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Meet Your Maker

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Umbra Concept Store

165 John Street

Toronto, Ontario M5T 1X3

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PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.

Join us for beer and pizza as we get inspired by industry makers! Creatives take the stage to walk us through their recent work in our Meet Your Maker speaker series hosted by ACIDO (Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario) and SEGD (Society for Experiential Graphic Design). Arrive early to grab a drink and slice before the talks and stay after for the social.


EVENT SCHEDULE:

6:15 Doors Open, Registration & Networking
6:30 Opening Remarks
7:00 Maker Talks
8:00 Closing Remarks & Networking


SPEAKERS:

Gareth Brennan, President & Founder | Eventscape Inc.

Gareth started Eventscape as a young entrepreneur with a vision. Eventscape is now a globally recognized award winning Canadian success story with over 100,000 square feet of manufacturing, employing over 150 people. Under Gareth's leadership, Eventscape is recognized by design peers as a company of innovators, whose projects have won over 130 major industry awards to date, including Store of the Year in 2004, 2006 and 2012, and AIA Excellence in Interior Architecture in 2005 and 2007. Eventscape projects have been featured in over 250 major design publications around the world including Frame, Interior Design, Metropolis, Azure and Architectural Record. In 2009, Gareth was awarded the Canadian CEO of the Year for the best design strategy at the annual Design Exchange Awards. Out of this creative environment Gareth and his team takes risks, utilizing new materials and technologies, providing creative custom solutions for top architects and designers worldwide. Always looking for the next challenge, Gareth inspires loyalty, passion and innovation in his staff which is evident in every aspect of the company. Together, they “Build the Extraordinary”®


Cam Wykes, President | Jacknife Inc.

Cam is a communications industry leader with 25+ years of professional experience – with 22 exclusively in digital engagement. His reputation for thought leadership spans three award-winning digital agencies that he founded and built from the ground up, with each of those firms being acquired and integrated into traditional advertising agencies. Cam founded digital agencies Mighty Digital and PUSH Interactive. His third digital shop, BabyRobot, was part of KBS+ Canada. At KBS+ Cam also wore the Chief Invention Officer hat and was President of their social division, Attention Partners. After a brief stint as Chief Experience Officer at PwC's Digital Accelerator & Experience Centre, Cam joined design engagement company Jacknife, as President earlier this year.


Paddy Harrington, Founder | Frontier Magazine/Studio/Ventures

Paddy has over 10 years experience in branding, strategy and design. He has degrees in literature and architecture and has worked in research, architecture, advertising, and design. His clients have included The New York Jets and Giants, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Unilever, the Holy City of Mecca, Li-Ning, and the Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland. He is an award winning writer and filmmaker and has spoken at several design conferences as well as at Brown, Harvard, and the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Paddy was formerly the SVP Design Innovation and Digital Creative Director at Indigo Books and, prior to that, Executive Creative Director at Bruce Mau Design.


SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

SIGNALEX Inc. is a leader in the development of component systems for the sign industry, with over 40 years experience as a proven manufacturer of quality, cost efficient sign products. Signalex designs, develops, extrudes and distributes, nationwide, Aluminum extruded sign box systems. We stock an inventory of over 200 custom extrusions, and our mainstream Signpro®, PHPlus®, Flipframe and Slim Brite extrusion systems have design and engineering specifications that have set a standard in the industry. SIGNALEX Inc.’s commitment to sign buyers and fabricators is to keep designers, engineers and architects informed of the latest developments in sign box production materials with excellent aesthetic appearance, durability, efficient fabrication and reduced maintenance costs. For more information, visit: signalex.com

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