this is our story...

Picture Designer Esther Hi, I’m Esther – the designer and visionary behind Autumn + White. Autumn + White is a web and graphic design company with a fine-art flair. We are based in Brantford, Ontario, Canada and offer service worldwide.

To give you a glimpse into my life for a second… I grew up in a rural town on the East Coast, in a single-parent family. My mom had owned her own business since I was four, and my whole life I have watched her grow her business and thrive as an entrepreneur.

As a mom of two young boys myself, I was becoming overwhelmed and drained by the monotony and constant barrage of day-to-day life as a stay-at-home-mom, but couldn’t put my finger on what was missing. That’s when I quite randomly discovered calligraphy and hand-lettering on Instagram, and my life literally changed forever. I’m not kidding! It re-awakened a creative passion for art that had laid dormant for years, and I discovered an outlet I didn’t know I desperately needed. I found peace in the middle of the chaos. Calligraphy actually made me a better parent. Please tell me I’m not the only one!

Within a year I knew I wanted to own my own creative business, and began learning all I could about graphic design and branding. I expanded my knowledge of web design, having previously owned a web development business alongside my techie husband.

I love seeing small businesses thrive – particularly other women in business – because I know how being a business owner has changed my life and that of my family. We need to do what fuels us. What sets our soul on fire. We need to do what we were born to do.

So I am here to help you grow your business with a brand you love. I believe in you! I believe that what you have to offer this world is valuable and worth taking the time and energy to do with excellence. My guarantee to you, from one entrepreneur to another, is that I will pour my heart and soul into creating the brand you love, and be available to help answer your questions and make this branding journey as seamless as possible. I look forward to journeying with you and hearing your story!

Picture Designer MaxHi, I’m Max – the web developer and ardent supporter of Autumn + White. I moved to Canada from Ukraine 14 years ago. It’s here that I met this amazing and talented woman, Esther, that still inspires me to be a better man. I’ve worked in the web industry for over 10 years in various roles, as a project manager, user experience designer, manager, web developer, and marketer. I’ve worked with both small businesses and corporate companies like Canada Post and Hewlett Packard. I’ve worked in start-ups and established marketing agencies.

My passion is working with businesses to see new ideas come to life, overcoming challenges, and knowing that I have helped make our client’s life easier, simply by doing what I enjoy. My role at Autumn + White is primarily to make Esther’s vision to come to life on the web, but also, practically, to take care of all the “techie stuff’ our clients require, giving them peace of mind, and ensuring that their brand is not just beautiful, but also functional.