Vander Brand Advertising is an award-winning, full-service creative agency specializing in an immersive approach to design.

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From inception to completion, Vander Brand's immersive approach creates a collaborative environment that propels our clients to meet and exceed their goals. We proudly serve the real estate, retail, hospitality, corporate, and lifestyle sectors. 



Brand Identity Development
Brand Exploration
Brand Audits
Analysis + Positioning
Name + Tagline Generation
Content Strategy
Brand Management
Story + Messaging
Brand Activation
Style Guide

Conceptualization + Ideation
Art Direction
Content Creation + Copywriting
Packaging + Print Design
Signage Design
Editorial Design
Visual Merchandising
Sales Experience Design
Environmental Graphics
Photography + Video + Animation

Website Design + Development
User Interface Design + Analysis
User Experience Design
Responsive Web Design
E-commerce Design
Content Management Systems
Search Engine Optimization
Google Analytics
Quality Assurance + Testing
Custom App Development

Strategic Marketing Planning
Consumer Engagement Analysis
Competitive Analysis
Insights + Analytic Reporting
Lead Generation + Management
Project Management
Production Coordination
Strategic Partnerships

Social Audits + Strategy
Social Media Campaigns
Content Design + Development
Community Development + Management
Audience Targeting + Engagement
Viral Campaigns
Affiliate Partnerships
Contest Creation + Management

Print + Traditional Advertising
Online Advertising
Media Planning + Buying
Real-time Bidding Campaigns
Google AdWords Campaigns
Twitter + Facebook Advertising
Multi-lingual Campaigns
Email Marketing Campaigns
Media Relations

Vander Brand used their intuitive sense to create a visual brand that pushed our imagination. It’s as if their creativity gave us confidence and a bigger, grander vision for the future — and they understand how to execute that vision to exceed expectations.


Key People

Julie Vander Herberg


Vander Brand was founded by principal and creative director, Julie Vander Herberg. A graduate of York University and Sheridan College’s joint Bachelor of Design program, Julie furthered her studies abroad at the internationally renowned Bauhaus Universität in Weimar, Germany. Her keen ability to understand the needs of her clients and their audiences, along with her innovative and results-driven strategies, make her an industry standout.

Julie has garnered praise from her clients, for her hands-on approach, thoughtful design sensibility and exacting standards. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, and works tenaciously to constantly evolve her business to deliver the best possible service to her diverse client base.

Anna Vander Herberg


Anna's acute sense of strategy, concept ideation and attention-to-detail ensures that all brands and creative campaigns are positioned at the highest caliber. After receiving her Business & Communications degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, Anna went on to study design at OCAD University. Leveraging from her education and experience with real estate, hospitality and retail brands, Anna develops brands and creative campaigns that generate sales conversions.

Cassandra Wesenhagen


Cassandra understands the ambition that clients have for their brand, and matches that ambition in finding them creative, marketable solutions. A bachelor of design graduate from OCAD University, she also studied at Parsons Paris School of Art & Design. Cassandra’s a chameleon experienced in working with both big-name brands and boutique companies alike, in sectors as varied as retail, architecture and healthcare. With a penchant for refined typography, engaging visual language and user-friendly design, her concepts are supported by a solid foundation, enabling her to deliver practical go-to-market tactics to her clients.


Mays sharp visual aesthetic and strong sense of branding stems from an innate passion for art, fashion and technology. Her minimalist style is influenced by modern art and architecture.  After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Western, she went on to work with clients ranging from tech start-ups to the fashion industry.  Mays experience and eye for design have helped hone her creative craft.  She thrives on delivering clients full content creation from conception to completion.

Louise Johnson


Louise rounds out the Vander Brand team with her wealth of international experience and business acumen. After completing her undergraduate degree at the Richard Ivey School of Business, and studying at Hong Kong University, she worked for a top beauty company in Switzerland and New York. Louise cultivated successful 360-degree marketing campaigns, media strategies and product designs for many skincare, cosmetic and celebrity/lifestyle fragrance brands. She recently decided to pursue a lifelong love of words and quench her insatiable thirst for writing by completing her master’s degree in journalism at Harvard University.

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