May 15, 2009

Melissa Steep

art director

In October 2008, Melissa Steep joined the Landscape Ontario team as art director. Melissa’s main responsibility is the art direction and layout of Landscape Trades magazine. She is also involved with print communication pieces produced throughout the year.
Melissa studied at Mohawk College in Hamilton. In 2007, she graduated with an honours diploma in advertising and communications media, with a focus in art direction.

During her time at Mohawk, she worked for the student life department with various duties in promotion, publications, events and advertising. She accepted a contract position with Standardbred Canada as a graphic designer and marketing assistant, where she helped produce campaigns for events and designed the Trot for Kids section in the monthly publication, Trot Magazine.

In her spare time Melissa enjoys photography and reading. Melissa can be reached at 647-723-5447, or

Mike Wasilewski

graphic designer

Mike Wasilewski has been a part of the Landscape Ontario family since September 2008. Mike is involved in production of Horticulture Review, LO This Week and ad production.

He has an extensive background in both graphic design and landscaping. After becoming a certified artist from Sheridan College, Mike continued his studies at York University in graphic design, later graduating with an honours BA from the University of Toronto.

While attending school, Mike worked for several years as a landscaper for LO member Contour Landscape and Design of Rockwood and for the City of Mississauga. After graduating, Mike worked as a freelance designer, while completing internships at The Graphic Attic and Printer Gateway.  

In his free time Mike can be found at the gym and skating up and down his wing at area hockey rinks. Mike can be reached at 905-875-1805, ext. 343, or