BA, Dip.Dsg.+Ill., AFCA
Instructor, IDEA School of Design
IDEA School of Design
604.986.1911 ext. 7226
Arbutus Building, room AR206
Diploma in Design and Illustration (Distinction Designation), Capilano College, 2002.
BA, Simon Fraser University, 1998.
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. – Dr. Seuss"
Dominique Walker (BA, Simon Fraser University, 1998) is a designer and fine artist based out of Vancouver. She doesn't own a bandana wearing dog called Talus, order skinny non-GMO soy lattes or eat loads of lentils, but does admit to occasionally wearing Birkenstocks… with socks.
After Walker earned a BA from SFU, it didn't take long to realize that although it made her a more interesting and well-rounded human, it trained her for approximately 0 jobs. After talking to industry to figure out where she could get the best graphic design training in the country, she enrolled in (then) Capilano College's Applied Design and Illustration program.
She went on to work at leading creative agencies like Koo Creative, Cossette's Identica Branding and Design and Lightroom FX. Her client list has included a range of brands from major industry leaders like Walmart USA, McDonalds Canada and Playground to local non-profits like the West Coast Symphony.
Walker has now come full circle. She teaches part time in Capilano University's IDEA School of Design where she proudly helps the next generation of designers hone their branding skills. She also works as a fine artist, showing locally and nationally.
Everyone's varied background and interests gives them a unique perspective on how to smooth the pain points people encounter going through life. Ultimately as a designers, we work to smooth those pain points and affect positive change – making the world around us a better place to work, play, live and love. I enjoy working with students from all walks of life to explore life's problems and the ideas that solve them.
"Capilano University design students partner with seniors for one-of-a-kind project." Vancouver is Awesome. 3 May. 2016. https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/events-and-entertainment/capilano-university-design-students-partner-with-seniors-for-one-of-a-kind-project-1932162
"First year design students learn client relations through unique project with Silver Harbour Senior Activity Centre." RGD. 6 July. 2016. https://www.rgd.ca/2016/06/07/first-year-design-students-learn-client-relations-through-unique-project-with-silver-harbour-senior-activity-centre.php
"Capilano University's IDEA School of Design prioritizes soft design skills with unique first-year assignment." RGD. 5 Aug. 2017. https://www.rgd.ca/2017/04/21/capilanos-idea-school-of-design-prioritizes-soft-design-skills-with-unique-first-year-assignment.php
"Jury identifies top case studies submitted by RGDs in 2017." RGD. 1 May. 2017. https://www.rgd.ca/2017/01/05/jury-identifies-top-case-studies-submitted-by-rgds-in-2017.php
Top Case Study, Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD), 2017.
Miscellaneous Design Category, Lotus Award, 2008.
Third place, Nature Trust of B.C. Exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA), 2021.
Second place, Peace and Trust Exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA), 2021.
First place, 80th Anniversary Exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA), 2021.
AFCA Designation, Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA), 2020.
Art in the Garden Exhibition, North Vancouver Community Arts Council, 2018.
Wildhood Exhibition, North Vancouver Community Arts Council, 2017.
Dominique Walker, Buckland Southerst Gallery, 2017.
Third place, Active Members Exhibit, Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA), 2017.