About Kristen Clancy

Hi. I'm Kristen.

I'm the creative force behind Red Pencil Design & Photography. I'm also addicted to work and coffee which means that I get stuff done. On time!

A bit about me…

I love adventures, perfect kerning (the space between letters for my non-designers!), dancing, the scent of fresh ink on paper, great craftsmanship and most importantly, I love solving design problems that help my clients succeed. Whether it’s building a brand from the logo up or creating eye catching marketing material.

As Mark Twain once said… “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

I feel like I haven’t worked a day in 14 years! I enjoy “working” with any business or individual who is also passionate about what they do and I am fortunate to be able to work with a diverse clientele that provide me with fresh perspectives and new design challenges!

Based out of Guelph, Ontario; I really, really like to travel, which means I’m not limited to Guelph. I work with clients located in the surrounding areas of Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Rockwood, Elmira, Elora and Fergus etc. Of course if you’re in South America, The Middle East, South East Asia or anywhere warm and exotic, I’m always up for an adventure!

When I’m not designing I take an absurd amount of photos. I’ve had a camera in hand from a young age and as a designer I have a very good grasp on composition. Recently, I’ve been learning the more technical aspects to help my clients further define their brand through powerful images. Which means Red Pencil Design is now Red Pencil Design & Photography! I also do a lot of family, portraits and wedding photography.

Go ahead and take a look at my graphic design and photography portfolios to see what I’ve been creating lately. And then hire me so we can work together to create something amazing!

My mission is to provide your business with creative, elegant graphic design and photography solutions that provide value and positive results.

I believe...

  • Every great design begins with an even better story, I look forward to hearing yours!
  • Print is not dead, it just has more competition.
  • Every client is unique and as you can see in my portfolio, I take great care to ensure that my work reflects this.
  • Attention to small details can make the biggest impact.
  • Good design has the power to make people happy.
  • A good work/play balance is important to keep the creative juices flowing.
  • Rules are meant to be broken, but first… understand the rules.
  • Collaboration and building lasting relationships are the cornerstone of every good business.
  • With hard work and a positive attitude anything is possible.

We aim to make things simpler, smarter, more helpful, more beautiful and more fun!


I am recommended by the 4.5 out of 5 people who recommend things.