Interpretive signage for the Planning, Property and Development Department of the City of Winnipeg promoting the education of Canadian involvement in the Battle of Kapyong. A customized map design was included in the creation of the sign. The unveiling took place at a ceremony at the Kapyong barocks in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in September. 2016 (See Recent Work)


Chair in Mennonite Studies at The University of Winnipeg

Promotional material for the annual Mennonite Studies Conference. Included a poster, brochure and on-line promotional graphics. 2016

The design of a full-colour fundraising brochure for the University of Winnipeg's Paul Toews Professorship in Mennonite History endowment fund. 2017

Just wanted to let you know that we’ve printed the brochures and poster and they turned out beautifully.  Thanks for another great job!

– Andrea Dyck, Executive Assistant, D. F. Plett Historical Research Foundation

Henteleff park interpretive centre

In partnership with HTFC Planning and Design and the City of Winnipeg, graphic design services were required to produce permanent interpretive signage for the City of Winnipeg's Henteleff Park Interpretive Centre. Services included art direction, design development, planning and cost estimating for signage fabrication and instal. 2016 (See Recent Work)

“Many people at the grand opening of the interpretive centre were literally overwhelmed by what we accomplished with our story telling and displays. Thank you again for all your innovativeness and hard work. It was a delight working with you.”

– Yude Henteleff, President of the Henteleff Park Foundation, CM, QUC, LLD (Hons.)

Tatami Studio

When Maria and Ama approached me about opening an Aikido, Dru Yoga and Dru Meditation studio we began the branding process. This included; generating a business name, securing a domain name, logo and stationery design, copywriting and content development, competitive marketing analysis, photo shoot direction and planning, web site design, and signage fabrication. 2016 (See Recent Work, Web Site and Identity Design)

“Anikó took the time to get to know us and developed an understanding of what our business meant to us by listening and offering creative ideas and insight. She is very professional, capable, has an excellent eye for detail, a sense of humour and more importantly, she is very kind. Thank you Anikó, for all your patience, guidance and creativity!”

– Ama Mann, Founder, Tatami Studio

“Anikó walked us through every step of the branding process with ease. She works with a team of beautiful people who all helped us within their area of expertise – she even arranged a meeting with an acquaintance which resulted in securing the perfect location for our business. Many people have commented on our beautiful, simple and comprehensive web site. She is a one stop shop and one gifted and creative lady. Thank you taking care of us every step of the way!”

– Maria Ferraro, Founder, Tatami Studio

Joanne Martin

Joanne Martin is an award-winning Canadian musician and composer, internationally recognized for her outstanding contributions to the field of Suzuki music education. Joanne's goals included raising her on-line profile to meet her renowned reputation, increase accessibility for teachers and musicians to purchase her published music and provide information for Suzuki colleagues about workshops and teacher training seminars. A beautiful bilingual web site was created which accomplished her goals. New publications will be added as they are published. 2016  (See Recent Work, Web Site and Identity Design)

Winnipeg Youth Chorus

The Winnipeg Youth Chorus required an updated logo design to reflect the contemporary nature of it's young choir members. The logo design needed to be versatile and simple for application to the WYC web site, automotive decals, clothing and letterhead. After the logo was complete, a new set of marketing material was completed which included a pop-up banner, concert and promotional poster, brochure and business cards. 2016 – Present

Luminous String Quartet

The Luminous String Quartet required marketing material which included determining a business name, securing a domain address, logo and stationery design, art directing photo shoots, content development and a web site on which they now operate their business. Sound bytes were uploaded to the site providing a listening experience for potential clients. 2015 (See Web Site and Identity Design)

When you see Anikó's work, there is a love and passion behind it that not everyone is capable of achieving in the capacity that she does. Her integrity and work ethic are undeniable. Anyone wishing to boost their business needs to pick her beautiful, imaginative mind. Work with Anikó won’t regret it!”

– Karen Barg, Artistic Director, Luminous String Quartet

D.F. Plett Historical Research Foundation

Awarded the Art Direction contract to design and produce a ten volume educational series called 'Mennonite History for Young People', which is being published by the D.F. Plett Historical Research Foundation. Book one is titled "Leaving Canada, The Journey to Mexico" and was published in Spring.  The books will be used in the education system to teach children about Mennonite History. 2015 – Present (See Recent Work and Publications)

“Anikó provided an excellent balance of listening carefully to my vision of the history reader for young people that I was working on, encouraging my own creative thinking, providing clear guidance around matters of what would and would not work design-wise, and then applying her talent, creativity, expertise and common sense to designing a very satisfactory product. "  

– Rosabel Fast,  M.Ed.  M.Ed., Project Manager and Writer

Promotional poster design for the inaugural lecture and official launch of The Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies, apartnership of the Plett Foundation and the Chair in Mennonite Studies at the University of Winnipeg.


