Welcome, I’m Irina Khvalova

I started Colourphill in 1998 with the belief that design is a process that converts ideas and words into a desired outcome, and production management is the catalyst that facilitates this process.


Before founding Colourphill in 1998, Irina worked as a senior designer at uhlig.ca and at AON Hewitt, a leading North American human resources consulting firm. These experiences gave Irina a unique perspective on the business of design – from both the designer’s and the client’s points of view. Her creative, production and consulting experience helps Colourphill’s clients minimize the business risk associated with implementing creative and design initiatives.

Irina is an Associate of the Ontario College of Art and Design. She is also a longtime member of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD). Passionate about teaching the next generation of designers, Irina has taught Print Production at OCADU and has been involved in the RGD’s Mentorship Program and Portfolio Review sessions for the last 10 years.

Irina has been a creative director for clients such as Bank of Montreal, Northland Power Inc., PepsiCo Canada, Eli Lilly Canada, HP, IBM, Municipal Retirees Organization Ontario, Start Proud and, more recently, Health Quality Ontario (HQO).

Irina’s personal passion is food and packaging design. She is Advisory Board Member for Canadian Women in Food – a social enterprise connecting women in foodservice industry.

Hello, I’m Margaret Lam

I specialize in insight gathering, user-centered design practices, and developing and implementing digital and content strategies across various media and platforms. As a producer and manager, I ensure our projects stay on target and on time.

Hi there, I’m Ellen Rumsey

My strengths lie in brand development and management across print and digital media. As a designer and writer, I am a stickler for details and logical storytelling – to make sure each client’s visual and written voice are on brand in a creative and effective way.

Hi, I’m David Rumsey

My role is to design and implement end-user experiences that are innovative, elegant and robust. I specialize in custom solutions for intuitive user experiences – from web development and applications to ensuring that AODA requirements are met.

Cheers, I’m Amine El

I dream about translating business needs into scalable tech solutions. As a systems architect and SaaS specialist, I craft custom systems solutions and tools that address our clients’ business requirements and maximize the value of their technical resources.

Hello, I’m Neli Nenkova

In my role as designer, I work on a wide range of projects for government, business and packaging clients. I have a background in fine arts, and appreciate the opportunity to use traditional and digital media in finding creative solutions for every client.