About Me

Some Quick Facts About Me

Agency Experience

• My agency experience includes companies such as Saatchi & Saatchi, Due North Communications and Engine Room Creative in Toronto which spanned from 1997 to 2001.

• From April 2012 to October 2014 I was in an agency-like environment while working for Valecraft Homes. It was a Graphic Design position as well as an Art Director role.

• In my final year of High School, I was given permission by my teachers to go to Toronto so I could learn and help in the Art Studio at Saatchi & Saatchi for a week in November and again in March. Even though I worked long hours I found the experience amazing. This is when I knew I had discovered what I wanted to do as a career.


Creative Experience

I have always been creative and felt a need to express it. Drawing on walls and mirrors evolved into a life long love of art. The day I discovered graphic design was life changing, and I love it so much that I design for fun and use it to showcase the other types of art I create.

I’m professional but I have a healthy sense of humour and I love any opportunity to make life more fun or silly or better yet I love to incorporate my fun or silly ideas into my art.

When I create personal projects for myself or for my friends, they usually include some type of bizarre or dark humour. I love seeing their reactions to my personal projects, such as my 2015 ‘Karendar’ which is a 12 month calendar featuring a twisted take on food photography. This and other samples can be found on my Bēhance account found here: behance.net/kwhitbread


Other Facts

I have a horse named Ginger and ride her in both Western and English disciplines. I also have been a part of a unofficial ‘musical ride’ drill team.

I enjoy running and have run three half marathons, numerous ten kilometre and five kilometre races. Since my pacing is so consistent, I volunteer as a group leader with the Running Room and help other runners achieve their running goals.

I also enjoy the challenge of orienteering. There’s nothing better than getting lost in the woods with a compass and a map only to find yourself again.

I appreciate the outdoors, nature and travelling. I consider myself athletic and am always happy to try new things.

If you would like to meet me in person, please contact me at 613.282.4966 or karen@kwhitbread.ca