Alison Garwood-Jones is an award-winning writer, blogger and former editor with Elle Canada and Viva magazines. She was recently cited as a favourite blogger by BrazenCareerist.com, a Washington D.C.-based work-related website for “next-generation professionals” profiled by 60 Minutes. Through her media work, she has also built up a steady business doing corporate consulting, including branding, copywriting and social media workshops. Her articles have appeared in The Globe & Mail, The Toronto Star, Elle Canada, Toronto Life, This Magazine, Chatelaine, Azure, Applied Arts, Canadian House & Home, Canadian Geographic, Homemakers, Best Health and OpenFile.ca.
Before landing in print media, Alison was a museum intern, fellow and curator in Chicago, Washington D.C., Paris and her hometown, Hamilton, ON. This was followed by a three-year stint in film where she worked as a historical consultant and writer with the Emmy Award-winning Devine Entertainment. She teamed up with Devine on their series of artist biopics that aired on HBO and PBS, and is working with them again on an ed-tech start-up being funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Alison’s blog, “Society Pages,” explores her take on human nature through her writings and illustrations. It has garnered the praise of legendary graphic designer and book cover king, Chip Kidd, as well as the illustrator Tom Bachtell of The New Yorker (Alison squealed, then framed their emails). Both responded to this political drawing, saying:
“A beautiful illustration. It’s simple, but perfectly captures the essence of the story. Hard to do, as I well know.” — Tom Bachtell
“A great conceptual drawing.” — Chip Kidd
Email: alison (dot) garwoodjones (at) gmail (dot) com
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