Ballentine is a branding, design, and creative team in sunny Vancouver, BC. We’re a persistent, quirky bunch who love to sink our minds into compelling, interesting, game-changing projects and businesses.


We help purpose-driven brands communicate.


It’s simple… define the challenge.

Then just do industry research, brand discovery sessions, brand planning, storytelling, communications planning, messaging strategies, brand identity design (logos, colours, words and things), a brand launch campaign, a website build, a signage package, a set of printed collateral, a social game, maybe some new shirts, a mascot, some amazing people experiences – it gets fun. We investigate it, analyze it, make good coffee, design it, and create it.


Communications Arts Illustration Annual Awards
(Illustrator: Tom Froese)

Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition 2017 Packaging Design Awards
Gold Medal, Olio Veritas, Contemporary Category
Silver Medal, Olio Monaco, Effective Design Category

Recent Mentions

Business in Vancouver


Client Service and Business Director

Mitch Ballentine is the team leader. He’s the brain and the face of Ballentine, since the company’s beginnings over 5 years ago. With years of experience in the food, restaurant, and hospitality industry and digital space, his love and skills around food and the internet make him dangerous.


Brand and Strategy Director

Dylan Ballentine is the brand director. After more than a decade with large marketing firms in Vancouver and a specialty in branding, Dylan joined the team to lead the brand development side of Ballentine. Thankfully, his branding game is better than his office ping pong game.


Design Lead

Alberto Cortes is the creative head. With over eight decades of design experience in Mexico, the US, and Canada, Beto is a well-traveled design mind. Of course, he draws greatest inspiration from one the most vibrant, expressive, colourful countries in the world: Mexico. Bueno.


Graphic Designer (and Snacks Lead)

Michelle Lim is the team’s Isaiah Thomas. The original one from the early 80s. But as a designer. With most of her career in still front of her, Michelle has already logged years at some of Vancouver’s biggest agencies, working on senior-calibre projects, owning them with attitude (pleasantly).