York FacultyAssociate Chair, Department of Design Associate Professor, York University MArch Princeton University, USA
MFA 2D Design Cranbrook Academy of Art, USA
MA Typeface Design University of Reading, UK
MA Design Writing Criticism London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, UK Visual Communication, Typography, History, Theory, Criticism
firstname.lastname@example.org Associate Professor MDes University of Alberta, Canada Visual Communication, Information, Typography
Prior to joining the department in 2005, David Cabianca taught typography, history and theory at CalArts, OCAD and both architecture studio and theory and criticism at the University of Manitoba and the University of Michigan. At Michigan he was the 1997-98 William Muschenheim Fellow and received the Donna M. Salzer Award for excellence in teaching. His writing has appeared in Emigre, Design Issues, Dimensions, ACSA Proceedings and :output. His research and scholarship interests have to date focused on typeface design, contemporary graphic design, issues of representation and disciplinary conflict.
He is currently completing a text typeface, Cardea, scheduled for public release by the Emigre Font Foundry, and is co-organizing with Kenneth FitzGerald and Jiwon Lee, an AIGA Design Educator's Conference titled, "Blunt: Explicit and Graphic Design Criticism Now" to be held spring 2013 at Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA.
email@example.com Director, Graduate Program in Design Assistant Professor MEd, University of Toronto, Canada Interaction, Motion
Sandra Gabriele has been practicing and teaching design for over twenty-five years. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, the Schule für Gestaltung Basel, and holds a MDes in Visual Communication Design from the University of Alberta. In professional practice, she has designed communications materials for a variety of clients: government organizations, corporations, small businesses and non-profit organizations, in both print and digital media. Her research interests are in the area of typography (legibility and the digital representation of large text collections) and information design (specifically, patient safety initiatives involving graphic design).
firstname.lastname@example.org Associate Professor PhD Simon Fraser University, School of Communication History, Theory, Criticism
David Gelb's research is focused on both design and education. His work explores the potential of technology-enhanced learning and interactive design education within a graphic design context. His publications include the chapter "Course Co-Creation vs. Course Management: Wikis as a Potential Alternative to Traditional Learning Management Systems", in Wired for Learning (2009). He continues to present his scholarly work on collaborative technologies and participatory learning at international design conferences and workshops.
His practice includes information architecture, user-centered research methods and mobile interface design. He has created a variety of professional and creative projects, including mobile applications, social media strategies and interactive installations. His current teaching includes a range of interactive design and time-based communication courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Prior to joining York University, he taught at Ryerson University and the Ontario College of Art & Design.
email@example.com Associate Professor MFA Design - Nova Scotia College of Art Visual Communication, Typography
Jan Hadlaw's research interests focus on design and everyday life, especially graphic design as cultural communication, advertising and consumer culture, and the history and design of modern technology. She was awarded both a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and an FCar Doctoral Research Grant in support of her historical study of the design and representation of the modern telephone. In 1999, she was a Smithsonian Fellow-in-Residence at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum in New York and at the National Museum of American History in Washington DC. Prior to joining the department, she taught at the School of Communications at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and in the Department of Design at Concordia University in Montreal. She is a graphic designer who has worked with a diverse range of clients, including Alcan, the National Film Board, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, La Museo del Bel Arte Mexico, as well as many independent galleries and artists across Canada.
Her current research includes a study of role played by design in the construction of Canadian national identity in the 1960s and 70s. She has also received a SSHRC Small Grant to undertake the pilot study for a research project on vernacular design and architecture in rural British Colombia.
firstname.lastname@example.org Associate Professor MFA Academy of Fine Arts, Poznan, Poland Chair, Department of Design, 2009 to 2012 Graduate Program Director, 2006 to 2008 Interaction, Visual Communication, Motion
Zab Hobart holds a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication and an MFA in Design from the Nova Scotia College of Art. Since 1988, Professor Hobart has owned and operated Zab Design & Typography Inc. The firm specializes in book design for museums, galleries, and artists across Canada and internationally. Her clients include Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal, Canadian Centre for Architecture, The Banff Centre, The Salgo Trust for Education in New York, Pedlar Press, and Gallery 44 in Toronto. As Zab Design?s principal, Professor Hobart is an accredited member of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD). Prof. Hobart has received numerous awards from the Alcuin Citation for Excellence in Book Design in Canada, the Blue Sky Best of Show Award and Blue Sky Judge's Choice Award in 2004 from Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC), Manitoba. Her teaching experience at York spans a range of courses specializing in typography, typeface design and book design. Some of Prof. Hobart?s art publications include Valerie Blass (Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal, 2012), Beyond Wilderness: The Group of Seven, Canadian Identity, and Contemporary Art (McGill-Queen's University Press 2007), Bill Burns: Safety Gear for Small Animals (Tom Thomson Art Gallery et al, 2005), Traces of India (Canadian Centre for Architecture, 2004), Godless at the Workbench: Soviet Illustrated Humoristic Antireligious Propaganda (Dunlop Art Gallery, 2003) and A Day in the Life of a Bulldyke (Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, 1995). Zab is art director for the Toronto literary press Pedlar Press and the Feminist History Society's series documenting the second wave of feminism in Canada. In January 2012 Zab launched The Parkdale Wallpaper Company, specializing in typography-based wallpaper designs.
