Hallo, I’m Calliope Gazetas and I’m a designer, artist and general maker of things and stuff.
99 Monsters Design is my design studio where I create logos, business stationary and websites. It’s also where I keep my design library, pen collection, sewing machine and button maker. After completing OCADU’s Interdisciplinary Master’s in Design in Toronto in 2014, where I studied urban wildlife, coyotes, ecology, natural history and design systems, I came to the Comox Valley.
I have a BFA from UBC (1995), five years experience in the publishing industry (Raincoast Books), and a Communication Design (Interactivity and Typography) degree from Emily Carr (2005).
From 2007 to 2011 I lived and worked in San Francisco on a multitude of design and web development projects. I ate a lot of tamales and spent much time surrounded by fog in the Inner Richmond. While I was in SF, I worked on designing and implementing custom themes for content management systems such as WordPress, interface design, typography and logo design.
Currently I’m living in Cumberland where I drink a lot of coffee, listen to minimal techno and sing along badly to folk and bluegrass music. In the fall I can be found lurking in the undergrowth on the mountains, looking for chanterelles, lobster and hedgehog mushrooms and exclaiming delightedly when I find each one.