Our journey

Founded in 2009 by three women, we’ve since evolved into an international design firm with expertise on everything from accessibility to culturally informed projects.

We also know firsthand the communication challenges Indigenous communities face and how you can use design to make your message relevant, authentic, and informed.

OUR NAME

Design de Plume?

We took the familiar French expression for pen name (nom de plume) and gave it a design twist. Our name is a nod to our bilingual heritage, while the word plume (feather) recognizes our Indigenous ancestry.

OUR PARTNERS

A braided partnership

Like braided sweetgrass, our leadership team is three individual women who have come together to make each other stronger. This creates a balanced skillset of thought leadership, strategy, and creative direction, interwoven with our Indigenous, francophone, and queer backgrounds.

Unique in our own ways and stronger together.

Thought Leadership

Concept-Driven Strategy

Creative Vision

Jennifer Taback

Partner & Thought Leader

She/Her/Kwe

jennifer jennifer

Meggan Van Harten

Partner & Strategic Leader

She/Her

meggan meggan

Mélissa Deschênes

Partner & Creative Leader

She/Her/Elle

melissa melissa

Our team

Chloe Chloe

Chloe Blair

Operations Manager

She/Her

Lisa Lisa

Lisa Baer-Tsarfati

Project Manager

She/Her

Christine Lewis Christine Lewis

Christine Lewis

Client Manager

She/Her

Jennica Jennica

Jennica Robinson

Design Lead

She/Her/Kwe

Lindsay Lindsay

Lindsay Levesque

Digital Designer

She/Her

Davide Davide

Davide Dorigo

Designer

He/Him

Lauren Lauren

Lauren Polchies

Designer

She/Her/Nekəm

Erik Erik

Erik McManus

Senior Web Developer

He/Him

Xiangxu Xiangxu

Xiangxu Teng

Web Developer

She/Her

Julia Julia

Julia Taback

Office Administrator

She/Her/Kwe

Keely Keely

Keely Moxam

Project Co-ordinator

She/Her

Ashley Ashley

Ashley Wadge

Junior Graphic Designer

She/Her/Elle

Kassa Kassa

Kassa Matthews

Senior Graphic Designer

They/Them

Manju Manju

Manju Davis

Project Co-ordinator

She/Her

Maria Maria

Maria Legault

Intermediate Project Manager

She/Her

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CAREERS

Need design for your cause?

If you’re a non-profit or charity who needs volunteer design work, you can apply for our annual pro bono project.

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