Art Direction and Graphic Design for the 50th Anniversary Souvenir book for the Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach, Manitoba. This large scale project required detailed drawings prior to working with the photographer to create custom layouts. The history of Mennonites is conveyed through the use of historic objects that belong to the museum collection. Distributed internationally to museums and booksellers. 2014 (See Publications


Graphic Design and production for the Winnipeg Humane Society Annual Report along with promotional material for the 2015 Annual General Meeting. 2015 (See Publications)

Re-design of the WHS Newsletter. Design and produce the newsletter tri-annually. On-going graphic design support for the WHS Communications Department including; mail-out envelopes, newspaper advertising, posters and promotional rack cards.  2014 – Present (See Publications)

“Anikó is not only extremely creative, she is thorough and detail oriented; thinking through the project and suggesting way to improve. Her experience, talent and eye for design is an asset to any project she works on.”

– Aileen White, Director, Communications and Public Affairs

“Thanks as always for your hard work, enthusiasm and talent. It is a pleasure working with you!”

– Laina Hughes, Former Communications Coordinator, WHS

TruServ Canada

Graphic design and production for various in-store signage systems for Tru Hardware and Ace Hardware Canada stores throughout Canada. 2015 – Present

Redesign TruSev’s nationally distributed ‘Value and Savings’ grocery flyers. Present creative concepts to the design and marketing team for review. Apply approved concept and graphics to the new layout and create a contemporary brand identity for their target market. 2014

Anna Magazine

Art direction for ANNA magazine, advertising design and e-commerce web site design and development, in collaboration with creative director Mari Loewen. (See Web Site and Identity Design) 2014

Prana Yoga Studio

Creation of a graphic identity for Prana Yoga Studio including logo design, promotional brochures, design and development of a web site with on-going web design support. (See Web Site and Identity Design) 2014 – Present


A French and English interpretive panel design for the St. Joseph Museum in Manitoba outlining the history of the Sarrasin family. 2014 (See Interpretive Panels for Independent Museums)

“ I thought I would drop you a line to say that we have received the Sarrasin panel and we are really impressed!!! Thank you so much for all your help on this project. Your expertise was invaluable. We took the panel to the St. Joseph Museum and the new curator was also, most impressed. We will have a family ‘unveiling’, likely in the spring.”

– Janelle Reynolds, Information and Privacy Policy Secretariat, Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection 


In 2016, CPAM allocated a significant amount of their marketing budget to print advertising to promote the 2016 Cerebral Palsy Bike Race. Design included; digital ads, posters, bus and bus shelter ads. The 2016 bike race fundraising results exceeded previous years. 2016
General advertising including transit bus advertising and newspaper ads. 2015
Redesign the Cerebral Palsy Stationery Bike Race logo for their 25th Anniversary. 2013

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Art direction and graphic design of two documents, a 65-page report assessing health equity in Winnipeg, printed and posted as a PDF file on the WRHA web site, and a 74-page companion document which included charts, maps, and graphs. 2013 (See Publications)

Kroeger Clocks by Arthur Kroeger

Design, art direction and print management of a full-colour book on historic Kroeger clocks. Distributed internationally to museums and booksellers. 2013 (See Publications)

HTFC Planning and Design

Henteleff Park Interpretive Centre
In partnership with HTFC Planning and Design and the City of Winnipeg, graphic design services were required to produce permanent interpretive signage for the City of Winnipeg's Henteleff Park Interpretive Centre. Services included design development, planning and cost estimating of fabrication and installation of signage and co-ordination with the City of Winnipeg. 2016

The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame
Design of custom vinyl text, gallery panels and artifact case labels for a permanent museum in the new Sports For Life Complex in downtown Winnipeg. 2013 (See The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame)

“During the creation of the exhibits at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, Anikó demonstrated to me her commitment to the detail and integrity of the interpretative text and assurance that every word would be exactly as we wanted it to be in the final product.”

– Candace Hogue, Project Curator, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Cultural Centre, Haines Junction, Yukon
Creation of interpretive graphic panels for the museum portion of the new Aboriginal cultural centre. 2011 – 2013 

Fort Frances Heritage Tourism and The Fort Frances Museum
Design and development of permanent outdoor Interpretive signage along an interpretive historic river walk in Fort Frances, Ontario. 2011 (See Fort Frances Heritage Tourism)

The Manitoba Music Experience Temporary Exhibit ‘Shakin’ All Over’
Suspended banners, interpretive panels, and 42-ft long fabric surrounds were designed for a temporary exhibit featuring the history of music in Manitoba and showcased at the Manitoba Museum. 2010 (See The Manitoba Music Experience)

“I had the distinct pleasure of working with Anikó on this highly successful exhibit, mounted by The Manitoba Music Experience Committee. Anikó was hired to prepare the vast array of graphic visual material and handled her task, daunting as it was, with utmost professionalism. Her work was the key to making the exhibit so appealing. Anikó’s responsibilities were handled thoroughly, on time, and she was both creative and cooperative in working with our group. She attended our meetings, provided input, and endeavoured to make all our goals and objectives a reality. Indeed, it was a wonderful experience having Anikó as part of our creative team and I would not hesitate to work with her again.”

