Renée specializes in illustration, type and image-led graphic design, editorial design for newspapers, books and magazines, and packaging design.
She is available for art + design freelance projects, collaborations and illustration commissions.
Illustration / Painting
Logo Design / Custom Typography
Editorial Design / Newspaper / Book / Magazine
I am an Artist + Designer with a specialty in illustration & painting.
In my process, I combine traditional mediums with modern design skills to find imaginative + considerate solutions for visual communication.
I am proud to be an active participant in my local arts + culture communities, and am looking forward to integrating here in Winnipeg, MB.
Until moving at the end of 2021, I was a board member for the Abbotsford Arts Council, a volunteer with Fraser Vally Pride Society, and an auxiliary staff member of CiVL Radio 101.7 FM (UFV's campus radio station). During my design studies, I was the Production + Design Assistant at UFV's student-run newspaper, The Cascade. In the course of the past 10 years, I've had the privilege to work with many other local non-profit organizations building positive, creative communities in visual arts, music + culture.
Loves: inventive + detailed creations, curiosity, bravery, balance + clarity
I believe in circular design, where sustainable life cycles and possibility for evolution are considered in the creation process.
Everything fits into a system, and we can re-design systems! Instead of a linear pattern - ‘make, use, dispose’ - we can shift toward circular thinking with goals to design resilient products, experiences, and services that evolve & adapt as we do.
To ‘circularize’ our future, we can start by understanding the diverse balance of our world & recognizing the space we occupy in it. We can create regenerative value by harmonizing with our intimately connected humanity.
Right: "map / borderless" 2020
I acknowledge that my creative practice is located on ancestral lands, on Treaty One Territory.
These lands are the heartlands of the Métis People. I acknowledge that the water here is sourced from
Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.
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I also acknowledge that I lived for many years in the traditional, unceded territory of the Stó:lō Nation. I express my gratitude and respect for having had the honour to create, work, play, explore and educate myself while living in these lands. The Stó:lō have an intrinsic relationship with S’ólh Tém:éxw (Our Sacred Land), and the Stó:lō People (people of the river) have lived in the land currently known as Fraser Valley for over 10000 years.
Graphic + Digital Design Diploma
University of the Fraser Valley
Art Direction Assistant for the Next! Grad Show.
Visit the G+DD Next! 2020 Graduate site here.
2019 - 2020
Tall Can Label Design
Raven's Brewing Company
See the labels here.
October 2019 - December 2021
Abbotsford Arts Council
January 2019 - August 2019
Gallery Co-ordinator - Kariton Art Gallery
Abbotsford Arts Council
UFV Visual Arts Practicum (Jan.-Apr.)
Canada Summer Jobs Program (Apr.-Aug.)
May 2019 - August 2019
Co-Director - Jam in Jubilee
Summer Festival Series
Celebrating Music, Community + Arts
'pleuvra' - Women in Art 2019
Curated the first annual Women's Month exhibition at Abbotsford's Kariton Art Gallery.
Mixed Media Painting - pleuvra
Summer 2019 - 2020
Simultaneity Art Show
Curated art exhibit of artworks by, for, & in allyship with LGBTQIA/2S+ community.
Exhibit displayed at Fraser Valley Pride Celebration and Jam in Jubilee 2019.
View the project here.
SAS moved online for Summer 2020
Check out @simultaneityartshow on Instagram and hosted on the AAC website.
A portfolio showcasing some of my work can be found here :
I'm here to support you in finding beautiful + adaptable creative solutions.
For business inquiries, collaborations, illustration, design, layout, and consultations or to simply say hi, please contact me here: