Our Team


  • Carol Aitken
    MPub CGD
    Design Instructor / Co-Coordinator & Department Chair - IDEA School of Design

    Carol has worked as a designer for print and web in the UK, Australia, Papua New Guinea and Canada and has been a studio partner for most of her caree ... [more]


    Jay Bassan
    Visual Studio Photography Instructor - IDEA School of Design

    Jay began his career in Advertising as an Art Director at Leo Burnett UK, working on international campaigns for brands such as French Connecti ... [more]


    Jeff BurgessJeff Burgess
    Illustration Instructor - IDEA School of Design

    Jeff is an honors graduate from the Alberta College of Art and has been a practicing visual artist and illustrator since 1980. He is represented by Re ... [more]


    Patrick CotterPatrick Cotter
    Content Development Instructor - IDEA School of Design

    Patrick has been developing award-winning content for business communications for more than 15 years. He is skilled in writing for a variety o ... [more]


    Phillip DjwaPhillip Djwa
    BA, MFA
    Instructor - IDEA School of Design

    Phillip Djwa is a creative technologist and interactive strategist with more than 20 years’ experience in design, digital media and film/TV. He runs A ... [more]


    Vida JurcicVida Jurcic
    Design Instructor - IDEA School of Design

    Vida is a founding partner of Hangar 18 Creative Group, whose work has been recognized by Communication Arts, Applied Arts, The One Show, Gra ... [more]


    John Lau
    Digital Applications Instructor / Lab Supervisor - IDEA School of Design

    John has more than twenty years' professional experience with traditional imaging and has been actively involved in digital imaging almost since  ... [more]


    Shayne LetainShayne Letain
    Illustration Instructor - IDEA School of Design

    Shayne is a graduate of Capilano College's Graphic Design and Illustration program, and has been working as a freelance artist for the past fou ... [more]


    Andrew McDermottAndrew McDermott
    Instructor - IDEA School of Design

    Andrew is the past President and a senior member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Andrew was born in Bolton, England and moved to Canada at a yo ... [more]


    Pascal MilelliPascal Milelli
    Illustration Instructor & Co-Coordinator - IDEA School of Design

    Pascal is a graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design. His illustration clients include Scribner Books, Harpers Magazine, Canada P ... [more]


    Judy SnaydonJudy Snaydon
    Design Instructor - IDEA School of Design

    Judy has honed her skills in design firms, advertising agencies and as an independent consultant, in London, Paris and Vancouver. From 2004- ... [more]


    Jerome ValdezJerome Valdez
    Digital Branding Instructor - IDEA School of Design

    Jerome is an accomplished user experience designer who specializes in creating unique user experiences online. He has brought his expertise to clients ... [more]


    Dominique WalkerDominique Walker
    Design Instructor - IDEA School of Design

    Dominique worked at Identica Branding and Design (a division of Cossette Communications) where she gained extensive experience working in Vancouver an ... [more]