byandrea

MAVEN DESIGN STUDIO

PHOTOGRAPHY

weddings, family + brand development

GRAPHIC DESIGN

logos, traditional + digital media

FILM

filming, directing, editing + producing

Andrea Helleman

Owner / Creator

MY STORY

I was on a path to becoming a number cruncher, a ruler of the ledger, a master of the books, yes – an accountant. My second, accounting, placement was in the heart of the Rockies and the mountains won my heart. No longer could I endure the sound of an electronic calculator; I needed more – an inward battle occurred with my right brain prevailing leading me to quickly change my career and life’s path.

Moving to the Coast, I became involved in the world wide web, which led to graphic design, which led to photography and then on to film and ultimately this website and the seamless branding that weaves everything together.

And that is how I came to be.

I like to tell stories, to take pictures, to film and to design.  

Capturing Weddings, Maternity, Yoga, Characters, Places or Moments in photos.

I build brands, develop logos, from inception to completion in both traditional and digital media woven throughout your entire business.

Telling stories, brand stories, entertaining and/or educating people through film.

And Bella, I love my dog – Bella.

MAVEN DESIGN STUDIOS SEAMLESSLY BUILDS YOUR BRAND FROM THE GROUND UP IN TRADITIONAL AND DIGITAL MEDIA

COLLABORATIONS

I am lucky in that i have been able to undertake large projects with some of my best friends. 

[ We Are All Average Production House : Specializing in Educational Films] – a Production Company with Danielle Lewis 

 [ The Good Well Foundation : Focusing on starting conversations about Water ] – a Non-Profit with Andrea Cooney

VIEW MY PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUMS :

WEDDINGS

WEDDINGS

Do all things with love.

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CHARACTERS

CHARACTERS

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

-OSCAR WILDE

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MATERNITY

MATERNITY

make babies or make art.

both make the world a better place.

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PLACES

PLACES

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
-Dr. Seuss

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YOGA

YOGA

to yoke mind and body

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MOMENTS

MOMENTS

‘…nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world’

-Anne Frank

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DO WHAT YOU LOVE. HAPPINESS SHALL FOLLOW.

WHAT’S THERE TO BLOG ABOUT :

  • family
    Family Vacation

    A Short. Driven by a simple premise… Family Vacations. This film was filmed, edited and produced within 72 hours. By Andrea Starring ...

  • change
    Change

    I read a quote by William Purkey. It was something to the effect of “…You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, ...

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    Heart Shaped Box

    I owned a road bike in the 80s; it was pink and had twelve-speeds. Since then I have not even sat on one, but during June of 2013 I donned ...

  • MISTAKES
    MEDICAL FIRSTS

    COMING IN 2015: This is just a trailer. ‘The Art of Medicine’ is a five-part educational short film series – developed as a bridge to...

  • ordinary
    No Ordinary Life

    All of my passions came together for the first time during the 2014 Intersection**. …. Namely: Snowmobiling, Skiing, Snowboarding and...

  • maven-feature-BIG
    MAVEN 360

    LAUNCHED FOR 360 DAYS DURING 2013 – MAVEN 360 WAS A FULL CIRCLE PROJECT THAT POSTED A PHOTOGRAPH WITH INSPIRATION EVERY MORNING. MY HOPE ...

CONTACT ME IF YOU MUST

Box 106 - Brackendale - BC

604 - 907 - 2473

andrea @ mstudios.ca

MAVEN3601
Maven 360 is my version of dreaming with your eyes open and finding a connection and a slightly deeper meaning with the world every morning you wake up. Originally I thought doing a year-long project would somehow transform me by the end, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized it’s true purpose was to make a full circle – cycling through so you can arrive where you started, but with a bit more experience and knowledge to make better mistakes in the future.
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Be inspired, work harder, push forward, savour every moment, saturate your life in the things you love and appreciate everyday you wake up for just that: waking up.
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Best,
Andrea
LAUNCHED FOR 360 DAYS DURING 2013 – MAVEN 360 WAS A FULL CIRCLE PROJECT THAT POSTED A PHOTOGRAPH WITH INSPIRATION EVERY MORNING.   MY HOPE WAS TO REMIND PEOPLE [AND MYSELF] TO APPRECIATE THEIR LIVES AND ENSURE THAT THEY ARE TRULY LIVING EVERYDAY.
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IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE THAT CULMINATE INTO LARGER THINGS, AND THOSE ARE THE MEMORIES THAT YOU FEEL, SEPARATE FROM THE ORDINARY, THAT TAKE YOU THROUGH LIFE.

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