About Sharon

Senior Graphic Designer
Desktop and Design

My Story

My name is Sharon Mendelaoui, (pronounced Men-de-la-wi) a graphic designer working for corporate marketing teams in the financial, telecommunications and CPG industries for over fifteen years.

I started Desktop and Design to offer freelance graphic design services tailored to corporate companies that need a team player who is happy to wear graphic design and desktop publishing hats.

I love the challenge of turning complex marketing documents into beautifully styled Word documents. I have agency clients that send me InDesign documents and ask me to convert them into PowerPoint templates and set up detailed slide masters their team can use for their pitch decks.

My specialties include:

  • I need this ASAP?
  • I have another project.
  • How fast can you get it to me (while making sure it is perfect)?
  • Can you fix this 300-page HR manual – the table of contents doesn’t work?

From Microsoft templates and documents, logo design, social media posts to customized WordPress websites and blog consultations, my clients know they can come to me to get their projects completed affordably.

I can provide desktop publishing and graphic design services from my home office (based in Toronto) as well as on-site contracts long or short.

Sharon Mendelaoui Graphic Designer Desktop and Design


Freelance Graphic Designer

Desktop and Design

Sr. Graphic Designer

Maple Leaf Foods
Oct 2010 – Nov 2014

Creative Services Manager

Mackie Research Capital
Mar 2006 – Oct 2010

Senior Desktop Publisher

National Bank Financial
Aug 2001 – Mar 2006


OSEB Program

Ontario Self Employment Benefit
May 2015 – February 2016

George Brown College

Multiple Design Courses
2005 – 2010

Bachelor Admin. Arts

Ryerson University

Bachelor of Science

Trent Univerisy


Second Place | Best Blog

Daily Dream 360 came in second place as one of Canada’s Best Blogs by the Society of American Travel Writers in 2016.

2017 Board of Directors Cup

Sharon was presented with the Society of American Travel Writer’s board of directors cup for her contributions SATW as a new member.

My Skills

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  • Graphic Design
  • Wordpress website customizations
  • social media
  • Blogging

Happy Clients

Projects Done

Cups of Coffee

What My Clients Say

Darrin Milne, Injury Management

“Sharon’s web and graphic design expertise rescued my webpage from cyberspace obscurity by creating a clean and accessible web presence that I can control from my own desktop. Now I have a site that I am proud to share with my patients because it clearly represents both me and my clinic to world wide browsers. Sharon has always responded quickly to emails when I have queries and has been an invaluable resource when I have questions as to how to best present the content I compose. She has taught me how to blog and how to accomodate my web design to the mobile phone world. Sharon is A++ in my books! Thanks Sharon!”

Ianna Dogel, Connex Fund

“I was highly satisfied with Sharon’s work: she paid particular attention to our business goals and marketing strategy and proposed the solution that was tailored to these. She kept her fees transparent and stayed with the budget as agreed on. But most importantly, her design work captured perfectly the essence of our brand, providing us with additional tools to continuously build the brand awareness. Her add-on skills in building social media strategy and business development came in very handy.”

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