ZOUP Creative Inc.

Meet the Team

Claudine and Claude launched ZOUP Creative in 2004. Here’s a bit about them and who they collaborate with.

Claudine Forget-Benoit

Creative Director / Co-owner

Claudine has worked in graphic design since 1989 and has been continuously developing her love and expertise in the profession. She has a diverse design background in commercial printing, corporate and non-corporate design, advertising, publishing and pharmaceutical marketing. She solves a broad range of communication challenges visually through the use of colour, typography and design, with an ever-present sharp eye for detail.

Believing strongly in promoting visual arts and community, Claudine presently serves as the Director for the Barrie Film Festival and sits on the Georgian College Graphic Design Advisory Committee.

Claudine is a graduate of the three year Design Arts | Graphic Design program at Georgian College and a certified Registered Graphic Designer (RGD) in Ontario. RGD members are held to a high standard of graphic design expertise and code of ethics. Continuous learning is required of all RGDs – they are required to constantly augment their knowledge by staying current with best practices, sustainability, consumer trends, demographics, research methodologies, printing processes, advanced technologies and efficiencies.

Claude Benoit

Business Development / Co-owner

Possessing a hands-on background in the area of graphic design, Claude’s true passion is in client need assessment and business development. Claude works closely with ZOUP clients to ensure the outcomes match their design and brand ideals. Since 1991, Claude has helped coordinate effective solutions in the areas of graphic design, printing, high graphic packaging and retail point-of-purchase display. Claude holds a BFA from Bowling Green State University with a specialization in Graphic Design.

Jennifer Speers

Senior Graphic Designer

Jennifer has a passion for design. As a graduate of the Graphic Design Program at Georgian College, she brings nearly 20 years of experience to every project she works on and coordinates.

With a keen sense of style and an emphasis on typography and clean lines, she is both creative and efficient, as well as friendly and professional. Jennifer’s background is in the newspaper industry. This has given her the skills and knowledge needed to effectively work on a full range of projects, including advertisements and logo creation, to recreation guides and high-end magazines.

She is ready to help ZOUP clients achieve their design goals.