Nice to meet you.

Our students love this program and you will too.

Nicole Graham



Nicole is a Registered Graphic Designer* (RGD) with over 20 years of experience in theCommunications Industry as the current Marketing Director of her agency and over 16 years as a professor at Canadore College. Nicole brings advanced design abilities and solid management skills to our students and through a high level of productivity they are able to provide original, imaginative and creative designs.

Through her direct industry experience, Nicole is able to connect students to experiential learning opportunities and network connections around the world. She specializes in Communication Strategy, Design and digital development and was recently responsible for leading her agency team, VS Marketing, in launching one of the largest online events platforms in our regions history.

Shirley van der Staay-Mondoux


M.Ed, BFA.Hons, RGD.

Shirley Mondoux is also a Registered Graphic Designer* (RGD) and an accomplished professor, entrepreneur, graphic designer, and photographer, with a wealth of experience in media arts. She weaves global citizenship and sustainable responsibility throughout her instructional practice.

Ms.Mondoux teaches by example and draws from her professional experiences with The Ottawa Sun, The Ottawa Citizen, Communications Consultants (WorldCom agency)and The North Bay Nugget. Her career has been built on a genuine love of the arts and a foundation of education which includes: Graphic Communications, FineArt (BFA hons), and a Master in Education (M.Ed) focussed on curriculum leadership. Shirley believes in a holistic approach to teaching and learning where, as artists, we have the tremendous capacity to make a lasting impact in everything we do.

Kendra Chirico


BA.Hons/Design and Visual Comm; Graphic Design Dip.

Kendra is a dedicated technologist passionate about the dynamic study of graphic design. With a strong educational foundation that includes a Degree in Visual Communication and Design from South East Technological University in Ireland, made possible by the solid foundations of her diploma from Canadore College in Graphic Design. During her time in Ireland, Kendra not only honed her academic skills but also enriched her design perspective through her travel experiences across Europe. Kendra is enthusiastic about fostering an engaging supportive environment and is well equipped to contribute to the program’s success.

Anthony Ricciuti



Anthony is graduate of the Graphic Design Program at Canadore College and has over 20 years of media production experience gathered from the news / media industry, the Ontario College system and from working as a freelance designer.  He is currently the Graphic/ Digital Media Project Lead in the Marketing Department at Canadore College.He is responsible for designing and creating innovative visuals, digital media materials, interactive elements and procurement of assets that support College marketing, recruiting and social media.

Anthony has been instructing in the Graphic Design Programat Canadore College since 2013. It has been a rewarding experience for Anthonyto return to the college that provided him the skills needed to succeed inthe industry. Anthony is passionate about sharing the knowledge and experiencehe gained with students of the Graphic Design Program.

Clayton Windatt


ClaytonWindatt is a curator, multi-arts performer and filmmaker living andworking in Ontario. As the former Executive Director of the White WaterGallery, Indigenous Curatorial Collective and current Executive Director of theArtist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference, Clayton has an extensive historyworking in Artist-Run Culture and Community Arts. Clayton maintains contractswith various governments, colleges and non-government organizations as awriter, consultant and knowledge broker negotiating between peoples, places andcommunities. Clayton works in/with community, design, communications, curation,performance, theatre, technology, and consulting, and is a very active artistcurrently working with Canadore College’s Graphic Design and Game Design andDevelopment programs.

Leah Hewitt


Shelley Gainer


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