Marlis Schweitzer

Marlis Schweitzer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre at York University where she teaches courses on performance and commodity culture, Broadway musical theatre, theatre research methodologies, and nineteenth-century popular entertainment. She is the author of When Broadway Was the Runway: Theater, Fashion, and American Culture (2009) and Transatlantic Broadway: The Infrastructural Politics […]

Patricio Davila

Patricio Dávila is a designer, artist, researcher and educator. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Arts in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, at York University. He is also core member of the Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA) project at York University. Patricio is also co-director of […]

Paul Sych

Visual Communication, Typography Creating a new visual literacy fuels professor, designer, and typographer Paul Sych’s identity. His work spans over two decades of graphic expression, innovation, and exploration. Paul’s creative design agency  Faith was founded as a chrysalis of design discovery producing prolific works in both digital and print spectrums. Led by a penchant for distinctive […]

Sandra Gabriele

Visual Communication, Information Design, Typography Sandra Gabriele is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Master of Design Program. She attended Ontario College of Art in Toronto; School of Design (Schule für Gestaltung) in Basel and holds a MDes in Visual Communication Design from the University of Alberta and a MASc in Human Computer […]

David Cabianca

Visual Communication, Typography, History, Theory & Criticism David Cabianca joined the department in 2005. He has taught typography, history, and theory at California Institute of the Arts, Cranbrook Academy of Art, OCAD and both architecture studio and theory and criticism at the University of Manitoba and the University of Michigan. At Michigan, he was the […]

Wendy Wong

Visual Communication, History, Theory & Criticism Professor Wendy S Wong has established an international reputation as an expert in Chinese graphic design history and Chinese comic art history. She served as Director of the Graduate Program in Design from 2015 to 2018, Chair of the Department of Design from 2006 to 2009, and as Associate […]

David Gelb

David Gelb explores the potential of technology and pedagogical experimentation with a focus on ethical interfaces, artifact collaboration, and building design knowledge. David is co-leader of Interactive Art + Design Learning Modules which is supported through the Shared Ontario Course Fund and includes 10 researchers, artists and designers from across the province.  He also co-leads Looking […]

Gavin McDonald

Gavin McDonald has been a lighting designer and production manager for theatre, dance, music, exhibitions, events and opera for over 20 years, working with companies across Canada, including Canadian Stage, the Stratford Festival, the Canadian Opera Company, Citadel Theatre, Young People’s Theatre, MOonhORsE Dance Theatre, Ross Petty Productions, Peggy Baker Dance Projects, Countermeasure, the Ontario […]

Aaron Kelly

Aaron Kelly (Theatre BFA ‘01, MFA ‘19) has worked professionally in theatre production and design for 25 years, designing shows across North America, the South Pacific, and France. In addition to his design work, which primarily focused on dance, theatre, and event lighting, but has included set, projection and sound design, he has also worked […]

Holly Ward

Based between Toronto and Heffley-Creek BC, Holly Ward is an interdisciplinary artist working with sculpture, multi-media installation, architecture, video and drawing as a means to examine the role of aesthetics in the formation of new social realities. Stemming from research of various visionary practices such as utopian philosophy, science fiction literature, Visionary Architecture, counter-cultural practices and […]