Ashley Anastasia Howell

Graphic Designer & Art Director

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
As of February 2014 I founded Avid Creative and started freelancing full time, focusing on food and beverage clients.

Work Experience

Avid Creative

Sole proprietorship - Freelance graphic designer

Since early 2014 I started freelancing full-time. I have various clients providing valuable experience. I've gained experience in both print, digital and motion projects over various number of applications.

Print projects include:
File preparation, screen-printing, textiles, letterpress, billboards, posters, brochures, minor work in 3-D printing, large run, offset/press & digital print jobs while working directly with printers.

Digital projects include:
Social media content, newsletters, infographics, presentations, website design, interactive PDFs, minor work in video and motion graphics & basic understanding of HTML.

Clients (hired on as Freelance Graphic Designer):

2019, Sensational Samosa, Print & Digital

2018, BuyWell, Print & Digital

2018, MiTaco Taqueria, Various Menu Designs & Signage

2018, Beth Travels

2018 - Present, Smoque N’ Bones, Menu & Marketing Material

2018 - Present, UofT Bloomberg, 2018 & 2020 Research Report

2017 - 2019, Roadside Willies (PEI), Menu Design

2017 - Present, Branding & Buzzing - Print & Digital
Clients include; Jarritos, B.Good, ChairmanMills, ClubHouse for Chefs, McCormick for Chefs, Smoque N' Bones, French's, LaRocca Cakes, Thai Kitchen, Bonne Maman, Cafe Diplomatico, Conestoga Farms, Sable & Rosenfeld, Khau Gully, Posta, 10Tation

2017 - 2018, Harbinger

2017, Modern Skin Co., Branding

2017, Belmont Meats

2016 - Present, Restaurants Canada (Formerly CRFA), Print & Digital

2016 - Present, Sugar Suite Cakes, Branding Collateral, Website, Packaging & Signage

2016 - 2017, Crolla's Gelato Franchise Ltd. Website Design & Signage

2015 - Present, Yummy Market Inc., Print & Digital

2015 - Present, isure Insurance, Print & Digital

2015, The Julia Child Award, The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts (NYC), Designed the Award & Logo

2014 - 2016, Mucho Burrito via:Wiki-Brands, Print & Digital

2014, The Law Society of Upper Canada, Print & Digital

May 2004 - Ontario, Canada

Athletic Knit

Graphic Designer / Production Artist

May 2006 - March 2012 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canlan Ice Sports

Graphic Designer

March 2012 - Ontario, Canada


Central Technical H.S.

Arts & Marketing Major

I chose to go to Central Technical School because at the time they had a program dedicated to the visual arts, as well was known to be one of the best and diverse programs in the city with over sixty courses. The courses I took included photography done in darkrooms where you process your own film. Sculpture and life drawing from live nude models. Art history class where we were taught from the first hieroglyphics to the modern art movements. Digital art class working from the G3 bubble Bondi blue Mac; the newest in 1998. Ceramics, like the Ghost movie style electric pottery wheel with a kiln. And my favourite; printing class where we learnt about screen printing, lithography, etching and block printing to name a few. Overall a well rounded art program that gave a great start to a career in the arts.
September 1998 - May 2002 Ontario, Canada

Humber College Of Applied Arts And Technology

Advertising and Graphic Design

Graduated with Honours
September 2002 - June 2004 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Humber College Of Applied Arts And Technology

Public Speaking Certificate Course

January 2004 - February 2004 Ontario, Canada

Humber College Of Applied Arts And Technology

Print Prepress and Production

September 2004 - May 2005 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Art Institute Of Toronto

Web Site Developement

2007 - 2007 Ontario, Canada


English (Native),


Humber College

Award of Achievement - Janice Wilson Memorial Award



Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Brand Developement , Branding, BusinessCards, Corporate Identities, Forms, Illustration, Invitations, Labels, Logo Design, Mac/PC, Marketing Strategy, MicrosoftOffice, Microsoftword, Packaging, Print Production, Problem Solving, Production Planning , Screen Printing, Signage, Stationery, Team Oriented, Typesetting,