Ian Gregory, BA, RGD

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Ian Gregory,


Ian Gregory joined George Brown College in 2000 and teaches six different design courses. As a principal of Gregory Gregory Limited for more than 25 years, Ian has produced a number of award-winning projects and received a special mention in the first edition of the Canadian Encyclopedia. During the late 1980s he designed the permanent Grand Hall exhibition for the Canadian Museum of Civilization. For ten years Ian facilitated the Exhibition Project for Museum Studies in the Graduate Program at U of T and for two years was a design consultant for the Institute without Boundaries Massive Change project with Bruce Mau.

Ian studied in the U.K. receiving a bachelor of arts in graphic design and completing a postgraduate program in typography. He was awarded the prestigious Mardon International Fellowship to study packaging and 3D design in Bristol, London and Montreal. In Toronto he worked with Don Watt and later became the senior designer for Ontario Provincial Parks. In Ottawa he worked for Parks Canada creating Visitor Centres for National Parks and Historic Sites and also worked as the senior exhibition designer for two National Museums.

Academic Credentials

Fellowship, University of West of England, Bristol, 1969

Postgraduate diploma, Typography, De Montfort University, Leicester, 1968

Bachelor of Arts, Art and Design, University of Wales, Newport, 1967

Areas of Specialization

Information Design

Corporate Design

Exhibition Design

Editorial Design

Design Thesis

Areas of Expertise

Graphic Design

Exhibition Design and Planning

Wayfinding Programs

Career Highlights

2000-Present: Professor, George Brown College, Centre for Arts, Design and Information Technology

2003-2004: Professor, Institute without Boundaries

1999-2008: Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto

1990-1992: Senior Exhibition Designer, Canadian Museum of Nature

1986-1990: Grand Hall Design Leader, Canadian Museum of Civilisation

1979-2000: Design Director, Gregory Gregory Limited

1976-1979: Exhibition Designer, Parks Canada

1971-1976: Senior Designer, Ontario Provincial Parks, Ministry of Natural Resources

1970-1971: Corporate Designer, Break, Pain and Watt Limited

Other Activities

Member – Association of Registered Graphic Designers

Special Advisor – GBC Brand Studies Degree, curriculum development 2017/18

Coordinator− George Brown College and Toronto Zoo Wayfinding project, 2015

Advisor and Jury Member− Sign Association of Canada, 2002-Present

Team Leader − Canadian Urban Institute Awards Exhibit, 2004-Present

Special Advisor− George Brown College annual year-end show, 2007-Present

Official School Delegate− ICOGRADA Conference, 2003-Present


Adobe Student Design Awards, 2017, 2016, 2015

Advertising and Design Club of Canada Student Design Award, 2014

Graphis Student Design Award, Design Thesis Project, 2012

Canadian Museums Association, Canvas Of War Exhibition, 2001

Best Canadian Books, Birds of Canada, 1986

Best of the Eighties, Images on Stone Poster, 1982

Graphic Designers of Canada Design Show, Misc. Print Ephemera, 1980