about us

Humans have five basic senses. Sight is one of them. Our job is to communicate visually using type, space and images. This is also known as graphic design or visual communications. At Flag 5 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 give our clients a strong visual voice. We also pride ourselves in creating custom artwork that is original and purposeful.

We focus on visual communications, but often we work closely as a team with marketing/brand specialists, web developers, printers and photographers to ensure your brand is unique, professional and consistent. We are also more than happy to recommend these amazing businesses we've been privileged to work with over the years - so just ask!

the team

meet melissa

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.


Melissa Chinski, BAA

Owner/Graphic Designer

Email: melissa@flag5.ca
Phone: 403-952-5750


meet sarah-lynn

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! 


Sarah-Lynn Friesen, BAA

Graphic Designer

Email: sarah@flag5.ca
Phone: 403-952-6790


Here are some great businesses we've been privileged to work with over the years


Folk Music Club / Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre / JLP Studios / Jordan Verlage Photography / Kickoff / Road & Wire Records / Travelling Exhibition Program (TREX)


Business Couture / Cactus Corridor Economic Development Corporation / City Centre Development Agency (CCDA) / Cypress Credit Union / Davidson Private Wealth / Ducks Unlimited Ltd. / Economic Development Alliance of Southeast Alberta / Hockey Hounds / Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce / Swell Private Wealth


Limelitez Dance Academy / Flex ED / Medicine Hat College - Visual Communications / Mes Amis Preschool


Blossoms Fresh Fruit Arrangements / Food Connections Association / The Heartwood Cafe




Alberta Culture / City of Medicine Hat / CUPE - Medicine Hat / June Winger / Medicine Hat Police Service / SAMDA Economic Partnership Ltd. / Special Areas Board / Special Areas No. 4


Elite Doula Group Ltd. / Evolve Hair Styling / Garden of Breathin’ / Hanna Medical / Journey to Health / Oyen Family Physician / Salon Purity / Special Deliveries


Big Brothers of Regina / Board Leadership Southeast Alberta / Canadian Mental Health Association / Champion Centre / Medicine Hat Women's Shelter Society / YMCA Medicine Hat


Bandit Coil Tubing / Boutin Consulting / Essential Energy / Infield Products / J&R Premium Transport / Kenmore Holdings Inc. / Nexen Inc. / Patriot Coil Tubing / Pembina Pipeline / Plains Midstream Canada / Projet Energy Services



Adam Andrews / Colleen Kelly / Devon Felesky / Girls on the Go / Julia Lacey / KayVee Real Estate & Property Management / Lacey Homes


A-Phase Electrical & Contracting Services / Black Ice Curbing / Capstone Concrete / Concrete Lifting / Dynabyte Industries / Exact Concrete Lifting / Extra Storage / Fine Details Cleaning / Groomed Pooch / M and M Hunting Adventures / Matulin Builders Ltd. / Nuture Pregnancy Centre / Paradise Valley  / Reliance Insurance / Robin Levesque / Shortgrass Library System / Special Deliveries / Tiger Property Watch

TECHNOLOGY & Manufacturing

APEX / Cancarb / ProComm Technology Solutions / Shac Environmental Products / Tride Media / Tuggs


Beveridge Landmark Events / Canadian Badlands Ltd. / Destination Marketing Organization / Medicine Hat Accommodation Association /  Medalta Historic Clay District