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.

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.

Kai Nagata, Communications Director, Dogwood

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.

BC Association of Farmers’ Markets

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.

Luke Smeaton, Executive Director, Light House Sustainable Building Centre

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.

Meghan Sali, Digital Rights Specialist, OpenMedia

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.

Karen Pighin, Communications Manager, The ACT Arts Centre

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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 »

expertise

Web design and development with WordPress, print design, responsive retrofitting, and more. View work »

who i’ve worked with

  • The ACT Arts Centre
  • BC Association of Farmers’ Markets
  • BC Cycling Coalition
  • BC Libraries Cooperative
  • Beyond Design
  • Boldt Communications
  • Clean Energy Canada
  • David Suzuki Foundation
  • Dogwood
  • EcoAnalytics
  • Ecology Ottawa
  • EcoParent
  • Green Party of Canada
  • Islands Trust
  • Leadnow
  • Let’s Go Biking
  • Light House Sustainable Building Centre
  • LOCO BC
  • Mozilla Foundation
  • Organizing for Change
  • OpenMedia
  • Pastiche
  • Point Blank Creative
  • Potluck Cafe Society
  • Salal Foundation
  • SeaChoice
  • Second Nature Home Boutique
  • Sharp Six
  • Shift Delivery
  • Sole Girls
  • Tar Sands Solutions Network
  • This City Life
  • Vancouver Public Space Network
  • Vecova
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about erika

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’m an avid cyclist but only in fair weather. I enjoy growing my own food, visiting farmers markets, and knitting. You’ll often find me in the forest and the ocean. Yes, I’m a nerd and a treehugger.