John Furneaux RGD (Certified Senior Designer)
B3 Strategy
Principal
Member since
July 1, 1997
Contact
50 Carroll St.
Toronto
ON
M4M 3G3
Areas of Specialty
Branding, Corporate Communications, Web
Other Capabilities
Branding, Information Design, Packaging, Web
Languages Covered
English
What is my most memorable RGD moment?
At the Design Thinkers Conference in 2005 I had the privilege of spending the day with Massimo Vignelli, escorting him from the talks to the interactive sessions and just generally getting him where he needed to be. We spent much of our time in between the talks chatting about the past, present and future of design. He continues to serve as an inspiration to me, illustrating that the experience and wisdom gained over decades can be far more valuable than just following current trends.
Why am I a designer?
What originally and continues to excite me about working in branding and design is the ability to make a difference, change a perception, provoke a thought, trigger an action. The value we create comes when we use design solutions to develop immersive experiences, not just as decoration or an end deliverable unto itself.
Contributions to RGD in 2018
- Member of Ethics Committee
- DesignThinkers 2018 TO Speaker
- Webinar Panel Moderator
- Winter Designathon Mentor
- Provisional RGD Portfolio Evaluator
- Reviewer of Student Portfolios
- DesignThinkers 2018 VAN Roundtable Moderator