Hello Liz Dungate

Say hello to Liz Dungate, Tugboat's newest senior creative. She's already made waves at Tugboat designing this year's Faces of Courage campaign for our client Surrey Women's Centre. Her treatment made the campaign stand out while staying solemn and respectful of the survivors of domestic abuse it profiled.

Liz is an accomplished creator in pretty much every medium we can think of, as evidenced by her fine art works in oils, watercolours, charcoals, photography and computer-based vector graphics.

She also revels in the world of fashion and has designed and sewn samples for three seasons of her independent fashion line Gatée (French for "spoiled"), and produced accompanying seasonal lookbooks as well as ad hoc costuming. She maintains her own blog and supplies written editorial content for occasional fashion spreads.

Liz graduated from the Design and Communications program at the University College of the Fraser Valley with a 3.9 GPA, making the dean's list, garnering scholarships and becoming class valedictorian.

Fresh out of design school, she honed her skills at some of Vancouver's top design firms, working with clients such as Port Metro Vancouver, Canada Place Corporation, the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, Envision Financial, De Dutch Pannekoek House, the Vancouver Aquarium, Citizen's Bank and Vancity Credit Union, to name just a few.

Over the past 10 years Liz has built an extensive portfolio as an agency-represented make-up artist and hair stylist. She's also styled, propped, cast, produced and art directed countless shoots. If you're looking for professionally styled and directed photography, call Liz ... and, of course, a professional photographer.