Design de Plume Award for Indigenous Design: Indigenous Language Learning App

By Marko Jones Student RGD, Capilano University, North Vancouver, BC


Award sponsored by Design de Plume



Moytel was designed to reconnect Indigenous teens to their culture and languages. Eagle illustration by Todd Baker and frog illustration by Glen Rabena.



Honourable Mentions:





Tony Romito, Founder of Atiigo Media Inc. in Iqaluit, Nunavut

Tony has an extensive background in Northern communications planningand development.  Having lived in Nunavut for over 20 years, Tony understands the complexities of delivering communications products across a vast and challenging territory. His hands-on experience with Nunavut’s government, Inuit organizations, socio-economic issues, political landscape, regional differences, culture, traditions and language allow Tony to effectively plan and execute projects that resonate with both his clients and the communities. Since founding Atiigo Media in 2003, he has worked on major communications projects for the territorial and federal governments, Inuit organizations and within the private sector. Tony led Atiigo Media’s recent work with the Government of Nunavut to create public awareness on issues such as Tobacco Cessation, Energy Conservation and Responsible use of Alcohol.


Jennica Robinson Provisional RGD, Senior Graphic Designer at Design de Plume in Sudbury, ON

Jennica is an Indigenous woman with membership through the AundeckOmni Kaning First Nation of Manitoulin Island. She is passionate about making a difference and creating change through design. Jennica is no stranger when it comes to supporting her community and encouraging the value and development of design locally within Greater Sudbury and Districts. She has contributed to numerous design initiatives through mentoring, conferences, award exhibitions, and fundraisers, within her leadership role as Board Director and President of the Sudbury Design Society.


Mark Rutledge RGD, CGD, Lead Designer at Animikii, Inc. & National President of the Graphic Designers of Canada

With over 30 years of experience, Mark has deep roots designing for NorthAmerica's Indigenous communities and organizations. He is the first Indigenous designer elected as National President of the Graphic Designers of Canada. He is also the first to lead from Canada’s arctic region. He is a proud Ojibwa from Little Grand Rapids First Nation who lives and works in Whitehorse, Yukon on the territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta'an Kwäch'än Council.


Katie Wilhelm RGD, Indigenous Graphic Designer & Marketing Consultant in London, ON

Katie is an award-winning Prior to founding her own design practice, she spent many years specializing in corporate communications, specifically in the area of local economic development. Katie is passionate about her community and is a leader in her local arts, culture and Indigenous communities. As a professional artist, Katie has experience owning and operating art galleries, curating art exhibitions, adjudicating for acquisitions, conducting appraisals and has produced several permanent large-scale art installations. To view case studies and learn more about Katie’s work, visit