Hello, Welcome to my creative portfolio. I am Mackenzie Southey a young professional looking to make a difference within the world of design.
I graduated from OCAD University with a Bachelor of Design, Environmental Design. Over the 4 years of completing my degree, I have explored many aspects of the architecture industry but always found a passion for sustainable design and the natural environment.
Delicate Glisten - 2019 Costa Rica Design Abroad Exhibition
Leaside Landscaping - Current
Currently working as the Junior landscape designer for Leaside Landscaping Inc. Primary focus is on CAD, rendering and completion of proposal packages.
Kilcoo Camp - Summer 2021
During the summer of 2021, I designed and executed a 25' x 7' mural at Kilcoo Camp. The mural is a creative reflection of the view looking out onto Gull Lake.
Property Owners Association Website Development - Summer 2021
I led a team of volunteers to create a modern website for a lake association. As the lead, I created training documents for the client, and remain in communication with the team to adapt the website to their needs.
Divadale Dr - May 2020
Divadale Drive was a stagnant grass backyard, transformed into a functional and comfortable environment featuring native Ontario species, a seating area, and a fire pit. Utilizing plant and design knowledge, I effectively created a diverse and peaceful space within the city.
Ojibway Club- Summer 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016
During the summers, I worked at a day camp for children 4 - 15 years old. Over those years I started as the assistant Swimmer instructor in 2016 became the head swimmer instructor for 2017 and 2018 and during my final summer I ran the Counselor in Training Program in combination with Arts & Crafts.
Ontario College of Art & Design University - Bachelors of Design, Environmental Design - Spring 2021
Ojibway Club Art Show - Summer 2018 - 2021
Software & Skills.
Earth Inc. - Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
As a co-op student, I gained valuable knowledge and hands-on skills in landscape design. I participated in site visits, measuring, hand rendering, planting, site reviews, and general design. This opportunity allowed me to gain knowledge and hands-on skills in the field, which led to applying to OCAD.