Born in Montréal.

Meet the minds behind MDC


While the world is going towards a more digital environment, our goal is to help support the McGill community through building strong student-to-student relationships and creating personalized logos and websites.

McGill Design Consultancy focuses on pairing individuals with clients, to work on web and design related projects through experiential learning. Pairing students with students is the perfect opportunity to create connections, enhance multiple skills and promote community.

Websites Built


Logos Created


Client Satisfaction


Nayem Alam

Degree: Electrical major and Software Engineering minor
Interests: technology, slam poetry, UI/UX design, basketball

About: Nayem is one of Cansbridge 19' fellow, Canada's top 20 under 20 and currently the youngest Montreal Global Shaper. Amongst many other things, Nayem's side hustle includes buying smartphones from Kijiji for cheap and selling them for more and he also runs his own web design agency.

Vice President

Mustafa Namazi

Degree: Economics and Management
Interests: Sports (football and basketball), music (guitar)

Having recently moved to Montreal, Mustafa is ready to take on the fast-paced world of consultancy. Completing an economics and management degree at McGill University, he often spends his time playing guitar to unwind from a busy day. With Mustafa's involvement in various organizations, his experiences thus far have instilled within him the necessary skills and qualities to flourish as a project manager. With a passion for entrepreneurship, Mustafa thrives on creativity and the idea of building a business from the ground up into a well-respected organization.

Director of Events

Clea Bonnet

Degree: BA - Economics and Political Science
Interests: Fashion, entrepreneurship, financial markets, design, art

Clea is majoring in Economics and Political Science. In her free time, she is working on launching her fashion brand.

Project Manager & Consultant

Saud Pirzadah

Degree: Economics and Management
Interests: Music, “soccer" and basketball

Currently studying Economics at McGill University, Saud is passionate about people, strategy, and innovative tech. Through McGill Design Consultancy he hopes to build, encourage and foster entrepreneurship at the university and continues this pursuit outside of MDC as an associate at Front Row Ventures. Outside consulting he is willing to talk for hours about music, sports and personal finance. As for a fun fact, Saud has traveled to 20 countries - his favourites being Barcelona and the northern areas of Pakistan.

Graphics Designer

Yunjie Zhang

Degree: BA&Sc Cognitive Science
Interests: Art, Music, Philosophy

Yunjie is a graphic designer at MDC. She strives to create original, inspiring, and impactful designs.

Project Manager & Consultant

Rishabh Shah

Degree: BSc Biology
Interests: Swimming, acting and Netflix!!!!

Rishabh is majoring in Biology and minoring in Psychology. He is from Mumbai, India and has a passion for acting and swimming. His goal is to create and manage a biotech company and he believes that McGill Design Company is the perfect way to get the experience needed to do so.

Graphics Designer

María Ibarreche Chávez

Degree: Economics and Psychology
Interests: Psychology, Design, Team sports

María is currently pursuing a double major in Economics and Psychology at McGill University, but her passion for graphic design is what inspired her to join the MDC team as a Designer. She seeks to create unique and impactful designs that appeal to each individual client's taste. She is from Puebla, México and loves team sports and meeting new people.

Project Manager & Consultant

Joey Koay

Degree: Software Engineering
Interests: Badminton, Coding, Teaching, Entrepreneurship, Design

Joey Koay is a Software Engineering student at McGill. She has a passion for promoting entrepreneurship. Through MDC, she believe that she can meet like-minded people and gain valuable experiences and develop new skills. Additionally, she is also a recipient of the Engineering Schulich Leader Scholarship at McGill University for excellence in leadership, volunteerism, entrepreneurship, and academics.

Graphics Designer

Alexandru Popian

Degree: Bachelors of Arts: Software Engineering + Marketing
Interests: Travelling around the world and collecting pins from every country visited, Biking, walking and hiking, Interior Design

Alex is a 2nd year Software Engineering and Marketing student at McGill University. He’s working towards building a career in graphic design and hopes to use his artistic vision to make an impact in people’s lives and make technology feel more human and more appealing for everyone.

Project Manager & Consultant

Shaan Ganapathy

Degree: BCom with a Major in Finance and Concentration in Managing for Sustainability
Interests: Major sports enthusiast (mainly Soccer!), Film, Hiking and Stock Trading

Shaan, a third-year McGill student, is looking to bolster his portfolio and hone important skills that will be useful in the corporate world through MDC. In his free time, you'll find Shaan obsessing about Liverpool FC or binging Netflix! Shaan greatly values meaningful conversations with people and is always looking to create new relationships!

Web Developer

Caroline Saito

Degree: BA- Art History
Interests: food, music, binge-watching shows

Caroline is a Brazilian-American studying art history and marketing in Montreal. She is interested in still-life paintings, art education, and web design. In her free time she likes visiting museums and trying new restaurants.

Graphics Designer

Anna Zhang

Degree: Computer Science and Statistics
Interests: Basketball, Volleyball, Dance, Cooking

Anna is a first-year student at McGill looking to boost her UI/UX skills at MDC by working with like-minded people also interested in graphic design. In her free time, she likes to discover new types of dishes from different cultures and learn new dances on YouTube. She also enjoys developing her creativity by scrolling through the internet to view app and web design prototypes.

Graphics Designer

Serena Baron

Degree: BCom Major in Strategic Management
Interests: Yoga, Design, Camping & The Outdoors, Art, Fashion, Listening to Music, Case Competitions

Serena studies Strategic Management as a third year Bachelor of Commerce student at McGill in the Desautels Faculty of Management. With MDC, she seeks to bolster entrepreneurship in the school community through impactful design and engagement with early stage start-ups.

Project Manager & Consultant

Doreen Kiprono



We are always on the lookout for talented and passionate individuals.

If this sounds like you, make sure to apply to our general application.

Note: we recruit on a rolling basis (once, every semester). Should we find your application to be fit for a role at MDC, we will contact you. Thank you.

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