We are Hiraya (pronounced 'He - Rye - Ah') Creative Co. A creative agency based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Our mission is to provide your small business with strategic and creative branding visuals that help you stand out and connect with your dream clients. If you're looking to revamp your brand identity, build a new website, or need brand images and video, we're here for you!
Hiraya is an ancient Filipino word that translates to "the fruit of one's hopes, dreams, and aspirations", or "the power of the mind to create something which is non-existent". Hold this close to our hearts in every aspect of our branding work as we help you define the foundations of your branding. There is an old saying: "Hiraya Manawari" which figuratively means 'reach your dreams', and that's exactly what we're here to help you do!
Alex has worn many hats over the years. Originally chasing a Computer Science Degree at the University of Guelph, he switched into the Studio Art program once Ariana started her career as a photographer. Specializing in photography and design, he quickly realized his artistic passions could extend to helping establish their brands. With 7 years experience as a designer, Alex provides our clients with logos, websites, and branding videos.
Ariana is the one who started Hiraya on its original path, even before we knew it. She's always had a passion for photography and uplifting people through her art. What started with a small business providing family, weddings, and graduation photos, she's helped pave the way for us to become a creative agency that helps business reach their dreams.
Arielle is our resident illustrator and artist (and Ariana's sister!). She specializes in contributing a handcrafted and unique touch for our logo and design work. She is currently a student at OCAD University studying industrial design. If your branding project requires a boutique and personalized feel, Arielle has got you covered!