It all started in 1984
Living Productions Inc. began in 2000 as the new business name for various businesses that Paul Donovan had been operating off and on since 1984.
New Brunswick - 1984-1986
Paul started with a small Desktop Publishing and Quick Print service in a small community called Pennfield in New Brunswick in 1985. That was the first time to implement the concept of Desktop Publishing using the freshly released Apple Macintosh computer.
Nova Scotia - 1986-1991
Next Paul moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia and quickly changed to Word Processing services during the days when businesses still didn't have a lot of computers. He offered Word Processing services to small businesses and individuals for two years. While he was doing this he was also providing training in computer applications at the YWCA helping people rejoin the workforce and understand more about computers and computer applications.
Japan - 1991-1996
Paul headed off to Japan where he did some consulting work in Desktop Publishing producing newsletters, brochures and then in 1995 started to learn about the new Internet and the World Wide Web.
Vancouver - 1996-present day
When Paul came back to Canada in 1996 he came to Vancouver, British Columbia and started up his own web design business, specializing in providing web services in Japanese and English. Plus he started teaching again at the YMCA (Employment Initiatives program), teaching people to use computers and computer applications.
In 1998 Paul joined with two other local business men to start a full-service computer support and Internet service company. They offered technical support, web site hosting and connectivity services to local businesses. Their connection in the same office building put them in touch with the English Language School where they began to work together providing both technical support and computer application training.
In 2000 Paul started up Living Productions Inc. and branched back out on his own to do computer consulting work. He worked with the English Language School as a technical support consultant and also developed several training courses for the students in Microsoft Office.
Living Productions Inc. has grown since 2000 to include many areas of consulting services:
- Technical Support & Consulting
- Network & Internet Consulting
- Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design
- Web Site Development
- Audio and Video Production Services