Sparkjoy Studios

We’re Sparkjoy:

Web-based solutions to complex problems.

Our Services

We craft thoughtful, elegant systems.

You name the problem, and we’ll find an easy and enjoyable way to solve it.

It takes cutting-edge gear, sophisticated tools, and a whole lot of brain juice to consistently deliver incredible results. Our comprehensive suite of tailored services will empower your team to focus on what’s most important to your business.

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Websites

Conceptual & graphic design to define the vision, with the chops to follow through and build it.

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Web Apps

Custom software and web applications developed to help create intelligent, automated systems.

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Managed Hosting

Secure and fully managed hosting, including routine maintenance and client support.

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Digital Strategy

Experts in content strategy, creative direction and systems architecture design.

Our Clients

Over the past ten years, we’ve worked with international think tanks, universities, art institutions, online businesses, and other organizations who were looking for innovative web solutions that spark joy.

Does this sound like someone you know?

About Us

An intrepid bunch of characters.

We’re nerds, musicians, adventurers, bikers, writers, gamers, carpenters, dog lovers, and more. It’s this blend of experience and skills that makes us uniquely capable.

We love what we do, and we have fun doing it. You will too.

Frequently Asked Questions

A few answers to some commonly held concerns.

How do I make the most of my online presence and how much will it cost?

It starts with a phone call or an email.

We’ll be looking for a sense of who you are, what you do, what your online presence is, your goals, and the challenges you’re facing. Then, the next step is to meet in person to review potential strategies in detail.

How much?

First, we ask clients to come up with a budget range that they’re comfortable with, which helps us find the best approach to solve their problems. If it sounds like a good fit, we can engage in a formal discovery process for a fee. We’ll document your needs in detail, and provide a cost estimate for the deliverables.

What distinguishes us from other website design companies?

Our business is first and foremost about building personal relationships.

Our expert technical skills and services are second only to our passion for rewarding collaborations with our clients. Sparkjoy evaluates its success by its clients’ short and long-term triumphs.

We are explorers and innovators. We don’t say “we can’t do that.”

We’re always eager to tackle new problems, especially when it means blazing new trails to meet our client’s needs. We’ll never say “we can’t do that,” and the only time we’ll say “we won’t do that” is when we know that the request you made won’t solve your problem. We’ll know what will solve it, though.

Many companies create a technical format first and then force a fit between their clients’ needs and that existing structure. We do the opposite. Our approach is to listen to your needs and start a conversation about how we can create a customized solution that is both enjoyable to use while meeting your criteria for success. Whether you want to increase your sales by 200%, add another day to your practice, or simply have the peace of mind of knowing you’re on the right track – we can help.

What are your relationships with clients like?

Sparkjoy is first and foremost about relationships.

We maintain an ongoing relationship with almost all of our clients after the initial project is complete. We check in with them on a regular basis to get feedback on their satisfaction, help optimize their online reach and search engine visibility, and provide any other support they need.

We provide a managed hosting service for our clients, and many opt for a monthly retainer for continual development and optimization of their digital tools.

Will it be difficult or time-consuming to change content on my site?

No, we make it easy.

The days of having to feel subservient to the whim of some secretive weblord who holds the high-priced key to all of the programming for your site are gone. The old way was to make a static website where any change, no matter how small, had to be made by the developer. We don’t do that here. Sparkjoy’s goal is to put the power and control right where it belongs: in your hands.

What is WordPress?

At Sparkjoy, we’re not limited to WordPress, but we often use it as a CMS (content management system), so this question comes up a lot.

History of WordPress

WordPress began as a blogging tool. Its creators made it so user-friendly that other programmers adapted it to new applications. The creators responded by making their code ‘open source,’ meaning other developers could use it as a foundation upon which to build websites and tools, which they often recirculated back into public use.

Today, there is a planet-wide ecosystem of WordPress developers who are all sharing and contributing to the evolution of WordPress’s range of applications. We are one of those developers.

WordPress’s versatility and popularity means you’re never locked into an arrangement that longer suits you. You can have your site altered and maintained by anyone who understands the WordPress platform – including you.

Why should I pay for a WordPress site?

The functionality of free WordPress.com websites is limited mostly to blogging. If you want to do anything more advanced, those limitations quickly become closed doors. Many other developers also offer premium templates with customization, but those also face many restrictions.

We offer access to the true power of WordPress. In the hands of a skilled coder, WordPress’s versatility is second to none. You can build a site that does exactly what you want, in the way you want. In today’s digital climate, a site that serves your needs and the needs of your audience is paramount for success.

With a WordPress CMS, SparkJoy can help your business increase its reach, audience, and revenues by sculpting a website and web tools perfectly suited for you.

Contact Us

We’re easy to talk to.

+1 (604) 633-4415

318 Homer Street
Unit #706
Vancouver, BC
V6B 2V2