Welcome to the party.

There are various groups and dynamics within all parties, from hosts to attendees, and it’s no different at The Engagement Party.


  • Branding a small-to-medium sized business or initiative?
  • Needing a localized ad campaign?
  • Requiring a little help with your marketing strategy?

When it’s a fairly straight-forward project – the bulk of the work will be done by Tim. With 20 years experience, and hundreds of successfully completed projects, he’s particularly suited to this profession as an Art Director/Ad Writer combo.

When Tim needs a helping hand or a specialists touch – The Engagement Party has a dedicated team of experienced independent contractors that can be on-boarded and integrated within the projects scope.


  • Branding a large business or initiative?
  • Provincial (or bigger) ad campaign?
  • In need of a full-service agency experience?

When your requirements are more diverse we have a dedicated group of independent contractors when more people-power is needed. We refer to this as “Connected Specialisms” – an open approach to teaming with specialists – so that The Party can easily get to just the right size.

Whether it’s a nice and engaging small get-together or a full-service shindig – The Engagement Party always has it’s doors open.

Tim Neal
Creative Director, Founder


Born and raised in Saskatchewan – Tim is a proud First Nations (Cree/nehiyaw) creative focused on Branding and Advertising. His work is usually layered with culture, vernacular, and irreverence. He’s won municipal, provincial, national, and international awards and intends to continue this trend with clients of The Engagement Party.

Twenty years working within the advertising agency model has placed primary focus on delivering clear and relevant messaging and has led to a developed ability to engage creatives, client relations, suppliers and clients. Clients have included municipal, provincial, national and international organizations and companies that range in size from startups to multinationals.



The friends of The Party that bring that ‘certain something’ – they’ve been trusted collaborators on a variety of our favourite projects.

Calvin Xiao


Hailing from China, and now a proud citizen of Canada, Calvin brings a world of experience to the table. His career started at one of the largest advertising agencies in the world (Grey Group) where he was trained in marketing strategy and account management.

With over a decade of advertising experience, Calvin has helped lead projects with sound and accurate strategy, and has provided The Engagement Party with unsurpassed advertising, marketing, and strategic planning. Calvin’s belief that strategy always comes first, has saved his clients money and ensures their corporate challenges are evaluated and addressed efficiently and appropriately.



Our service is simply described as:

We provide the strategy and the creative assets that deliver the specific message your organization needs to say.


STRATEGY – defining and setting the objectives for launching campaigns, branding, and marketing concepts.

LEADERSHIP – leading and directing teams consisting of account managers, art directors/copywriters, designers, and production staff.

DELIVERY – developing and crafting all assets in the project scope.

Experience and executional skills in (but not limited to): Print, Online, Mobile, Social, Television, Radio, Outdoor – OOH, Guerrilla and Non-traditional, Event Planning, Fundraising, Advertising Campaigns, Photo shoots, Video shoots, Consulting, Signage and Wayfinding, Interior Graphics, Murals


Previous client experience from the past 18 years in the Marketing, Advertising, and Communications professions. View Tim’s personal portfolio for details and visuals of his work done for other agencies.

FIRST NATIONS & MÉTIS  – Cooperatives First, Indigenous Tourism Corridor, Indigenous Chamber of Commerce Saskatchewan (ICCS), Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA), Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Kahkewistahaw First Nation, All Nations’ Healing Hospital, Wîcihitowin Indigenous Engagement Conference, Indigenous Gaming Regulators (IGR), Sweet Grass Records, Bluehill Productions, Waterhen Lake Loghousing, Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI), Saskatchewan Community Resources and Employment, Meadow Lake Tribal Council, Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network (SFNEDN), World Indigenous Business Foundation (WIBF)

MINING & RESOURCES – AREVA, Cameco, BHP Billiton, Saskatchewan Mining Association, Saskatchewan Watershed Authority

FINANCIAL – Synergy Credit Union, Prairie Centre Credit Union, Luminus Financial, Spectra Credit Union, Saskatchewan Pension Plan, MGI Financial, Assante Wealth Management, Cornerstone Credit Union

Tourism Saskatoon, StudioBell – National Music Centre, United Way of Saskatoon and Area, Saskatoon Public Library, Saskatoon Transit, Saskatoon Teachers’ Federation, City of Saskatoon, Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation, Royal University Hospital Foundation, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, Robert Bird Group, Persephone Theatre, Midtown Plaza, Museums Association of Saskatchewan, Kinsmen Telemiracle, Ens Auto, Drake Meats, AODBT