Chris Allen, Terminal City
A West Coast native, Chris’ obsessive attention to typographic detail, layout and imagery are evident through his diverse body of design work. After studying graphic design at Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design and BCIT, Chris has pursued a number of ventures in the field of art and design. His progressive work as an artist, freelancer, partner and principal has allowed him to work with both emerging and established companies, offering a considered and rational approach to strategy and design. Chris is creative director at Burnkit.
Carolina Becerra, Talent Pun, Nadia Chiu, Kat Cortes (with Bill Chung and Nicholas Lypowy) Saltwater City
What happens you put five designers specializing in different disciplines – web, graphics, branding, exhibit and illustration – in a room to design one poster? An amazing case of true creative collaboration! All members of the Science World’s team are ECUAD alumni and excel at solving creative challenges. They are passionate about design, dinosaurs, anything related to science, and children.
David Coates & Rod Roodenburg , S’ólh Téméxw
David and Rod launched Ion upon graduation from Emily Carr College of Art + Design in 1988. The firm has received over 200 industry awards for design excellence. Both partners have served as National President of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, and both have been awarded the Emily Award from ECU for lifetime achievement. They often speak to groups about design and process.
Jeff Hamada, No Fun City
Jeff is a Japanese Canadian artist living and working in Vancouver. He is the founding editor of boooooom.com, one of the internet’s leading art and design blogs. He has worked for clients such as Converse, Oakley, Endeavour Snowboards, Electronic Arts and 3sixteen.
Alex Nelson, Hollywood North
Alex Nelson is a Vancouver native who graduated from Emily Carr University’s Communication Design program. He is currently partner and creative director at Post Projects, an independent design studio founded in 2010.
Grace Partridge, Raincity
Grace is a partner at Working Format, an award-winning design studio that she founded with fellow Emily Carr graduates, Ross Milne and Abi Huynh. Working Format specializes in typography and typographic design, and has a keen interest in elevating the public presence of graphic design within Vancouver through exhibitions like By Any Other Name and collaborative public workshops.
Isabelle Swiderski, Lotusland
Isabelle is director of Seven25 Design & Typography, a multidisciplinary consultancy focusing on work for social profit enterprises. Isabelle has been teaching part-time at Emily Carr University since 2003, sits on the Boards of two not-for-profit organisations and is a professional member of the Association of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC), the AIGA and Women in Film. Her work has been recognized nationally and internationally.