A diverse team
of creative experts

About Spruce

At Spruce Creative, we believe every organization—from associations to NGOs, government agencies to private sector companies—has the power to make our communities better places to live, work, and play. The key is to tell a story that brings people together to make something new happen. And to get the word out. That’s where we come in.

Founded in 2015 by Paul Marconi, an Indigenous graphic designer with over 25 years leading integrated digital campaigns, and Andrew Vincent, a writer and strategist, Spruce Creative is an Ottawa-based creative agency with a deep understanding of — and true passion for — the marketing and branding challenges faced by organizations building strong, vibrant communities.

Through our tight-knit team of writers, digital marketing strategists, graphic designers and web developers we offer a full range of services to communicate your brand and message to the right audiences. Through our consultative approach, which foregrounds respect, listening, learning and collaboration, we have earned a growing reputation not only as a partner for not-for-profits, associations, and municipalities, but for Indigenous organizations across the country.

We are proud that through our collaborative process, many one-off projects have grown into long-lasting client relationships, and we pride ourselves on growing with our clients just as they grow with us.

Growth is our why.

We support and challenge ourselves, each other, our clients and our community in reaching our potential. When we grow, our clients succeed.

Accountability is our foundation.

We are accountable to ourselves, our team, our clients, and our community. We each take 100% responsibility for our success and the success of our projects. This is a blame-free zone.

Creativity is our fuel.

We love to create new things and find new solutions. Whether doing “creative” work or not, we are thoughtful and inspired to create something new. We never mail it in.

Collaboration is our how.

We are committed to working together as a team—in bringing our unique strengths together to create magic. We create a space where it is safe to share to make mistakes.

Balance, Flexibility and Fun is our BFF.

We are committed to providing the balance and flexibility needed to be at our creative, collaborative best, and to support our growth inside and outside of work. And we need to have fun!

Our Team

Paul Marconi

Paul Marconi

Partner & Creative Director

Insightful designer – Connector – DIYer

Andrew Vincent

Andrew Vincent

Partner & Content Director

Big picture thinker – Word nerd – Folk punk runner

Cindy Macbride

Cindy Macbride

Account Manager

Client focused – Detail oriented – Riot grrrl

Nina Jane Drystek

Nina Jane Drystek

Writer & Project Manager

Content & digital advertising expert – Relationship builder – Poet & performer

Sho Sengupta

Sho Sengupta

Communications & Account Strategist

Connecter of Dots – Results focused – Fit foodie

Lady Bug

Lady Bug

VP Walks

Bare bones designer – Smells out new trends – Naps at work

Jasmin Torres-Karys

Jasmin Torres-Karys

Senior Graphic Designer

Goal focused designer – Problem solver – Lover of all creative things

Nadia Collins

Nadia Collins

Senior Graphic Designer

Illustration & graphic design expert – Enthusiastic creator – Road trip aficionado

Nutmeg

Couch Tester

Treat eater – Barking strategist – Speed demon

Rose Seto

Rose Seto

Web Developer

Creative web solutions – Dedicated to projects – Chocoholic

Adam Robillard

Adam Robillard

Interaction Designer

Web designer and builder – Continual learner – Athletic nerd

Lauren Olson

Lauren Olson

Digital Strategist

Strategic thinker – Analytics addict – Sandwich aficionado

Talk to us

We’re always excited to talk about your projects.
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