Get to know us.
Arcana Creative is passionate about bringing great design solutions to people building stronger communities. We support and amplify the work of folks on the frontlines of social, economic, and environmental issues facing our communities. We work with organizations, individuals, and businesses of all shapes and sizes across North America. Whether we’re managing the brand for Charlie Clark’s mayoral campaign, designing billboards for Saskatchewan Sexual Health’s Syphilis Awareness campaign, or creating digital solutions for the Treaty Land Sharing Network, our passion and motivation is ignited by purpose-driven clients.
Great design solutions change lives.
We’re interested in understanding and transforming problems while staying grounded in empathy and connection. The Arcana team takes the time to develop specific strategic approaches for each challenge we tackle, guiding you confidently through a thoughtful, personal problem-solving experience.
We have experience working with:
- 2SLGBTQ2+ organizations
- Anti-poverty groups
- Education and youth
- Community Health Centres
- Small businesses
- Political campaigns and figures
- National health organizations
- Research groups
- And more!
What we’re all about
Arcana works with leaders who see the value of digital tools, engaging stories, compelling designs, creative expressions, and integrated strategies. We’re driven by a desire to see real-world solutions in action because we have a vision for strong, vibrant, inclusive communities where everyone has what they need to thrive.
We want to play our part in transforming systems, and we do that by working with change-makers who have important problems to solve. This is where you come in. You provide the boots-on-the-ground experience and the community connection to ground solutions in context. When community-builders are supported to share their work, we all win.
We’re here to provide the tools, processes, and strategies to help you move forward. We consider the specifics of your problem, and then zoom out to take a birds eye view of the context we’re working within, including our audiences and the collective tools and resources at hand. We draw a map and take the journey step by step to ensure tangible results. A bit of guidance goes a long way in making the design process enjoyable and effective.
In an economy that rewards those who extract and exploit, we push back by giving away and trading our services with people who are working on important problems. Over the past 5 years, Arcana Creative has donated over $50,000 in services to community champions. If you know of an underfunded project that we should hear about, contact us through our Give Back application and nomination process.
Molly leads our core team as Owner and Creative Director, with members and partners across Canada. Molly founded Arcana Creative to support those building a better world. With a background in International Development and Fine Arts, Molly brings a fresh lens to the communications challenges faced by purpose-driven businesses and organizations. She is keenly able to hold focus on the micro-level problems while zooming out to consider macro-level problems at the same time, and she leaves people feeling a sense of possibility.
Molly lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with her partner, Danny, and her dogs Ben and Harvey. When she’s not behind her desk, you can find Molly problem-solving in Escape Rooms or on a hiking adventure with Danny.
Rachel Malena-Chan is a Story Strategist who brings a narrative lens to Arcana’s creative solutions. Rachel loves to bring storytelling tools to the design table, and she also serves as a Project Manager. You can learn more about Rachel’s story coaching and strategy services at Dwell House Communications, and check out her passion project about climate change and mental health, Eco-Anxious Stories.