Creative to the Core

The Bourbon Brothers new brand and website were designed by avance Creative.January 29, 2021

From life on the road to family life, Dougie Parker, partner, avance creative, has relocated his digital marketing agency from Saskatoon to Medicine Hat.

“Medicine Hat is a cool place,” says Parker. “The community is growing and there’s tons of potential. With avance, I have the opportunity to live here and work with clients from around the globe. There’s no limits.”

avance creative offers everything from graphic design and product photography to web and brand development and videography - customizable to suit a business and their needs.

Originally from Brooks, Alberta, Parker spent most of his teenage years touring Canada, the US, and Europe with bands, Kiros and Jay and the Lovebirds.

After years on the road, Parker moved to Saskatoon where he launched a company manufacturing steel parts, which lead him to manufacturing aluminum guitar peddles, and eventually to the world of web, graphics and marketing.

“Whether its music or design, creating has always been in my blood,” says Parker. “avance creative encompasses everything I enjoy and allows me to collaborate with incredible businesses.”   

Parker recognizes the significant challenges that 2020 has presented, having also experienced his own set of drawbacks including completely losing his vision only weeks before his first child was born and having to undergo extensive surgery days before the birth.

“At the end of the day I am just grateful,” says Parker. “We moved here with a two-year plan, but after only two weeks we knew we wanted to raise our family here.”   

avance creative can be found working with local businesses including New Rock Development, The Kommon, The Bourbon Brothers, 20/20 Vision Care, the CCDA and more.

avance creative is located at 640 3rd Street SE and can be reached at

From studio arts to digital media, the Medicine Hat College’s Bachelor of Applied Arts (Art and Design) program is second to none and has helped students launch successful careers in a diverse range of the art and design field.



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