Willow Mackenzie Design - About + Contact

Who I am. What I do. How to say hello.

Hello! My name is Willow and I am a Toronto-based Graphic Designer and Illustrator. I love Sunday brunch with crosswords, wind in the trees and Spring in the city. 

 

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If you have an interesting project or commission on the brain I would love to hear from you! I am always looking for creative people to collaborate with. Feel free to contact me about a potential project. 

email willowmackenziedesign@gmail.com or fill out the form below. 

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I graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design University with a B.Des. 

Being a country girl at heart, I have traded the wide open spaces of the Kawarthas and deep forests of northern Ontario for the diverse communities and vibrant heart beat of Toronto, that I now call home. 

Smart, functional design has always been a passion of mine. I have an eye for detail and enjoy pairing colour, patterns and typography to bring a design to life. I bring creativity, imagination and "outside the box" thinking to all the projects I work on.

I have worked as a professional graphic designer for over two years specializing in logo, packaging and stationery/ branding design. Inspired by art in everyday life I am constantly learning new crafts and techniques to incorporate more functional art into my home and life. 

CV available upon request.

 

Clients:

Glow Bug Cloth Diapers. BDA-starbucks. Mrs. Fields. cailey brammer. Madison Winters. Bayou rum. Taipan bakery. maxim's cake shop. trycewell partners inc. Soldiers of Creation. The Get Real Movement. Riley Flynn + more

Specialties:

Package Design. Iconography & Illustration. Photoshop. illustrator. in design. photography. Branding & Identity. Editorial Design. Web & Digital.

Experience and Education:

2018-present Graphic Designer at Girl Guides Canada.

2011-present Freelance Designer - multiple clients.

2016-2018 lead designer at stannum can inc.

2010-2016 OCAD U Bachelor in Design.

2015 graphic design Intern at bauer PERFORMANCE sports group.

2011 designer and event planner at the durham region unemployed help centre

Testimonials:

"Willow was incredible to work with.  She brought experience, passion, professionalism and boundless creativity to the project.  Willow really took the time to get to know our company, our industry and our style preferences and we could not be more pleased.  Our customers and employees have been raving about her work.  We will continue to enthusiastically recommend Willow and we look forward to working with her again soon."

Sarah Downey - co owner of Glow Bug Cloth Diapers - glowbugclothdiapers.com

"When you hire Willow to help you re brand she NAILS it. I’m  ECSTATIC with the way my new logo, business cards, and promotions turned out. Willow has been an absolute treat to deal with on all projects, she gave me exactly what I didn't know I wanted. She read my mind, read between the lines and gave me multiple fantastic options to choose from on all projects she has done for me. She’s an absolute sweetheart and I’ll continue to refer her, and hire her for her professionalism, passion and end result."

Cailey Brammer - Makeup & Cosmetic Tattoo Artist - caileybrammer.com

"I found Willow through a friend, and I was so happy she connected us.  Willow and I met in a coffee shop to discuss the scope of the project and get a feel for each others styles and goals.  I did some homework ahead of time for us to review so she had a good jumping off point.  She was sweet, professional, personable and she totally “got me”.  Being in a creative field myself, I valued the organic process and really gave her creative freedom.  After a few rounds of tweaks she nailed it and I couldn’t be happier.  She is quick and responsive, and went the extra mile.  I know I can contact her anytime if I need new business cards, printing or website help as she has built good relationships with many contacts in the industry."

Riley Flynn - Interior Designer - liverileyflynn.com