Cedar Klassen

Cedar has over fifteen years of experience in graphic design and web design. Born and raised in Rochester NY, they fell in love with graphic design when they began coediting their homeschool association’s newsletter with their mother. They began studying graphic design and visual communications at Monroe Community College while still in highschool, later moving on to the University of Waterloo for Knowledge Integration, which focuses on design thinking and interdisciplinary collaboration as means to solving complex problems. As part of that program, they worked with other students to design and build two museum exhibits: one for the third-year “KI-X” (Knowledge Integration Exhibition) required of all students, and a second in collaboration with the Ontario Science Centre (see Game Changer for more information).

Cedar is a passionate cyclist and active transit advocate, and enjoys cooking, baking, gardening, and spending time with their family and friends. Find Cedar on twitter @CedarKlassen.

Elucidation Design

Everyone has a message to share. Good design starts with your message, and works to communicate it clearly. Elucidation Design creates affordable custom design solutions for small businesses and individuals, to help share your message.

Founded in 2011 by Cedar Klassen, Elucidation Design is a one-person design firm in Kitchener-Waterloo, ON. Cedar chose “Elucidation Design” for two reasons: 1) “Elucidate” means “make clear” or “explain”, and good design should almost disappear while making the content clear, and 2) they just really like the word “elucidation”.