Why Realstudio®?

Because we don’t like most real estate advertising.

Yea, we’re different….

Driving through West Vancouver, on our way home from skiing. Waiting in traffic my friend suddenly says, “I’ll never buy a house from that person”.

She was silently watching the world go by out the passenger side window when we stopped beside a bus shelter with a Realtor ad.

The ad simply had a beautiful face with a name and a website. So I asked why. I have a deep understanding why the ad doesn’t work but I want to know what they think as a person not in the real estate or marketing industry.

To make a long story short (and to keep the language clean), let’s just say there is a lot of bad real estate advertising around us.  It doesn’t just confuse and annoy us with a constant flood of meaninglessness, it’s also money down the drain.

The owners of these ads, the ones who pay to produce it and pay to display it – they’ll never know the negative affect it’s having, why it doesn’t work and forever believing that marketing is a necessary cost of business.

Marketing is not an expense, it’s an investment.

When you hire RealStudio® to do your creative, we make sure it’s an investment for your business.

What We Do Most





Graphic Design


Web Design


Profile Videos




Social Media


Our Story

Behind RealSTUDIO® is graphic designer and artist Michelle Vella who founded the business in 2005. Starting as a portrait photography studio for Real Estate agents in Vancouver BC, her talent and training transitioned it into a branding and design business.

“Branding Realtors® was a new concept back then and Vancouver agents were quickly embracing it so I saw an opportunity to offer much needed services.” says Vella and with that her branding and design business began.

Through networking, Michelle met Lindsey McEwan shortly after starting her business. Lindsey, another graphic artist with education in real estate, branding, marketing and business planning, had been a marketing manager at RE/MAX at this time. A networking tribe was formed to offer a deeper set of services.

Lindsey became the creative director of Realstudio® in December of 2015 and has led the business into the creative agency it is today.

“Realtors® today have so much to choose from when it comes to marketing their businesses – especially online. I am continuously asked for my advice on the best direction to take.” Says McEwan.

“All of the marketing avenues available to Realtors® can do an excellent job if they know what they are communicating, and that’s the problem we solve. We find that unique thing each of them have that cause conversion and referrals. Then I help them choose the right marketing services to deliver that message.”

Lindsey has kept Realstudio® true to it’s roots by focusing on managing the real estate agent’s brand and image. It’s nice to know that while the real estate market moves up and down customers will always remain when they love what your service represents.

Lindsey McEwan


Published musician, artist and improv enthusiast. Values activities outside such as cycling, back country hiking, climbing, skiing.

michelle vella

Michelle Vella


An illustrator, graphic artist and embraced by the NY fashion scene as a contemporary portrait artist known for her unique Big Eyes.

They listened closely to our suggestions and the result speaks for itself. I would recommend RealSTUDIO to anyone who wants a unique brand.

Barret DeMaere, RE/MAX Crest Westside

RealSTUDIO provides professional advice and delivers quality work and I would not hesitate to recommend their work

Wayne Schmitz, RBC Mortgage Specialist

From the time I first began working with RealSTUDIO to the present, I have found them to be accommodating and professional in each and every project we have done together.