What are you most passionate about?
As a graphic recorder and illustrator, my passion is to listen to people’s ideas, information, and stories and to translate these into visuals that can create meaningful connections, solutions, and change.
What is your favourite Haida Gwaii food?
There are too many! Prawns, scallops, cold smoked salmons…but the food that I can catch or harvest myself is especially satisfying, so wild strawberries from the dunes on North Beach, crab netted at low tide, huckleberries on my dog walks around town, and sgyuu (nori) harvested from rocks in the spring.
What do you love most about Haida Gwaii?
The rich and complex relationships people here have to each other and the land and sea.
Kara Sievewright has a background in community organizing and has been working with non-profit, health, legal, and education organizations for the past fifteen years. Meanwhile she has had a freelance career as an illustrator, writer, graphic designer, and web developer where she has honed her skills for translating complex information into meaningful visuals and stories. Recently she has trained as a graphic recorder and hopes to use her skills and experience to help organizations make lasting change.
Kara has a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She is a board member on the Haida Gwaii Arts Council, a collective member of the Graphic History Collective, and a member of the Canadian Freelance Union. She is a published writer and illustrator and is working on a graphic novel.