DesignThinkers TO: Day Two

I just saw Michael Bierut speak on the main stage at the Sony Entertainment Centre in Toronto, Canada. Michael is a partner at Pentagon, a design firm in the US consisting of 22 partners. He has worked on some large campaigns, but the one I was most interested to hear about was the heavily criticized…

DesignThinkers TO: Day One

Here I sit at DesignThinkers Toronto waiting for Michelle Dougherty to take the stage. Attending a large design-centric conference like this seemed like something outside my grasp up until recently when a friend and mentor, April Condon asked if I would be interested in accompanying her and the company I work for, Discover Charlottetown generously…

Design: My Little Stash Clothing

One of the great things about running your own clothing company is meeting others who are passionate about fashion! I met Danielle from My Little Stash through a mutual friend – Instagram! Our first project together was an MLS branded tee garnished with the local term “Who’s Yer Father?”. Since then we’re created other locally…

Brand Refresh: Lou La Belle Skincare

Lou La Belle Skincare is one of those great local companies with a large reach. Alyssa’s stories, tips, and products are all well thought out and trusted by many across the globe. So when she asked me to help modernize and freshen up her brand I lept at the opportunity. I may have even hugged…

Project: Charlottetown Travel Guide

The Charlottetown Travel guide is an annual project I get to dive into just before Christmas every year! The guide is Discover Charlottetown’s off-Island lure piece, used to entice potential travellers worldwide to choose Charlottetown as their ultimate vacation destination! Custom iconography, extensive text layouts, multiple print ads, and photo layouts are used in this…

2nd Annual Business Women’s Summer Summit

Yesterday I took part in my first Business Women’s Summer Summit hosted by Startup Zone and the PEI Business Women’s Association! It was a lovely event full of hard truths, helpful information, and ambitious personalities. My role as moderator of the “Carving your Niche” panel started out the event on the right foot! We chatted…

Smells like Home

Thank goodness for the French River Cannery. If not for it, I would not exist, since my parents met while working there when my mother was 14 and my father 18. Dad still operates French River Fisheries in the same location, but the cannery stopped processing in ’97 and the canning section of the building…

Pixels & Glory

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 marked the first ever Pixels & Glory design competition, organized by GDGC (Graphic Design Group of Charlottetown) and held at Holland College. Pixels & Glory is the first design competition of its kind to be held on Prince Edward Island and it’s maiden voyage was an absolute success! Contestants and spectators…

Local Legends Apparel

What started as a way to put expats in control of the narrative regarding their choice to reside on Prince Edward Island, has blossomed into a full line of clothing specifically designed to instill pride in the Islander that wears them. I hate the term “Come from Away”. It’s alienating. After hearing a few friends…

We got married in a fever

Not at all actually. We meticulously planned it together for two years. We had beautiful weather and said our “I do’s” in the sweetest little courtyard outside Confederation Centre of the Arts. It was emotional and perfect.  Now we’re married and my 30th birthday is rounding the bend. Life, time, everything comes and goes so…

Skills Canada PEI Provincial Competition

On March 10th, 2017 the Graphic Design program at Holland College competed in the Skills Canada PEI Provincial Competition. Essential skills being tested were creativity, illustration, typography, color theory, computer and software proficiency, and time management. I was asked by April Condon to judge alongside Mike Thomas and Lisa Stapelton. It was a rewarding a challenging…

Joining the GDGC

There’s a new group in town! Recently, fellow Graphic Designer, Mike Thomas has spear-headed the creation of a Graphic Design Group in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. We’re calling ourselves the GDGC and hoping to make waves in the coming months. Thus far there has been a few casual get-togethers and one round table discussion, where…