Crafted for their culture

Across Turtle Island, there are more than 600 First Nations who speak 50 languages. And their culture, symbols, and phrases can vary widely—even between communities just down the road.

Designing for such unique audiences takes a unique approach. Here’s how we help.

Honour their voices

We don’t design for Indigenous audiences. We design with them. We highly respect Indigenous pace and protocols and invite our clients, Elders, and youth to express their thoughts at every step of the design process.

Start with open minds

Every Indigenous community is different. So we start by listening to who they are and learning about what they need. Then we tailor both our designs and systems to maximize the resources we have to work with.

Two stacks of business cards for Indigenous Mapping Workshop. The front of the card features the logo, company name, and website for Indigenous Mapping Workshop and the back of the card is deep brown with tree ring marks and the logo.

Blend the best of both

We apply the Mi’kmaw concept of Two-Eyed Seeing to blend the best of Indigenous ways of knowing and Western design. This results in beautiful, effective designs that connect with your intended community.

Create visuals that resonate

Indigenous communities deserve one-of-a kind visuals that reflect their unique stories and symbols. We hand-pick artists and photographers to create visuals that share your story while honouring theirs.

The cover of the Nunavik Parks booklet. The cover features several images of waterfalls, indigenous people, and a skyline with the aurora borealis.

Speak their language

Connecting with Indigenous audiences often means going beyond English. We help create content that’s translated into 9+ languages:
  • Anishinaabemowin
  • Cree
  • Dene
  • Ininew
  • Inuktitut
  • Michif
  • Algonquin
  • Oji-Cree
  • Kanien’kéha
  • and more
  • Anishinaabemowin
  • Cree
  • Dene
  • Ininew
  • Inuktitut
  • Michif
  • Algonquin
  • Oji-Cree
  • Kanien’kéha
  • and more

Together, we can weave together the best of traditional values and technology to create contemporary messages that are as effective as they are memorable.

Niish Anishinaabek dibendaanaawa Design de Plume, nakaazinaa Anishinaabe odiziwin wii- wii-zhitoowad zhijiganan weweni zhinoomaagewad Anishinaabek, Metis, miinwaa Inuit, kina gwa gwodji Canada.

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