About j.avolio

We're a creative studio in #HamOnt hyper-focused on discovering what sets you apart—and creating impactful design to match.

We work alongside
passion-led business owners in pursuit of their individual purpose


Drawing inspiration from a decade in design & marketing, and a background in fine art and art history, we’ll work closely together to develop curated designs. We’ll always take a strategy-based approach to your brand, assuring we design with substance and that your visuals hold meaning authentic to your ethos and audience.

When I’m not designing, you can find me drinking a perfectly steeped cup of tea at home and cuddling my favourite co-worker, errr…cat, Pekoe. I’ll probably also be listening to my eclectic music collection on shuffle and making elaborate new meals. Though on the flip side, you’ll also find me frequenting cafes or new restaurants (say “Hi” if you ever see me!) and attending community events in #HamOnt.

  • JESS AVOLIO

    CREATIVE DIRECTOR

“Jess is both an expert designer and a great collaborator. They really listened to my ideas, translating my abstract vision into fully realized branding assets that I’m proud to show off! From a colour palette that seamlessly integrated existing hues on my website to thoughtful and detailed illustrations, I couldn’t be happier with their work.”

Savanna Margaret
WITCH HAZEL TAROT

"Working with Jess was like working with a dear friend. I felt they deeply understood my vision from every angle and I immediately knew I could trust them to bring our ideas to life thanks to thoughtful questions & exercises that helped me gain clarity around what I wanted. Jess was supportive throughout the entire process and their talent in this field speaks for itself. I'm so glad that I decided to take the leap and follow my intuition to work with them, as my branding and other design elements are spot-on. I look forward to working with them more in the years to come!"

Carissa Kimbell
CARISSA KIMBELL

“J.Avolio is an amazing designer who helped bring my wildest design dreams to life!! Jess, you are an unbelievable design genius. It’s not only because your final work always ends up looking jaw dropping. What I respect more than anything else is your approach. Your inside-out approach of what the brand really means to the founder and the people it seeks to impact! Thank you for creating this for me and the people I seek to impact!”

Cheryl Peng
UNTAMED ARTISTRY

“Thank you for your guidance in helping me launch this all! I wouldn't have been able to do it without you. The inspiration is constantly flowing. I love handing out my business cards just because of how stunning they are. The brandmark and everything you designed up for the brand is simply perfect and work so well to convey the messages and values. Seriously Jess, you do the most incredible work!”

Caranina Bertone
CARANINA

"I chose Jess because their style appealed to me, but their design skills are just part of the story. Jess is different than other graphic designers in a sense that they are very balanced; they are to the point, but still creative. You can tell they have years of experience in the branding industry. Positive, resourceful, simple in presentation, and explains why they chose particular design elements. Everything means something so you won’t risk a situation where your logo is pretty but doesn’t mean anything. Thank you, Jess, you elevated our brand to the next level."

Ola Mochol
SCENA STAGING
BOOKS CLOSED UNTIL MID-FEB 2021
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