– John Einarson, Music Historian, Author and Curator of Shakin’ All Over: The Manitoba Music Experience

Manitoba Métis Federation
Interpretive panel designs for a proposed permanent exhibit space. 2011 (See Interpretive Panels for Independent Museums)

Manitoba Council for International Cooperation
Design and production of interpretive panels, customized maps, and free-standing banners for a travelling exhibit that toured throughout Canada. 2010 (See Manitoba Council for International Cooperation)

Oral History Maps, York Factory First Nations
Creation of maps based on oral history interviews including detailed drawings of trade and travel routes with custom drawn icons, colour-coded legends, and quotes from interviewees. 2011

Onyx Property Management

Creation of a visual identity and web site for a Winnipeg-based property-management company. On-going signage creation, web site maintenance and advertising design.  (See Web Site and Identity Design) 2011 – Present

“Anikó created a ‘brand identity’ for our business. She worked closely with us throughout the entire process from logo design, letterhead, forms, marketing material, production, right through to website development. She is a rare resource – a modern, consumer focused designer. She had a complete understanding of my business and its marketing needs. Anikó has a fantastic eye for detail and a unique ability as a project manager. She is generous with her time and knowledge, adheres to deadline requirements and creates beautiful work. I couldn’t be happier.”

– Corol Dyck, Onyx Property Manager

Canadian Student Health Research Forum

Annual design and production of promotional material for an international research forum for the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine, hosted by the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre. 2002 – Present (See Canadian Student Health Research Forum)

“I coordinate a large national event and have benefitted from Anikó’s creative graphics and print support for over eight years. She asks the right questions to understand the essential themes being developed and finds visual expression in design solutions that are consistently fresh, thought-provoking, and effective. It’s a pleasure to work with Anikó – she’s conscientious, always on schedule, takes great pride in the quality of output and very reasonably priced – a wonderful combination!”

– Edwin A. Kroeger PhD, Assistant Dean (Graduate Studies), Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Coordinator, Canadian Student Health Research Forum

Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, Manitoba

Creation and development of a permanent outdoor interpretive signage system. Exhibit panels for numerous temporary and travelling exhibits. Corporate identity and continual graphic support. 2003 – Present (See Interpretive Panels for the MHV)

“Anikó has produced design work for a number of projects at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) over the last several years. MHV is a world-class village museum which educates and entertains over 40,000 guests from more than 50 countries every year. We value excellence in all areas of our work and public presentation. Anikó Szabó’s work clearly meets our requirements for quality and excellence. She has designed numerous interpretive panels for exhibits in our galleries. Most recently Anikó did the graphic design for Kroeger Clocks, a book MHV published in 2012. This glossy coffee-table book includes many photos and stories about a significant element of Mennonite culture. The quality of the typeface, layout, and reproduction of photographs has contributed to the popularity of the book.”

– Barry Dyck, Executive Director, Mennonite Heritage Village

Anikó brings an attention to detail, valuable insight into how a design will best communicate our message, thoughtful feedback on content, and enthusiastic creativity, which has made her a joy to work with." 

– Andrea Dyck, Senior Curator, MHV

Manitoba Lung Transplant Association

Patient Handbook and logo design. 2009

Rural Week

Three clearly organized handbooks were needed for Rural Week, a one week learning experience for all first year medical students enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. 2009

Neubergthal National Historic Site

Outdoor interpretive and permanent indoor photographic panels. 2009

Immigrant Women’s Association of Manitoba

Design and layout of a 42 page book, front cover illustration and art direction. 2009

Canada’s National History Magazine

Full-colour magazine article layouts and magazine redesign consultation. 2004 (See Publications)

The Manitoba Museum

The Manitoba Museum’s Hudson’s Bay Company Museum Collection Exhibition
Exhibit graphic design included interpretive panels, artifact and case labels, and curatorial notebooks. 2000 (See Hudson's Bay Company Gallery)

Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer
I held the position of Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer for eight years. Responsible for the design and production of all corporate and promotional print material for the institution. 1994 – 2003 (See PublicationsHudson's Bay Company GallerySilksreened Posters)

Client References

Dr. Ed Kroeger, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies, 
Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba
Coordinator, Canadian Student Health Research Forum

Heather Cram, CSLA, Principal
HTFC Planning and Design

Corol Dyck, Property Manager
Onyx Property Management