Our Team

We are just a bunch creative nerds!
Isabelle Poirier
@arty_izzy / @design_ip
Isabelle (Izzy) Poirier

Isabelle (Izzy) is an Ottawa-based design entrepreneur who has founded not one but two creative platforms: IP Design and Ottawa Design Club.

By day, Izzy works as a brand designer for her studio IP Design. Focused on building immersive experiences she is known for her creative conceptual solutions. She is also one of the few Level C Certified Brand Architect in the world. You can also find Izzy on Adobe Live, either hosting or sharing creative projects.

By night, she gives back to the creative community through the Ottawa Design Club. Her mission is to facilitate outreach opportunities that would catapult Ottawa’s status as a creative city.

Get in touch: hello@ottdesign.club

Ariane Bedard
@aribed / @theshycreative
Ariane Bédard

Ariane is a senior graphic designer and art director with over 12 years of experience in the industry.

By day, she works as Manager of Graphic Design for Canada Post. There, she works with an amazing team of designers on creative projects seen by Canadians from coast to coast.

The idea of being part of an inclusive community of like-minded creatives is what pushed Ariane to join the team and create the Ottawa Design Club. Incredibly passionate about design, she loves being able to inspire the local design community through the club’s many ambitious projects.

Get in touch: hello@ottdesign.club

Firdous Nizar
Kyla Reda

Kyla spends her days working in account optimization and value generation for integrative medicine practitioners at Fullscript. Yet, as a lifelong reader and former English Literature student, she has an insatiable passion for the arts – and that’s where the Ottawa Design Club comes in. Volunteering as a writer and editor for the Design Club feeds her creative soul and has welcomed her into a new community where she continues to learn and surround herself with people who inspire her.

Kat Bauer
Kat Bauer

Kat started her career as a Brooklyn-based artist but after moving to the great white north, she has become an Ottawa-based graphic designer.

She works for The Ottawa Hospital Foundation on the marketing team and supports philanthropy with event collateral design & production. After spending the day in the corporate world her evenings are dedicated to her design business, Kat B. Design Studio, where she flexes her creativity for local companies.

She joined the Ottawa Design Club to be involved with artistic visionaries that are taking the local design community to the next level.

Ken Kongkatong
Ken Kongkatong

Ken began his design journey by pursuing graduate studies in UXD at the University of Toronto. During this period, he became drawn to the field for its sense of community and emphasis on human-centred design. This led him to join DesignX and UXRC as one of their earliest volunteer members.

Now living and working in Ottawa as a digital product designer, he joined the Ottawa Design Club to meet and learn from creatives in the city that are in Design and beyond.

Ken Kongkatong

Copywriter by day, proposal designer by night, and amateur underwear mogul where time permits. This is Wes.

After studying marketing in Toronto, Wes quickly set off on a career driven by a seemingly bottomless sense of curiosity. From ad agencies and animation studios to engineering firms and private tutors, Wes' CV is as much a summary of his professional experience as it is a reflection of his passion for exploration.

Now living in Ottawa, Wes works as a Copywriter full-time. In his spare time, he focuses his energy on photography and building his men's underwear empire.

Ken Kongkatong
Princess Rada

Princess is a web designer and developer leading her own firm, Pink Robot in Ottawa. She is passionate about every stage of the creative and technical process of building websites, software products, and applications.

She embraces a user-centric approach to solving design problems and enjoys leveraging technology to captivate audiences and drive awareness and conversions.

Being able to connect with like-minded creatives to bring the community together through the Ottawa Design Club is something Princess will cherish and looks forward to collaborating on creative and innovative ideas.

Ken Kongkatong
Anastasiia Lazarchuk

Anastasiia recently moved to Ottawa and working as a graphic designer and printing specialist at a local company Katari Imaging. Before that, she had diverse experiences in event planning, social media marketing, and photography. Her search for new development and networking opportunities led her to a place full of creative freedom - Ottawa Design Club.

She joined ODC to assist with event organization and the implementation of all the craziest ideas in real life.

We love new ideas and initiatives.

Want to join the team?

Do you love design just as much as we do? Do you love meeting new creatives? Do you love organizing events? This opportunity is for you! We are always looking for help and for new design club family members!

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