Branding Systems / Product Design
Gill Deacon is the author of two national bestsellers: Green For Life (2008) and There’s Lead in Your Lipstick: Toxins in Everyday Bodycare and How To Avoid Them (2011). TLIYL was a Globe & Mail bestseller for several weeks, an Amazon Top 100 book and was ranked #1 in Canada for independent booksellers. It has been translated into French, Czech and Slovak.
Interactive Design / Product Design
Leesa Dean is a graduate of the University of Guelph’s Creative Writing MFA program and a professor at Humber College in Toronto. Her fiction, non-fiction, poetry and interviews have been published in The New Quarterly, Matrix, Lemon Hound, among others. She’s been a finalist for numerous literary awards including the Irving Layton Award for fiction and the Quebec Writing Competition. She is a regular contributor to The New Quarterly and the Interviews Editor for the Humber Literary Review. Waiting for the Cyclone is her debut short story collection. She is currently working on a novel that takes place both in Dawson City and Tianducheng, a Chinese ghost city modelled after Paris, complete with its own Eiffel Tower.
Natasha Deen’s family moved from Guyana, South America to Calgary, Alberta, which she found terribly exciting—until she met her first minus-forty-degree winter day, at which point she began to question the sanity of the grown-ups around her. She studied psychology at university, and once she learned of the physiological and psychological benefits of writing and story, her career was set. Natasha writes for children, teens, and adults, and her recent books include Lark Holds the Key, Sleight of Hand, (CCBC Best Picks for Kids and Teens, starred selection), and Guardian (CCBC Best Pick for Kids and Teens, Moonbeam Award winner, Sunburst Award nominee). Visit her at
Photo Credit: Joy von Tiedemann
Alison Acheson’s eighth book, 19 Things: A Book Of Lists for Me, will be published in Fall 2014. Her works are for all ages, from picture books to short fiction for adults. Her novel, Mud Girl, was a Canadian Library Association finalist for Young Adult Book of the Year, and Grandpa’s Music is on the IBBY List of Books for Children Living With Disabilities. She lives and works in Ladner, in a houseful of boys, and is currently at work on a middle-grade mystery novel set in one of the nearby floathome communities on the Fraser River. She teaches Writing For Children and Young Adults in the MFA program at the University of British Columbia.
Sofie & Cecilia (Forthcoming March 2018, Knopf Canada)
Ben joined Satellite Office in 2010 to oversee day-to-day operations. Prior to Satellite, Ben spent five years at Motorola, overseeing global advertising and marketing programs, and was part of an award winning interactive team at MTV Europe. He has also spent time on the agency side of the business, developing integrated campaigns for MillerCoors, Kimberly Clark and TagHeuer.
All the Dirt: A History of Getting Clean (Annick Press, 2016)
Mariama Ahmed is a writer and freelance content marketer based in Toronto, Ontario. Her writings and interviews have been featured on CBC’s Fresh Air and Life Rattle Press.
More information about Martha Baillie can be found on her website:
When she’s not writing she attends Al Hikmah Islamic Centre for their full time program on the study of the Qur’an. She also co-host of The Woman Up Podcast, an open discussion with women of all walks of life from almost every continent as they journey into self betterment, one conversation at a time.
Author photo Mark Raynes Roberts
Nicole joined Satellite Office in 2015 as our Finance Manager. Not your typical bean counter as she is vibrant, outgoing and enjoys interacting with others. You can often find her at Cubs and Blackhawk games as well as nieghborhood fests and music venues. She has been working in the Corporate Accounting field for more than 25 years and has a vast knowledge of the Service Industry.