Local, by design.
We are experienced designers, design educators, and yearbook representatives. We loved being yearbook reps. We loved working with teachers and students, we loved teaching design and software skills, and we loved contributing to the creation of some amazing yearbooks.
To be honest though, we took issue with a lot of the industry standards: pushy sales calls, commission-based salaries, the inadequate response to FIPPA requirements, the minimal emphasis on education, and more.
In response, we are solving these issues. All of them.
To read more about our origin story, click here.
For more about our company, scroll down.
Our values and where we’re headed:
To empower youth with design literacy and entrepreneurial skills for future self-sufficiency and job skills, using Yearbook classes/clubs as the medium.
To a high ethical standard, instructing and publishing Canada-wide through grassroots efforts of local networking, collaborations and job creation.
Innovation and joy in creation. Wholeheartedness. Environmental stewardship. Social justice. Real connections. Community collaboration.
We want to create a company and community culture where the only things taken seriously are personal integrity, ethics, authenticity and FUN.
We are values driven, not profit driven.
We don’t believe yearbook representatives need to make more than even the highest paid teachers.
We believe wholeheartedly in creating equal and inclusive business relationships and educational environments. We will only work with schools and vendors who share this worldview.
We believe that design education is crucial to professional success and therefore Yearbook is the means to a greater end. The hours of instruction, support, editing, creative feedback, are meant for much more than creating a high-quality gorgeous yearbook. We want to help educators and students approach the world with design thinking and design wisdom.
We have structured Summit to be the most innovative, creative, ethical, disruptive, and fun company to work with— but if some schools don’t agree, that is ok with us. We only want to work with schools who really want to work with us.
We are a family-owned BC company looking forward to offering unprecedented educational support and inspiration, and having fun while doing it.