Jackie Duys-Kelly

Communication Designer/Creative Facilitator, Awarewolf Creative in Nanaimo Canada

Empowering People, Places and Presence Through Design.

Perceptive navigator of visual communications with a focused, human-centered approach ensures distinctive and insightful outcomes; Certified Graphic Designer with the GDC VI, University Instructor, Yogi, and Mother – a practitioner of all facets of design thinking in every aspect of life, Jackie has over 10 years of design industry background.

Growing up in South Africa, studying in the UK, Holland and Canada, Jackie has extensive experience in a variation of conceptual visual communications. Completing her undergraduate degree in Communication Design at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, followed by a Graduate degree at NSCAD University three years later, Jackie has utilized her skills both inside and outside of the classroom to teach, learn and practice the distinctions of beneficial creations.​

Jackie is also a designer and Creative Facilitator for Nanaimo Design Nerds, and a certified Graphic Designer with the GDC.

“The most important thing about design, is how it relates to people.” – Victor Papanek


O, Canada. Our Home and Native Clichè

@ VOL 1 ON JUL 25, 2015

"In order to build community, we have to give a little and we have to take a little"

Tammy Elliott
 presents her perspective on Canadian clichès and stereotypes. By sharing simple moments with her students, neighbours or even people found by chance on her path, she experiences the meaning of Community. By putting a little of ourselves, we increase the value of ordinary life.


Remnants of the Past

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 26, 2015

In Remnants of the Past, Fred Jeffery mixes humour, philosophy and history to tell a story about change. The past 150 years have taken the land, waters and people in and around what we now call Nanaimo on a trying journey, often overlooking the health and diversity of people and nature in the name of economic growth. While recognizing the darker side of our past, Fred highlights the hope and examples of inspiration that promise a more inspiring future for this city.


Ghost Stories

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 26, 2015

Places and objects inhabited or used by people of long ago carry stories kept alive by the exhibits and tours at the Nanaimo Museum. Aimee Greenaway shares her passion for history and narrates the stories of several Nanaimoites whose lives are no longer but whose memory live on through records and artifacts: the pin of the first Chinese-Canadian registered nurse, the life of a prostitute born on Fraser Street, a Snuneymuxw story stone excavated in Departure Bay, the cult of Brother XII… Listen and learn!


18 Things I Love About Nanaimo

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 26, 2015

Join Christine Muetzner in a journey through Nanaimo's history as she takes us through the Nanaimo Archives. In this presentation, Christine shares her 20 years' of archival experience and shines a light on the importance of the archives for Nanaimo's past, present, and future.