Annelise Dekker is a multidisciplinary Creative Director with 24 years in the Publishing, Advertising, and Design industries. She brings extensive hands-on experience in creating amazing integrated advertising campaigns, print and digital marketing, corporate identity, branding design, editorial design, and art direction, as well as retail environment design, motion, and film making. Shes both a strategic and creative partner to clients, working closely to align with their business objectives. Annelise works closely with all levels of the creative teams she leads and expertly manages projects from concept to completion.
Before joining Hawk, Annelise worked most recently as a freelance Creative Director for a number of national agencies and brands. Shes worked in senior Art Director roles for places like Readers Digest, Bookmark Content (previously Spafax), and the Vancouver Sun, to name a few. Some of the international brands shes worked with include: Aldo, Bombardier, Browns Shoes, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Mercedes Benz, and W Hotels. Annelises work has been recognized through many awards, from organizations like Applied Arts, Communication Arts, and the National Magazine Awards. Shes been a repeat judge for the National Magazine Awards and has presented webinars on best practices in digital design for Magazines Canada.
Originally from Alberta, Annelise grew up in New Brunswick, spent several years living and working in Halifax, Vancouver, and Montreal, but decided to make the move back to the east coast in 2011she calls Moncton home. Annelise holds a BA in English Literature/Publishing from Simon Fraser University and is an honours graduate of Langara Colleges Publishing/Graphic Design program.