Hi! I’m a freelance art director and illustrator, based just outside Toronto ON.
I specialize in branding for start-ups, and developing the strategy and imagery, ensuring it flows visually through print materials, advertising, environmental graphics and programatic layout of space. I’m a creative thinker and I love developing resourceful and unique solutions for campaigns and promotion. On the illustration-side, my style is quite adaptable and along with my strong ideology and marketing-sense, my work translates well to book covers and event graphics. You’ll note from some of my personal projects here, I love adapt-reuse projects and working with materiality. I’ve been self-employed with my company, Ballyhoo Media for over a decade and through it have had incredible opportunities to learn and join teams as a contractor.
I’m also a Registered Graphic Designer (see RGD Ontario) and studied architecture in University. I’m also proficient in developing web strategies and working in film and animation.
Other things to check out:
- SHOP: check out to see some of my illustrations and drawings for sale to the public. I love to draw architecture, especially of my hometown Guelph and nostalgic Toronto scenes and streetcars.
- BLOG: check out some of my DIY and art projects.
Apr. 23: IgniteGuelph - Speaker
Recent Speaking & Educational Engagements
Feb. 12: TEDxGuelphU - Official Speaker
Apr. 11: John F. Ross Highschool - Career Interview, Guelph ON
Jan. 11: Humber College – Illustration Program - Professional Mentor, Toronto ON
Apr. 10: No.9′s Iain Baxter& ECOARTVAN project, in collaboration with the AGO, Toronto District School Board and others - Artist Educator, Toronto ON
2012 – Finalist – Design Edge Canada Awards – Logo Design
2011 – Recipient – Women of Distinction Awards (Arts & Culture category)
2010 – Recipient – Top 40 Under 40
2010 – Finalist – Design Edge Canada Awards
Select Reviews & Interviews
Mar. 2013: Job Postings Magazine Ballyhoo Media’s Cai Sepulis and her dazzling designs
Mar. 2011: Rogers TV Interview on Ballyhoo Media, Graphic Design & Illustration
Feb. 2011: Adbase Interview: Twitter Strategies for Artists by Tiffany Myers, Chicago IL
Feb. 2011: Illustration Voice, Spring 2011/Volume 11 Featured Job Showcase, Los Angeles, CA