Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Chona received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (with distinction) in Printmaking & Painting from the University of Calgary in 2002. After moving to British Columbia in 2006, she studied Foundational Graphic Design at The Arts Institute of Vancouver. Between 2008 to 2018, Chona worked for Bell Mobility, Canada’s largest communications company. At Bell, she gained valuable experience in customer service, sales and account management. Her longest held position was as a Corporate Account Specialist (Corporate Client Care Representative), managing accounts within the medium and enterprise business market segments. Her targeted vertical markets included: construction, retail and oil & gas. Some prominent accounts included: Lafarge Canada, Aritzia, The Brick, Enbridge Inc., TransCanada Corporation, Nova Chemicals, Tarpon Energy, Trotter & Morton, Husky Energy, The Jim Pattison Group and more. In 2018, Chona left Bell Mobility to pursue her creative dreams working for a digital marketing startup agency, VanWhistle Media, based in New Westminster, BC. Alongside the company founder and CEO, she helped to develop the agency’s brand identity, built marketing collateral, and established sales-focused core concepts, as well as, growth and awareness strategies from the bottom-up. Chona now owns a writing company, Blox. Communications, that develops content solutions for small/medium-sized and non-profit businesses across the globe. As a practicing artist, her focus is conceptual and theoretical writing, art and design. Her primary digital medium is Instagram where she focuses on the exploration of left and right-brained thinking. She is currently developing ‘Blocks’, a social media management strategy. Chona’s long-term goal is to develop a thesis on the idea of global comprehension or an analysis on the digital condition of humankind. She writes and makes art everyday.