Janet Straker, Principal/Creative Director + Graphic Designer from Guelph, Ontario is a professional graphic designer and storyteller with a passion for life and design.
Principal/Creative Director + Graphic Designer
Professional graphic designer and storyteller with a passion for life and design. Janet has over
18 years of experience, including 8 years specializing in the performing arts. Her highly developed conceptual skills and design strategies has helped successfully renovate businesses, brands, products, and experiences. Her ambitions are not just about creating outstanding brands and campaigns, they are about making the human connection.
They are about being committed to providing good service and building strong and lasting
relationships with clients. Creative dialogue, trust, and solving budget and deadline
challenges have become second nature.
Her arts & culture organization projects include: The Shaw Festival, Yale Repertory
Theatre, Yale School of Drama, National Ballet of Canada, Theatre Calgary, Shakespeare
in the Park (Montreal), Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Pearl Theatre, Music Niagara,
Stratford Summer Music, Tourism Stratford (maps, culinary guide), Chilina Kennedy (Broadway star), Catholic Health Sponsors of Ontario, Stratford Chefs School, Bedford/St. Martin’s (publishing), Sterling Publishing, and Firefly.
Current projects include The Stratford Festival, the University of Guelph, Kiju Organics,
Bone Brewhouse, Gambling Research Exchange Ontario, IMBA Canada, and the Cambridge
& North Dumfries Community Foundation.
To learn more, visit haveyoumetjanet.ca
Art Director + Designer
Ron, a self-described socially-functioning introvert, fuelled by strong coffee and a need to do good work, can typically be found trying to improve the world one design project at a time.
Ron believes authenticity is the foundation of connection and that building lasting relationships with customers depends on this foundation. Translating client objectives into visual communications that elicit the right emotional response has been his never-ending passion.
Ron has been applying this basic principal for more than two decades, serving not-for-profits, financial corporations and small to medium-sized businesses as well as 13 years of municipal sector experience. His highly refined creative process and his down-in-the-trenches approach to project management have helped him create successes from wayfinding systems to identity systems and everything in between.