Julie Tremblay was born and raised in Kapuskasing, a bilingual town in Northern Ontario. She completed her post-secondary education at La Cité Collégiale in Ottawa, Ontario in graphic design which led her to work for an award-winning Internet solution and public relations firm for 7 years. As part of a large organization, her role was not limited strictly to design. Driven by the need to integrate design and user experience, she would always seek to find that perfect balance. Working for international brands such as Bell, SunLife, Disney, Gatorade, McCain, Yahoo!, Ernst and Young, GlaxoSmithKline and Cingular helped her understand and appreciate the importance of creating value for an audience. Julie had the opportunity to take part in training to moderate and facilitate Creative Brainstorming sessions, thus transmitting those skills of creativity, expanding brand possibility and stimulating constructive thinking.
In 2007, Julie established JT&Co, a virtual company specializing in website design, application development, digital and print content, collateral creation and branding. Joining the Tug McGraw Foundation in 2004 as a volunteer graphic designer and brand consultant for the board of directors has given her immeasurable experience and an ever-growing client base.
Julie is very active in her community as a volunteer and worker? (not sure about the term). She is currently the vice-president for the Kapukasing and District Chamber of Commerce. She was also part of the organizing committee for the festival de la St-Jean de Kapuskasing with the goal to further develop and celebrate the francophone culture in her home town. She has also give numerous workshops and has taught at the local community collège. Her search for the perfect branding for her clients makes her a well respected person amongst her colleagues and peers. Her energy and vibrant will to learn makes her a sought-after professional.