I'm Julia.

Hey. I'm Julia Pepler, a graphic designer based out of Nelson, British Columbia. I've been a design nerd since I was 14. Yep, my high school yearbook quote was literally, "Sometimes I get emotional over fonts."

I took that passion and earned my Bachelors of Design, majoring in Communication Design at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in May 2018.

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What I'm good at.

With my advanced design skills and marketing know-how I've created the branding and website for Halifax's first zero-waste store, worked in-house at an environmental non-profit, ran an experimental magazine connecting artists around the world, and built an extensive website for a global embodiment movement.

I currently work as a Lead Project Manager and Graphic Designer for Sore Thumb Inc.

Technical things that I'm really good at:

  • Adobe CC Illustrator
  • Adobe CC InDesign
  • Adobe CC Photoshop
  • Adobe CC Lightroom
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Google Suite
  • NationBuilder CRM
  • Salesforce CRM
  • WordPress
  • Squarespace
  • Shopify
  • Wix
  • Weebly
  • Social Media
  • Slack
  • Teamwork
  • Asana
  • Notion
  • CSS coding
  • Apple software
  • Microsoft software
  • LastPass
  • 1Password

And some other things:

  • Grant Writing
  • Budgeting
  • Press releases
  • Video & photography
  • Customer service
  • Writing & editing
  • Print making
  • Bookbinding
  • Canoeing/paddling
  • Cycling
  • Zero-waste

Some of my work history.

2021-Present

LEAD PROJECT MANAGER & GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Sore Thumb Inc.

2017-Present

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
The Tare Shop

2019 - 2020

DIGITAL CONTENT COORDINATOR
Swim Drink Fish Canada

2017 - 2020

RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Graphic Research Unit (The Stationery Project)