About Us

Creating places of belonging where people share heritage, arts and culture.

At Placemaking Design, we are community-driven public space practitioners, advocates and consultants. We offer project management, interpretive content development and graphic design for the creation of vibrant public spaces

We engage with culture as a transformative mechanism to promote social and economic well-being for communities, organizations and businesses.

Placemaking Design can incorporate a range of cultural forms of expression in the projects we manage: visual art, craft, design, geology, music, outdoor experiences, literature, performing arts, food, sports, language and heritage.

Working with varying-interest stakeholders to transform public spaces, we are adept at using simple, inexpensive materials and programs. We design or redesign spaces to encourage people to come together.


Exhibits, Galleries and Spaces

Exhibition development and design

Interior space decoration

Artifact and art curation

Placemaking Events

Event planning and activation

Municipal Placemaking

Community cultural planning and mapping

Community revitalization

Evaluation and consultation of existing placemaking centres

Interpretative planning

Tourism product development

Content research and development

Educational programming

Graphic design

Large and small interpretive panels

Booklets and brochures, general promotional materials

Interior and exterior sign design

Wayfinding and map design

Web-ready promotional images


Current Projects

Madawaska Coffee Featured Artists

Presented by Placemaking Design. Stop in to view an exhibit of featured artists at Madawaska Coffee. Look for new Algonquin-area artists featured every few weeks. Madawaska Coffee: 19578 Opeongo Line (Hwy 60), Barry’s Bay, Ontario, Monday to Friday: 6:30 am to 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 4 pm.

Shukraan | Thank You

July • Pembroke. Placemaking Design is working with the Renfrew County refugee community to help them say thank to the volunteers who taught them English. The event is a celebration of community and caring with food, music and storytelling.

Love’s Healing Reading Room
Coordinated, designed and promoted the successful launch event for Love’s Healing Reading Room, Killaloe Ontario. Developed website for the reading room, and most photography on website by Placemaking Design.

Renfrew County ATV Club
Project-managed and developed interpretive content for trail signage throughout Renfrew County. Designed sign art and project-managed production of signs.

Maurice H Haycock exhibit proposal,
for Kathy M Haycock, Artist

Curatorial research and content development for Maurice H Haycock exhibition proposal, foundational exhibit planning, booklet design and implementation.

past experience

Madawaska Valley We Are Experiential Tourism.

Recreational Geology, Madawaska Valley Rocks exhibit and tourism product.

There’s Art in Your Woodpile, creative woodstacking competition.

Archaeology and Immigration in the Madawaska Valley Exhibition.

Eat Your Art Out, OV-CAOS fundraising event.