The Republic of Quality

The Republic of Quality is an award-winning user experience and content strategy team. They produce content and user experiences that get results, by listening to and understanding your needs and goals, and connecting them with the needs and goals of your customers.

They partner with Veltig and customers to do this through consultation, content and design workshops, and working as part of your team.

About The Republic of Quality

The Republic of Quality is an award–winning user experience, content strategy, and web technology consultancy located in Vancouver, Canada

Because we are a small, experienced team, we can join projects and get results efficiently. We use an agile approach to test assumptions and connect with the needs of your audience early and often. We’re not tied to any one process and we’re keen to discover the specific needs of your organization and project. Great content strategy and user experience are what make projects stand out.

  • We listen to your team (stakeholders, audiences, you) and pay attention to your data. Connecting goals, people, and behaviours makes everyone more successful.
  • With hands-on workshops and prototyping—we create together. As a team, we push through friction and confusion to find great solutions.
  • We take those initial creations and test your content designs and experiences in the wild. Get crisp snapshots about site performance and user behaviour.
  • Training and documentation lets us work with your team to create an operational plan. This is how your new content system will live and thrive in the future.

Client Success

“I know a lot of companies are wrestling with how to deal with the web on all these new devices and platforms. Delivering a great experience on the mobile web requires a combination of skills across research, content, design, prototyping, and development. Steve has expertise in all these areas, plus his collaborative process would make him a real asset to anyone who wants to make the right decisions about mobile.”
— Karen McGrane I Bond Art + Science Founder

The People

Steve Fisher

Steve Fisher is the Founder and Experience Architect at The Republic of Quality and the Design and Content Conference. He leads the charge on coordinating research, web strategy, visual and interaction design, and content strategy.

Steve has over 19 years experience in research, business strategy, experience strategy, visual and interaction design, and content strategy for the web. During this time he has worked as Director of User Experience in various agency and studio settings.

Steve is a professional member of the Graphic Designer’s Society of Canada and served as the national VP of web for three years. Along with client-based work, he’s taught numerous college courses on CSS, Web standards, UX, and creativity.

On the global stage, Steve is a sought-after speaker on topics like responsive web design, UX, open source, design thinking, and web process. He’s presented at conferences like TEDx, SXSW, Future of Web, HOW Interactive Design conference, Web Visions, DrupalCon, and his own, co-founded conference, the Design and Content Conference. He’s also a contributor to .NET Magazine.

Steve loves to hike Vancouver’s trails with his wife, daughter, and two dogs.

Shannon Fisher

Shannon Fisher

Shannon Fisher is the content creation expert at The Republic of Quality. She’ll help you craft content that attracts, grows, informs, and delights your audience.

Proper content strategy means having a clear plan for content execution and delivery. Shannon outlines specific content your users require and plans for ongoing creation and delivery of appropriate content. No time is wasted on articles, copy or blog posts that don’t fit your needs.