Annette Blum

Annette Blum, MA, BFA, RGD, obtained her Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from York University, her Fine Arts degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and studied graphic design at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto and the Salzburg Academy of Fine Arts in Austria. She has extensive experience in corporate identity, signing-wayfinding systems and environmental graphics. Clients include CIBC, Cingular Wireless, Ontario Science Centre, Trent University, York Region District School Board and the Ford Centre for the Performing Arts.

Material Art & Design Students' banners purchased by The Link for their permanent collection

Madeline Bonk
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 7:15pm

Congratulations to Chung-Im Kim, Associate Professor in Fibre and the students in Surface Design 1 on their recent collaborative textile banner project with The Link, a community centre in Sutton, Ontario which has resulted in 11 of the banners being purchased by the centre!

The project brought together Fibre students and Sutton’s community to identify appropriate wayfinding locations at The Link and collaborate on the design development of textile banners.

Through a brainstorming session, students learned the history and geography of the area, the importance of The Link, the services it provides, how it should feel and even its previous life as a school as source inspiration for the design of the banners which they them created.

After an exhibition, 11 of the students' banners were chosen as winners by the public and purchased by the The Link for their permanent collection. 


The winners were: Madeline Bonk, Brittney De Lattibeaudiere, Lyndsay Grover, Ofra Hauferman, Jaclyn Martyn, Angela McIntosh, Nan Sun, and Xing Yu. The project was developed and facilitated by Chung-Im Kim, Associate Professor in Fibre.