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 interview from time to time, so check back often for more inspiration.

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Andrea Tétrault

“Twenty years ago I would have said success means getting lots of awards. Fifteen years ago I might have said it means world domination and unimaginable wealth. Now, I see success in the happiness of the people we employ, the clients we convert to fans, and the occasional bottle of really expensive champagne.”

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

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Kelly Hartman

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

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Jag Nadra

With over 12 years of experience as a Graphic Designer behind her, Jag Nagra is an Illustrator from Vancouver, Canada. [Read More...]

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Melanie Lambrick

Melanie Lambrick loves to make big and bold, graphic illustrations that elevate text, and help readers understan... [Read More...]

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Kate Golding

For me, part of my intent when creating a design is to share with the viewer the joy I felt... [Read More...]

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Esra Tasdemir

Esra Tasdemir is a graphic designer and art director based in Toronto. A graduate of the Graphic Design... [Read More...]

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Valéry Goulet

I am proud of being able to be honest and straightforward. I am not sure how it started... [Read More...]

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Vikki Wiercinski

Vikki is a multi-disciplinary designer who's made the 12 years of her career all about experimentation... [Read More...]

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Skye Oleson-Cormack

Skye is a multi-disciplinary designer based in Montreal, QC. She currently runs Fingers Crossed Press... [Read More...]

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Nicola Hamilton

Nicola is a Toronto-based art director and graphic designer, whose work has been internationally... [Read More...]

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Kylie Henry

Kylie is a proud immigrant to Canada, having moving here from New Zealand in 2005. Named one of the top 11 Young Designers in Canada by Design Edge Magazine, she has been... [Read More...]

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Karolina Łoboda

Founded in 2008 by Creative Director duo Karolina Łoboda and Neil Rodman,  Toronto based The White Room (TWR) studio has developed enduring design for almost 20 years. [Read More...]

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Emily Chu

Emily is an award winning illustrator. Born in Beijing, she grew up near the rockies in Alberta, Canada. Originally a designer and textile artist, Emily currently... [Read More...]

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Women of RAM

With over 50 years of combined experience, these women worked tirelessly to develop the brand and exhibitions within the new RAM. In this interview, each team member speaks to career experiences... [Read More...]

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Claire Dawson

Claire is the creative director and co-founder of Underline Studio, a multi-disciplinary graphic design agency based in Toronto, Canada. Underline's client list is consciously diverse, ranging from... [Read More...]

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Sydney Johnson

Sydney owns Three Times True, a user research and service design consultancy. Through in-depth user research, user experience strategy, and exceptional service design, Sydney helps businesses to...[Read More...]

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Laura Prpich

Laura Prpich owns Caribou Creative, a graphic design studio in the Comox Valley that wholeheartedly believes successful brands stem from great design. [Read More...]

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Rhea Leibel

Rhea Leibel is a graphic designer and art director living in Regina, Saskatchewan. She currently works as a designer in brand at Farm Credit Canada and illustrates on the side [Read More...]

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Vanessa Eckstein

Known for her passion for taking on initiatives that blend cultural awareness, humanity and a love of art to advance society and business alike, Vanessa’s experiences living and working in Buenos Aires... [Read More...]

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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... [Read More...]

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Eliane Cadieux

Eliane is Cofounder & Creative Director at BESIDE, a biannual print magazine in French and English. BESIDE aims to bridge the gap between humans and nature—with high-quality... [Read More...]

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