Faculty & Staff


Kirsten Stackhouse

Technician: Graphic Design

Bachelor of Applied Arts: Minor in Theatre – University of New Brunswick
Diploma in Graphic Design with Honours – NBCCD

“I love being in the Graphic Design studio! As the technician, I provide support for the instructors and students and keep the studio running like a well oiled machine. After hours, when I’m tutoring or teaching LEAP, I do my best to help people reach their full potential. The students have great ideas, I’m just there to help them explore and execute them. Plus, I love design. ”

Kirsten Stackhouse is the Studio Technician for the Graphic Design Diploma program. She also tutors and teaches LEAP leisure courses. Unofficially, she is known for adding to the social atmosphere of the studio by planning events, student clubs, and outings.

Kirsten has been a digital artist since childhood, and by 14 she had created a claymation short that would be screened at the Atlantic Film Festival. In her later teens she became a design ambassador for a European art supply company, creating tutorials using their products. In her graduate year at NBCCD, her work was selected for the Queen Street Billboard Project, and she self-published the illustrated book “Raccoons of Odell Park”.

Kirsten has worked as a stage manager and theatre technician, and she stage managed and co-produced the play Orphans as her minor thesis show. She was a trainer and national judge with the Canadian Improv Games, and continues to teach and perform hilarious improv techniques with her troupe Hot Garbage here in Fredericton. Her extensive background in improv training has given her vast experience in teaching communication and confidence-building skills to youth and adults.

Kirsten’s Superpower: She can plug her nose with her upper lip because she trained for five years as a synchronized swimmer.

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Kirsten’s speciality is digital illustration. She sells her clever, playful creations screenprinted on products, and she designs part-time for The Details Design and via freelance work. As a result her work has been featured on everything from craft beer cans to theatre posters.

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