WATKINS COMMUNICATION & DESIGN
ABOUT MY WORK
Hi, I'm a print, digital and event designer, creator, and crafter with expertise in publication and content creative and editorial direction, marketing, custom publishing and exclusive event creative direction. I've led creative teams at companies like Rogers, St. Joseph Media, and Green Living Enterprises. Some of my past corporate positions include art director Chatelaine magazine, editor in chief Gardening Life magazine, group creative director lifestyle group Clean Eating magazine and Oxygen magazine, and creative director Green Living (Scotiabank, Environmental Defence, Pollution Probe). I work with the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC), practice Inclusive Design in all my work, and contribute to open education resources that support inclusive design practices.
I hold an honours degree in Visual Communication Design and a Masters of Inclusive Design. I've been partial-load faculty in editorial design and typography at OCADU and YSDN, and my speaking engagements include topics such as Insights in publication trends and Bringing a unique visual voice to content design and creation.
I can strategize and direct from a high level one day and roll up my sleeves and work in Creative Suite the next. My extensive network of specialists allows me to build teams suited to each project no matter how big or how small.
Fulfilling objectives and exceeding expectations is key to my process and the awards I've won along the way are icing on the cake (30+ international awards and most recently honoured with a National Magazine Awards nomination and a Platinum Hermes Creative Award).
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