Mark Rutledge CGD

Mark Rutledge CGD


With over 20 years of design experience, Mark knows how to get clients to the finish line.

Mark is currently a designer with Animikii, Inc. Animikii Inc. is a web-services company building custom software, web-applications and websites. They work with leading Indigenous groups across North America to leverage technology for social, economic and cultural initiatives. As a 100% Indigenous-owned technology company they work with their clients to implement solutions that amplify their efforts and achieve better outcomes for Indigenous people in these areas. Animikii is based in British Columbia on Coast Salish territory and they work everywhere.

Before being picked up by Animikii, Mark worked as a freelance designer. Completing work for many Yukon based organizations. Mark worked as a Senior Designer with Outside the Cube in Whitehorse, Yukon working with clients such as Yukon Wild, Tourism Yukon and Nahanni River Adventures.

Mark began his career at Hangar 13 Art & Design in Ottawa where he quickly built a reputation for cutting edge design and top-notch client service. He worked with Fortune 500 companies like Royal Bank, Xerox and Bell Mobility. In his next role at Maximum 60 Design Communications, Mark honed his skills as the Director of Client Relations specializing in health-care. He worked with clients like Agro Health & Associates, Westpark Health-care Centre, Apotex Pharmaceuticals and Canadian Health & Lifestyle Magazine. While in the Yukon he has has completed work for such clients like Yukon Energy, Yukon Transportation Museum, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre.

In addition to Mark’s private and public sector design experience, he is one of the few designers with deep roots and experience designing for Canada’s First Nations communities and organizations. Mark’s portfolio is rich in annual reports, corporate brochures, research reports and book cover designs, but Mark’s real passion is for branding and visual identity. Mark has worked with a number of organizations to design their entire visual identity including logo, business collateral's, internal materials and stationary.

Mark holds a Diploma in Graphic Design from Seneca College in Toronto.

Mark is deeply connected to his First Nations roots and is a proud Ojibwa from the Little Grand Rapids First Nation. When Mark is not connected to his computer he is teaching his children about his culture and history and participating in traditional dance.