For the past 7 years Jules Goss has worked in the ID program in OCAD first as a sessional faculty member and currently as an assistant professor. Jules has participated in the many and profound changes in all aspects of the school over this time, from physical growth (Sharp Centre) to transitioning to a university, to engaging in new opportunities in research, cross disciplinary practice and redefinition and development of learning and design education. Jules professional practice has evolved during his time here at OCAD. He transitioned from being a furniture and product designer to running a small consultancy where he facilitates the integration of design process and practice into corporate and not-for-profit organizations. Jules clients include Bell Canada, Ontario Service Safety Alliance, Workers Safety and Insurance Board and the Covenant Group.
Joe Morse has been a professional illustrator for 23 years and has won over 150 international awards. Joe has taught Life Drawing, Basic Design, Object Drawing, Painting and Editorial Illustration. Joe has lectured on his work at OCAD in Toronto, Peen State at Erie, NY, the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas and that the Hallo Academy in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Leading a faculty of 30, teaching, academic advising over 320 students and running a vibrant business have honed Joe’s skills in leadership, team building and goal setting.
Jayson Zaleski is a senior-level designer and brings 9 years of Toronto-based professional studio experience of high-calibre design to the position. Jayson continues to maintain his own design practice. He has 3 years of sessional teaching appointments from OCAD at the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year levels. Jayson has also lectured at both OCAD and Ryerson, both in the capacity of guest speakers. He has also been involved with redesigning the 3rd year Visual Communications final exhibit course at Medicine Hat College where he is currently teaching Graphic Design & typography in a full time capacity.
Grahame Lynch currently teaches on tenure track position as Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Communication and Design at Ryerson University. Grahame’s areas of research includes issues of accessibility for people with visual impairment as well as the study of graphic design and communication systems in countries with low literacy rates.
Gail Geltner’s career as an artist-illustrator spans 3 decades. She has produced drawings, paintings, graphic design, for newspapers, magazines, theatre companies, exhibitions, and social agencies both in Canada, and the US. Gail’s work has been commissioned by Oxford University press: McCelland & Steward, University of Toronto Press, Penguin, The Women’s Press, and numerous others. Gail’s 20 year photographic project entitled “the Other Family Album: A Chronicle 1975-1995”, was exhibited at the Cathedral of St. John the Devine in New York City, The Arts and Culture Centre in Corner Brook, NL and was shown at the Floating Gallery in Winnipeg and the Nurse-Healers Conference in Vancouver, BC. Gail is currently researching the connections between the Creative Arts and the Healing Arts. Gail’s introduction to Therapeutic Touch prompted her to study Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, and Eastern Medical Theory.
Over the past 8 years at the Ontario College of Art & Design, Doug Panton has taken a particular interest in supporting cross-disciplinary design skills. He has had a successful career as an illustrator and a designer for over thirty years. Doug continues to receive assignments that require the design complexity of a multi-faceted project outcome, this has enabled him to experience and expand his competency in this area. With this industry experience it has allowed him to apply a methodology that further develops an interdisciplinary nature—where designers use illustration techniques and vice versa but most important an understanding of both disciplines.
Katy Schimert lives and works in New York. She has exhibited her work in solo exhibitions at the The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago and The Matrix Gallery at the University of California Berkley Art Museum (1999). Schimert has participated in numerous group exhibitions including: The Sao Paolo Biennial (1996), The Whitney Biennial (1997), Cosmos: Romanticism to the Avant-guard at the Montreal Museum of Art 1999, Abracadabra at the Tate Gallery (1999) and an upcoming exhibition of Sculptors Drawings at The Aspen Art Museum. She has a permanent outdoor sculpture at the Wanas Foundation in Sweden (1997) and a catalogue from the Renaissance Society. Schimert has received a PS1 Studio Grant (1994), a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (1998) and a Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant (2001). She has shown with David Zwirner since 1997.
Presented by the Canadian Art Foundation, Anne Lind International Program.