Dave Mason to discuss ‘Canada by Design’ at 25th annual Reddin Symposium

EVENT: Influential Canadian designer Dave Mason will speak on “Canada by Design” at Bowling Green State Uni versity’s 25th annual Reddin Symposium. The symposium is free and open to the public.

Canada is not just a producer of design. It is a product of design. What does it mean to make a country? Mason will examine the choices that have shaped Canada into the nation it is today.

The Reddin Symposium is designed to improve community understanding about Canada. The Reddin family of Bowling Green originally suggested the idea of an annual Canadian symposium and has funded the event every year. 

WHEN: Wednesday, March 21, at 7 p.m.

WHERE: 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union

DAVE MASON
Born in England and raised in Canada, Dave Mason held a number of colorful jobs before co-founding Chicago/Vancouver-based SamataMason Inc.,in 1995, which subsequently became smbolic in 2010.

Honored for excellence in numerous design publications and competitions, Mason's work has been exhibited at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, Germany, and appeared in publications such as Communication Arts, The Mead Annual Report Show, Graphis, Applied Arts, AIGA 365, Graphex, How, Step, and Designer's Workshop Japan. He has served as a juror for many international competitions and as a guest speaker at numerous design and business schools, conferences and events throughout Canada, the United States and Asia.

Beyond his accomplishments as a designer, Mason is co-founder of a number of successful businesses including OpinionLab Inc., the leader in Web and mobile voice-of-customer feedback systems; Noisemaker Films LLC, a documentary film company whose films have been recognized at numerous festivals and broadcast on public television; and Cusp Conference LLC, an annual Chicago-based conference about “the design of everything.”

He was named a Fellow by the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada.

For more information, contact: Bonnie Blankinship, Marketing and Communications, 419-372-2618 or bblanki@bgsu.edu, or Matt Davis, associate professor of art, at 419-372-2997 or mhdavis@bgsu.edu.

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(Posted March 12, 2012 )