset to your business. 



Enough about us, here's what our clients have to say.

I had called several designers, but Neil was the only one who took the time to come to our store to get a feel for what the logo should portray. Havers Designs gave us some excellent advice as well as a beautiful logo. We have used Havers Design for all of our artwork and would highly recommend their services.

- Jan Bruce, Owner - Cody & Company