40 Under Forty Awards


Barksey, Terrie (29)

Barksey, Terrie (29)

Terrie is the creative director and a partner at Bureau, a full-service design agency. A graduate of Cambrian College’s graphic design program, she regularly does work pro-bono for charitable causes.

Q: What makes you happy about living in Sudbury?
A: I love the northern air, the freshwater lakes and the memories this city holds of my upbringing. Sudbury’s size and location also seem to create an opportunity for anyone with ambition, drive, and ability to gain experience and make their mark in their field. Café Petit Gâteau, Oh My Bakeshop, and Tuco’s Taco Lounge make me pretty happy to live here too.

Q: What is your proudest accomplishment?
A: Trading in a career in music marketing that left me feeling uninspired and dissatisfied at the end of each day for a career in design that appealed to me on a functional and meaningful level is something I’ll always be proud of. It takes courage to exchange secure employment for student loans.

Q: What is the most important lesson you’ve learned?
A: Explore who you are and what you stand for while being open to the possibility of growth. Know what your moral compass is and stand by it in all aspects of your life. Three more things: meditate, laugh often and it’s OK to be an introvert. (Listen to Susan Cain at www.ted.com/ talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts.)

Q: What is your personal motto?
A: “Read. Travel. Read. Ask. Read. Learn. Read. Connect. Read.” Erik Spiekermann

Q: What advice would you give the other young leaders?
A: Don’t limit your interests to your field of work or study; have a thirst for information and quench it regularly. Take pride in the work. Surround yourself with people who challenge and respect you.