• Anna Zissou

    Community Manager + Brand Advocate + Flâneuse

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About Anna

Anna is a brand manager and digital strategist who is always on the lookout for new projects and interesting experiences.

As a young professional with a background in design and business development with a focus on visual storytelling, Anna approaches projects with personal flair and a highly refined sense of aesthetics. As an entrepreneur who is actively engaged in the startup community, she has developed a highly engaged social network. She has worked with a number of companies to help them develop their brand, voice, and digital strategies.

Anna is currently updating her personal website and portfolio. You can view a wider collection of her work here -- a visual diary of sorts.

Find me watering fig trees in my indoor garden, contributing to discussion in the 30k+ strong employment & entrepreneurial group I started last year, meeting strangers for coffee, wandering around the city while meditating on my next themed playlist, outside city hall, carefully curating and creating content for clients, hiding out between shelves at the library, seeking out pretty pieces of the past in thrift store aisles, taking photos of churches, drawing pictures of passersbys and feeling low key jealous of husky owners.

I adore new wave films, 60’s french pop, altruism, shoegaze, all things twee, ukuleles, Wes Anderson, carefully curated playlists, terrible puns, double negatives, literature, illustration, astrology, black and white photography, space docs, breakfast foods, beach camping, strong female friendships, hand lettering, minimal design, monochromatic minimalism, fig trees, floral prints, autumn splendour, the sea, and friendly coffee dates.

I am always seeking out new projects and interesting experiences. Please get in touch if you are interested in working together!

It's not unusual for me to be working on a number of creative projects at any given time. My primary focus these days is working with small businesses to develop their branding, websites and digital strategies. I founded the Cynefin Collective in 2014 as a means of reaching out to the entreprenurial community.

Some current and past clients include The City of Toronto, The Liberal Party, Green Enterprise Movement, The Green Living Show, Food Starter, Peace Point TV, Gusto 101, Trattoria Nervosa and more...

For the past few years I have working with the directly with The City of Toronto through the Economic and Cultural Development Division (Enterprise Toronto & Startup Here Toronto), in regards to developing the digital strategy for the city's entrepreneurial and startup community programs.

Some Ongoing Projects

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Work Style
  • Minimal
  • Contemporary
  • Action Oriented
  • Attention To Detail
  • Conversation Driven
  • Highly Visual
  • Contribute Vs Interrupt
  • Refined Aesthetic
  • Conscientious Cultivation
  • Careful Curation
  • Naturally Sunny
  • Creative
  • Strategic
  • Productive
  • Genuine
  • Appreciative
  • Reliable
  • Thoughtful
  • Altruistic
  • Insightful
  • Passionate
  • Helping Entrepreneurs
  • Design & Tech
  • French New Wave Films
  • 60's French Pop
  • Engaging Discussion
  • Social Good
  • Green Living
  • Beach Days
  • The Occasional Dad joke

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    My Work

    A few of my favourite projects

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    • Web
    • Print
    • Branding
    • Social
    • Workshop
    • Digital
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    Curriculum Vitae

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    Cynefin Collective

    Creative Agency


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    50 Coffees TO


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    Promotional Materials

    IDS West Postcard Invites

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    Woopy Hot Sauce

    Website + Content

    Woopy Website | Project Info & Screenshots

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    Promotional Materials, Social & Website

    Website | Project Sample

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    Style By Sheyda

    Branding & Identity & Website

    Website (in Progress) | Project Details

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    Ryerson University

    Tech + Fashion - Keynote & Workshop

    Event Details | Materials Part I & Part II

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    Publicis Groupe

    Digital Cultures White Paper

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    Social Digital Strategy

    Guest Posts + Reporting

    Business Advice + Development

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