Multimedia Designer and Creative Professional
We always say “create with both hands” because we believe that’s what it takes to truly immerse yourself in a project. Both hands and your whole heart. Throughout our history we have strived to pour everything we have into each and every project, each and every relationship, and each and every endeavour.
SD|C was first realized as an Interior Design firm in 2016 in Hamilton, ON Canada. Robyn Saxberg relocated the business to Thunder Bay in 2018 to be close to family and when the business was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, Robyn began to reimagine and redesign its future. Prior to SD|C’s redevelopment, much of our opportunities came from technological and creative pursuits such as art, web design, and performances so the business was reinvisioned in 2021 to focus on pursuing and cultivating Robyn’s passion for practical art and to grow within this new virtually centred world.
Growing up undiagnosed neurodivergent in a low income family, Robyn wasn’t able to apply to University. However, she didn’t let that stop her from achieving a higher education. Robyn worked as a cleaner of college residences, a waitress, retail associate, and other odd jobs over the years to accomplish several arts based academic diplomas and certificates, including, the title of highest ranking graduate, and she received scholarships, and cash awards for her visual art from Durham College. She graduated with an Honours designation from every program she completed, and though she passed on acceptance to the multimedia program at Durham College in 2006, the work always held a special place in her heart. Robyn is now working toward Registered Graphic Designer (RGD) certification with the province of Ontario.
List of Qualifications:
Foundations in Art & Design (Honours), Durham College, Oshawa, ON
Interior Design Advanced Diploma (Honours), Sheridan ITAL, Oakville, ON
Project Management Graduate Certificate (Honours), Sheridan ITAL, Oakville, ON
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Creative Artist with a Unique Style
As a neurodivergent individual, Robyn needs to keep busy! In her spare time, she creates abstract acrylic works on canvas and on wood. Her work ranges from intricately detailed and whimsical, to elegantly edgy, to mysterious and mournful with much of her inspiration deriving from her family and the natural landscape of Northern Ontario where she lives.
Her eye for balance and sophistication brings her delicately crafted work to life in her wall art and murals. Her talent for, and background in Interior Design informs her practice as an Artist; shaping the atmosphere and energy in uninspired spaces.
SD|C and Habitat for Humanity, Hamilton | Habitat Canada
Saxberg Design | Creative has great passion for making meaningful contributions to our local community. Robyn Saxberg’s long standing relationship with Habitat for Humanity grew from her time living in Hamilton, ON Canada where she donated her time as a Build Committee member, an on-site crew member and crew leader on the Burton St. and Wickham St. builds, and she assisted in the redesign of the Hamilton ReStore reception. Robyn was also given the honour of being invited to perform the national anthem on behalf of Habitat Canada at the National Conference and AGM in Hamilton, ON Canada in 2018.
“Robyn contributes her skills with Habitat Hamilton as a designer, a build committee member, and as a build site crew leader. She is a pleasure to work with, and successfully leads volunteers from all walks of life through the construction of our homes. Robyn is an active participant in committee meetings, and has a keen eye to envision and evolve a space into something that is both functional and beautiful. Thanks for all you do, Robyn!”
~ Sean Farris, Habitat Hamilton Executive Director (2018)
SD|C and Interior Design
As a business owner Robyn Saxberg has worn many hats. Not only as SD|C’s Interior Designer but as the Bookkeeper, Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Marketing Coordinator, and Brand Manager.
For more than 10 years Robyn has been a residential Interior Design professional as a Structural Designer, Kitchen Designer, Decorator, Design Project Manager, Project Estimator, and Construction Contract Liaison and Administrator. She graduated with Honours in the field of Interior Design at Sheridan I.T.A.L. in Oakville, ON Canada in 2009 and completed a Graduate Certificate with Honours in Project Management from Sheridan I.T.A.L in 2011. During this time, she earned numerous awards for her academic achievements and discovered her passion for visual art and technology.
In the past 15 years Robyn has worked with with many 2D and 3D design programs. She enjoys discovering and learning new programs to keep her skills competitive and at the forefront of industry standard in all her endeavours.
“Robyn did a fantastic job designing our basement. Her care and attention to detail were second to none and she took on board all of our design choices and moulded them into something that fit both our budget and our specifications. We could not be happier with the final result! I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone, whether they are looking to totally redesign a whole room or to breathe life into an old space.”
~ Interior Design Client | Hamilton, ON (2018)