about my work
Cultivate positive change.
I’m invested in enabling your organization or business to make a stronger positive impact through great design. I help you communicate your values, enhance your brand perception and look more fundable so you can get back to business.
I offer an intimate understanding of non-profits gained from over ten years working with local and national organizations, including four years on staff at David Suzuki Foundation.
Let’s chat about how I can help you make a bigger impact. Get in touch with me.
Kai Nagata, Communications Director, Dogwood
Erika is wonderful to work with. She understands all aspects of our campaigns — from knocking on doors to writing code — so she instantly understands how each project fits into the bigger picture.
BC Association of Farmers’ Markets
We’ve worked with Erika on several projects and it’s been really great. She takes the time to get to know us and our audience, and pays attention to our needs and feedback.
Luke Smeaton, Executive Director, Light House Sustainable Building Centre
We hired Erika to refresh Light House’s website. ... We are thrilled with the results and would not hesitate to recommend her to another organisation looking for web design services.
Meghan Sali, Digital Rights Specialist, OpenMedia
I was really impressed with how she dug into our ambitious project with enthusiasm and a curiosity that helped us to refine our goals and tell a clear story with the design.
Karen Pighin, Communications Manager, The ACT Arts Centre
The process would not have been as smooth if it weren’t for Erika’s clear communication of the concept and functionality of the site. She understood what we wanted and why and presented ways to achieve our goals.
why i do this
Through my work, I help create stronger communities, a healthier environment, and positive social change. I have a wide variety of interests, from local food to active transportation, and feel that as a designer, I can create the most change by helping others succeed in these areas. In 2015, my zero-waste lifestyle and tips were profiled in Natural Health magazine. Learn more »
who i’ve worked with
- The ACT Arts Centre
- BC Association of Farmers’ Markets
- BC Cycling Coalition
- BC Libraries Cooperative
- BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association
- Beyond Design
- Boldt Communications
- Clean Energy Canada
- David Suzuki Foundation
- Ecology Ottawa
- Empathize This
- George Heyman MLA community office
- Green Party of Canada
- Islands Trust & Islands Trust Fund
- Let’s Go Biking
- Light House Sustainable Building Centre
- LOCO BC
- Mozilla Foundation
- Organizing for Change
- Point Blank Creative
- Potluck Cafe Society/Knack
- Salal Foundation
- Second Nature Home Boutique
- Sharp Six
- Shift Delivery
- Sole Girls
- Tanker Free BC
- Tar Sands Solutions Network
- This City Life
- Vancouver Public Space Network
I grew up surrounded by nature in beautiful Deep Cove, North Vancouver. I have a great love for trees, good tea, and dark chocolate. I enjoy cycling, growing my own food and visiting farmers markets. You’ll often find me in the forest and the ocean. Yes, I’m a nerd and a treehugger.