Michèle Champagne, 
MDes,


Recherche, Design,
Etcetera,



Montréal, Québec,
M
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Michhham,
+001 647 834 1507



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French,


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Michèle Champagne
est une designer

qui circule entre la recherche, la direction artistique et le design d’édition à travers les médias. Elle méandre le milieu culturel et périodique, travaillant avec Artexte, Droog, Institut Strelka, Mediamatic, Metahaven, Penguin Random House Canada et VPRO, un difusseur public néerlandais. Sa refonte de Hazlitt magazine pour Penguin a été primée Siteweb de l’année par les Prix du magazine canadien.
       Michèle recherche les nouvelles dynamiques d’édition, la culture anti-critique du design, le bonheur dans la surveillance numérique, et la pensée positive obligatoire dans la société occidentale. Elle enseigne des fois, récemment comme Professeure invitée à l’École de design à l’Université du Québec à Montréal.
        Elle écrit aussi, notamment pour Back Office à Paris, C Magazine à Toronto, The Gradient par Walker Art Centre à Minneapolis et Volume par Fondation Archis à Amsterdam.



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Michèle Champagne
is a designer

who circulates between research, art direction and publication design across media. She moves within the cultural and publishing sectors, working with Artexte, Droog, Mediamatic Foundation, Metahaven, Penguin Random House Canada, Strelka Institute and VPRO, a Dutch public broadcaster. Her redesign of Hazlitt magazine for Penguin won Website of the Year from National Magazine Awards.
       Her research explores new publishing dynamics, anti-criticism culture in design, happiness measurement in digital surveillance, and mandatory positivity in Western culture. She teaches sometimes, recently as Guest Professor at the School of Design at University of Québec in Montréal.
        She also writes, notably for Back Office in Paris, C Magazine in Toronto, The Gradient by Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis and Volume by Archis Foundation in Amsterdam.



Services, Circule,
Circulate,


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Research,

Cultural research, Desktop methods, On-site methods, Visual documentation, Visual audits, Design reviews, Design film reviews,

Art direction,

Visual identity, Typographic identity, Photography direction, Illustration direction, Pedagogical direction at the university level, Public program direction at the international level,

Publication design,

Print catalogues, Print magazines, Digital magazines, Digital book covers, Websites and social networks with publishing capabilities,



Études, Studies,
Situations,


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Master of Design, 

Gerrit Rietveld Academie,
Sandberg Instituut,
Design Department,
2011, Amsterdam, NL

Bachelor of Design, 

OCAD University,
Faculty of Design,
Graphic Design Program,
2005, Toronto, CA

Certificate of
Information Design, 

University of Toronto,
Faculty of Information,
2001, Toronto, CA



Projets, Clients,
Partners,


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Life, Smile, Publication,
Artexte,
Spring 2018 to 2019,
Montréal, CA 

Research on “the happiness industry,” its vocabulary and legibility. Research invites study and dialogue around the question, What happens when happiness and well-being get tangled in measurement and digital surveillance infrastructure? The Artexte collection provides valuable documentation on the theory of happiness and history of portraiture, panoptic art and architecture,


A, B, Z,
Artexte, Art Metropole, 
Gallery 44, InterAccess, UQAM,
2016 to 2019,
Montréal, Toronto, CA

Direction and public program curation for a self-initiated school of design, art and computation. Lively talks, workshops and collaborative publishing are its core activities. Contributing faculty includes Daniel Canty, Stephanie Davidson (Bloomberg.com), Jon Gacnic (Folder Studio), Jürg Lehni, Zach Lieberman, Ken Lum, Tracy Ma (Bloomberg Businessweek), Dimitri Nieuwenhuizen (LUSTlab) and Mindy Seu. TXT is organized with Garry Ing and Greg J. Smith,


Hazlitt, 
Penguin Random House Canada,
2014,
Toronto, CA

Redesign for Hazlitt, a digital literary magazine. E-book cover design for Hazlitt Originals, a digital imprint of fiction and non-fiction singles. Prototype delivery of Hz, a custom image editing tool built with Processing. Hazlitt won Website of the Year from National Magazine Awards,


37th NMAs,
National Media Award Foundation,
2014,
Toronto, CA

Art direction and graphic design for a typographic identity and print catalogue for the 37th annual National Magazine Awards in Toronto, 


That New Design Smell no. 1,
Sandberg Instituut,
2011,
Amsterdam, NL

Self-initiated research on the adverse effects of positive psychology on design practice. Art direction, editorial design and writing for a web-to-print magazine blending design criticism with Internet comments. Winner of Best Student Prize from Dutch Graphic Culture Foundation. Recognized in Items magazine’s Best Dutch Design Graduates issue, 


Russia Consumes, Fantastical Investments,
Droog, Metahaven, Strelka Institute,
2010 to 2011,
Amsterdam, NL, Moscow, RU

Field research in Moscow on the nature of Russian consumption habits across socio-economic strata (Russia Consumes). Design for a literary furniture collection with survival instincts (Fantastical Investments). Collection unveiled in an exhibition at Droog Amsterdam, 


De Verenigde Sandbergen no. 64,
Sandberg Instituut,
2010,
Amsterdam, NL

Design and writing for a print magazine that doubles as a catalogue for a Sandberg graduation exhibition at De Brakke Grond. Designed with Lauren Grusenmeyer. First Prize winner of Coupe magazine’s International Image and Design Awards,


Daar Zijn Wij Van,
VPRO Broadcasting,
2010,
Hilversum, NL

Design and editorial direction for a 300-page print report laced with public letters, postcards, emails, press clippings and Internet comments. Design for a corporate social responsibility report and custom carboard box. Designed with Brigiet van den Berg. First Prize winner in the Best Annual Report category from the Dutch Graphic Culture Foundation,


Mediamatic Travel,
Mediamatic Foundation,
2009,
Amsterdam, NL

Design for a do-it-yourself social network for traveling creatives. Built with AnyMeta. Design for a custom display typeface and plugin. Design and public program support for network launch events and exhibitions during Amsterdam Art Biennale,



Conférences, Tic,
Talk,


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AIGA, US
École de design à l’UQAM, CA
GDC Manitoba, CA
Harvard GSD, US
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, US
OCAD University, CA
Print Room, NL
Sandberg at Mediafonds, NL
SBC Gallery, CA
Typographische Gesselschaft
München, DE
University of the Arts London, UK



Pédagogie, Tutor,
Teach,


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École de design à l’UQAM, CA
MICA, US
OCAD University, CA
Red River College, CA
York University, CA



Écrits,Writings,
Wits,


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Articles
(Artexte), CA
Back Office
, FR
C Magazine
, CA
De Verenigde Sandbergen, NL
Print, US
The Gradient (Walker Art), US
The Graphic Design Reader, UK
Volume, NL





Crédits, Credits,

Old News, Philip Cheung, 2019, CA; Portraits for Make Ready’s The Surveyor, Jordy van den Nieuwendijk, 2015; The Road to Jazz Fest, Norman Wong, 2014, CA; Adaptation of Screaming Girls, Jo-anne Balcaen, 2005, CA; Colored People, Adrian Piper, 1991, US; Inspection House, Willey Reveley, 1791, UK