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The Creative Team

Jane Guinto

Creative Director
Above all else, Jane is a wife and mother. A graphic designer, illustrator and a photographer for more than 15 years, Jane earned her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, major in Advertising, at the University of Santo Tomas. She loves classical music and  a big fan of fairy tales, sci-fi and period movies. She loves reading and listening to audiobooks on her spare time. She is an award-winning digital fine artist in the Philippines during her membership in the International Designers’ Network (Idn). She is passionate about her Christian faith, family and contributing to the community through her art.

Jane is a graduate of Momentum’s Self Employment  and Women’s Venture Accelerator programs respectively where she received instruction, business coaching and community involvement that encouraged her continue their business in Canada.

Felix Guinto

Commercial and Portrait Photographer
Felix has been a professional photographer since film. He managed and operated his family’s photo lab business with studio and desktop publishing services since 1995 until he left for Canada in 2010 – that is more than 15 years of photography and business experience! He graduated from one of the prestigious private schools in the Philippines, the University of Santo Tomas, earning a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, major in Advertising. Equally creative and always updating his photography skills, Felix is passionate about capturing events and connecting people through images. He loves movie editing  and hand drawn portraits. Whenever he’s not busy, you can see him at the golf course, or staying at home doing some carpentry work in the garage.

Hannah Katrina

Junior Graphic Designer
Although just a recent Grade 12 graduate, Hannah has already been freelancing and volunteering her design skills in Calgary. She has been recently accepted at Alberta College of Design (ACAD) this coming fall, taking up Visual Communications. She is a gifted blogger, digital illustrator and lay out artist, musician and photographer. In 2010, she was chosen to be one of the junior art directors for a Manila-based tween magazine called “Total Girl, ” published by Summit Media. She was also included on a television show that same year as part of the emerging tween generation. Highly creative and an excellent writer, she reviews books and movies in her blogs and features some of her artworks, poems and images. She is adept to using Adobe Photoshop and Indesign and dabbles in learning website design and coding . She loves music, books and of course, art!

Watch out for her own website soon!

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