Part Time Faculty
Coordinator, Game Development, Game Design and Advanced Digital Design
For over 14 years, Jean-Paul (“JP”) has been producing and developing interactive media for Toronto-based software firms, in the areas of educational video games, mobile applications and financial software. Jean – Paul is an advisory-board member for several game start-up companies and industry development corporations. He is a frequent lecturer for several colleges and universities in Ontario and is program coordinator for George Brown College’s Interactive Digital Design programs. Jean – Paul is a graduate of Computer Science and Mathematics from Ryerson University.
Domenico Caronzo is a graduate of the Computer Science program at Ryerson University. A passion for video game design and development led him to teaching. With over 5 years of experience in teaching video game design and 6 years of business management, he brings his management, analytical and problem solving skills into the classroom. Domenico’s other professional endeavours include web design, application programming and various research projects.
James Chang is a part-time faculty member, teaching graduate and post graduate courses in Digital Design (Game Design). His focus is on game production and project management, and as a learning tool-- shares his industry experiences in platform & Wireless gaming, social networking and new media. Prior to George Brown, he was a Development Director at Electronic Arts Canada for the FIFA franchise on the XBOX360 platform. While at EA, he also managed research projects in high-fidelity graphics, procedural animation, motion capture, and artificial intelligence. James graduated from the University of Waterloo with a BASc. in Computer Engineering, and has an MBA (Marketing & Strategic Management) from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.
Aside from teaching, James is also the founder and principal consultant of S2S Management Consulting. S2S offers the delivery of strategic, marketing, and operations management services for small-to-medium technology companies. S2S also specializes in knowledge management of processes and best practices to facilitate better communication, organizational growth and firm evolution for its clients."
Ramon Delgado has teaching in Multimedia and Video Game Design college level programs since 1997, his main areas of expertise are design applications (Adobe, Autodesk, Corel, etc) Animation (2D and 3D), Art History, Graphic Design, etc.
Ramon’s greatest achievement, as far as he is concern, is his teaching methodology, he has consistently been able to connect and deliver education to his students and get great feedback from both peers and pupils.
In the professional field, Ramon worked for about 15 years in the Television and Graphic Design industries, in Panama, USA and Canada, he held positions as On-Air Talent, Editor, Producer, etc.
Ramon loves to be in the classroom, teaching is his passion, and he is constantly developing new ways to engage his students with new and creative ways that combine humour with thought provoking dialog and technology creating what he truly considers the best environment conducive to learning for today’s millennial+ generation.
Nicole Dimson, R.G.D
Upon graduation from George Brown College, Nicole Dimson went to work for eminent design firms throughout Toronto. With a solid grounding in all aspects of design and project management, Nicole decided to strike out on her own and founded Artemis Design Inc. in 1994. She went on to develop a unique and prestigious client list whose scope of the projects ranged from branding for Canadian and international companies, poster designs for dance, theatre and television, marketing materials for the entertainment industry and brochures for ground breaking product launches. Another aspect of her work experience includes promotional packaging and all design components for large and upscale incentive programs as well as graphics and theming for events and trade shows.
In 2005 she co-founded Artzu with offices in Toronto and Montreal to extend their client list into the Quebec cultural sector.
Since 1995 she has taught Typography I, Typography II and Images and Ideas at The School of Design.
A working Graphic Designer and sole proprietor of Orchid Graphics, Diane has spent most of her 18 years of industry experience as a Print Specialist and holds many certifications in Print Publishing and Prepress including studies in design at George Brown College. She is known for writing articles on the business of graphic design for trade publications like Graphic Exchange Magazine. Diane has been teaching at George Brown College part-time for the past four years.
Judith Gregory, M.A., R.G.D.
Judith Gregory holds a Masters in Project Management from the University of Quebec and a B.A. in behavioural Science from University of California where she minored in Architecture. She has over twenty years of experience in creative project development and management of graphic design, exhibit design, multi-media and television productions. Her expertise includes combining networking with innovative problem solving to produce joint-ventures. Two of her documentary productions received the Reel Award for Outstanding Television Documentary. Judith is a Registered Graphic Designer as well as past R.G.D. Board member, National G.D.C. President, Icograda Board member and the Program Chair for Icograda Montreal 1991.
