9:30 | Check-in
10:00 - 10:15 | Opening Statements
10:15 - 11:05 | Speaker | Mitch Goldstein
11:15 - 12:05 | Speaker | Son Chung
12:15 - 1:15 | Lunch
1:15 - 2:15 | Speaker | Heather Jeffery
2:15 - 3:30 | Workshop | Heather Jeffery
3:30 - 4:30 | Speaker | Marc V. Brosseau
4:30 | Closing Statements
5:00 - 5:30 | Portfolio Panel
5:30 | Portfolio Reviews
10:00 - 10:15 | Opening Statements
10:15 - 11:15 | Speaker | Nadine Dagenais Dessaint & Molly McCullough
11:15 - 12:05 | Panel | Recent Grad Q & A
12:00 - 1:00 | Lunch
1:00 - 1:50 | Speaker | Jenny Suh
2:00 - 3:15 Design Sprint
3:15 - 4:45 | Speaker | Michael Grigoriev
4:45 - 5:30 | Design Panel
5:30 | Closing Statements
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Founder, Designer, Re4m
Heather is an award-winning industrial designer and entrepreneur making strides in Ottawa's sustainable design sector. She is a maker, problem solver, and the creator of Re4m Design and Fabrication, a company that designs and builds furnishings, fixtures and displays using recycled and reclaimed materials. Heather's unique skills and keen eye have gained her recognition in the Ottawa Sun, and Ottawa Matters, and a recipient of the 2019 OBJ (Ottawa Business Journal) Small business Award for manufacturing.
Marc V. Brosseau
Senior Footwear Designer, Los Angeles, CA
Marc V-Brosseau is a senior footwear designer for culture collaborations and partnerships at Adidas, based out of Los Angeles, California. After graduating in 2015 from Carleton, he joined the innovation team at Reebok in Boston, Massachusetts. Marc's expansive body of work ranges from high-performance athletic to lifestyle footwear. He is an expert at blending functional features and progressive styling, a creative leader with a mind geared towards consumer-focused storytelling.
His penchant towards “Hype” driving projects has led his first sneaker design at Reebok to be successfully launched at ComplexCon. Most recently he has been leading design for the Ivy Park / Beyoncé footwear collection at Adidas. Before that, he designed several highly anticipated special projects at Reebok. These projects include collabs in the fashion and streetwear space with: Cardi B, Braindead, Engineered Garments, Tyrrell Winston, Beams, End., A$AP Nast, Vibram, Gore-tex. Size?, Overkill”, Sneeze, Maharishi, just to name a few.
Assistant Curator of Agriculture and the Environment, Ingenium
Molly McCullough is the Assistant Curator of Agriculture and the Environment at Ingenium-Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation. She is the co-author of Material Traces of War: Stories of Canadian Women and Conflict, 1914-1945.
Nadine Dagenais Dessaint
Manager of Education and Exhibition Interpretation, Ottawa, ON
Nadine Dagenais Dessaint is the Manager of Education and Exhibition Interpretation at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum in Ottawa, Canada. For over 20 years, she has combined her passion for education and agriculture to develop engaging, accessible and inclusive educational products and museum experiences.
Jenny, a Carleton SID alumni, is a designer at Umbra. Her role ranges from executing designs, running school competitions, to collaborating with designers around the world.
Her grad thesis work has won awards at the ACIDO Rocket Competition and the Universities Canada’s Innovation Design for Accessibility Student Competition, and has been featured in the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Jenny has a great deal of interest in products and how to help people have better experiences with it. She believes that a functional product with beautiful aesthetics can enhance the user experience, which helps them create a forming relationship inclusive of positive memories with the product.
Michael is perpetually driven to solve difficult and novel problems using whatever tools necessary. Having experience in a large breadth of the design world, the majority of his past decade has centred around a common theme of building new digital products to help entrepreneurs succeed. Working at companies like Shopify and Instagram, Michael’s work has helped shape the strategic direction of some of the bigger bets, opportunities and decisions affecting millions of businesses. An entrepreneur himself, Michael has co-founded Canada’s largest community woodshop - the Ottawa City Woodshop. He is currently working on a new venture unifying his passions for experience design, architecture, and community building. Michael graduated from Carleton’s School of Industrial Design in 2009, and the Master of Design program in 2013.
Associate Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
Mitch Goldstein is a designer, artist, educator, and author based in upstate New York. He is an associate professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he teaches in the College of Art and Design. Over the past eighteen years, he has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Virginia Commonwealth University, Maryland Institute College of Art, and other institutions. Mitch also maintains a creative practice focusing on various disciplines such as graphic design, wet darkroom photography, sculpture, and furniture design. He also writes and speaks about art and design education, pedagogy, and creative practice, and his book “How To Be A Design Student (And How to Teach Them)” will be out on March 7th, 2023 from Princeton Architectural Press. He received his MFA in design and visual communications from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts, and his BFA in graphic design from Rhode Island School of Design.
Design Consultant, TENSEN
Graduating with distinction from the Carleton University School of Industrial design, Son holds numerous patents and has been involved in the development of 200+ projects in a wide range of industries including medical, diagnostic, sports, entertainment, furniture, packaging, UI/UX, graphics, and branding. In 2013, Son joined Mako Invent, a downtown Toronto firm catering to inventors and small businesses, with a mandate to improve the design quality and contribute to the growth of the design team and company. In the 3 and a half years since, the company has grown from a 5 person team to a 20-person team with additional offices in Austin, TX.
Industrial Designer, Ottawa
Rob Shudra is an award-winning industrial designer currently based in Ottawa. In addition to his design work at Brash Product Development, Rob is also the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Velavu, an Internet of Things technology start-up. In this role, Rob leads all aspects of Velavu’s design, from branding, website and mobile apps, and the products themselves. Before returning to Ottawa, Rob honed his design skills in Europe, working on projects in aerospace, exhibition design, and consumer electronics, among others. A Carleton alumni, Rob graduated from the School of Industrial Design in 2018.