My name’s Cai (pronounced “Kai” like “rye”:) I’m a solo advertising creative based just outside Toronto in a lovely city called Guelph. The best way to describe my work is to say I’m a ‘brand artist’ — I’m an illustrator, graphic designer, art director and visual artist. I mostly illustrate for advertising and commercial work – book covers, cd covers, branding/logo work & ad campaigns.
I’ve been in the field over 10 years; I’ve worked in advertising for a multi-national ad agency as an award-winning Art Director, went to architecture school, do freelance illustration, and I’m a Registered Graphic Designer (see RGD Ontario).
I love drawing buildings and architecture. You’ll note in my illustration portfolio features many drawings of Toronto buildings, streetcars, subways and more as well as cityscape drawings from Guelph and Ottawa. I love travelling and sketches buildings.
Ballyhoo Media? Ballyhoo Media is a my un-agency; I’m mobile and able to join larger teams – or put together a team of my own team (writers, editors, web, photographer..etc) and manage larger team projects.
I was born in Toronto but I’m happy to call Guelph home now. I’m willing and able to meet with clients in the Toronto or south-western Ontario area and/or teleconference with clients globally.
Past Clients Include:
City of Guelph
Dalhousie University – architecture department
Nature Conservancy of Canada
Dancetheatre David Earle
Ontario Science Centre
Hillside Festival and so many more!
Nothing planned yet! Let me know if you have something exciting going on that you’d like me to speak at!
Recent Speaking & Educational Engagements
Jan. 2014: do so much conference – Official Speaker
Jan. 2014: Gladstone Hotel - Group show member for the Elora Tarot Card Project.
Apr. 23: Ignite Guelph - Official Speaker
Feb. 12: TEDxGuelphU - Official Speaker
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
Short Film:‘Til Death Do Us Part – 2002
Screenings in India, Mexico, Canada, USA & Brazil.
2013 – Winner: Logo Design – CAMA (Canadian Ag-Marketing Awards) – Art Director/Design (part the AdFarm team)
2013 – Winner: Print Campaign – CAMA (Canadian Ag-Marketing Awards) – Art Director/Design (part the AdFarm team)
2013 – Short list – Short listed for HotDocs (Toronto) 2014 Illustrator
2013 – Recipient – Recognized as a Famous Guelphite – Commercial Artist
2013 – Silver Winner: Community Initiative – Canadian Chamber of Commerce Awards – Art Director/Designer
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
Feb. 2014: Ontarion You’ll Know It When You See It (interview with Cai)
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