email@example.com Associate Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts Associate Professor MFA Rutgers University, USA BFA York University, Canada BAA Ryerson University, Canada Interaction, Visual Communication
Professor Janczak?s multidisciplinary professional practice, research and teaching include interactive media, exhibitions and signage systems design. Since the inception of the Internet he has specialized in developing and evaluating interaction design, information architecture, interface design and interactive information technologies in online education. His current research focuses on investigating the theories, practices and technologies involving intelligent physical environments, information spaces, interface design and time-based visual communication.
firstname.lastname@example.org Chair, Department of Design Associate Professor MGD (Masters of Graphic Design) North Carolina State University, USA Information, Visual Communication
Professor Longford's creative work and research activities reside at the intersection of photography, graphic design and digital media. Currently, he is a co-principal investigator for the Mobile Digital Commons Network (MDCN), a national research network developing technology and media rich content for mobile devices. The MDCN is a joint research project launched by Concordia University and the Banff New Media Institute. He is a founding member of Hexagram: Institute for Research and Creation in Media Arts and Technologies and served for three years as the Director for the Advanced Digital Imaging and 3D Rapid Prototyping Group. He has exhibited and presented his work at national and international exhibitions and conferences.
email@example.com Professor Emeritus, York University MVA University of Alberta, Canada Typography, Visual Communication
Angela Norwood is a recipient of the Faculty of Fine Arts Dean's Junior Faculty Teaching Award and teaches across the Design curriculum, from first year foundation courses through masters thesis supervision, with an emphasis on information design. Her current research interests include examining the role of design in indigenous communities through social, cultural and cognitive aspects of wayfinding and signage systems, advertising, and design pedagogy. She has conducted workshops on this topic in Ladakh, India. She is a former professional graphic designer having worked in Chicago, IL and Raleigh, NC. Currently, Professor Norwood is a designer and consultant on the global marketing team for Democrats Abroad, an organization that empowers US citizens in 71 countries to participate in US elections. Her work has been published in design journals such as Visual Communication and Design & Culture, and recognized by several organizations and publications including the Type Directors Club, Graphis and Communication Arts magazines. Her work is included in the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) National Design Archive.
firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Professor, York University Visual Communication, Typography, Motion
Professor Scadding is a professional Registered Graphic Designer who, by love & training, focuses his teaching & research in the field of Typography - its history, development and contemporary practices. He has over 30 years of experience in print-oriented and new media visual communication design. His professional work has been exhibited and published in Canada, the United States, France, China, and England.
He has been an invited speaker, seminar/workshop leader at numerous national and international conferences on design, new media and typography. He has received over 30 awards for his professional work and for his teaching - the most recent being the Dean's Teaching Award from York University.
email@example.com Associate Professor PhD Hong Kong Polytechnic University History, Theory, Criticism, Visual Communication
Over the past two decades Paul Sych has had a curiosity for the relationship between art and music. This interplay began while studying at the Ontario College of Art and Design and York University's prestigious jazz program in Toronto, Canada. In the fall of 1990, Paul launched his design firm, Faith, as a platform for continued experimentation. Paul has challenged both clients and peers alike to enter his world of unique and sometimes flamboyant use of type and imagery. In addition to being commissioned by legendary designers, art directors, educators and forums on typography internationally, his work has been widely published in North America, Europe and Asia. Paul continues to explore visual and typographic works in print, branding, public art, motion graphics and broadcast design.
Quoting the late design historian Philip B. Meggs, "Sych's pulled and twisted letterforms, densely layered and imploding into complex masses teeming with perpetual energy, lose their identity as alphabetic glyphs. His work raises the question: Where does typography cease to be typography and become, perhaps, art?"
