After a 12 year stint running a solo design shop, Jesse signed on as Art Director at the small but mighty Carve. There, he has been an integral player in the development of brand identities for a range of clients. Whether it’s a hotdog cart or a growing credit union, he relishes the challenge that comes with learning the specifics of a client’s business, assessing its needs, and that buzz that always comes with finding the right design solution.
Ross is a Vancouver-based graphic designer and principal at Ross Chandler Creative Projects. A graduate of The Ontario College of Art and Design, Ross spent time working at Hambly & Woolley (Toronto) and Subplot Design (Vancouver) before opening his own shop.
Ruth is the sole in-house graphic designer for the City of Côte Saint-Luc and is the owner and operator of Fishtank Communications in Montreal. She is an alumna of Dawson College's Graphic Design program and has over 15 years of experience in the industry. She brings her passion and expertise to every client’s project, be it big or small. Her varied client list has allowed her to work on many different types of visual communications and she’s always up for a new challenge.
Wendy is the Design Manager at Empire Life and has an extensive background with in-house design manage- ment. With over 18 years of experience, she’s led several design rebrands in the technology and financial services sectors.
Nico Taus RGD is Creative Director at Studio123—a creative agency rooted in Sudbury, Ontario. He is a former professor at the Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology and a founding member of the Sudbury Design Society. He is recipient of the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Northern Ontario Business, as well as So(cial) Good Awards from RGD.