Creative Freelance Studio

Love What You Do, Do What You Love

Our Values

Our passion for what we do shows in each and every project and client relationship.

Chick-a-dee’s commitment to providing the BEST possible client experience is first and foremost.  We base our reputation on the exceptional service we offer and on ensuring we listen…really listen to our clients so that they are getting exactly what they want.

From the Start

Where it all began

An avid photographer her whole life, founder Lea-ann Gerling took her photography to a new level by starting up Lea-ann Gerling Photography in 2010.  Working with local home builders providing interior and exterior shots of newly opened show homes, she cultivated one of her many photography styles – HDR Architectural Photography.  During this same period,  Lea-ann also worked as an assistant to a local graphic designer, gaining experience in graphic design and dabbling in web design.

Over the next few years, the part-time photography business rebranded into Chick-a-Dee Photo and Design in 2015 and became a full-time venture.  Graphic & Web design and photography became staple services in efforts to provide as much marketing support for entrepreneurs & small businesses.

Once again, a rebranding in 2022 was necessary; phasing out photography services and increasing web services.  Chick-a-Dee Web & Graphic Design offers a well-rounded support system to our clients and, over the years, has created a trustworthy brand and reputation built around ‘small business helping small business.’

Lea-ann Gerling

Owner / Designer

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Fun Facts

Happy Place: Hiking our Alberta mountains; on a golf course; or a beach.
Hobby: Hiking; photography, travel, gardening.
Favourite Drink: Empress Gin & Tonic
Favourite Saying & Motto: “If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity, but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!” – Richard Branson
Family: I have been married to my husband David for 27+ years, and we have two adult kids.
Pets: 2 cats (Leo & Maggy). Maggy works with me every day; she is my CEO.
Favourite Sport to Watch:  Toronto Blue Jays!!!
One thing I want people to know about me: I work very hard at anything I do, I am proud of my achievements, and I am committed to my family and my business.

The Team

The Creative Minds Behind The Scenes

Lea-ann Gerling

Lea-ann Gerling


…& Everything In-Between
The life of an entrepreneur :0)


CEO & Avid Sleeper

Mathew Gerling

Mathew Gerling

IT Support

Tania Langdon

Tania Langdon

Social Media Consultant

Meet Our Clients