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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 a Design Fellow at Code for Canada where I am improving digital tools within 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. 

Community Engagement

ADPList

Mentor  |  April 2021 – Present

Open Data Hackathon

Panelist  |  May 2021

Canadian Digital Services

Lunch and Learn Speaker|  April 2021

United Women

UX Designer  |  2020 – 2021

Western Founders Network

Speaker & Judge  |  August 2020

Next Gen Dinner Series 

Creative Director  |  2019 – 2020

Awards

1st place  |  June 2018

1st place  |  April 2018

3rd place  |  March 2018

UofTHacks

1st place  |  November 2017

Top 14 Finalist & Microsoft API        Challenge Winner  |  September 2017

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