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SONYA LACROIX – ART DIRECTOR, GRAPHIC DESIGNER & ILLUSTRATOR
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Design and art are independent coordinates that provide their greatest satisfactions when experienced simultaneously.

Milton Glaser

I’m an independent art director, graphic designer and illustrator living and working in Thunder Bay, Ontario. I have worked professionally in design, the arts and new media for over 8 years.

I studied Multimedia Productions at Confederation College, and during my studies, worked as a tattoo apprentice at a local tattoo shop. My career started as a graphic design intern at EMI Music Canada in Toronto, but the great north shore of Lake Superior called me back home where I worked as a designer at a local advertising agency/design studio for the following 3 years.

My strong entrepreneurial spirit soon kicked in, and in 2011 I opened High Tide Tattoo Parlour with my partner Mike, and started designing independently. Together we also own our art print business, Black Mast Art Shoppe and my newest venture, Barque Creative Company.

I have also been developing myself as a filmmaker – My most recent film accomplishment was working as the Co-Producer, Production Designer, Illustrator and Story Board Artist on the short animation film, The Grandfather Drum, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and has since screened at many more festivals and events across the world.

As an independent professional, I take on many roles including managing multiple projects, marketing and idea creation. Most importantly, I’m a creative problem solver who combines design and marketing ideas, which result in solutions that are well formulated.

I create works for branding and visual identities, print and website design, film and illustration projects, and specialize in event and film promotion. I’m driven, passionate, and have an eye for merging creative disciplines in unexpected new ways.

I’m in a loving relationship with art and design and live for the challenge of transforming an idea into something originally fantastic.

I work with clients who value strong and well-thought-out design. Those who aren’t afraid of change and see design as an important part of their brand for their company or organization. Sound like you? Get in touch!

MORE ABOUT ME

I also love coffee, tattoos, traveling, camping, music, the colour black and of course, my husband Mike and son Finn!

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Contact

C. 807.251.0266 (Main)
P. 807.768.2897 (High Tide)
206 Park Avenue
Thunder Bay, ON Canada
sonya@barquecreative.ca

Basic CV

2005-2008

Multimedia Productions

Confederation College

2016 - Present

Barque Creative Co.

Owner, Art Director, Designer & Illustrator

2011-Present

High Tide Tattoo Parlour

Co-Owner

2014-2016

Stem to Stern Design Company

Co-Owner, Art Director, Designer & Illustrator

2011-2014

Freelance

Designer & Illustrator

2008-2011

Generator Strategy Advertising

Designer

2008

EMI Music Canada

Graphic Design Intern

2007

Central Body Art

Tattoo Apprentice

2015

The Grandfather Drum (2015 – Short Animation Film)

Co-Producer, Production Designer, Illustrator & Storyboard Artist

2008

To My Son in Spain (2008)

Illustrator (Animation Sequences)

2010-2011

Multimedia Productions Program Advisory Committee

Advisor

2009-2011

CAHEP (Community Arts & Heritage Education Project)

Board Member