Pivot Award for Information Design: Epidemic of Apprehension

By Ella Taylor Student RGD, Wilson School of Design (Kwantlen), Richmond, BC


Award sponsored by Pivot Design Group



This book is designed to educate Canadians about the history and oppression experienced by the Indigenous in Canada. It is designed to act as a reference point or artefact for people considering addressing racism within their families or friend groups. The book was designed keeping in mind those affected, presenting difficult-to-digest facts simply with clear steps on the way forward. 


The name "Epidemic of Apprehension" was borrowed from The Indigenous Foundation of The 60’s Scoop."


Educator Support: Marga Lopez



Honourable Mentions:





Paul Broughan, Senior Graphic Designer at DIALOG in Calgary, AB

Paul has worked in several areas of design over the past decade; from agency to in-house, environmental, freelance and digital. With a background in product design innovation, the end-user experience is at the forefront of his work. Currently designing in the architecture industry, Paul is often tasked with projects that include data visualization, graphs, detailed charts, and processes.



Segundo dela Cruz, Senior Graphic Designer at Ipsos Canada in Vancouver, BC

Ipsos is a multinational market research and

 consulting firm with headquarters in Paris. Before emigrating to Canada, he was involved in the design and production of major English publications in Asia and the Gulf. He served as an information graphics producer for a government-owned media company in the UAE. In Manila, he provided publication design consultancy services to various international organizations under the United Nations umbrella.


Franziska Erlebach RGD, Design Director at Sid Lee in Toronto

Franzi has 10 years of experience working with brands. She has spent themajority of her career at Bruce Mau Design. In her pursuit of culturally impactful design, Franzi has pushed the boundaries of visual identities crossing the digital, print and spatial realms for small- to large-scale clients like the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Audi, Project for Public Spaces and iMentor New York. In addition to studio work, Franzi teaches typography in the Faculty of Design at OCAD University.



Lauren Levy, Senior Interaction Designer & Researcher at Pivot Design Group in Toronto, ON

At Pivot, Lauren specializes in storytelling and digital experiences in healthcare. She takes the time to uncover the ‘why’s’, ‘who’s’, ‘how’s’, ‘where’s’ and ‘what’s’ before diving into a solution, which in turn creates a richer and more effective outcome. Pivot Design is recognized by its signature Informed Design strategic approach that delivers consistently exceptional results for enhancing the health and well-being of people and organizations.