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Hello. I'm a graphic designer with a passion for making things accessible.

I've worked with some amazing organizations and people:

photo: digital toolkit for building a better business case for web accessibility

Web ABC (Accessibility Business Case) Toolkit

Project: Graduate Capstone | View Online Toolkit

Web ABC Toolkit was developed as a year-long, capstone project for Accessible Media Production, a graduate certificate program at Mohawk College. The project brings together a year of learning outcomes such as understanding barriers on the web and applying inclusive design practices.

The tooklit identifies which four factors (social, technical, financial, legal and policy) to focus on, to build a better business case for web accessibility. The website meets WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards and offers content in a variety of accessible formats.

Read the blog post for the toolkit's development and launch at the 10th Annual Accessibility Conference in Guelph.

Published: Spring 2018


photo: trifold brochure promoting workshops for ErinoakKids clients

ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development

Project: Workshop Brochures

ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development is Ontario’s largest Children's Treatment Centre (CTC) – serving more than 16,000 children with disabilities and their families each year. In addition to core services, education sessions are offered to parents to help their child reach their therapy goals. These sessions are offered throughout the year and at ErinoakKids' three sites in Brampton, Halton and Mississuaga.

The workshop brochures were designed for ErinoakKids' Communications Department and would be distributed to existing clients, interested in participating.

Content: Communications, ErinoakKids
Published: Fall 2017 and updated quarterly


photo: menu and donation card for 2017 Moving Affair Gala

Shelter Movers

Project: Menu & Donation Card for Annual Gala Event

Shelter Movers is a volunteer-based organization that provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children experiencing abuse. Shelter Movers collaborates with community partners in Ottawa and Toronto to help families transition to a life free of abuse.

A Moving Affair is Shelter Movers' annual black tie gala - the November 2017 event was held at the iconic Capitol Theatre in Toronto. As a volunteer member of the Marketing and Communications team, I designed the gala's menu, along with a donation card (that could also be distributed at future events).

Executive Director: Marc Hull-Jacquin | Gala Chair: Nicole Carpentier
Menu & Donation Card Design: Aiann Oishi


graphic: sample from the Women's College Hospital annual report

Women's College Hospital

Project: 2017 Access & Innovation Report | View Online Report

Women's College Hospital (WCH) is Canada's leading academic, ambulatory hospital and a world leader in women's health. WCH is breaking barriers to improve heathcare access for everyone.

The 2017 Access & Innovation Report is Women's College Hospital's first fully digital annual report. The mobile-friendly website features videos with patient stories and a live Twitter feed. The website can also be translated in over 100 languages. Graphics in the hospital's bright colours add vibrancy to figures such as the number of patient visits and community partners.

Web Content: Strategic Communications (WCH) | Videos: Freshsox
Web Design & Development: Aiann Oishi
CMS Deployment & Support: MODX


photo: website for the Better Now book

Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care
for All Canadians

Project: Website for Book Launch | 6BigIdeas.ca

Dr. Danielle Martin is a family physician in Toronto and Vice President of Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions at Women's College Hospital. In Better Now, she outlines "Six Big Ideas" to improve Canada’s health care system.

The website was critical to promoting the book prior to its release on January 10, 2017. Borrowing key visuals from the book jacket design, the site uses single-page scrolling and a minimal menu to create a bold user experience.

Web Content: Jennifer Lee | Web Design & Development: Aiann Oishi
CMS Deployment & Support: MODX


Testimonials

Here's what it's like to work with me

Aiann is exceptional at creating immersive user experiences that leverage the most critical design elements in a project. She has an ability to conceptualize how people will use a site and build digital platforms that draw heavily on this insight.

Jennifer Lee
Senior Health Policy Communications Specialist
Women's College Hospital

Aiann is an immensely gifted designer who has an innate ability to bring a thought, vision or an idea to life on a page. She is extremely quick, efficient and requires very little guidance on projects big and small. In my experience, there are very few designers whose talents encompass that of what Aiann brings to the table and who are able to inspire so effectively through their work.

Julie Saccone
Director of Communications
ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development

About

Aiann Oishi

Hello, my name is Aiann. Since graduating from the York/Sheridan Joint Program in Design (B.Des. '11), I've worked for organizations such as the Alzheimer Society of Toronto and Women’s College Hospital. I produce meaningful and creative design solutions that are tailored to client needs.

Currently, I'm freelancing and completing a Graduate Certificate in Accessible Media Production at Mohawk College. My focus is on understanding disability issues, the AODA legislation and developing inclusive content for people of all abilities.

Contact

Interested in working together? Get in touch!

Email me at:
aiann.design@yahoo.ca

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