inspire! Graphic design for non-designers

inspire! Graphic design for non-designers
Event on 2014-03-07 07:30:00



Communicate & Howe! proudly presents inspire! an exciting speaker series giving charities nonprofits & anyone interested in learning about a wide range of communications topics.


Have you ever wondered what graphic designers know that makes their work look so great?

Our panel shares their secrets so that you can make your own posters, brochures and other print materials. Anyone can make effective and attractive materials with the right knowledge. You'll come away with tips and advice that can noticeably improve your desktop publishing or do-it-yourself design and a get better sense of when to use the talents of a trained graphic designer.



  • Amy Allen-Muncey, Cober Evolving Solutions
  • Nathan Roberston, Communitech
  • Brendan Waller, dsgn network


7:30 a.m.        Doors open

7:;45 a.m.       Panel presents their tips & advice

8:15 a.m.        Question & answer

8;45 a.m.        Closing remarks

 Inspirations provided by:

Amy Allen-Muncey


I am a Senior Graphic Designer at Cober Evolving Solutions.

I am first and foremost a designer. I love playing with colour and typography, and the creative challenge of coming up with a complete brand from start to finish. I have an eye for detail, and am passionate about creating just the right fit for each of my clients.

I am a proud member of my community, and have enjoyed lending my services to such events as KW Oktoberfest's 'A Blooming Affair' and 'TEDx Waterloo'.
I have been nominated for Kitchener-Waterloo's Women of the Year Award as well as Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to my role at Cober, I was the Co-Founder of CuteGecko Inc. Design Agency with Karl Allen-Muncey (Acquired by Cober Evolving Solutions on January 6, 2014.)

Focusing on digital design and online marketing integration, CuteGecko’s reputation in the Region helped it gain respect and top-tier clients, including The Government of Canada, Google, Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, Miovision, The Waterloo Region Record and more. CuteGecko was also the recipient of multiple nominations and awards including Entrepreneur of the year and The Diamond Award for Marketing Agency of the Year, Since being founded in April of 2009.

Post acquisition, the CuteGecko team has worked with Cober to deliver a stronger, increased set of skills and services to their ever growing number of clients.


Nathan Robertson


Nathan Robertson is an accomplished designer specializing in corporate identity and brand communications. A graduate of Ontario College of Art & Design, Nathan has worked with a variety of not-for-profit organizations including the YMCAs of Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo, Kitchener Public Library, Street Health Toronto, Youth Unlimited and several Irish & EU organizations when living in Dublin, Ireland. Nathan is currently Marketing Specialist at Communitech, overseeing graphic design, communications and social media for the Canadian Digital Media Network.


Brendan Waller


Brendan brings over 13 year of expertise in the creative industries. His background in film and traditional design is what led his career into the world of marketing and design. He has supported companies ranging from the micro enterprise to corporations of over 100 employees. His ability to manage branding, design and span mediums such as website, Social Media, SEO and other forms of digital marketing.

In 2010 Brendan launched the dsgn network, a marketing agency focused on the small and medium-sized businesses. Overseeing
a team of nine other creative professionals, the dsgn network is re-inventing the end-to-end marketing strategy model.

At the end of the day, Brendan’s passion comes from seeing his clients’ brands represented creativity and effectively be it in print form or on the web or Social Media.


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260 King St. W.
Kitchener, Canada

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