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 Bachelor of Design, majoring in Communication Design at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in May 2018.

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, and designed the credits and poster for a VIFF award-winning documentary (amongst many other things)!

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
  • Skiing

Some of my work history.


Sore Thumb Inc.


Graphic designer
The Tare Shop


Digital content coordinator
swim drink fish canada


co-founder & research assistant
the stationery project (graphic research unit)