Professor Wong published extensively on Chinese and Hong Kong visual culture and history. She is the author of Hong Kong Comics: A History of Manhua. She has published 4 books for Chinese readers funded by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Wong's articles appeared in Design Issues, Journal of Design History, Journal of Popular Culture, International Journal of Comic Art, Journal of Gender Studies, Mass Communication and Society, and Graphis Magazine.
She served as a visiting scholar at Harvard University from 1999 to 2000, and was the 2000 Lubalin Curatorial Fellow at the Cooper Union School of Art, where she curated an exhibit entitled "Chinese Graphic Design towards the International Sphere." She has taught both traditional creative print and digital interactive media full-time since 1997, in North America and Hong Kong.
Sheridan FacultyProfessor PhD Queen's University, Canada History, Theory, Criticism
firstname.lastname@example.org Professor M.Arch University of Toronto, Canada BID Information, Professional Practice
Brian Donnelly has a background in fine art, a fifteen year career as a graphic designer, and for the past ten years has been studying and teaching the history and theory of design and visual culture. His particular research focus is on graphic design history in Canada. The pursuit of this little-known history has taken him across Canada, and resulted in the award of several grants. He has been an invited speaker at conferences from Vancouver to Halifax, and last spring at an international visual studies conference in Madrid. As well as at York, he has taught at The Ontario College of Art & Design, Queen's University, and Sheridan College.
email@example.com Professor Associate Dean, School of Animation, Arts and Design PhD Concordia University, Canada
Angela Iarocci is a Professor in the York/Sheridan Honours Bachelor of Design program where she teaches undergraduate courses in information design, design fundamentals and professional practice. Her research investigations are concentrated in information visualization, mapping, diagramming, art and design installations and collaborative practice. She has a Bachelor degree in industrial design and is a graduate of the University of Toronto Master of Architecture program. Her professional experience is concentrated in environmental graphic design, specifically wayfinding, exhibits, and interpretive installations. Currently she is engaged in developing art and design projects which combine craft, information design and education centered on the environmental and social themes.
firstname.lastname@example.org Professor MA Syracuse University, USA Visual Communication
Professor Large has extensive experience in design and consulting, and has taught in design programs in England and Canada for many years. His chief teaching and research interests are the history and theory of design. Topics of interest include visual identity, information design, design education and cultural issues. His major current involvement is in program development and inter-institutional collaborations.
email@example.com Professor BFA York University, Canada Interaction, Motion, Visual Communication
My experience in art direction, client relations and studio management is rooted in a decade of studio ownership with a focus on the public good with clients in the arts, education, health and the environment. I am proud to have been named a Fellow of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada for my efforts towards improving the status of design within Canadian society. I have enjoyed sharing the design process with students for many years, and my research interests include learning facilitation, creativity, and metacognition.Currently, I am exploring the new scientific understanding of the unfolding of the universe and humanity's evolving place within it, and am seeking to discover and harness the underlying patterns with which the cosmos expresses itself so as to align with them during the design process.
firstname.lastname@example.org Professor Coordinator, Bachelor of Design Program, Sheridan Post Graduate Diploma in Media Studies, Ryerson University, Canada. Visual Communication, Typography
Edward Naus is a professional designer with a variety of expertise in the areas of wayfinding, corporate identity development, and interactive forms of communication. In the last several years his interest has continued to reside in the digital realm. His research interests involve both the contemporary practice of typography and human cultural factors in design, especially with issues involving human interactivity. He is currently a faculty member at Sheridan Institue and has taught at York University and the Toronto Multimedia Summer Institute.
email@example.com Professor MA Syracuse University, USA Visual Communication, Typography
Professor Ross has twenty years experience as a design practitioner with a focus on publications design and corporate communications. As Creative Director in a communications firm, he was responsible for the strategic planning and creative development of integrated print, radio and TV campaigns for national accounts in the banking, automotive and cultural sectors. He has numerous national and international awards for design. His current research focuses on design theory and its useful application to design education.
firstname.lastname@example.org Professor MPS New York University, USA Interaction, Visual Communication
Brian Tsang is a practicing graphic designer with extensive experience in corporate and system design. His teaching and research interests focus upon the complex relationship between content, form and context of information and human perception.
Professor Whitton is an interactive designer with extensive consulting experience in North America. He has designed web based intranet applications, web sites, information architecture, and interactive video installations. His research and teaching interests centre on innovative apporaches to experience design and human centred design. Before coming to Sheridan, Professor Whitton taught design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.