About 2018-02-16T16:37:56+00:00
Design de Plume Partners

Who are we?

Established in May 2009, Design de Plume’s core team has expanded to include some great talent. All our designers, programmers, and copywriters are keen on staying up to date with the latest technological developments. Our core team combines a wide array of expertise that comes from our diverse background experience having worked in several sectors including mining, educational, medical, retail, not-for-profit, and finance.

What’s in a name?

• Design de Plume is a our nod to “Nom de Plume”!

Our Philosophy

We’re an Indigenously owned, Sudbury-based, independent graphic design firm run by passionate, forward thinking designers. When we’re not working on projects and handling requests, you can usually find us out and about at local events and supporting community initiatives.

We’re members of the Registered Graphic Designers, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, and the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce and we look forward to promoting economic development across Canada.

Our volunteer time is spent working with Petsave, the Sudbury Design Society, Nickel City Roller Derby, and the YWCA.

Our Partners

Melissa Deschenes RGD
Melissa Deschenes RGD
Melissa is a bilingual, multi-faceted designer who is an experienced illustrator and photographer. Nominated as the office CSS/Photoshop wizard, Melissa creates unique designs and illustrations that fit well for her clients projects.

As a former computer graphics college instructor, a mentor for the Regional Business Centre and a mentor for the Registered Graphic Designers association, Melissa enjoys sharing her knowledge. This comes in handy when training clients and staff to manage the resources we create for them.

Melissa is DDP’s resident photographer. Her combined experience with corporate photography and previous wedding photography has made her an ideal photographer for any occasion. From events to headshots Melissa has captured it all, making sure to bring out an organization’s best.

When she’s not behind a camera or a computer screen, Melissa is on the track playing for the local Roller Derby team or kickboxing at the club. She also enjoys acrylic and watercolour painting.

Meggan Van Harten RGD
Meggan Van Harten RGD
Meggan is a graphic designer motivated to blend her passion for creativity with her logic to create innovative concept based designs. Her skills as a graphic designer and illustrator allow her to customize every piece of her designs and tailor them specifically for her clients.

She is committed to her community and encouraging the development of design locally. Through her leadership as the President of the Sudbury Design Society she has organized and planned design conferences, mentoring initiatives, award exhibitions, and lead the development of fundraising focused on assisting related Sudbury initiatives.

Her strategic approach to her design work and her knowledge of AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) compliance and WCAG 2.0 have lead clients to have materials that are enjoyable and accessible both in print and web.

Meggan has been awarded with the Cambrian College Alumni award for her outstanding contribution to the college and the community.

She enjoys spending her spare time with friends and husband playing board games, video games and crafting.

Jennifer Taback RGD, B.Comn hons
Jennifer Taback RGD, B.Comn hons
Jenn has worked in the design industry for over a decade, with work experience ranging from research and assessments to implementation and support for both the private and public sector.

She is a skilled project manager whose background working in a variety of fields allows her combine the best creative and technical practices available to create beautiful, cost-effective campaigns for her clients.

Jenn is Registered Graphic Designer and won a Northern Ontario Business Award in 2014 for her work as a young entrepreneur in Northern Ontario. She is from the Shawanaga First Nation and is currently on the board for the Registered Graphic Designers and the Sudbury Design Society.

She also has a diploma of Graphic Design from Cambrian College and a degree in Communications from Laurentian University.

Our Team

Jennica Robinson, Prov. RGD
Jennica Robinson, Prov. RGDGraphic Designer
Jennica is a graphic designer with a vast diversity of work experience and a skill set revolving around illustration, web design, typography, brand identity, and print media design.

She graduated from Cambrian College with a Graphic Design (PAGD) Ontario College Advanced Diploma and as a Cambrian Scholar. As a director of the Sudbury Design Society, Jennica strives to better the design community through local initiatives.

James Mathieu Chambers
James Mathieu ChambersJunior Designer
B.A.A. Technical/Scientific Illustration
A.D. Graphic Design

Mat started his creative career by graduating from Sheridan College’s B.A.A. Illustration program. After having worked as a children’s illustrator and as a graphic artist in the video games industry for several years, he expanded his education by attending St. Lawrence College’s Graphic Design program, graduating with distinction.

Mat’s background makes him particularly adept in user experience design, interaction design, brand identity design, and illustration. He also enjoys educating and encouraging young creatives to aspire to new heights with their work.

Mike Blais
Mike BlaisWeb Developer
Driven by the challenge of creative marketing and mastering the full stack of web development, Mike brings extensive experience building scalable web & mobile products for academic and enterprise industries.

UX and problem solving are central to everything he does, caring deeply about creating world-class, useful and beautiful products that help people and make a difference.

Having trained at YorkvilleU’s RCC Institute of Technology and the International Academy of Design in Toronto, Mike strives to bring the best of both worlds of technology and design together. As DPP’s resident Developer, Mike loves to work at different stages of any digital project, from the seed of the idea, through to prototyping, design, all the way to the front-end and back-end build. He creates interactive and engaging websites that are user-friendly, responsive, scalable and accessible to create the most immersive web experiences available today.

Margaret Flietstra, B.A. hons
Margaret Flietstra, B.A. hons Content Strategist
Margaret is a researcher, writer and editor with a passion for improving communication. Her interdisciplinary studies included a focus on women’s, aboriginal and ethnological studies, and born, raised, and educated locally, she understands the nuances of life and business in Sudbury.

She is experienced with varied projects, from simple brochures to complex web pages and books, and provides all levels of editing services, from simple copyediting to substantive content management.

Aaron Brubacher, B.Co.Sc. hons
Aaron Brubacher, B.Co.Sc. honsProgrammer
Aaron has a passion for developing smart and productive solutions that put the user first. When he’s not busy perfecting work for a client, Aaron can be found tinkering around with his latest software ideas. As a developer, he loves putting his mind to work problem solving and designing efficient and robust systems.

Aaron graduated from Laurentian University with honours and has experience in a variety of software fields and other areas such as website development, content management systems, database architecture, e-commerce, and other web services.