A creative placemaker, curator and advocate, exploring the intersection of contemporary craft and design in Canada for over 10 years. From 2006-2014, Julie was co-founder/owner of MADE, a design studio and showroom dedicated to emerging Canadian designer/makers. In 2010 she co-founded the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, now DesignTO. As Publications Representative she develops and nurtures relationships in support of Studio Magazine. With cohorts and collaborators, Julie continues to build placemaking actions and events through evolving platforms such as Do Design.