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Dawna Marriott

President,
Project Manager
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Dawna joined Inkit in 1991 as our production coordinator and became an owner in 1998. Before arriving in the north, Dawna attended Lethbridge Community College, graduating with an Honour’s Diploma in Journalism. Dawna qualifies as a northerner, having been in Yellowknife since 1982. She brings to her work a broad knowledge of the north and her strength lies in her ability to understand the intricate requirements of each project and foster creative ideas. Her eye for detail guarantees accuracy and quality control. This ensures our clients receive quality products, on time, each and every time.
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Dave Marriott

Advertising Coordinator
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Dave joined Inkit in October 2006, bringing 23 years of northern advertising experience and expertise to our team. With a Communications Diploma from Lethbridge Community College, and extensive experience with local, national and international advertising, Dave goes above and beyond to provide advertising placement services that are unparalleled in the north. Having spent most of his life in the north, Dave also brings with him a true knowledge of the geography, diverse cultures and many intricacies, nuances and details that ensure the most effective, appropriate and economical market reach for our clients.
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Rhonda Kennedy

Designer/
Production Artist
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Rhonda joined Inkit near the end of 2003, bringing advanced knowledge of the screen printing industry. She started screen printing in 1985 and her career has also included digital printing, training and quality control, among managerial responsibilities. Also, as a multi-talented individual, Rhonda is our in-house photographer, cut vinyl expert and one of our designers. Rhonda’s skills, attention to detail and insistence on quality make her a valuable member to our team of dedicated professionals.
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Paul Wilcken, B.Des.

Senior Designer
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Paul joined our design team in August 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Design Degree from OCAD University in Toronto and has completed numerous art courses at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. Paul has spent his entire life surrounded by art and design. He also obtained a taste of the north from 2009 to 2011. So, it’s not surprising that his life’s path has led him back here. As an energized, enthusiastic and talented designer, Paul brings an understanding of northern communications, creativity and technical expertise to our design team.
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Epegenia (Mila) Vendiola

Embroiderer
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Mila joined our team in August 2011, bringing with her over 13 years of experience in embroidery. Originally from the Philippines, Mila came to Yellowknife in 1998. Her talent and love for sewing led to her work with Nunasi Corporation’s embroidery and promotional company, Arctic Spirit Promotions, where she completed training on the embroidery equipment and quickly became an integral part of the business. When Inkit purchased the embroidery assets from Arctic Spirit, Mila brought her talents and expertise over to our team. She is skilled and knowledgeable in her trade, and most of all – she loves what she does!
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Rob Butler

Contract Designer
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Rob became an Inkit partner in 1985 and was instrumental to the growth of the company. Although he left the north in 2005, after 24 years, Rob continues to work for Inkit, connected virtually on a real-time live basis. He is still available to help out on an as-needed basis. His passion for graphic design work, his northern knowledge and his design expertise allow us to count on him to help ensure our clients’ needs are met.
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Steven Efondo, CGD

Contract Designer
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Steven joined our team in November 2009 and, although he left Yellowknife in summer 2013, we continue to utilize his creative talents. He holds an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design from Seneca College and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences from AMA Computer College. Steven has a wealth of experience using the most current design software and techniques. His ingenuity and technical proficiency makes him a very well rounded, creative designer. Whether designing for print media, custom web sites or creating flash animation, Steven maintains a solid outcome for each project we throw his way.
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Jody Hodder

Accounts
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Jody has been in the north since 1997 and joined Inkit in 2011. With over 14 years experience in finance and administration, and an accounting certificate from Keyin College, Jody is in charge of our accounts payable/receivable. Paying our bills is something we take very seriously and our suppliers thank us for it. We have an excellent reputation, which rides on the fact that we are reliable and keep all our accounts current.