uKloo Team

  • Doreen Dotto MFA, AOCA

    Chief Executive Mom/President & Creator of uKloo

    • Trained as a visual artist at the Ontario College of Art and Concordia University (MFA).
    • Worked as a specialized arts teacher for The Toronto District School Board, Toronto Catholic District School Board and  Harbourfront Centre.
    • Co-founder of the Art à la Carte program    ̶ now in its15th year   ̶ at Toronto’s Norway Public School. This is a special lunchtime art & craft program open to any and all children who want to participate. Sometimes as many as 200 kids attend at once.
    • Developed Web Games for the Inventive Women/Inventive Kids Millennium Website project.
    • Portrait photographer

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Donald Hoo

Package & Game Design

  • Creative Director, Hoodoneit
  • Sheridan College, Graphic Design, Honours
  • A strategic, results-oriented Senior Designer/Art Director with over 20 years of experience in the retail, food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.
  • Design for international, national and corporate companies including, Loblaws, Molson Breweries, Citibank, Faber Castelli and Walmart.
  • Awards include; The Toronto Art Director’s Club, The London Advertising and Design Awards, Packaging Association of Canada (PAC), Studio Magazine Awards

Norman Rudd, BA, OCT

Educational Consultant

  • Elementary Principal, educator and mentor for over 40 years
  • Voted “Educational Leader of the Year”  by The Council for Exceptional Children
  • Committee member that initiated the TDSB “Breakfast Program” for at risk students in low income areas.
  • DJ, Halloween Elvis Impersonator and role model to students, parents and teachers.
  • A long time practitioner of “fun in education”. In Mr. Rudd’s schools, children started their days with a morning joke, danced in the halls to celebrate “Leap Day” and always left the school on the last day of term with the PA blasting Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out for Summer!”

Jackson Garvin, Design Student, Humber College

Illustrator

  • Second year of study in Package Design and Graphics
  • Extensive experience with toys, games and building
  • As an original uKloo Kid, Jackson’s input and enthusiasm for uKloo as a 5 year old still holds true today.

Max Garvin, English Student, University of Guelph

Sales and Administrative Support

  • Third year of study in English and Phsychology
  • Extensive experience with toys, games and building
  • Max was the original uKloo kid. His ongoing input has been vital to the creation and success of uKloo.

Richard Garvin, AOCA, Garvin Total Retail

Retail Consultant

  • Over 22 years of experience designing retail in domestic and international markets.
  • Voted “Educational Leader of the Year”  by The Council for Exceptional Children
  • Richard has successfully repositioned the retail assets of many fortune 500 companies including such firms as Shoppers Drug Mart, Canadian Tire, McDonalds, Rogers, Bank of Montreal, A&P, Sobey’s & Sport Chek.
  • Richard’s market expertise has set the direction and thought leadership of such renowned firms as Watt International, Grapheme Branding & Design (Cossette), A&P, Envision and MC3 Global Retail.
  • Richard is currently designing in Canada and recently completed large projects in Central and South America.

Kelly Oxtoby, Founder & Creative Director at Skratchpad Studio

Web Designer

Kelly has a diverse background in career development, project management and visual communication design, giving her a unique understanding of the convergence point between business & the arts. At Skratchpad Studio, Kelly specializes in visual communication design and creative content development.

Kim Laudrum

Editor