Anthony Harrison is a freelance illustrator who has worked in a diversity of media and genres. He is the designer of the logo for the Ontario Hockey League’s Plymouth Whalers. Among the many areas of commercial art he has been active in, Anthony contributed illustrations to the role-playing game Nexus. He has been teaching at George Brown College’s School of Design since 2000.
Roger Hathaway graduated with a BA in Graphic Design from Kingston Polytechnic, UK. He developed his creative abilities with prominent consultancies and agencies in London until his emigration to Toronto in 1976. He held senior design positions at Burns & Cooper and the Art Gallery of Ontario, achieving awards of recognition for corporate and publication design at both national and international levels. In 1981, he set up his own company producing a diverse range of communication programs for corporate and performing arts sectors. He has been a Graphic Design faculty member at George Brown College since 1983. Roger was nominated for the Crystal Apple Awards in 2002. He continues to design and has also venture into stand up comedy.
Bahar Mousavi Hejazi, PhD Art Study
M.A. Industrial Design, ACIDO
Bahar has a PhD in Art Study and a Master’s degree in Industrial Design which has led to a career teaching and researching in an interdisciplinary environment. Bahar teaches design courses in Design Management and Art & Design Foundation programs at the School of Design, George Brown College and is a Sessional instructor at the Faculty of Design at OCAD University. During her PhD in Art, Bahar has completed an extensive research on the European artistic movements of the nineteenth century and the impact of Eastern visual culture on those movements through the study of the Persian decorative art and architecture with a semiotic approach. Bahar’s professional background and research interest in the strategic planning of design education have motivated her to undertake a new research journey as a PhD Candidate in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at OISE, University of Toronto. In her research, she explores the “Implementation of Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) in Design Programs in Ontario” using action research as her research methodology. Bahar is a Professional member of the Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario.
Brandon Hicks has been in digital production since 2008, and has worked as a Senior Writer, Game Designer, and Digital Producer for a variety of outlets since then, including CBC Sports Online, Blot Interactive, and Think 33. He has an MA in Journalism and a BA in English from Western University, along with a Post Graduate Certificate in Game Design from George Brown College.
Vince Mancuso, A.O.C.A.
Vince is an OCAD graduate from the class of 1983. Upon graduation he worked for Goods Wolf Advertising where he became Art Director. In 1985 he left the agency and began his free-lance career, which encompasses television, film, advertising, and editorial work. An accomplished draftsman, his drawing abilities are highlighted on five episodes of the hit television show Queer as Folk. In 2003 Vince created a multi media show involving real-time drawing and digital editing of images with a live feed projection onto a stage. This production was presented in Pittsburgh at Club Café, twice for Bell World, twice at the Distillery Jazz Festival, and as part of a product promotion for Cadbury Adams. It was also showcased in Canadian Digital Creativity 2003: the Ontario Innovates Project. The Code, an exhibition of Vince's drawings and paintings, was held at the Realtime Studio in 2003. Vince started teaching for George Brown in January 2003. He designed and wrote the curriculum for the installation and performance art class and has taught design thesis, foundation materials, Illustration 1 and 2, installation and performance art, storyboarding 1, and Intro to majors.
Victoria McGlynn has been working as a picture editor in the Toronto television and film industry for over 10 years. She recently finished cutting a top-rated television show, Property Brothers, for both the Canadian W and HGTV US networks. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with Honours, in Cultural Studies from Trent University and a post-graduate certificate in Advanced Film and Television in Editing from Sheridan College. She has 3 years teaching experience in video editing from introduction to advanced techniques. She is currently completing a Creative and Media in Education masters from Bournemouth University, UK. Victoria is passionate about the art of editing and shares her knowledge of storytelling with her students.
