Claris Media Inc., formed in 2007, is a design and publishing company located in Fernie, BC. For nearly 12 years, Krista Turcasso and Vanessa Croome have built a successful and award-winning business which includes graphic design services, content development, editing and publishing with a specialty in layout and publication production. Claris Media produces the Fernie Fix monthly magazine and seasonal guides, the Fernie Mountain Bike Guide, and the Fernie Wedding Guide.

With this experience in design and layout, marketing, content development/editing and publishing, Claris Media has the ability to execute high quality, well-designed material. Vanessa Croome, with almost 20 years experience as a graphic designer, has a keen eye for detail and sets a high standard for good design. With a thorough knowledge of pre-press production, she works quickly but with great accuracy to get the job done. Krista Turcasso, editor of the Fernie Fix magazine, offers a background in business strategy, an ability to create unique content, and efficient editing and writing skills. These combined attributes, alongside great communication and social media knowledge, results in successful project implementation.

Krista and Vanessa pride themselves on delivering products that are produced quickly in order to meet deadlines, and with accuracy and attention to detail. This combination, derived from years of experience and the ability to engage with clients throughout the process, leads to successful end products and clients who know what to expect and are happy with the results.


“Working with Claris Media has been a great experience. They understand marketing and communications very well and have been very flexible, cost-effective and reliable on a diversity of projects for Tourism Fernie from printing, design, web development and collaborative projects.”

Jikke Gyorki, Executive Officer, Tourism Fernie

“Claris Media was great to work with! Their team met all of our service needs from project consultation, graphic design and content writing to web development. Most importantly, they asked great questions, listened to our answers, and provided valuable and expert feedback when we needed it. The end result was exactly what we were hoping for. I look forward to working with Vanessa, Krista, and the team again.”

Jesse Willicome, Project Coordinator, Creston Valley Kootenay Lake Route


Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 (Fernie Business Excellence Awards)
Fernie Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 (Fernie Business Excellence Awards)
Community Tourism Achievement 2014 (Fernie Business Excellence Awards)
Kootenay Business – Best in Business Gold award for marketing and design 2014
Business Leadership Award 2015 (Fernie Business Excellence Awards)