I’m a commercial artist and all-around creative based just outside Toronto in a lovely city called Guelph.
I’m the one-woman wrecking ball behind Ballyhoo Media.
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 specialize in artistic brand strategy and creating quirky and emotive graphics and ideas to best represent events, products, places and people. I work in start-ups, academia, entertainment and corporate – my style is considered youthful and whimsical design and I’m usually brought in when my clients want something fresh, fun and modern. Illustration is my area of expertise but I also work in web, architecture and animation. I love designing for start-ups, brand packaging and restaurant design, and creating viral campaigns. I believe a strong, visual, and strategic brand are key to creating a successful business, not just a one-off logo.
Illustration-wise, 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 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!
Jan. 2014: do so much conference - Official Speaker
Recent Speaking & Educational Engagements
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
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