Graphic Designer | Web Designer

I’m Monica Calderon

I design digital and print products for businesses and non-profit organizations. Originally from the Philippines now based in beautiful Burnaby, BC, Canada.

Born and raised in the Philippines, I finished my Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. I’ve worked in animation, printing, publishing, education, and my dream company, Philippine Daily Inquirer in the Philippines. As a Fillipino Canadian immigrant in Canada, my career path led to a slight trajectory towards financial technology and management. Art and design is in me, so I went back, took additional training in BCIT and now this is where I’m home.

I am a proud member of the Growing Room Collective as Graphic Designer and Web Manager. I am part of the team Lara Spence Web Design and Business Writing as graphic and web designer and WordPress developer.

Member- Interaction Design Foundation

Here are some of the companies I work with presently and in the past as employee or as contractor

  • FilCartoons Animation
  • Don Bosco Printing
  • Philippine Daily Inquirer
  • D+H Limited Partnership (Canada)
  • Shopify (Canada)
  • Rachel Thompson Writing Courses
  • Lara Spence Web Design Ltd
  • AIDS Vancouver
  • ROOM Magazine

Some kind words from my collaborators

“Working with Monica Calderon was an absolute dream. She conducted the full website host changeover as well as the redesign of the new ROOM Magazine website. Not only did she create the redesign according to our organization’s specific brief, but she also suggested elements and systems that would make our website easier to navigate and more professionally sound. Monica is expansive in her knowledge, hard in her work ethic, and generous with her expertise.”

Jessica Johns

Former Managing Editor, ROOM Magazine

“Monica’s winning combination of solid graphic design experience and creativity make her a truly innovative and efficient (fast!) designer. She is easy to communicate with, flexible, and just an all-around good person to be around, which makes working with her a pleasure. Her understanding of different formats and tools, on and offline, make her an ideal candidate for a wide variety of projects.”

Rachel Thompson

Rachel Thompson Writing Courses

“I have worked with Monica in planning and implementing my website and I find her a very reliable and effective team player which could be an asset to any organization.”

Ted Alcuitas

Publisher & Editor,

“I so appreciate her graphic design abilities, WordPress understanding, work ethic, ability to prioritize and be a team player in this crazy non-9-5 world. Monica always lets me know when she will be working on something (yes, it has been many times on weekends and evenings as she was freelancing while also working for others) and when I can expect revisions. Very committed to the team.”

Lara Spence

Lara Spence Web Design and Business Writing (via Linkedin)