Hello, I'm Jenny Cairns, a creative professional with over 25 years of experience in brand development, including 10 years of teaching.
After graduating from Ontario College of Art in 1996, I worked my way up to Creative Director at Revera Inc, where I led national advertising and design campaigns in traditional and new media. One of my major achievements was directing the re-branding of the company and its 250 locations and corporate offices across Canada.
Throughout my career I have freelanced, including the creative and prepress production of gift cards for clients such as Canadian Tire, McDonalds, Roots, Air Canada, Cineplex and many more.
Over the past 10 years I've also had the honour of contributing to the arts community; by teaching painting and drawing to people of all ages, stages and abilities, and through planning various outreach events and awareness projects, particularly in the Halton region.
I am currently a Professor of Graphic Design at Mohawk College in Hamilton, and the Toronto Film School. I continue to offer design services as well as guidance to emerging artists and designers.
Creative Direction, Brand Development, Graphic Design, Consulting
Portfolio Coaching, Graphic Design Student Mentorship
Arts Education, Special Education
Marketing Strategy, Advertising, Copywriting
Public Speaking, Curating, Jurying
Studio and Gallery Management, Project Planning
Painting, Drawing, Printmaking
"Jenny, your approach is invitational and co creative. The atmosphere you create is both open and encouraging. You work to have the student identify their own goals, strengths, and areas of improvement. Thank you for all your coaching." — B. P.