Photo of Roderick Grant
Photo of Roderick Grant
Roderick Grant
Faculty of Design, Graduate Studies
416-977-6000, Ext. 463

Area(s) of Expertise

Visual Journalism, Design Process, Architectural & Urban Theory


Graphic Designer with broad industry experience in editorial, information, identity and documentary/exhibit projects. Strong knowledge in typography, photography and urban studies. Current writing focus on design basics, critical pedagogy, critical design and urbanism. Current formal work investigates the threshold between rural and urban through interdisciplinary efforts between graphic, architectural and urban design. Expertise: complex typography, information architecture, mapping, identity systems design, book and editorial design, poster design, design writing and journalism.


2007 Summer Programme Schule f–r Gestlatung Basel 2005 MFA Graphic Design Rhode Island School of Design 1994 BA Urban Studies New College of Florida

Professional Experience

2009 - pres simonjames Exhibit, book, and poster design 2003 - 2009 studio filter Book, editorial, poster, and information architecture design 1997 - 2003 NBBJ Design Wayfinding systems, identity, exhibit and editorial design 1996 - 1997 Methodologie Editorial, brand and wayfinding design

Selected Publications

AIGA Design Educators Conference, December 2012 Trends in Design Presentation, October 2012. 28th NCBDS; two papers accepted and presented, March 2012 2012 Juror for MEMEFEST Socially Responsive Communication 27th NCBDS; paper accepted and presented, March 2011 The Language of Graphic Design; compilation by Richard Poulin, March 2011 26th NCBDS; paper accepted and presented, March 2010 icograda IEN Conference; paper accepted and published in the proceedings, October, 2009 Design School Confidential; compilation by Steven Heller, October 2009 24th NCBDS; paper accepted and presented, April 2008

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

2011-present Juror for MEMEFEST Socially Responsive Communication