I studied graphic design at OCAD University and graduated with a bachelors degree in 2011. Since then I've had the privlege of working at a number of agencies and on in-house teams, serving a variety of clients.
I'm a storyteller and a problem solver - figuring out how to communicate anything with visuals, from colour to shape to layout - is my favourite kind of challenge. I love designing that picture that's worth 1000 words.
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. I'm now pivoting my career back to my original passion, graphic design. I bring all my knowledge of creating campaigns and big concepts, and integrating research and strategy to my design work, and this varied experience has made me a more thoughtful creative overall.
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.
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.
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