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Hello, I’m Kirstie Shanks. I’m a freelance graphic designer based in the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario. I specialize in branding, but truthfully, I do a bit of everything.

Branding, Illustration, Print Design, Website Design, Social Media

 

Some of my favourites

Browse a selection of projects I’ve worked on

The Design Process

What a typical project with me looks like.

Connect

First, we’ll touch base through email or phone to see if we’re a good fit and to answer any questions you have.

Intake

We’ll go more in-depth about your needs, and your vision for the project and talk about your design preferences.

Direction + Strategy

Based on our conversation, I’ll do some research of your industry and come up with a design direction that will meet your goals.

Design + Refine

The really fun part, I’ll create the foundational designs that we’ll refine together so that it best communicates your brand.

Design Collateral

Once we have the foundation designed, I’ll implement complimenting designs across different mediums, both print & web.

Celebrate

This is the part where we jump up and down and celebrate because the project is complete and ready to show off to the world.

Design that’s a breath of fresh air.

Lay all your best cards out on the table for your clients and customers to see what you have to offer. I see a design project as a collaboration. Let me dive deep into the culture your business has or that you wish it to have and help you highlight all the great aspects of your brand.

Working with Kirstie has been seamless & stress-free.

She always understands exactly what I am trying to convey when I am describing a design concept, and even presents me multiple options to choose from. Kirstie is a talented artist who brings my visions to life in a way that I didn’t know was possible – and that’s something that not all graphic designers can do. And above all, she is patient, professional and a constant joy.

– Kristine Carr, Creative Consultant

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