I'm a storyteller and a problem solver. Figuring out how to communicate with visuals is my favourite kind of challenge. I love designing that picture that's worth 1000 words.

I studied graphic design at OCAD University and graduated with a bachelors degree in 2011. Since then I've had the privilege of working at a number of agencies and on in-house teams, serving a variety of clients.

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My love of design was founded in web design as a teenager. I stumbled upon HTML and CSS at the age of 13, and once I realized I could make web pages look however I wanted with a few keystrokes, I quickly set about teaching myself all the code I could find. As I taught myself to code, I also created graphics - first with Microsoft Paint, then Jasc Paint Shop Pro 7, and eventually Adobe Photoshop. I continued designing and teaching myself code for fun throughout high school and when it came time to pick a post-secondary program, I had to choose between development and design. I went to OCAD, and never looked back.

I started my career client-side and eventually moved into Art Director roles within advertising, then expored working in PR, tech, and boutique design. My experience in working for a variety of clients and industries has made me a more thoughtful creative and designer overall, with a greater understanding of how all the marketing pieces come together.

Outside of the 9 to 5, I run events for the design community under the embrella of the Toronto Design Directory. I host and speak at design talks, art shows, portfolio reviews, workshops, and other events, and I'd be happy to speak at yours. Get in touch if you'd like me to be part of your conference, talk, or other function.


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Branding & Identity
Art Direction
Web Design
Editorial Design
On-set direction

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Winner of Silver Davey Award (website: sustainability) for Ecology & Society, 2023
Winner of Silver Davey Award (website: science) for Ecology & Society, 2023

Familiar with Figma, Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Wordpress, Webflow, and AODA (accessibility) requirements for print and web.

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Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design
OCAD University, 2011.

Margot holds dual citizenship in both Canada and the United Kingdom and is legally eligible for work in both countries. She currently lives in Toronto, Canada.

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2011 - Present:
Senior Designer, Square
Senior Designer, Office/Bureau
Senior Art Director, H+K Strategies
Instructor, Toronto Film School
Art Director, Publicis
Art Director, Juniper Park\TBWA
Designer, Critical Mass
Designer, Indigo Books & Music
Lead Designer, Blue Ant Media
Designer, WIND Mobile