Christy Forsythe (she/her)
Designer. Director. Illustrator. Maker of things.
I’m a creative art director by title and a graphic designer by nature. When I was five years old, I started designing birthday cards for my friends on my Commodor 64, and later on, business cards for my parents on a primitive PC. That passion has only continued to grow – into devotion and talent for impeccable design, creative strategy, and most of all, innovative and moving work. 
With ample experience in branding, ideation, advertising, packaging, and web design, I’ve developed into a conceptual thinker and distinctive multi-disciplinary creative professional backed by exceptional technical expertise. I've also been known to do a bit of illustration, digital animation and even write a headline or two. I even wrote this very sentence you're reading right now. Wow, right?
When I am not behind a computer, I spend as much time as I can in the outdoors doing Alberta stuff – camping in my vintage '77 trailer, fishing and hiking with my husband and two daughters. I also have an abundance of other interests including making polymer clay earrings, woodworking, gardening, doing squats, snowboarding, and cuddling my senior cat.
I’d love to hear from you.
Clients I've worked with:
• University of Alberta
- Flair Airlines
- Kings University College
• City of Edmonton
• ALERT (Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams)
• RDAR (Results Driven Agriculture Research)
• Alley Kat Brewing
• Coulee Brew Co. 
• Select Foods
• Hungry Herd
• Eco-Max
• Alberta Innovates
• Pizza 73
• 7-Eleven
• Okanagan Basin Water Board
• AutoArriba
- Santander
• Partners in Road Construction Safety
• ACOT (Alberta College of Occupational Therapists)
• Growing Greener Innovations
• Project Forest
• Ember Archaeology
• Optimize Physiotherapy
• CRNA (College of Registered Nurses of Alberta)
• AAN (Alberta Association of Nurses)
• Cervus


University of Alberta​​​​​​​
Senior Art Director
June 2022 – Present
Creative Director
Mar 2020 – June 2022
Christy Forsythe Design
Freelance Graphic Designer
2000 – Present
RED The Agency
Art Director
Feb 2012 – Mar 2020
Margaret Kool Marketing
Art Director
2005 – Oct 2012
Sobeys Inc.
Graphic Designer
2002 – 2004
Innovations Music
Graphic Designer
2001 – 2004

MacEwan University
Visual Communications
Major in Digital Media
Major in Illustration
1999 – 2002
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustration
Adobe Indesign
Adobe XD
Adobe After Effects
Google suite
MS Word
Core Skills​​​​​​​
Creative Leadership
Art Direction
Graphic Design
Brand Identity
Concept Development
Web Design
Print Design
Strong Work Ethic
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