- Wendy has an extensive background with in-house design management and designing the process in which to engage design. With over 20 years of experience, she’s led several design rebrands in the technology and financial services sectors. She is a graduate, advisory board member and mentor for St. Lawrence College Graphic Design Program. Wendy’s formula for successful in-house design is to deliver high quality, award-winning work AND exceptional partnership with internal stakeholders.
- Anthony is the principal designer and founder of Toronto-based design firm Furia. His career has spanned 15 years and three continents with time spent in the creative industries of Sydney and London before moving permanently to Canada. Anthony’s work has featured in prominent print and online design publications and has been recognized by national and international design awards. Outside of design, Anthony enjoys traveling the globe and filling his head with whatever he can.
Andrew is one of the two founding partners of Entro Communications Inc., a design firm that specializes in branding and environmental graphics. Andrew has an extensive background in architecture and holds a degree in Industrial Design from Carleton University. He brings innovation, logic, perception and architectural sensitivity, planning and the understanding of materials/processes to his projects. As Partner in Charge leading design and facilitation teams, Andrew has successfully completed identity, donor recognition and wayfinding projects for clients in healthcare, civic, corporate, academic, transportation, sports and entertainment industries.
As a design professional, Andrew has influenced and is recognized by the design community in Canada and abroad through speaking engagements and his involvement with various organizations, colleges and universities. Andrew currently serves as a Chapter Chair for SEGD (Society of Experiential Graphic Design).
- Norm has 25 years of experience in creating strategies to execute branding and publication design for many of Canada’s small independent to large multi-title publishers, and countless entrepreneurial, professional and non-profit clients with their design and communications opportunities.
- Josh is Creative Director and Partner at Modu Design. Modu is an award winning brand strategy and design agency focusing on corporate brand strategy and design communication for SME's, early stage tech start ups and blue chip clients.
Over the past 15 years Josh has worked with clients in both North and South America to help establish their brand story, business objectives and visual language to create brands that truly resonate with their audiences.
Being an obsessive idea guy and ignoring silly things like sleep, Josh is constantly looking at new ways for graphic design, brand stories and technology to intersect in order to create a more memorable brand experience.
Josh has spoken on branding and design issues for Schulich Marketing School and sits on the brand advisory board at the Next 36 and the Association of Registered Graphic Designers. He has also been recognized by How Magazine, the Web Marketing Awards and the Retail Advertising and Marketing Awards.
Laura benefits from a diverse portfolio of expertise in marketing communications and has a proven track record of 10+ years leading creative and design based teams/projects.
She is currently Managing Director, Business Development at Entro, a multidisciplinary design firm that sits at the intersection of branding and experiential graphics. Her focus is on ensuring the organization is poised for continued growth as well as shaping the international portfolio of work across key sectors such as cultural, transportation, corporate, civic, and commercial real estate. Prior to joining Entro, Laura was Managing Director at Crescent, a communications design firm serving the non-profit sector.
Laura holds an Honours BAA and certificate in Design Management from Ryerson University. She earned her RGD designation in 2011 presenting a rich portfolio of work in identity, print communication, website and app design and development. She has participated in mentorship programs through the Women in Leadership network and is on the Advisory committee for the School of Media Studies at Humber College, participating most recently in the review and endorsement of the proposed Bachelor of Design and Certificate in User Experience Design programs.
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