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Genus name in Latin for “eagle”, possibly derived from aquilus, “dark in colour”.

A constellation on the celestial equator and represents the bird that carried Zeus/Jupiter’s thunderbolts in Greek-Roman mythology.

My name is Aquila. Design and printing are in my blood.

My Afi (grandfather) and Great-Uncle started and ran a printing company called Viking Printers in Winnipeg’s North End. They printed, among other things, the North American Icelandic community newspaper, Lögberg (now Lögberg-Heimskringla), in both English and Icelandic. My Dad grew up watching them setting hot-metal type, flipping from language to language with ease. Long after Viking Printers closed, I worked at Lögberg-Heimskringla while I was in design school.

Today, I am a CDP™ (Certified Design Professional), through the Design Professionals of Canada (DesCan), formerly the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC). With close to 20 years of design experience in the non-profit industry, in 2021 I started my own business. In the fall of 2023, I took the leap and returned to school full-time to further expand my design skills with UI and UX; taking Digital Multimedia Design – Interaction Design and Development at Red River College Polytech.

I work collaboratively with non-profit clients, helping solve problems and creating beautiful and effective designs, in both traditional and digital applications.