Create an opportunity
Build a stronger community
These cool September days are on a mission.
Edmonton Design Week will gather artists, designers, performers, and craftspeople, along with spectators, consumers, fans, and critics. What will follow is a celebration of talent and culture, bringing increased energy to the core and all of its prominent, underused, and unique spaces.
Our vision for this year, the next, and the one after that.
Each year, 9 days of programming will fuel the other 356 days, inspiring new creatives and creating new fans locally and around the world, until the next Design Week does it all over again. 2017 marked year one of Edmonton Design Week, driven by a city of creatives and their supporters.
The human beings and organizations committed to the above. Edmonton Design Week is powered by Edmonton Economic Development (EEDC), and driven by a talented working group.
Moirae Choquette, EEDC
Moirae Choquette is a member of EEDC’s Urban Economy division, committed to fostering economic growth in the core, she collaborates with local and regional businesses, stakeholders, and partners to create downtown vibrancy, activate the community, and support business growth and retention.
Susan Pointe, S. Pointe & Co. Inc. Art Consulting
Susan Pointe is the principal of S. Pointe & Co. Inc. Art Consulting—a champion of buying local and original. She has worked with various clients procuring over 700 pieces of artwork from Albertan and other western Canadian artists—turning spaces into stories.
Leigh Wright, Vignettes Design Showcase
Leigh Wright is an original: he’s a fun-loving designer, contractor, artist, producer, event creator, and YEG promoter—a jack-of-all-trades. For over 10 years, he has honed his design and contracting skills to become a multi-disciplined team member at MoJo Design Inc. He is also the founder of Vignettes—a celebration of Edmonton’s design and culinary communities.
Jordan Tomnuk, Tomnuk Design
Jordan Tomnuk graduated in 2011, and shortly after created his own design studio—Tomnuk Design, where he focuses on creating new designs for both his own product line and with other manufacturers. In 2015 Jordan was selected to be part of the ICFF Studio in New York, and in 2016 was the winner of Wanted Design’s “Launch Pad” in NYC.
Max Amerongen, MADE
Max Amerongen is an Edmonton designer. He is the chair of Media Architecture Design Edmonton (MADE) and also sits on the boards of Latitude 53 and Paths for People. He believes that design is an important tool for creating a better world.
Shafraaz Kaba, Manasc Isaac
Shafraaz Kaba is an architect and partner at Manasc Isaac Architects. Over the last 17 years, he has made significant contributions to the design and cultural landscape of Edmonton. Shafraaz is currently a board member of the Lean Construction Institute of Canada, the Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Green Building Council. He was named one of Edmonton’s Top 40 under 40 in 2009 and is proud of being one of the founding members of the Media, Architecture Design Edmonton (MADE) Society.
Justin Kowalczuk, Workspace
Justin Kowalczuk is a multidisciplinary designer and typographer from Edmonton. His work has been honoured by Applied Arts, Communication Arts, and The Type Directors Club. Recently, Justin was selected by Applied Arts as one of 2016’s Young Blood designers.
Danny Ross, City of Edmonton
Danny Ross boasts a background in both mathematics and interior design, and is a champion for local business through his role as coordinator for the 'Edmonton Made' program. He has designed commercial and residential spaces in across Canada and has participated in various Edmonton based design events and installations, such as Tete Jaune, Vignettes, Latitude 53 Parka Patio among others.
Jacek Malec, Hartcourt House Artist Run Centre
Jacek Malec is an art historian, critic, and an accomplished curator of numerous exhibitions related to international and Canadian contemporary visual arts, architecture and design. In October 2016 he assumed a position of Executive Director of Harcourt House Artist Run Centre in Edmonton. Malec is a member of International Association of Art Critics – Canadian Chapter and a past vice president of this international art organization.
Marielle TerHart, Marielle Elizabeth
Marielle is the creator and owner of ‘Marielle Elizabeth,' a full service social media managing and consulting business with a mandate to elevate local brands, businesses and festivals. Through online story-telling and clean brand photography, Marielle strives to share both design and the people behind it with an overarching intention of translating online interaction into champions of local-first, proud to call Edmonton a vibrant city for entrepreneurs and visionaries alike.
Greg Latham, Nuit Blanche, Edmonton
Greg Latham is the Executive Director of Nuit Blanche Edmonton. In September 2015 the inaugural Nuit Blanche Edmonton saw over 50,000 take over downtown Edmonton for an all night art party of epic proportions. Greg and his team produced a more modest rendition - Petite Nuit - in 2016, and the next large scale event will take place in September 2018. Greg has many years experience producing festivals in Australia and New Zealand.