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About Stefan Canuel : Ottawa-based designer with more than twenty years of experience in the design and creative industry, including exhibition design and print. He blends innovation with practicality and an unswerving focus on results. Stefan’s experience is in the visual arts and many aspects of design. He excels at all elements of the creative process and has a multifaceted approach to design. As a professional, he works every day to forge profound links between organizations and their audiences through clear, creative, effective and well-managed designs and strategies. His work has been recognized by A' Design Award, Alcuin Society, Communication Arts, Design and Design, Redgees and uVU Veritiv.
STATEMENT OF ART:
My love for fine art and my interest in pop culture is longstanding. Growing up with a fascination for the visual arts and discovering commercial art while studying fine arts at university made me realize that becoming a designer was my true purpose. Design is part of me. It is what I am most passionate about.

I’m a designer because I find value in what I do. Design is a balance between problem-solving, strategy, logic and creativity. This makes design a profession with endless possibilities. I am constantly innovating, learning and exploring new ideas. Experimenting with different forms of design, I’ve been fortunate to work on several types of projects in a variety of media.

Art and design is a big part of my life, and one can’t come without the other. I am grateful that I can work in this field.

ORGANIZATION:
National Gallery of Canada

EDUCATION:
1993, Fine Arts, Faculty of the arts and social sciences, Moncton University, MONCTON/CANADA
1997, Arts and Design, Graphic Design Degree, La Cité, OTTAWA/CANADA

EXPERIENCE:
1997, Graphic Designer/Illustrator, Jack of Art, MONTREAL/CANADA
1997-2003, Designer, Expographiq, HULL/CANADA
2003-2015, Senior Exhibition Designer, Exhibition/Design, National Gallery of Canada, OTTAWA/CANADA
2015-present, Lead Creative Designer, Marketing/Design, National Gallery of Canada, OTTAWA/CANADA

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2017, “uVu Traveling Exhibit”, CALGARY–MONTREAL–TORONTO–VANCOUVER–WINNIPE
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2016, “RGD In-House Design Exhibit”, St Lawrence Centre for the Arts, TORONTO/CANADA
2013, “Tokyo International Book Fair” E.H. Noman Library, TOKYO/JAPAN
2013, “The Best Book Design from All Over The World”, Leipzig Bookfair LEIPZIG/GERMANY
2013, “The Book Art International Exhibit”, Frankfurt Book Fair, FRANKFURT AM MAIN/GERMANY
2013, “31st annual Alcuin Society Award for Excellence in Book Design”, Many Canadian Venues/CANADA

EVENTS:
2016, “Speed Mentoring”, Mentor, 17th annual Design Thinkers, TORONTO/CANADA
2016, “Challenges of Being In-House”, Panelist, 17th annual Design Thinkers, TORONTO/CANADA

AWARDS:
2017, Gold, Print and Published Media, A'Design Award, COMO/ITALY
2017, Silver, Graphic and Visual Communication, A'Design Award, COMO/ITALY
2017, Winner (Book Design), uVU Veritiv Design and Print Excellence Awards, TORONTO/CANADA
2017, Award of Excellence (Book Design), Communication Art/Typography Annual 7, MENLO PARK/UNITED STATES
2016, Design of the day (23.12.2016), Design and Design/International Design Awards, PARIS/FRANCE
2016, Design of the day (17.12.2016), Design and Design/International Design Awards, PARIS/FRANCE
2016, Best of Region Award, Redgee Awards (Canadian Regional Design Awards), TORONTO/CANADA
2016, Print Marketing Award, Redgee Awards (Canadian Regional Design Awards), TORONTO/CANADA
2016, Shortlist Finalists, Redgee Design Awards (Canadian Regional Design Awards), TORONTO/CANADA
2016, Design of the day (11.17.2016), Design and Design/International Design Awards, PARIS/FRANCE
2016, Award of Merit, RGD 1st In-House Design Awards, TORONTO/CANADA
2016, Award of Distinction, RGD 1st In-House Design Awards, TORONTO/CANADA
2013, Long List Participants, Best Book from all over the World, LEIPZIG/GERMANY,
2012, First Prize (Pictorial), 31st Annual Alcuin Society Award, VANCOUVER/CANADA

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2017, Chris Cran Catalogue, Communication Art/Typography Annual 7, page 127, January/February, MENLO PARK/UNITED STATES
2016, Chris Cran Catalogue, Designedge Canada magazine, TORONTO/CANADA
2016, Sakahàn Exhibition, Designedge Canada magazine, TORONTO/CANADA

BOOKS:
2017, “uVU winners’ catalogue” 78 pages, Veritiv, MISSISSAUGA/CANADA
2012, "Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada" 80 pages, Alcuin Society, VANCOUVER/CANADA

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
French (Native)
English (Advanced)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Adobe InDesign, Expert
Adobe Illustrator, Expert
Adobe Photoshop, Expert
QuarkXPress, Advanced
PowerCad, Advanced
SketchUp, Intermediate

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2017, RGD Mentorship Program,

SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
2013, “Exhibition: Theory and Practice”, Université du Quebec en Outaouais, GATINEAU/CANADA

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2016, RGD, TORONTO/CANADA

COLLECTIONS:
2016, The National Gallery Library and Archives, OTTAWA/CANADA
2014, The National Gallery Library and Archives, OTTAWA/CANADA
2013, Deutsches Buch-Schriftmuseum, LEIPZIG/GERMANY
2013, The Special Collections and Rare Books Division of W.A.C. Bennett Library, BURNABY/CANADA
2013, The E.H. Norman Library, TOKYO/JAPAN
2012, The National Gallery Library and Archives, OTTAWA/CANADA
2009, The National Gallery Library and Archives, OTTAWA/CANADA
2007, The National Gallery Library and Archives, OTTAWA/CANADA
2004, The National Gallery Library and Archives, OTTAWA/CANADA

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
2017, RGD In-House Design Award, TORONTO/CANADA
2017, A' Design Competition, COMO/ITALY

HOBBIES:
Illustration, Comic Book Colorist, Toy Collection, Comic Book Collection.

WEB SITE:
https://scanuel.myportfolio.com/

PORTFOLIO URL:
https://www.behance.net/scanuel

RSS URL:
https://www.behance.net/scanuel

REGISTRATION DATE:
2016-12-30 17:49:53

COUNTRY:
Canada

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Government

Awards received by Stefan Canuel


Chris Cran, Book & Cover Design Exhibition Catalogue

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Graphics and Visual Communication Design Category in 2016
Stefan Canuel for National Gallery of Canada
Chris Cran Book Exhibition Catalogue

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Print and Published Media Design Category in 2016
Stefan Canuel for National Gallery of Canada

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