Gilles professional experience includes designing corporate identities, posters, packaging, exhibits, interiors and set design, some of which have won prestigious awards. In 1971, he worked for Savage Sloan Limited supervising and designing corporate communication packages, annual reports and packaging for many of the major corporate clients in Canada. In 1981, he joined Mitel Corporation Ltd. as the Creative Director and manager of their design department, which produced the corporate publications, packaging, exhibits and most of the advertising campaigns for their international telecommunication products. In 1983 Gilles became Associate Creative Director for one of the leading design firms in Ottawa, Hewson, Bridge and Smith. In1986 he joined the Graphic Design faculty at George Brown College and is presently teaching an array of subjects in the Corporate Design specialization. Gilles is an artist with many solos and group shows to his credit and does illustrations for corporate clients. Many of his paintings and drawings have received critical acclaim and are in corporate and private collections.
Nicholas Packwood, B.A. (Hons.), M.A.
Nicholas' career in Canada’s entertainment industries began twenty years ago, working for Moses Znaimer’s Olympus Management on a project including CityTV, Bravo!, Space, MuchMusic and MZTV. As the owner of an independent film production company and partner in a digital media production company, he has since had the opportunity to work on film, television, and video game projects with a variety of Canadian and international industry players including CBC, BBC, HBO, Paramount Pictures, Nelvana, Corus Entertainment, White Wolf Entertainment, Ellis Entertainment, Microsoft/Xbox Live, Epic Games and Unreal Technology. Since 2008, Nicholas has been a member of faculty in George Brown College's post-graduate Game Design program mentoring applied thesis projects and teaching Storytelling and Character Development, specializing in world building, dialogue, performance theory, character development, pitch development, and narrative design.
Joanne Pettigrew, B.A., R.G.D.
Joanne Pettigrew graduated with an Honours B.A. in Fine Art and Art History from McMaster University in 1977. She subsequently pursued a career as an independent artist in the media of metal sculpture and printmaking, exhibiting in both solo and group shows. After apprenticeship in graphic design with Kensington Place Studios in Toronto, she established Pettigrew and Brown Inc. with a partner in 1985. This company employed several artists and produced graphic design, illustration, prepress and print production for a broad variety of clients: retail, financial institutions, government agencies and arts institutions. Since 1994, Joanne has worked as an independent graphic designer and is a member of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario. For the past three years she has taught part time as a Professor in the School of Design at George Brown College.
Felix Russo, B.Sc., B.Ed.
Felix has a B.Sc and B.Ed. degree from the University of Toronto. He has over 30 years of experience as an educator and has given workshops and in-service courses at the Ontario Society For Education Through Art conferences, Photo Educators© Forum and the University of Toronto Faculty of Education AQ program. Felix is a founding member and a director of the Canadian Educators for the Development of Photography. Since 1993 this organization, under his direction, has shown leadership in the networking and professional development of teachers of Visual Arts, Photography and Media Arts. He is the creator, publisher and editor of PhotoEd Magazine, published three times a year and available across Canada. Felix teaches Visual Imaging in Art & Design Foundation.
Jacqueline Sava, BFA, MBA, Director of Possibilities, Soak Wash Inc.
Since creating her first business plan as a high school project, Jacqueline Sava has had a passion for entrepreneurship and business. Her studies took her to Rhode Island School of Design, where she completed her BFA in Industrial Design. She then went to Paris, France expanding both her design education and cultural knowledge. Rounding out her education, Sava holds an MBA in Strategic Management and Marketing at Schulich School of Business, York University.
Sava has pursued many entrepreneurial ventures from product development consulting (for which she holds Canadian and US patents) to designing knit accessories. Her designs have earned her national awards as well as international accolade. Sava currently heads the company Soak Wash inc., designing, manufacturing and distributing Soak, modern laundry care and Flatter, a new smoothing spray for ironing. Sava’s products are distributed through boutiques and department across North America, in the UK and Australia.
Sava’s business philosophy is to create a company that supports and enhances the life of both her own employees as well as those in the businesses she works with. Her values of innovation, education, creativity, and community drive both her business and her personal endeavours.