The Interviews

Welcome to the heart of this project: the Canadian Women in Design interviews. Here you can browse through different professional women across Canada working in the field of design. We’ll be releasing new interviews from time to time, so check back often and follow us on Instagram for more inspiration.

Brnesh Berhe

Brnesh Berhe is an Eritrean-Canadian art director, graphic designer, illustrator (and sometimes writer) from Edmonton, Alberta.

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Mariah Barnaby-Norris

Mariah Barnaby-Norris is illustrator and designer based in Portland, Oregon but from Canada originally (with a bit of Australia mixed in there too).

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Maylee Keo

Maylee Keo creates illustrations that are lively, colourful and playful, just like her! She is based out of Montréal.

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Ravy Puth

Ravy Puth is an illustrator and a scholar based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She uses illustration as both a lens and a practice in research-creation to seize the agency of representation and visual narrative.

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Corine Bond

Corine Bond is a communication designer with experience in design research, branding, packaging and illustration.

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Janet King

Janet King works as a Product Manager and fills out the rest of her schedule with hobbies, freelance design, pizza, and "just trying to take it easy."

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Kelly Smalls

Kelly Small (they/them) is a performance-driven, Award-winning ECD, designer, and writer with deep roots in communication design, digital marketing, and advertising, as well as a special focus on ethical and inclusive practice.

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Bronwin Parks

As the Founder and Creative Director of the award-nominated Feisty Creative, Bronwin pairs her comprehensive skills in design and marketing with a passion for creativity to develop an authentic, unique brand that matches the vision of her clients

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Rachel Beyer

Rachel Beyer is an Edmonton-based graphic designer, illustrator, animator, and woodworker.She has a love for working with her hands, and in her spare time, she draws, carves wooden spoons, and experiments with a variety of new media.

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Elizabeth Laferrière

Art Director and graphic designer, Elizabeth Laferrière creates still and moving images that encompass her poetic, sensitive, and spontaneous vision.

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Outcrop Communications

Welcome to a special WICD interview featuring the team at Outcrop Communications! With over 37 years of combined experience, these creative women of the North inspire.

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Daej Hamilton

Based in Toronto, founder and principle designer, Daej Hamilton started Daej Designs company at 22 years old. Luxuriating in her 11th year of woodworking, her pieces reflect the timeless, mid-century, modern aesthetic.

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Jessica Oddi

Jessica Oddi is a disabled graphic designer in Canada with versatility to spare. She specializes in crafting pieces that exceed the desires of her clients.

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Yazmin Butcher

As seen in the ‘failing New York Times,’ Yazmin Butcher is a graphic designer and illustrator living in Toronto.

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Andrea Tétrault

Andrea Tétrault is a partner at Tétro Design, a creative agency in Winnipeg co-founded in 1998 with her husband Paul.

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Eliane Cadieux

Eliane is Cofounder & Creative Director at BESIDE, a biannual print magazine in French and English.

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Gillian Harvey

Gillian is an Assistant Professor in Design Studies, Department of Art & Design at the University of Alberta, where she teaches design theory, practice, and research in the area of Visual Communication Design.

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Vanessa Eckstein

Vanessa is known for her passion for taking on initiatives that blend cultural awareness, humanity and a love of art to advance society and business alike.

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Rhea Leibel

Rhea Leibel is a graphic designer and art director living in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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Laura Prpich

Caribou Creative is a comprehensive design studio based in Courtenay, British Columbia.

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Sydney Johnson

Sydney Johnson collaborates with movers and shakers who care as deeply about other people. She uses service design as a lens to make change happen.

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Women of RAM

The Royal Alberta Museum is the largest museum in western Canada and one of the top museums in Canada. Meet the designers behind every aspect of the exhibitions and brand for RAM.

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Claire Dawson

Clair Dawson is a principal at Underline Studio.

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Emily Chu

Emily Chu is a Chinese illustrator and visual artist based on Treaty 6/Edmonton.

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Karolina Loboda

Born in Warsaw Poland, and based in Toronto, Karolina has been a designer for over two decades.

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Kylie Henry

Kylie Henry is a proud immigrant to Canada, having moving here from New Zealand in 2005.

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Nicola Hamilton

Nicola is a Toronto-based art director and graphic designer, whose work has been internationally recognized by the D&AD, the Society of Publication Designers, the Society for News Design, and the Canadian National Magazine Awards.

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Skye Oleson-Cormack

Skye Oleson-Cormack is a multi-disciplinary designer based in Montreal, QC. She currently runs Fingers Crossed Press and is available for freelance opportunities.

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Vikki Wiercinski

Vikki is a multi-disciplinary designer who's made the first 12 years of her career all about experimentation and entreneurship.

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Esra Tasdemir

Esra Tasdemir is a graphic designer and art director based in Toronto. A graduate of the Graphic Design program at OCAD University, her focus is on bringing innovative and bold design solutions to branding and advertising.

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Valéry Goulet

Valéry Goulet is a French-Canadian multidisciplinary graphic designer and design educator.

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Kate Golding

Inspired at an early age by her granny’s 1970’s toile de jouy curtains and the cushions in the family caravan, Kate Golding became obsessed with pattern design, interior design, and the people who encompassed these design choices.

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Melanie Lambrick

Melanie Lambrick loves to make big and bold graphic illustrations that elevate text and help readers to understand complex narratives in a variety of print and digital collateral.

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Jag Nagra

Jag Nagra is a queer Punjabi Visual Artist and community advocate with a number of artworks in the Museum of Vancouver's permanent collection. She is a co-Founder of the Punjabi Market Collective—a non-profit working to revitalize Vancouver’s historic Punjabi Market commercial district.

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Kelly Hartman

Kelly Hartman is the Principal and Creative Director of Hartman Design Studio, based in Calgary, Alberta.

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