I teach and research as a Full Professor in Information Design at Mount Royal University.
Mount Royal University
Professor, Information Design, Faculty of Communication Studies
September 30, 2020
Areas of SpecialtyInformation Design, Web Design
Other CapabilitiesBook Design, Branding, Digital Marketing
Client SpecialtyGovernment, Healthcare, Non-profit
Interested in FreelanceYes
Why am I an RGD?I have spent the last twenty years studying and practicing design. Design(ing) is not only a part of my identity but forms a foundation to how I see and move through the world. If I have one religion, it would be Herbert Simon’s “to design is to devise courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.” I joined the GDC and, now, the RGD because of its work to increase the profile of design and of Canadian design and designers; to help develop and maintain professional and ethical design standards; and to correct the inaccuracy of colonial design history and practice.
What is my most memorable RGD moment?When I was honoured by the RGD community with the Design Educator of the Year Award in 2019.