Schnell - Graphic Designer - Calgary, AB, Canada

Nona Schnell

Calgary, AB, Canada


I just want to do meaningful work that doesn't include commuting. I love working from home. It would be nice to make a living at the same time. Pretty simple really.


Graphic Designer


I am focusing on design work for projects that take environmental footprint into consideration. What will it take to produce, what waste is created, where does it end up? I can work from my office or yours but I charge more for location work!

Work History


Might Be Vintage

From July 2014

Online Thrift & Vintage store with a personal shopping service.
Quality, new to you clothes, books, decor and whatever else we can keep out of the landfill.
Send a message with your sizes and I'll start hunting for what's in stock just for you and send pics. I was going to post everything online but there are over 5000 pieces currently!


Diary Of A Short Attention Span

From January 2012

Sign Manufacturer

City Of Calgary

June 2010 - January 2012

As a Sign Manufacturer 1 I used sign industry software to layout and cut vinyl traffic marking signage as well as large format printing and silk screening.

Also provided holiday coverage in design office for senior staff.

Intermediate Graphic Designer

Carmanah Signs, Inc.

August 2003 - September 2008

Working with sales team members and clients directly, designing LED illuminated signage for the casino, retail and lottery industries in North America, the Caribbean and Europe.


Might Be Vintage - Online Thrift & Vintage

In development, I've started an online thrift and vintage store. The site is up and all of the social media is started. Just working on the best way to post new items daily without flooding anyone's feeds.

This is a social enterprise. It isn't a non-profit or charity; I intend to make a living, but a portion of my efforts will be spent on social and environmental causes that I feel close to, including setting up a partnership with organizations to provide their clients with quality second hand interview worthy and work ready clothing. As it is, all clothes excluding vintage are under $15. Everything. Coats, suits, bras. Whatever.

Might Be Vintage is an everyone is equal, I don't care who you are, I don't care who you love, truly inclusive project.

Building Custom PHPbb Forum

Currently working on this one. Working with a template and changing code so it behaves the way I want it to. Custom colors & header images, total control over permissions to allow people to post and facilitate free flowing communication... I like it.

5 Foot Jagermeister Logo (Kingshead Pub)

Stencils weren't provided so the logo had to be recreated digitally and I didn't have proper stencil material so I flipped heatpress vinyl over and cut it out of the sticky backing material. (resourceful?) Well the sticky wasn't very sticky and I wound up holding it while I traced with chalk and then we painted! What a pain it the keister. But it turned out looking great. Client was happy.

Qualifications & Certifications

Computer Design & Dynamic Media

Applied Multimedia Training Centres

Henry Wisewood Sr High

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