Hi, I’m Catherine Toews.

Catherine Toews

I am a designer & artist based in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

I have been fortunate to spend my career working in nonprofit organizations in roles focused on marketing and community engagement, and as a freelance designer for small businesses, creators & nonprofits.

I was born and raised under the prairie skies in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I’ve been lucky enough to live in Kingston, ON, Victoria, BC, and Erie, PA, but I am proud to now call the beautiful Niagara Region my home.

Read on to learn more or get in touch now. If you would like to receive occasional updates from Tulip Tree Creative, please subscribe to my newsletter.

Websites, Branding & Digital Marketing


I built my first website at the dawn of the internet and haven’t stopped building websites and working on design projects ever since.

I later went on to further my formal design education as part of my Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) degree at the University of Manitoba.

I have a thorough understanding of the unique needs of small organizations. I know how to provide excellent design solutions and customer service on a streamlined budget. Throughout my career, I’ve held multifaceted leadership roles in nonprofit organizations, such as serving as the Program Director at LEAF – Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park and as the Museum Manager & Program Director at the Museum of Health Care. I deeply appreciate the significance of time, resources, and budgets in these contexts. Consequently, I am dedicated to maintaining transparency in my pricing and am genuinely enthusiastic about collaborating with small businesses, creators, and nonprofits to ensure that the online presence we craft together is not only visually appealing but also robust and sustainable.

Highlighted here are selected projects from my design career, which spans over 20 years. I am based in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada and available to work with clients both locally and remotely. ⁣⁣

Check out the services I offer and get in touch.

an image of a website designed for a stationery shop



FLORA editions is the artistic branch of Tulip Tree Creative, my one-woman design studio and small business.

The FLORA editions collection features high quality art prints and cards adorned with my botanical drawings. All items are designed and printed in Niagara, Ontario and shipped directly from me to you.

To follow along with my drawing explorations, drop by my Instagram where I post new drawings regularly. If you are interested in purchasing art cards, visit my shop.

I have exhibited my art in solo and group shows in Pennsylvania, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Ontario. I have served as a Board of Directors member at Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA), the Vancouver Island School of Art; and as Vice President of the Board of Directors at Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre.

Catherine and Pete

A little bit more about me…

I live in St. Catharines with my spouse and child. I work alongside a high powered creative team consisting of a large & hilarious dog named Pete & a quietly sophisticated cat named Sparkle. ⁣⁣I’m also a yoga teacher and a gardener.

Want to work together?

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