About Me


I grew up in the Beaches area of Toronto and went straight into the ad game out of the 3 year Creative Advertising Course at Centennial College.  Taught by some of the ad industry’s best and brightest, that course was instrumental in securing my positions with Cockfield Brown and Adworks Advertising, back in the ‘80s.

I really hit my stride at Stone & Adler Direct, where I was privileged to have met the legendary Bob Stone and became a real student of advertising. Two years later I got my first taste of the red carpets at Ogilvy & Mather Direct, and met another famous ad mogul, David Ogilvy. 

Another two years later I moved on to Taylor Tarpay Direct where I completed my trifecta of ad gurus with Dave Taylor.  After 8 years as Creative Director I moved on to Dave’s new agency, TCP Direct

Four years later, freelance land called me and for the past 20+ years I’ve been providing creative services to some of Canada’s foremost agencies and directly to a wide range of clients, in virtually every industry category. Named among Canada’s top Creative Directors and Copywriters, I  am proud to be the recipient of more than 45 RSVP awards for my work, but I’m even more proud of the results that helped us win those awards.

Today I’m livin’ the dream, north of Toronto, on a 10 acre hobby farm. 

See my portfolio for samples of my work

“Initially as a colleague, and subsequently as a client, I have worked with Erin on many projects over the years.  She has always had the ability to quickly assimilate the key elements of a brief and never disappoint on creative delivery.”

Juhani Eistrat             Director, Global Business  Development             PineLake Communications