Phil Rideau Canal, Ottawa
Me skating on the Rideau Canal, Ottawa

My Why

Ever notice a graphic, photo or icon is just not right? Perhaps it was made years ago and is out-of-date. Maybe it was done by someone who was not really skilled enough or the budget was too low and the result was sub par.

I enjoy helping people build the right graphics for their ad, website, project or business. No one should have to settle for less than perfect graphics.

My Story

As a hobbyist-photographer since my younger days I always had a passion for amazing photos, both taking them and admiring them.

With the advent of photo editing software and Photoshop came the amazing ability to manipulate images. I was captivated and started enhancing photos as well as repairing them. Ever had a really great old photograph that was damaged with stains or creases, faded color… I could fix them and that is when PTGrafix was born. No, it’s not a typo, I “fix” graphics and photos. I naturally expanded to photo manipulation (adding or subtracting elements of photos), custom graphics, digital art and so much more.

I now often concentrate on fixing graphic errors or just poor attempts and make them better, whether it be for small businesses, individuals, websites or just for fun. I do this to help others express themselves more clearly through art especially when budget is a concern. Many times entrepreneurs or small businesses starting out choose graphics based on budget and as a result get poor or rushed quality without truly relaying the message intended. Or try to do it themselves when its really not their area of expertise.

That's where I come in... I can take your ideas and existing work and make it better.

This is Me

After working in customer service for more than 30 years, I've learned that treating people the way you want to be treated yourself really pays off. I always put myself in my customers' shoes and see their perspective. So I give 100% and always strive to exceed their expectations with a smile.


Phil Tanguay

Owner / Artist

A husband, father, graphic artist and multipotentialite (so many various hobbies and interests like woodworking, gaming, repairman, tech geek, pool & spa specialist, martial artist...) so much to do so little time.

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Are you looking to get some graphics created or re-vamped? Need a new logo or suggestions about branding?