How might we design a better day? It’s a question worth exploring. By using design and the design process, Quirke creates positive opportunities for clients, customers and partners to feel, do and be their best.

And, how do we contribute to a brighter future? At Quirke, that means designing products that can delight your heart and mind. It means crafting experiences that make your eyes twinkle while getting things done. Developing ideas that feel right and get you in the flow.

Sometimes that means just getting in the right mindset.

By using appreciative inquiry to discover what is already working, then innovating to make things better, the probability of uncovering unique and worthy benefits increases. And whether satirical or serious, the outcome can be significant. Quirke’s quest to infuse lighthearted seriousness into the creative process, the journey and the experience is best described by Thomas Nashe, a contemporary of William Shakespeare:

“Light toys chase great cares.”

Thomas Nashe, 1594

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Let’s change the world, daily, by design.
Matthew Miller, Creative Director

Matthew Miller
Creative Director

Matthew Miller is an entrepreneur and designer with a focus on design and leadership for the public good. He started Quirke in 2009 as a catalyst for positive change.


Matthew is co-founder and CEO Adaptive Impact – a product and social innovation startup. He is also a founder at Coraluma, a mental wellness product startup.


On the health front, he is a board member at the Canadian College of Health Leaders – Vancouver Island Chapter. By day, he is the Manager of the Brand & Innovation Group at Island Health, where he feels lucky to get away with that B.I.G. acronym. When he gets more time, he’ll be designing a clothing line.