Hey, I'm Gillian!
I'm a Toronto-based product designer with a passion for inclusive, accessible and sustainable experiences. I love tackling complex problems by asking questions and investigating further through research.
I believe in the importance of balancing business goals while building seamless product experiences that are driven by user research and a human-centred design process.
My joy for problem-solving started back in middle school, where I was tasked to design and build a miniature bridge with some of my classmates. In high school, I went to Xerox for Take Your Kids to Work Day. During that time, I got the chance to research, design, prototype and test a parachute concept.
Currently, I’m working at Canada Energy Regulator, where I am improving digital tools within the federal government. Before that, I have worked at the startup, agency and enterprise levels. This has allowed me to thrive working with different stakeholders throughout the end-to-end product lifecycle.
When I'm not designing, I enjoy attending community meetups, camping, hiking, painting and learning new things.
Want to chat? Feel free to reach out.
Mentor | April 2021 – Present
Speaker | November 2021
Open Data Hackathon
Panelist | May 2021
Canadian Digital Services
Lunch and Learn Speaker| April 2021
Western Founders Network
Speaker & Judge | August 2020
Next Gen Dinner Series
Creative Director | 2019 – 2020
1st place | June 2018
1st place | April 2018
3rd place | March 2018
1st place | November 2017
Top 14 Finalist & Microsoft API Challenge Winner | September 2017