Hi, I’m Kim Dolan.
A graphic designer since the late ‘80s; I graduated from George Brown College with a 3-year Diploma. I spent the first years of my career honing my craft around town in Toronto at Reactor Art and Design, Citytv, and in the studio at Roche Macaulay & Partners while going to dance clubs, seeing bands, playing squash, and having a grand time!
I spent the next hundred years working on my own business. My first venture was WOW Design Studio, which opened in 1997. WOW stood for Working On Web. The idea was to continue doing graphic design for print but gradually steer the company, as you already read, to working on web design.
WOW’s first big piece of business, ad agency LOWE RMP, became an exclusive client and after the first year I took on a business partner. Things evolved.
Over 20+ years, we did loads of work for ad agencies and marketing companies: tons of print and digital ads, packaging design and artwork, logo design, subway dominations, digital billboards, sexy mock-ups, and mechanical artwork, youtube videos, fun animations and, yes, some websites. I did it all. That was the issue: More than ever, I wanted to focus just on websites.
So in 2019, I returned to school for a Web Design Certificate at McMaster University. Even with my decades of experience, I knew there was just so much to learn to become an expert. Now here I am, a life-long learner focusing on Web Design.
Welcome to now. Web Solutions by Kim Dolan is my new boutique design agency. My desire is to help small businesses like yours succeed with useful and fantastic-looking websites.