|INDUSTRIAL DESIGN: FACULTY
Graduated the Fine Arts University of Bucharest in 1975 and holds a Bachelor
Degree in Industrial Design. He worked for 15 years in Research and Development
for public transportation in Bucharest.
Moved to Montreal in1988 and has been involved as a free-lance designer
in the development of consumer products, medical equipment, toys and
Gheza Aszalos has been teaching Industrial Design at Dawson College since
Jacques laval graduated from Université du Québec à Montreal
in 1982 with a bachelor degree in Design de l’Environnement.
He has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant working with
various type of manufacturers in Canada and in USA: designing communication
devices, medical equipment, consumer hand tools, telephone booth, using
almost all the material processes available: die casting, sand casting,
aluminum extrusion injection molding, vacuum forming, structural foam,
He started in 1988 a small high-tech corporation, Secant Home Automation,
designing with a team of electronic and software experts the first Canadian
made home automation system. He left the corporation in 1993 going back
in Industrial design consultation but not for long. In 1994 he started
with an American colleague, Kurt Gauss, the Dawson College Industrial
Jacques laval has redesigned with two other industrial design school
teachers the industrial design program for all the ID program in the
province of Quebec. The new program was introduced at Dawson in 2001
and is now fully implemented.
Graduated in 1990 from the Ohio State University with
a Masters Degree after having completed a graduate program at the College
of Applied and Visual Arts in Berlin, Germany. From 1990 – 1992
worked as designer for Fitch, an International Design Consultancy in
the US, following an employment from 1993 till 1999 as Senior designer
and project manager for Plan Créatif, a Paris based design firm.
In fall 1999, Tatiana was hired as director of Industrial Design by
Design Central in Columbus, US.
Her expertise lies in field of consumer products,
telecommunication, office furniture systems and medical products. Her
client list included: France Telecom, Whirlpool, LG, Daewoo, GE, SEARS,
Elkay, Siemens, Alcatel and many others.
Tatiana has been teaching at Strate College-Paris,
Créapole, - Paris and UTC, University of Technology in Compiégne.
In Fall 2003 Tatiana Leblanc joint the teaching team at Dawson College
Industrial Design Department.
Graduated in 1983 from Concordia University (M.F.A.),
in 1975 from Vancouver School of Art (Advanced Diploma in Sculpture),
in 1975 from University of British Columbia (B.A.). Also studied in
architecture, U.B.C., and in Mechanical Technology, Dawson College.
He has had various group and solo exhibitions since
1975. His artwork is included in many private and public collections
as well as public art sites. He has taught at Concordia University
and Dawson College in Fine Arts and was involved in the implementation
of the Industrial Design program at Dawson College in 1994.
Graduated, with distinction, from the school of Industrial
Design at Carleton University, Ottawa, in June of 1987. Gained extensive
experience in plastic product design and transportation design while
working as a junior and senior industrial designer at various design
studios in Montreal and in France between 1985 and 1991. Founded DIBIS,
Inc. in January 1992, a product design and manufacturing company based
Michael has received international design awards and
recognition from both the industry and his peers for the quality of
his products and design projects. His products have been selected by
numerous publications and design exhibitions throughout North America.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York City as well as numerous other
well know retail shops around the world sell products designed by Michael
Santella and manufactured by DIBIS. He is the only three time winner
of the prestigious Accent on Design Award at the New York International
Gift Fair, given annually for best product design.
Michael has also working as a free lance Industrial
Designer and teaching at the University de Montreal. He has been teaching
at Dawson College since August 2002.
Michel Laurent Séguin
Graduated from Carleton University in 1987 and holds a bachelor’s
degree in Industrial Design. He also studied in avionics at l’Ecole
nationale d’aéronautique and Mechanical Engineering at École
de technologie supérieure.
First worked in 1988 for an Exhibit Design firm before joining an Industrial
Design consultancy from 1989 to 1992 in Montréal.
Between1993 to 1996 he was responsible for Research and Development for
a major signage manufacturer. He founded his consultancy in 1996, specializing
in consumer and industrial plastic products, signage and lighting design.
In the fall of 1998, Michel became a faculty member of Dawson College’s
Industrial Design department. He has also taught at l’École
de design de l’Université du Québec à Montréal.
David graduated from the Ontario College of Art in
Toronto with a Diploma in Industrial Design in 1991. He apprenticed
in Olivetti’s Centro Stile in Milan, Italy from 1991 to 1992.
Upon returning to Canada, he moved to Montreal where he worked at a design
consulting firm from 1994 to 1996. At that point he began his own business
in industrial design. He taught at Dawson College in the industrial design
department in 1998, and currently is the department’s plastic and
metal shops’ technician, while continuing to offer design consulting
services to clients.