What We Do

At Flag 5 we use type, space, and images to visually communicate your message. Our focus is on branding + layout and promotions. We believe quality design is necessary to help you stand out and give your business a professional look. With a less is more philosophy, we strive to build a strong visual voice for our clients. We also pride ourselves in creating custom artwork that is original and purposeful.

We love to create, solve problems, and work with amazing entrepreneurs and organizations. We are fortunate enough to be able to do this every. single. day. (minus weekends, evenings and holidays).

Our goal with every project is for each client to leave excited to promote their business in a way they haven't before... and that maybe they made a friend.


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Melissa Chinski

Owner / Graphic Designer

Since I was young I loved art & design. I could be found sketching or creating authentic-looking library cards with our typewriter to catalogue my books. I had parents who were entrepreneurs for part of their lives and always thought there was something incredible about working for yourself. This set me in motion of finding a path that I could call my own and live by my favourite Abraham Lincoln quote: "The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

With over 10 years of experience I have worked with small to large organizations on a broad range of fun projects. 

I love problem solving, minimalism and believe every day is casual Friday.

Contact Melissa @ 403-952-5750 

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Sarah-Lynn Friesen

Graphic Designer

I am your typical big city girl in a small town. I moved to Medicine Hat 5 years ago with my family from Toronto. I am an easy going person with a passion for design. Originally, in school for theatre I found my love for design through an entry level design course. That course sparked a fire for making. 

My design mindset has always been focused on purpose over pretty. If my work is based in functionality, form will always follow. I have a love for clean lines and white space. Show me some modern design and we will be friends. 

I run on black coffee, indie music and do enjoy a good IPA once in awhile. Feel free stop by the office and say hello! 

Contact Sarah @ 403-952-6790


  • The service, creativity and outstanding work that Flag 5 deliver have ensured my design projects are on time, on budget and with expectations exceeded, every time.
    — CHRISTIE DICK, BENNING COMMUNICATION
  • Flag 5 has always been open-minded, creative and generous. Each project has been a success through consistent communication, their reliability and most importantly, their integrity. I always look forward to working with Flag 5.
    — XANTHE ISBISTER, ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS TRAVELLING EXHIBITION PROGRAM
  • I will always take Flag 5 with me to every new company or role in my career because their professionalism and ability to deliver superior quality work always makes me look good.
    — COLLEEN BROWN, LAW SOCIETY OF ALBERTA
  • They always bring fresh ideas to the table that I otherwise would never have considered. The collaboration and interaction is always exceptionally fun, creative and professional.
    — JOSH PICK, STIR STICK INC.
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A Few Past Clients