243 Main Street Parrsboro Nova Scotia. B0M 1S0 (902)-728-1833

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Our Open Hours

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 10:03am - 3:57pm
Wednesday - 10:02am - 4:02pm
Thursday - 09:59am - 3:56pm
Friday - 09:58am - 3:58pm
Saturday - Appointment only
Sunday - By chance

Our Hours can be fluid, On occasion we will need to close early or open later due to printing commitments. Please email us if your making a special journey to ensure we are open or to make an appointment. Thank you. 902-728-1833

For three years, Ian Black has been our mainstay for all things graphic for Ottawa House Museum in Parrsboro. Our new interpretive plan involved a complete redesign of everything from our logo to small directional signs, large interpretive panels and roadside signs. 

Fast and talented, Ian takes one’s ideas to a much higher level with his quick and creative mind and magic fingers! And when there is a blank page for him to start with, there is no limit to what he can dream up. 

His business is a tremendous asset to this small town; we are fortunate indeed to have such a service so close at hand. 

Harriet McCready

About Us

IanTell us something about Design Studio 243...

We are a small independant professional graphic design & printing company based in beautiful Parrsboro Nova Scotia. We belive in having a good time whilst doing what we love and we do love what we do.

Ian the owner is known as the person in charge of the crayons. A little known fact about Ian, he is physically unable to play any musical instruments! He genuinly couldn't get a decent tune from a radio. But thats ok he excels in many other areas. He tells us.

We have a Main street store in Parrsboro. We also have our own in-house printing facility that allows us to do our own in-house printing. This allows us the privelidge of having a turnaround time tohers can only envy. We have also recently aquired a folding machine allowing us to automate the folding of leaflets and brochures etc. We have also aquired a custom label printing machine. This all ensures we have a much quicker turnaround than most. Uniquely this also gives us a much better insight into how designs can tranfer to the desired mediums.

Call us and we will be happy to find something that works for you, for your budget and for your business - 902-728-1833. or visit our contact us page. Alternativly you could txt us either directly to 902-728-1833, or click the little text bubble in the lower right corner of our website.  if you prefer, you can email us at ws@ds243.com or use our contacts page. We really are that easy to contact.

Our clients include indivduals looking for mugs, small businesses like plumbers, electricians, looking for business cards and vehicle graphics. Then retail stores and spas for store signage. Schools, corporation, looking for all the above and tshirts for uniforms, Accomodation providers looking for the best way to promote their unique offerings.  Museums for external and internal signage and banners. to towns looking for road signage and directional signage. Even people running for political office have enjoyed our services. Our customers really do come from all walks of life with every type of budget. We always work closely with you to ensure your continued satisfaction. Just check out our Testimonial page. You can also add your own testimonial directly to our website. Just click here. Contact us now to see saving money is only part of the equation. We want you to prosper, to grow, to succeed. In us helping you to do that. You help us succeed as well. 

Customer on occasion have asked if we are on social media.  We are not. Proudly so. We was. But the neverending deathscroll was such a time waster, we realized we were not part of the solution, but part of the problem. So we deleted all our accounts (there may be the odd unserviced facebook page). But generally everything was deleted. We felt better for it. It gave us more time to dedicate to our customers, and more time for our family. It feels good. :)