Brenda is a designer who is passionate about beauty, expression and the arts; and how these intercept with the world around us as design. She is interested in exploring the roles design can play as we navigate through a particularly challenging time in human history.
Formerly a soloist with the National Ballet of Canada, the Nationaltheater in Mannheim Germany, and Toronto Dance Theatre, Brenda brings with her a unique skill set and years of experience collaborating with creative individuals across disciplines.
ART DIRECTION AND GRAPHIC DESIGN AT GRAVITY, INC.
Ongoing work with a large range of clients from the nonprofit, public and private sectors. Work is carried out on multiple projects simultaneously, both collaboratively and independently. Areas of specialty include print collateral, identity development, brand application and responsive website design. Involved with the entire design process from concept development to client presentations, preparation of files for print and screen and coordination with print production specialists.
Clients include: CAMH Foundation, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, WoodGreen Community Services, Bowl Canada, Fred Victor Centre, Community Living Toronto, Canadian Tax Foundation, Frontier College, Cornerstone Community Services, Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Ministry of Transportation, Munich Re Insurance, Ontario Neurotrama Foundation, Acquired Brain Injury Network, GTA Rehab Network
FREELANCE ART DIRECTION AND GRAPHIC DESIGN
Specializing primarily in brand creation and development through print, digital and interactive projects for a variety of clients:
JULY 2010 INTERNSHIP WITH PYLON DESIGN, INC.
Responsibilities included concept development for the Munk School of Global Affairs’ website design, illustrative graphics, and logo design.
AUGUST 2010 INTERNSHIP WITH 52 PICK-UP
Responsibilities included Photoshopping images for Retail News magazine and preparing brochure outputs for client presentations.
FEBRUARY 2013, RGD FEATURED DESIGNER
One of three designers selected to be included in Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario’s Provisional Showcase, featuring the work of emerging designer members. A selection committee chooses individuals to be showcased “based on the quality, range and effectiveness of their work.”
JUNE 2011, VALEDICTORIAN
or the 2011 graduating classes from George Brown College’s Centre for Arts and Design and the Centre for Business
APRIL 2011, UMBRA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Presented to a graduating student who has “demonstrated outstanding creativity and design excellence in the graphic design program” at George Brown College
AUGUST 2011, SEMIFINALIST
Print Communications Category, Adobe Design Achievement Awards
JUNE 2011, RGD STUDENT AWARD
Honourable Mention, Q30 Award for Branding
JUNE 2011,GRADUATE WITH HONOURS
George Brown College School of Design Graphic Design program
SEPTEMBER 2007-APRIL 2011
Graphic Design Program, George Brown College School of Design
SEPTEMBER 2006-APRIL 2007
Art & Design Foundation Program, George Brown College School of Design