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

Lea-ann Gerling’s passion for photography has been a constant in her life. It all began when she was young and would spend hours capturing the world around her. But it wasn’t until 2010 that she decided to turn her passion into a business by founding Lea-ann Gerling Photography.

Specializing in HDR Architectural Photography, Lea-ann worked with local home builders to provide stunning interior and exterior shots of newly opened show homes. During this time, she also worked as an assistant to a local graphic designer, honing her skills in graphic and web design.

In 2015, the photography business rebranded as Chick-a-Dee Photo and Design, offering a range of services to entrepreneurs and small businesses. Photography, graphic design, and web design were all part of the package as Chick-a-Dee Photo and Design became a full-time venture.

However, the business continued to evolve, and in 2022, another rebranding was necessary. The decision was to phase out photography services and focus on web and graphic design. Thus, CHICK-A-DEE Web & Graphic Design was born. Today, the company provides a well-rounded support system to its clients and has built a reputation as a trustworthy brand that helps small businesses thrive.

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

Meet Our Clients