The Yukon First Nation Culture and Tourism Association wanted to promote and highlight the artistic talent of Indigenous artists in the Yukon. In particular the artists from the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta'an Kwäch'än Council.
Mark Rutledge CGD RGD (Certified Senior Designer)
November 19, 2018
2180, 2nd Avenue
Areas of SpecialtyCorporate Communications, Photography, Typography
Other CapabilitiesBranding, Illustration, Publication
Company descriptionCelebrating 15 years in business, Animikii Inc. is a web-services company building custom software, web-applications and websites. We work with leading Indigenous groups across North America to leverage technology for social, economic and cultural initiatives. As a 100% Indigenous-owned technology company we work with our clients to implement solutions that amplify these efforts and achieve better outcomes for Indigenous people in these areas. We are based in British Columbia on Coast Salish territory and we work everywhere.
Why am I an RGD?I strive to demonstrate in clear terms the sum of my experience and skill to prospective clients or employers. Clear communication and credentials are essential tools in demonstrating the broader picture of my abilities and skills.
In the spirit of cooperation and commitment in working together for the betterment of the design industry, the GDC and RGD have granted each President reciprocal membership in our respective organizations.
Why am I a designer?I am at the intersection of illustration and computer technology. I have always had a fascination with both and wanted a career that included both.
Why should you hire me?I have over 25-years of graphic design experience. As a passionate graphic designer I embrace my creative instincts and intuition, I have a burning desire to cultivate flawless outcomes in branding, photography, and web design. I am Anishinaabe and a member of the Little Grand Rapids First Nation. I live and work on Kwanlin Dün and Ta'an Kwäch'än Council Territories in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Mark is an RGD member and is also CGD Certified and the National President of the Graphic Designers of Canada.
Where do I see myself in 5 years?I see myself continuing to learn new skills and endeavour to be a mentor to young Indigenous designers in Canada's north. Yukon, NWT and Nunavut.