ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Vanessa is a graphic artist & entrepreneur with a 2-yr diploma in Design & Communications. She has been a freelance designer/artist for most of her life, and 15 years ago, founded Granite Studios, taking her passion to a full time level.
Projects of note include magazine design and layout for MUN / The Newfoundland Quarterly (NQ Magazine), Heavenly Creatures identity, promotionals and website design; numerous books for Boulder Publications, (winning a team award for “Best Book Design in Atlantic Canada” in 2010).
Other projects include concept & design of a variety of print media for ARNNL (Association of Registered Nurses of NL), Stella Burry Community Services, Hungry Heart Cafe identity and promotionals, and various levels of Government.
Vanessa’s strengths lie in concept & development and in her perfectionist’s eye for detail.
A singer/songwriter, musician and painter (abstract/expressionism), and lover of photography, she spends her leisure time lost in creative mode, dreamland . . .