Brand Refresh: Lou La Belle Skincare

Lou La Belle Skincare is one of those great local companies with a large reach. Alyssa’s stories, tips, and products are all well thought out and trusted by many across the globe. So when she asked me to help modernize and freshen up her brand I lept at the opportunity. I may have even hugged…

Project: Charlottetown Travel Guide

The Charlottetown Travel guide is an annual project I get to dive into just before Christmas every year! The guide is Discover Charlottetown’s off-Island lure piece, used to entice potential travellers worldwide to choose Charlottetown as their ultimate vacation destination! Custom iconography, extensive text layouts, multiple print ads, and photo layouts are used in this…

2nd Annual Business Women’s Summer Summit

Yesterday I took part in my first Business Women’s Summer Summit hosted by Startup Zone and the PEI Business Women’s Association! It was a lovely event full of hard truths, helpful information, and ambitious personalities. My role as moderator of the “Carving your Niche” panel started out the event on the right foot! We chatted…

Smells like Home

Thank goodness for the French River Cannery. If not for it, I would not exist, since my parents met while working there when my mother was 14 and my father 18. Dad still operates French River Fisheries in the same location, but the cannery stopped processing in ’97 and the canning section of the building…

Digital Nomad: Ireland

On June 17th, 2018 Jonathan and I hopped on a flight to Limerick, Ireland for two weeks of work and adventuring. Jonathan works remotely for an Atlanta, Georgia based company called Lyrasis who work in the Digital Library space using a software called Islandora (amongst others). Jonathan has been working on the software since moving…

Pixels & Glory

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 marked the first ever Pixels & Glory design competition, organized by GDGC (Graphic Design Group of Charlottetown) and held at Holland College. Pixels & Glory is the first design competition of its kind to be held on Prince Edward Island and it’s maiden voyage was an absolute success! Contestants and spectators…

Local Legends Apparel

What started as a way to put expats in control of the narrative regarding their choice to reside on Prince Edward Island, has blossomed into a full line of clothing specifically designed to instill pride in the Islander that wears them. I hate the term “Come from Away”. It’s alienating. After hearing a few friends…

We got married in a fever

Not at all actually. We meticulously planned it together for two years. We had beautiful weather and said our “I do’s” in the sweetest little courtyard outside Confederation Centre of the Arts. It was emotional and perfect.  Now we’re married and my 30th birthday is rounding the bend. Life, time, everything comes and goes so…

Pier 15 at Fisherman’s Wharf

This article first appeared in Salty: The Island’s Food Digest on May 1st, 2017. New owners reimagine the location’s full-service restaurant New owners of the Fisherman’s Wharf, Amy and Forbes MacPherson, are opening for the season on Mother’s Day, May 14th, 2017. To shake things up at the North Rustico hot spot, they’re putting some…

Brewing Up a Passion for Beer

This article first appeared in Salty: The Island’s Food Digest on April 1st, 2017. Homebrewing team, Green Willy & Co., creates award-winning Winter Warmer, Solstice A passion for beer is shared amongst many Islanders, but for Green Willy the love of beer is an all-consuming one that goes well beyond simply drinking the good stuff….

YouMeal Heads West

The article first appeared in Salty: The Island’s Food Digest on April 1st, 2017. Meal delivery service expands to western PEI A delicious, chef-prepared meal waiting on your front porch when you arrive home from a long work day sounds like a dream right? Well, dream no more because meal delivery services, once the exclusive…

Skills Canada PEI Provincial Competition

On March 10th, 2017 the Graphic Design program at Holland College competed in the Skills Canada PEI Provincial Competition. Essential skills being tested were creativity, illustration, typography, color theory, computer and software proficiency, and time management. I was asked by April Condon to judge alongside Mike Thomas and Lisa Stapelton. It was a rewarding a challenging…