DDP and Syntax are proud to announce a strategic partnership.

The companies will work together to continue delivering excellence in accessible, culturally informed design, marketing and communications.

Ottawa, ON – Design de Plume and Syntax Strategic are excited to announce they have formed a strategic partnership to better serve their clients.

Design de Plume (de Plume) is a female-founded, Indigenous-owned international design firm with expertise on accessible and culturally informed projects.

Syntax Strategic (Syntax) is a female-founded full-service marketing, communications, and advocacy firm renowned for its quality of integrated services.

“We were looking for a communications firm to partner with to expand the support we can provide our clients at the level of quality we demand of ourselves every day,” said Meggan Van Harten, Partner and Strategic Leader at de Plume. “When we met the Syntax team, we knew we had found the right partner who shared our values and approach.”

“I’m thrilled about this partnership with de Plume,” said Jennifer Stewart, Founder and CEO of Syntax. “We have grown through quality, consistency, and the ability to provide strategic services based on our clients’ needs. It’s clear de Plume shares those foundational principals and delivers the best products for their clients. I’m excited to see what we can do together moving forward.”

The partnership will see the two firms work together to provide a full suite of services for clients across Canada and the world.

I’m thrilled about this partnership with de Plume.

Jennifer Stewart, Founder and CEO of Syntax


About Design de Plume

An inclusive design circle

We’re a women-led, Indigenously owned design agency that creates inclusive and accessible designs for social good.

Founded in 2009 by three women, we’ve since evolved into an international design firm with expertise in accessibility and creating culturally informed projects in both French and English. Our visuals resonate across the glorious human spectrum of abilities, cultures, genders, and learning styles. We also know firsthand the communication challenges Indigenous communities face and how you can use design to make your message relevant, authentic, and informed.

About Syntax Strategic

Founded in 2010 by President and CEO Jennifer Stewart, Syntax is a full-service firm specializing in media relations, strategic communications, marketing, design, policy and public affairs. Syntax has worked with a broad range of clients, including several national and international clients in government, academia, non-profit, and the private sector covering topics that span health sciences, health advocacy, social impact, development, cleantech, governance and more.