Jeremy Vandermeij

Speaking at DX Salon Night

I had the pleasure of being asked to kick-off a new Salon night at the Design Exchange on Oct 18, from 6:30pm-7:30pm.  The new night will feature a salon style interview, where one designer interviews another of their choosing.  I’ll be interviewing Paddy Harringon, the Executive Creative Director at Bruce Mau Design Toronto. I chose Paddy because I love Bruce Mau Design and I’m curious to find out what a Creative Director does at a firm like this, as compared to say the Creative Director for a popular local art hotel.

More info below from the DX Blog:

Salon Night

Oct 1, 2011 2:31 PM
Noa Bronstein – Professional Development

DX Salon Night – In Conversation

October 18, 2011 – 6.30 – 7.30 pm*

Interviewer – Jeremy Vandermeij

Jeremy is the Creative Director at the Gladstone Hotel. He is also the Communications Coordinator at The Institute Without Boundaries, instructor at Ryerson University, Co-Founder and Director of Communications at Toronto Design Offsite design festival and is a Found- ing Partner of the grassroots socio- green design organization Public Displays of Affection. Jeremy has worked as a designer for 10 years in communications, architecture and interior design, and has been art-making since he was old enough to negotiate tools. He curated Come Up To My Room for three years, worked for Roundabout Studio Inc, ALSOP Architects, Design Exchange and has been a guest speaker at various institutions and events throughout Toronto.

Interviewee – Paddy Harrington

Paddy is the Executive Creative Director at Bruce Mau Design, a member of the MDC network of partners, in Toronto. He has studied literature and architecture and has worked in research, architecture, advertising, and design. His clients have included The NY Jets and Giants, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, 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. He is a regular contributor to FastCoDesign.


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  1. […] The awesome comic drawn by Raylene Knutson depicts Paddy Harington and I in conversation at the DX Salon Night last night.  Paddy Harrington is the Executive Creative Director at Bruce Mau […]

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