Graphic + Digital Design Faculty
Brand Consultant and Graphic Designer; Nova Hopkins Studios, Abbotsford BC
Raised in Mission BC, Nova Hopkins joins the University’s Graphic and Digital Design program in 2013. Once a student of fine arts in the University of the Fraser Valley herself, as well as a graduate of Capilano University’s Graphic Design and Illustration (IDEA) program, she believes in helping others by inspiring neighbours and communities to come together through design, nature, placemaking and food.
Nova’s professional experience began at the Vancouver agency, Karo Group Inc., where she specialized in corporate communication and environmental design. Her portfolio of clients include Simon Fraser University, ICBC, Air Canada, Canada Place, BC Hydro and many large real estate developments.
Her life’s journey brought her back home to the Fraser Valley where she joined Relevention Marketing Inc. There, as creative director, she built the design department and specialized in brand identities for small and medium sizes businesses and non-profits including BC Agricultural Council, Silver Hills Bakery, FH Canada, Hardbite Potato Chips, Globe Printers and Canuck Place.
Now, as a local independent brand consultant and designer under Nova Hopkins Studios, she partners with small and medium size businesses—building strong relationships with the companies she represents, from concept to rollout.
Nova brings an organic view to design—as a certified Permaculturalist. Nova unites her approach to permaculture with her artist background looking at imaginative ways to create, design and build connections.
Away from the classroom or her design studio—you can find her amongst her mason bees.
Influenced & inspired by: Simon Sinek, Ken Robinson, Ron Finley, Stephen Ritz, travel and culture
Motivated by: helping others do cool things, thought leaders and doers, change makers, the power of ideas
Fuelled by: nature, design delight, passionate people, doing what you love
Entertained by: ted.com, music festivals, animals