Doug Darrah, B.A., R.G.D.
Doug Darrah got his start in graphic design working in the exhibit design department of the Royal Ontario Museum where he assisted in the production of the Samuel European Galleries. For ten years Doug worked as a graphic designer for the Ontario Ministry of Energy and was the Design and Production Coordinator and Web site editor at the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. Doug has broad freelance design experience including work in financial services, dentistry, health care, retail and not-for-profit organizations. Graduating from the University of Guelph with an Honours B.A. in Fine Art in 1985, Doug became a full-time George Brown faculty member in January 2001 and became an R.G.D. member in March 2003.
Tracy England, B.A.
Tracy England began her teaching career after completing undergraduate degrees at The University Of Western Ontario and Laval University, as well as language specializations at the College International de Cannes and Centre Méditérranéen d'Etudes Françaises. In addition to a position as an English teacher, she worked as a translator for CNCP Telecommunications and the Musée de la Civilisation in Quebec City before moving to Toronto to study Graphic Design at George Brown College. An RGD member, Tracy worked for Ad Agencies and Design Houses in Toronto before opening her own studio, Little Big Fish Designs specializing in corporate design including identity, direct mail and advertising campaigns. Receiving the Canadian Citizenship Award in 1974 and a Crystal Apple Nominee in 2000, Tracy has participated in the organization and operation of student run galleries, alumni affairs and advisory committees.
Michael Garrett, B.A.
Michael was the first student to graduate with a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree from the Radio-TV Arts program at Ryerson University. Although he majored in Advertising, he began his career as an editorial writer for a national magazine. Eventually, he left the magazine business as a feature writer to join the advertising world. There he spent many years in the Canadian and International advertising industry as a writer, art director, creative director and finally creative strategist. During this time he won many awards for creative excellence in print, broadcast and design; he was voted 'Employee of the Year' for one of the world's largest advertising organizations. He was also involved in facilitating the creative development of key international creative people. Upon his return to Canada he taught for several years at the University of Toronto, York University and Seneca College; he now teaches advertising at the School of Design. Michael has had his poetry published in Canada and the US, and maintains his own creative consultancy. He is currently completing a Masters of Arts degree.
Ian Gregory, B.A., R.G.D.
Ian's formal training was in the United Kingdom where he received a B.A. in graphic design and completed a post-graduate program in typography. He was awarded the prestigious Mardon International Fellowship to study 3D design at Bristol, London and Montreal. As a principal of Gregory Gregory Limited for over twenty years he produced a number of award-winning projects and received a special mention under graphic design in the first edition of the Canadian Encyclopedia. During the late 1980s he designed and coordinated the permanent Grand Hall exhibition for the Canadian Museum of Civilization. He was presented with the 2001 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Canadian Museums Association for design of the travelling art exhibition Canvas of War. . A founding member of the Ottawa Chapter of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, Ian served as Chapter President, National Representative and recently as a judge in the RGD Student Awards program. Ian is also a teacher at the Institute Without Boundaries, and is assisting with an exhibition on the future of design culture opening June 2004 at the Vancouver Art Gallery. He has recently been involved in creating a new wayfinding program for George Brown College. Ian Gregory joined George Brown in 2000 and currently teaches exhibition development.
Jerri Johnson, R.G.D.
Jerri's career in graphic design began in advertising but has expanded to include corporate, packaging, and editorial design. She graduated from the New School of Art where she studied with Robert Markle, Graham Coughtry and Gord Rayner. Jerri joined the School of Design faculty in 1998 and is a member of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario. After managing the studio at Leo Burnett Advertising for seven years Jerri left to establish Major Design, an independent firm where she worked on a variety of accounts. Through her firm she designed a unique package for Proctor & Gamble's Crest toothpaste. This product is featured in The Look of the Century, published by Firefly in association with Cooper-Hewitt, The National Design Museum and the Smithsonian Institution. She is the author of The Little Helper, published by General Publishing and has designed four books for Somerville House: Chew on This!, Toe Tapper, Abra Cadabra and Soakin' Science. Jerri remains active in the industry and recently created a new corporate identity for Mr. Greenjeans featuring thirty art installations for the downtown restaurant.
Jim Kinney, B.Sc., M.T.S.
Coordinator, Foundation Art & Design
Professor Kinney is a design instructor with a McLuhanistic focus. He has worked on developing adaptive strategies in rapidly innovating and obsolescing environments and was recognized for developing (2003-2007) RISK (Rapid Integraton of Skills & Knowledge)-based learning methods—an early "flipped" pedagogy. Jim launched the college's first "Knowledge Garden"—an experimental lab for engaging students with emerging technologies in order to provide recommendations and leadership in their integration across the college. Some of the college firsts that were seeded from the knowledge garden were:
ON (Open Network): a college social network for community building and communications; CONNEXIONS the college's first digital publication for iPad published in the Apple APP Store; History of Game Design Exhibit: An Augmented Reality exhibition that delivered interviews with leading game designers and student-created documentaries on seminal games to exhibit participants via tablets and smart phones; Flipped Classroom Pilot: Student-designed interactive content and tests to support a "flipped class" delivery of a business psychology course.
Noreen has been working as a professional artist since 1982 when she graduated from the Art & Advertising program at Fanshawe College. Upon graduation, she moved to England where she worked as a Junior Artist at Studio 59. Returning to Canada, Noreen became the head artist for the Hamilton Public Library System doing illustration and design work for the library and the municipality of Hamilton. Her work there has won her awards in Canada and the U.S., and she was presented with "Best Annual Report" three years in a row from the North American Library Association and the Applause Award from the City of Hamilton. Her editorial illustrations have appeared in Southam publications across Canada. She continues to draw and paint commissions and private work. The majority of her work consists of portraits and can be found in private collections, as well as on permanent display in the National School in Dublin, Ireland. Since 1986, Noreen has taught foundation drawing, life drawing, Illustration, colour and marker rendering at George Brown College.
Paul E. Royes, B.A., B.Ed., M.A.
Paul is a full-time Professor of New Media Design and winner of the 2003 Crystal Apple Award for the School of Design -- George Brown College. He is a Worldwide Instructional Design System (WIDS) "Coach" & "Trainer" and an international speaker. An award winning multimedia programmer, Paul is founder of the ECD AWARDS 2000, and Past President & CEO of the Interactive Multimedia Arts and Technologies Association (IMAT), Canada's largest multimedia association. In October 2003, Paul presented his latest research project "SPIRIT WAVE" at the International Holistic Conference at OISE/UT, Toronto, Canada, and at George Brown College - Vision 2003 Celebration Week. Paul is currently composing and performing music for the Cybertarist™ CD series, researching integral consciousness and digital design technology, and continuing his exploration of meta-media applications.
Lorraine Wright, B.A., R.G.D.
Lorraine holds an honours degree in Arts and Art History from McMaster University specializing in bronze casting and sculpture, complemented by a Diploma in Graphic Design Communication Production from Ryerson. She has seventeen years of design, art direction and communications experience in political environments, including eight years as the Manager of Design and Production for the City of Toronto overseeing a design, production and print team of thirty-seven. She held the position of professor of Graphic Design for a year at Sheridan College and for the past three years has been part of the design faculty at George Brown College, receiving the Crystal Apple Award in 2002 for teaching excellence. Lorraine continues to work as a designer and is a member of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers. In her spare time, she carves in stone, maintaining her interest in sculpture.