Sign programming stress you out? Spending too much time coordinating sign information across different spreadsheets and design softwares? Manually creating sign artwork for every sign? Still bringing a clipboard and camera to the site?
David Jorritsma (SEGD member since 2012), experienced the pains of signage programming for himself while working in Toronto at one of Canada’s leading environmental design firms. He often thought there must be a better way. There wasn’t, so he decided to build it himself.
With over 30 years of industry experience, Jean-Pierre Lacroix has garnered a reputation as a visionary design thinker, strategist, author, and speaker. Through an unwavering focus on future-proofing brands, Jean-Pierre is driven to produce measurable results through strategic insights that help brands own the at-purchase moment.
Gilles Bienvenu, a French Canadian designer, worked for several major visual communications firms based in Montreal before starting up is own design firm in May 2000. He has been involved in many large-scale visual identity projects, such as Bell Canada, Sergaz Petroleum Co., Agence métropolitaine de transport, STM (Montreal Transit Authority), CBC / Radio-Canada and Hydro-Québec. During his career, he applied his design skills to a variety of prestigious projects where he was leading the design teams.
The Toronto Botanical Garden includes 12 contemporary-themed gardens spanning nearly four acres. Designed to inspire visitors to engage with nature, then go home and plant their own gardens, it also includes the newly renovated George and Kathy Dembroski Centre for Horticulture, an award-winning, LEED Silver building with an impressive 5,000-sq.-ft. glass-topped pavilion.