A self portrait of Alyssa Amell

Lifecycle Superstar – Alyssa Rowe

January 31, 2023

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What is a Lifecycle Superstar? Pinnguaq’s work is based on our Lifecycle model, and designed to engage learners at multiple stages in their personal growth and success. People connect with Pinnguaq in multiple ways, including as program participants, as Interns, and as staff creating projects and programs. They are Superstars, and we are excited to share their stories.

Alyssa Rowe joined Pinnguaq in 2018 as an Administrative Assistant on a 3 month contract. After having the opportunity to work with artists, and being a life-long lover of art, she joined the production team as a full-time Jr. Digital Artist. After an education leave that she took in 2020, Alyssa graduated from Fleming College’s Graphic Design- Visual Communications program in 2022 and has rejoined the Design Team as a Jr. Graphic Designer.

How did you first connect with Pinnguaq?

I was first connected to Pinnguaq through VCCS Employment Services in Lindsay. The HR person who was helping me told me they were looking for someone for a summer of work, and they were always looking for Indigenous employees. Being Métis, I thought this was the perfect opportunity, and once I met everyone at the office I fell in love with Pinnguaq! Three months wasn’t enough for me, so I asked to stay full time and I got the job.

A portrait drawn by Alyssa Amell

What has been your favourite experience at Pinnguaq?

My favourite experience with Pinnguaq has been working with the design team and being able to develop & grow into my new role as a Jr. Designer. I have learned so much since being away for my education leave, and I’m happy I can apply my skills to the work we do here. I look forward to continuing my journey as an artist!

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