Milena Hrebacka

Milena Creative was only the rocky jumpstart.

It’s been my perfect passion to build this business up since landing my first client in 2009. I won that job while waiting a couple’s table at a family restaurant. It wasn’t elegant. I was certainly not confident, nor poised nor anything near trustworthy. I did not have an exceptional portfolio of work — but I did show up. I proved that I wanted it. I worked very hard, and very long hours for very little in return save for immense pride. But now that time has passed, and I look forward to continuing my journey with you into a new life for our design studio…

New Breed. 

My name is Milena Hrebacka. I am a professional graphic designer and the founder of the creative studio New Breed.

New Breed represents an evolution of creativity — and at the same time, simplifying processes. The wolf is our symbol for staying ever focused on the best interests of everyone and our end goal. It represents our efforts to grow more capable and cooperative with the addition of skilled members to our team, and the wolf’s wings are a symbol for becoming intelligent and intuitive with time and experience. We’ve learned to trust our gut and intuition in a lot of ways, and so we take after the clever animal and embody its spirit in everything we do.

The culture around our studio is that which fosters open transparency — we have nothing to hide, including our honest and professional opinions. It’s important to us that the people we choose to work with value our expertise, our time and our commitment to their success.

When you start working with New Breed, you will experience care and professionalism on a genuine level. We truly work for our clients. If you care to hear about others’ experiences working with us, please have a read.

Our Specialty is Making it Happen

With our well-oiled team of professionals, I can assure you that whatever you need, we can manage it, we can design it and we can build it.

Milena Hrebacka

Milena Hrebacka

Lead Designer and Founder OF NEW BREED DESIGNS

Inclined towards the arts since birth, Milena found her path to graphic design through her natural abilities to sketch, paint, draw and creatively interpret ideas. She was raised to appreciate classical music and world travel. She set high goals for herself and is known to sometimes be overly-competitive. Her dream car is a Ford Mustang. She bought her first 2017 Mustang in 2016, at age 27. Milena continues to strive for greatness, and lets nothing stand in her way.

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SPECIAL SKILLS:

Yvonne Keller

Yvonne Keller

Graphic Designer

Yvonne is one of those fortunate people who enjoy going to work every day because she absolutely loves what she does. Since graduating from the design program at Algonquin College in 2010 (alongside our founder, Milena) Yvonne has dedicated herself to living a creative life as a full-fledged graphic designer.

In addition to running her own creative studio, Yvonne works closely with Milena at New Breed and loves taking-on new tasks in web design, print, and branding. She prides herself on providing exceptional customer service that New Breed clients can rely on.

One of her favorite things to work on is product packaging designs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3-Year Diploma in Graphic Design
  • Creative studio owner
  • Builds WordPress websites

SPECIAL SKILLS:

  • Loves CrossFit and trains daily to catch a break from working at her desk.
  • Extensive knowledge in packaging design for the food industry.
Tina LaRochelle

Tina LaRochelle

Accounts Manager, A.K.A. The Gatekeeper

Tina’s career as a Virtual Assistant began with a simple phrase, “I can help you with that.” She’s a self proclaimed Administrative Super Nerd with 20 years of experience in business administration and customer service. A passionate learner, what Tina doesn’t know she will happily figure out. Helping business owners focus on what they love to do rocks her world!

SPECIAL SKILLS:

  • Papercraft fanatic and wedding invitation designer
  • Lover of the outdoors.
  • Says “keilbasa” weird.
  • Momma to 2 beautiful teenage girls, one about to head off to college!
  • Weakness for stripes and cardigans nearing level of intervention
Paulina Hrebacka, Editor, New Breed Design

Paulina Hrebacka

Writer & Editor

A recent graduate of Professional Writing at Algonquin College, Paulina is a natural writer and passionate editor. There’s just something about playing with words until they communicate what you feel that seems magical. Paulina loves getting to know people and helping them convey their message to the world. No matter how well you can write, everyone needs an editor. Even editors need editors. An outside perspective always helps, and Paulina will take the time to understand your vision before she makes edits to your written content. Paulina’s process consists of proofreading, copy editing, research/fact-checking, summarizing, restructuring, and checking for consistency. This is considered a substantive edit. Her priority is to make sure your key values are communicated clearly and effectively, and that your message contains the appropriate tone for your mission. She will never try to change your message – only refine it, and make suggestions that might improve its overall impact.

SPECIAL SKILLS:

  • Avid photographer
  • Cocktail enthusiast
  • Sings and plays a variety of musical instruments in a small band, with her fiancée, or sometimes solo.