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Please welcome…



It’s been a while. Yeah, I know, I know – too long. I’ve come to terms with the fact that unless I schedule time to write that it won’t get done. And starting today, I’m committing to writing a brief message on a weekly basis. Anyway…

First off – I’m sad to report that Shawn has returned to the Soo. Shawn came to Toronto with the intent of gaining a few years of big city experience to take back home to Sault Ste. Marie. We consider ourselves lucky that he stayed with Mystique for 8 years and in that time produced a lot of good design. We wish him continued success.

I’m pleased and excited at the addition of three new designers to the Mystique Creative family: Alyssya Polsinelli, Renee Richards, and Vincent Hiemstra

Many of you may already know Alyssya as she’s been on our payroll for a quarter now. Alyssya was offered a position after a successful internship with us.


Graphic designer


Alyssya Polsinelli
Position: Graphic designer
Age: 21
Born: Toronto
Education: Durham College
Likes: Dancing, Baseball, Music and Traveling
Dislikes: People leaving garbage in my car and when my desktop is messy.
Inspirations: My mom

Renee has just moved back to Toronto and is looking to make her mark on the TO design community. Look for her blog tomorrow.




Renee Richards
Position: Graphic designer 
Age: 23
Born: In Toronto but lived in North Carolina most of my life
Education: Appalachian State University
Likes: Seeing anything I’ve never seen before, innovative designs, travelling
Dislikes: Puppies with clothing, lemon meringue pie, movies with subtitles
Inspirations : Stephan Sagmeister, John Saunders, Lance Wyman, Sean Ohlenkamp

And our newest import Vincent, who has crossed the big pond to join us for his internship.




Vincent Hiemstra
Position: Intern
Age: 22
Born: Zeist, the Netherlands
Education: Graphics College Utrecht
Likes: Reading, Traveling, Online Gaming
Dislikes: Ketchup Flavored Chips, A line at the movies, Traffic
Inspirations: Chris Metzen, Jack Vergel 

Please stop in and get acquainted with the new design staff here at Mystique Creative.

Paul Bies
Mystique Creative