Hello, I'm Laraine!

I'm a Montreal-based multidisciplinary designer
who's passionate about puzzles, pedagogy, and people.

 
 

My design philosophy

Design is more than just making things look cool—it's problem-solving.
I believe in the power of storytelling, empathy is at the root of every solution, and technology provides tools that support (not replace) human experiences.

 

REALLY ENJOYS

Learning
Brainstorms & ideation
Collaboration
Working with my hands
Behind-the-scenes work

CAN CONTRIBUTE

Design-thinking
Instructional design
Content and graphic design
Performance improvement
Learning event planning

CURRENT OBSESSIONS

DFHPLearn by Julie Dirksen
NBA Playoffs
Hot Ones
Red Table Talk
Dungeons & Dragons

 

Background

Growing up, I loved arts & crafts. I used to design Myspace templates for my friends in MS Paint. In high school, my CommTech teacher encouraged me to join the yearbook committee, and then to pursue a design degree. In first year, my typography professor said I have "the ingredients". Ever since, I've been trying out different recipes. In 2012, I graduated from the York University/Sheridan College Bachelor of Design program. Then I went on to work as an in-house designer on the marketing team at a healthcare software company. Along the way, I discovered my fascination with bridging design and education. This has led me to my current pursuit of a master’s degree in Educational Technology at Concordia University and an internship as a Learning and Design Associate at Pure & Applied.