At Ayoko Design we pride ourselves on our ability to combine our broad skill set to create impactful and impressive results that convey new innovation, current trends and modern technology. The diverse background and experience of our team includes brand consulting, creative direction, interior design, graphic design, website design, printing, digital marketing, advertising, publishing, copy writing, editing, merchandising, event and production planning, business networking, mentoring and lecturing.
Owner + Creative Director
Owner, Yoko Chapman, has worked extensively as a creative director, brand consultant and strategist, stylist, writer, editor, publisher, graphic designer, web designer, trend consultant and event coordinator with the Winnipeg business community for over 19 years. After a 14-year career in market research, Yoko owned and operated Pulp & Circumstance, a sustainable stationery design studio. In 2007, she launched Greenvites™ Eco-Stationery, the first 100% post consumer waste, FSC-certified and biodegradable wedding stationery line. Later that year, she spearheaded the development of Eco Luxe Event Design Group, Winnipeg’s first collective of like-minded businesses offering eco-friendly products and services. In 2009, VERT™ Yoko Chapman was introduced, a line of co-branded stationery products with WedVert/Portovert, voted the #1 green media company by Martha Stewart Weddings and the New York Post. After a successful run with Pulp & Circumstance, moving to Ayoko Design Web Print was a natural progression. In 2011, her strong connection and genuine interest in the local business community led her to publish Ayoko Magazine, which evolved into aDesigned Magazine with the addition of commercial and residential interior design services in 2018.
Owner + Art Director
Ayame Ulrich, owner of Ayoko Design Web Print, graduated from the Graphic Design program in 2008, and the Advanced Graphic Design Program at Red River College in 2009. While still in college, Ayame accepted a full-time graphic design position at Pulp & Circumstance, working primarily on creating the VERT™ Yoko Chapman eco-friendly wedding stationery line. Ayame also worked in the print media industry for four years while freelancing for several local businesses, including Ayoko Design Web Print. She has had an integral role in the design and development of Ayoko Magazine. In 2016, Ayame and Yoko decided to become business partners at Ayoko Design Inc., after seven years of collaborating behind the scenes on numerous design, web, print and publishing projects. Ayame has worked extensively as a brand consultant, graphic designer, stylist and trend consultant, and specializes in website design and development. In 2018, she worked on the rebranding of Ayoko Magazine to aDesigned Magazine, and is now primarily responsible for the training and management of the company’s graphic design, web design and magazine publishing team.