A photo of my dog, Luther, taken by Jaime Hogge

Placeholder portrait of my dog Luther, taken by the talented and humble Jaime Hogge

Hi. I’m Vanda.

It’s nice to meet you!

I’m a resourceful generalist driven by curiosity. I’m also really good at casual conversation about unimportant things, like the weather — it’s everywhere!

My design career is just entering high school. After graduating from the York University–Sheridan College Joint Program in Design with a Bachelor of Design (YSDN 2007), I spent the first five years of my career working in a variety of design studios in Toronto as a freelance designer.

For the next five years I was part of a small (but mighty) army of three at The Office of Gilbert Li, where I worked as a Senior Designer focusing on publication design and spearheading web projects for clients in the education and culture fields.

I’ve been working independently since 2018.

I’m interested in working with exceptional, hard-working (but kind) individuals who see design as part of their business strategy.

If you have a project you’d like to discuss, please reach out at hello@vanda.co. Please note that due to ongoing client work, my current availability to take on new projects is limited at the moment.

It's like Wanda with a V.

Areas of practice

  • Creative counsel
  • Identity design
  • Art direction
  • Publication design from concept to delivery (book or editorial)
  • Web design
  • Project management
  • Print production management

Other Talents

  • Front-end development skills (PHP CMS / HTML5 / CSS3 / SASS)
  • Fluent in three languages (English, Română, Español), and learning a fourth (한글)
  • Dog whispering
  • Grit