Hey there, I’m Julie Prescesky.

How can I help you? First, let me tell you a bit about who I am and what I do.

Mother to two teenagers and one very spirited darling on the cusp of teenagedom, when I’m not quietly whimpering to myself, “I just can’t win”, I’m knee deep in my creative pursuits.  I love graphic design because it allows me to be simultaneously creative and pragmatic and that is just sweet music to a gal who keeps a slow drip dripping on both sides of her brain. It allows me to help people realize their visions for their businesses, and I’ve always been the kind of person who revels in being the helper, the sounding board, the gentle guider and, when reasonably needed, the whap on the back of the head.  Heck, if you have a reasonable need for a whap on the back of the head, or, more likely, gentle guidance, contact me and let’s talk about your business.

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I love illustration and surface pattern design for much of the same reason – functionality. Making art that is nice to look at, and useful too, appeals to me. But I also love the process and conceptualization of art, and art for no other reason than just yielding to art’s own need to be created. If you’ve ever had the urge to create something, you’ll know that sometimes that something tells you what you are making, not the other way around. It’s part of the mystery of creative energy. That energy can take so many forms and it’s a lot of fun to explore them.

I love love love urban sketching. See this post about some of the ways you can work with me if you want to experience it too.


How did I get here?

My educational history is in Multidisciplinary Fine Arts (meaning, I just wanted to do everything), but even prior to that I had always been an artist at heart. One of my earliest memories, at age 3, is when I drew a bunny on a wall lined with newsprint and won a drawing contest in my very small countryside community in British Columbia, not far from Vancouver. That tickled me and a seed was planted that somehow there was this small flame inside me that I needed to protect and grow from then onward. Since then, my life has been centered around what I see more as a compulsion than a skill or gift. I can’t not be this way. So, thank goodness for the internet and all the modern day avenues that allow people like me opportunities to find employment with our creative exploits.



About this Blog:

Design Inkarnation is the marriage of my intense desire to create and my innate pragmatic tendencies. I’m very interested in exploring how we humans interact with our environments (and each other) and how the drive in us to create things shapes our lives and the world around us.

See a list of my services here.


Fun Facts:

  • I’m writing a series of fantasy novels for young adults. Writing is a whole other form of therapy – a whole other way of experiencing the world. I highly recommend you try it. Sticking to a schedule helps tremendously. I’m thinking a lot about the world of publishing and how rapidly it is changing.
  • I love to sew. My mom was an amazing seamstress and I learned that skill from her. She’s no longer on this earth, but I’m so happy to have this shared form of expression and skill – part of my beloved inheritance.
  • Last summer I was stung a total of six times and I’ve found muddy clay to be a good remedy. Yes, I have a deep love of the honeybee.
  • I’m a proud member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (www.scbwi.org) and serve as Montreal Coordinator.  We run monthly gatherings to talk about our craft, the industry and to forge contacts and good friendships.
  • I love love love urban sketching. See this post about some of the ways you can work with me if you want to experience it too.