About

DDP is more than a creative agency: we harness the power of design to amplify Indigenous voices, support marginalized communities, and build a more sustainable, inclusive world for all.

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Leading with culture

Founded in 2009, Design de Plume is an Indigenously and women-owned creative agency that works with:

  • Higher Education (Universities, Colleges)
  • Cultural (Museums, cultural centres, historical projects)
  • Government (Federal, Tribal/Indigenous, Provincial)
  • NGOs – (ie. Not-for-Profits)
  • Financial (Banks and Venture)

We work across Turtle Island (Canada and the US) and harness the transformative power of design to empower communities, weaving Indigenous wisdom and women-led innovation into every project to create more inclusive, accessible, and sustainable futures.

Collaboration is our cornerstone. As an Indigenous-owned and women-led firm, we champion inclusivity and accessibility in design, ensuring that every voice and perspective contributes to a harmonious and impactful narrative.

Sustainability and accessibility are not just concepts; they are the foundation of our work. We strive to create designs that are not only environmentally responsible but also universally accessible, reflecting our commitment to a better, more equitable world.

Design de Plume is more than a creative agency; we are cultural advocates and changemakers. Our work is dedicated to amplifying Indigenous voices and stories, embedding equity and diversity in every aspect of our design, and building a future where inclusivity is visually embraced and celebrated.

Our team

LEADERSHIP

Jennifer Taback

Jennifer Taback RGD, B. Comm Hons

Co-CEO, she/her/kwe

Jennifer Taback is a member of Shawanaga First Nation and Co-CEO at Design de Plume. She sees herself as a visual translator, helping to bridge connections and use emerging technology to facilitate dialogue, increase understanding, and make some cool stuff along the way. Jennifer currently serves the role of listener, advisor, and strategist on projects that venture into new and unknown territories, while acknowledging the experiences and stories of the past.

Current accreditations and governance experience:

  • Registered Graphic Designer of Canada
  • Cambrian College Board of Governors – Vice Chair and Chair of the Indigenous Education Circle
  • Nickel Basin Federal Development Corporation – Board Member
Meggan Van Harten

Meggan Van Harten RGD

Co-CEO, she/her

She brings equity and accessibility to the heart of the business. Bringing a decade of experience in design to her leadership role, Meggan sets the vision for projects, establishes standards, and builds both business and client strategies that lead to greater impact. She recognizes the value that accessibility work creates for people, and projects, with proven results. She provides insight and implementation guidance for content writers, designers, and organizations looking to adopt accessibility into their core and ensures that compliance standards and real-world experience align in unique and innovative ways.

Current accreditations and speaking engagements/publications:

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Asakusa at dusk

MANAGEMENT

Chloe Blair

Chloe Blair

Operations manager, she/her

Christine Lewis

Christine Lewis

Client manager, she/her

Maria Legault

Maria Legault

Intermediate project manager, she/her

Lisa Baer-Tsarfati

Lisa Baer-Tsarfati

Project manager, she/her

Keely Moxam

Keely Moxam

Project co-ordinator, she/her

Manju Davis

Manju Davis

Project co-ordinator, she/her

DESIGN

Jennica Robinson

Jennica Robinson

Design lead, she/her/kwe

Lindsay Levesque

Lindsay Levesque

Digital designer, she/her

Davide Dorigo

Davide Dorigo

Designer, he/him

Lauren Polchies

Lauren Polchies

Designer, she/her/nekəm

Ashley Wadge

Ashley Wadge

Junior designer, she/her/elle

Andy McKenzie

Andy Mckenzie

Junior designer, he/him

DEVELOPMENT

Erik McManus

Erik McManus

Senior web developer, he/him

Xiangxu Teng

Xiangxu Teng

Web developer, she/her

Accolades

Date Award
2023

Registered Graphic Designer (RGD) Branding Award
Office of the Commissioner of Indigenous Languages branding

DNA Paris Award
Conservation Through Reconciliation – Graphic Design/UX 

2022 Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) Social Good Design Awards
2021

Worldwide Logo Design Award (WOLDA) Silver Award, Flexible Logo
Indigenous Tourism Ontario branding

Worldwide Logo Design Award (WOLDA), Award of Excellence
DAWN Canada branding

Sudbury Design Awards – Clarity
E-Alliance Campaign for the Campaign/Project Category

Gala des PME’s/SEO
Denis Laframbroise Award

2020 Worldwide Logo Design Award (WOLDA), Award of Excellence, Category 1
Logo The Americas (Her Music Awards)
2019

Worldwide Logo Design Award (WOLDA), Bronze Award, Category 1 – Logo
New – The Americas, 2SLGBTQ+ 

Worldwide Logo Design Award (WOLDA), Bronze Award
Indigenous Mapping Workshop

Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce
PEP Conference & Tradeshow – Indigenous Business of the Year 

Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce
Awarded to Jennifer Taback in appreciation of distinguished service on the Greater Sudbury Board of Directors

Certifications