Designer & Writer
Jane Hope is the co-founder of TAXI, one of the world’s most recognized creative advertising agencies.
Jane led TAXI Design from 1992-2011 in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, New York and Amsterdam.
Since 2011, Jane separates her time between writing fiction and design. Design projects include homes for clients in Canada, the US and Mexico, collaborations with local designers to create jewelry and lighting.
Jane is acting Design Director for Beau Lake, the Marketing Chair of Code Life, the Montreal General Hospital Foundation, a founding member and Director of Philantropy for Ruisseau Jackson, Aire Naturelle Protégée, and co-founder of the Voila Foundation, that uses creative thinking to affect social change.
Jane lives in Toronto and New York.
(Selected) Advertising Week, New York; Corporate Design Foundation, San Francisco; DesignThinkers, Toronto; Portfolio Center, Atlanta; AdForum, Copenhagen; Graphika, Montreal
Professional recognition includes the New York Art Directors Club Sphere Award, D&AD London, Communication Arts, One Show, Marketing Magazine, Strategy Magazine, and the ADCC Les Usherwood Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Masters program in Fine Arts, Concordia University
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concordia University
Ontario College of Art
Concordia Award for Photography, The Elizabeth T. Greenshields Foundation Grant
What People Say
“Her uncommon combination of right-brain and left-brain thinking, and her pragmatic pursuit of the true essence of a problem, is matched only by her artful ability to rally everyone around a distinctive solution.”
“Jane Hope has an amazing creative spirit. The free-flowing creative process is ingrained at TAXI and yet they have very disciplined standards. They protect their vision – that’s their core reason for being.”
“Jane can make arcane concepts imaginable, and has the tactful ability to show you that, however well intended your idea, it can be greatly improved upon, to the satisfaction and ultimate pleasure of all.”