Hi, my name is Brian Garside

I make things, mostly on the internet.

Who I am:

I’m a husband, a father of two awesome kids, a dog owner, and a citizen of London, Ontario, Canada.

I’m Brian, I’ve been helping to bring awesome things to the internet since 1997. I’ve had the pleasure of working with all sizes of clients and teams, and I’ve been part of some incredible projects.

I make everything I touch better.

I’m not only a designer, I’m an artist, a multimedia creator, and a master of several different disciplines.

I understand what makes a good user-interaction innately, and I understand the science behind it to actually rigorously test user experiences.

Brian Garside - 2022

Where you’ll find me:

I’m a partner at NorthIQ Inc. where I create digital marketing strategies, help build awesome websites for companies, and create marketing automation routines that generate income.

I co-founded Manage Comics, a software as a service platform for Shopify that helps comic stores manage their customers, check in product, and simplify ordering.

I still consult for my pal Peter at All New Comics – the online comic shop we co-founded together in 2005 which serves hundreds of Canadian customers who can’t get to their local comic shop every week, and is the inspiration behind Manage Comics.

How to work with me:

If you’re looking to transform your marketing from a cost centre into a predictable revenue generator, you should reach out to us at NorthIQ Inc. we’ll take some time to get to know your business and let you know whether we feel we can help you.  We won’t waste your time, and you’ll know quickly if we should work together (we only work with three to five companies a year).

If you own a comic shop, you should check out Manage Comics, I’d be happy to book a meeting with you and see if we can help you improve your shop, make intake and ordering more efficient, and make this your best year ever (spoiler alert : We can!).

My Projects:

NorthIQ Inc.

We provide data-driven growth marketing, building and optimizing revenue engines to provide long-term, sustainable growth.

Manage Comics

Manage Comics is comic pull lists software for comic shops that provides access to nearly 400,000 product listings, with more than 3,000 new products added monthly!