You know what you want. You want to be noticed. You want to raise awareness. You want to increase attendance to your event. Dark Horse Company creates compelling brand solutions based on the strategic direction provided by our clients. Collaborating with the very best designers, photographers, web programmers, writers and printers our work enables you to communicate with the people you want to reach in ways that make them respond. And remember.
Dark Horse is an advertising and design company founded in 2005 by Jean McAllister. We work, live and play in the Rocky Mountains in Canmore, Alberta, Canada.
Jean McAllister, Owner/Designer
Jean has over 17 years of experience working as a designer, web designer, art director and creative director on local, national and international accounts – her work has won several awards in both print and digital media.
Clients Jean has worked with include: Travel Alberta, AIDS Calgary, Calgary International Film Festival, Science Alberta Foundation, Royal University Hospital, 24 Hours of Adrenalin, Tourism Canmore, Sunterra Market, Downtown Canmore, Parks Canada, TransRockies Events, Buff, Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Women's Run, Singletrack 6, Chateau Mountain Sports and the Interpretive Guides Association.
Jean holds a B.A. with a major in Visual Communications and graduated with distinction from the Alberta College of Art and Design. She returned to teach third-year Information Design at the college for three terms. For 10 years she was a member of the Canadian National Cross Country Ski Team and skied in the 1988 Olympics. She was on the Canadian National Mountain Bike Team in 1990 and competed in the first ever World Mountain Bike Championships.
John Gibson, Partner/Photographer
John is a sports photographer who has been published in hundreds of cycling magazines, books, websites and catalogs around the world. His clients include Red Bull, Oakley, Kona Bikes, Freeride Entertainment, Specialized, Maxxis and Fox Racing Shox. John has been listed as Senior Photographer for Bike Magazine in the USA for the last fifteen years. www.gibsonpictures.com