Mark Rutledge CGD

Mark Rutledge CGD


Mark is a graphic designer working from Whitehorse, Yukon. With decades of design experience, Mark knows how to get clients across 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. Working with leading Indigenous groups across North America to leverage technology for social, economic and cultural initiatives. As a 100% Indigenous-owned technology company Animikii works 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 and completed projects with many Yukon based companies and organizations, such as Yukon Energy, Yukon Transportation Museum, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. Yukon Wild, Tourism Yukon and Nahanni River Adventures.

Mark began his career at Hangar 13 Art & Design in Ottawa, Ontario 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.

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 Indigenous 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 many organizations to design their entire visual identity including logo, business collateral's, internal materials and stationery.

Mark holds a Diploma in Graphic Design from Seneca College in Toronto and is a Certified Graphic Designer (CGD™) with the Graphic Designers of Canada. He is the past president of GDC Arctic Chapter and commits his time and expertise to many non-profit organizations. Mark is connected to his Indigenous roots and is a proud Ojibwa from the Little Grand Rapids First Nation.