StrongHorse Design & Digital Marketing is owned and operated by Vaughn Horne. It is located a short distance from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He has been engaged in the field of graphic design & marketing for several years in Halifax. He worked at some of the largest advertising and publishing companies in Atlantic Canada. Vaughn started StrongHorse Design & Digital Marketing in 2011.
Vaughn has always had a strong interest in design, technology and Digital Marketing. In order to keep up-to-date and help advise clients, he has completed courses taught by leading industry experts in: Social Media, Conversion Optimization, Search Engine Optimization, Google Analytics, Advanced Google Adwords – Pay Per Click Advertising, and Advanced Facebook Ads.
In June 2017, Vaughn received his Inbound Marketing Certification from Hubspot Academy.
BACKGROUND – Vaughn received his formal education in Graphic Design by attending the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) and Holland College.
Vaughn became a freelance graphic designer in the early 90s for a number of large corporate clients and Government departments in Halifax. Later he worked full-time for Corporate Communications Ltd., the largest full service advertising agency in Atlantic Canada, at that time.
In 1995, when the internet first started to get more commercial, Vaughn came up with an idea and formed a company named websites@ns inc. His company published two print-based directories of businesses online in Nova Scotia. The books were distributed to hundreds of retail locations throughout the Maritimes and made the best-sellers list in Nova Scotia.
The company also did website design and provided graphic design and marketing services for many clients.
In 1996, Vaughn’s design work was reviewed and recognized by the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, and he was awarded a professional designation.