Steph Hoekstra


The Next


The first time Steph saw the term “graphic designer” was as an occupation title for a contestant on the Bachelor. Unsure what it was, she did a quick search on Wikipedia, and immediately something clicked. At the time of that search, she was in her early twenties. had just completed a Bachelors in History and Classics, and while she enjoyed her time spent doing it, there was something missing. She loved research and telling stories, but writing it out in text wasn’t enough. Graphic design opened up a new world of story-telling potential. It allowed her to support a story visually, to explore new tools for explaining data, and make stories more accessible for those that don’t enjoy reading blocks of text. Steph enjoys being playful and making people smile with design. It’s also been a comfort to her knowing that the Bachelor has produced at least one lasting relationship: Steph and design.


Photography, books, comics, adventures, tea

Listening To

Lately she's been feeling nostalgic with anything 90's

Favourite Tools

InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, AfterEffects, and venturing into other things.

Currently Watching

The Office, Stranger Things, the Office, The Princess Bride, Dark, The Office

Favourite Typefaces

Right now, Alegreya

Event Info

The Next Design Grad Show
By York University/Sheridan College

Gladstone Hotel

1214 Queen St. West

Toronto, Ontario

April 11

Industry Night


Opening Night


April 12-13

Public Viewing