Michèle Champagne,
MDes,


Design, Recherche, 
Etcetera,


Montréal, 
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Français, French,


Michèle Champagne est une designer qui circule entre la recherche, la direction artistique et le design d’édition à travers les médias. Après une maîtrise à l’Institut Sandberg à Amsterdam en 2011, elle collabore avec Artexte, Droog, Fondation Mediamatic, Metahaven, Penguin Random House Canada, Institut Strelka et VPRO, un difusseur public néerlandais.

Michèle travaille la publication comme une conversation publique, et elle dérive les arcanes de la création open source, la rédaction collaborative et la participation des lecteurs. Sa recherche intérroge la culture anti-critique, la psychologie positive, la mesure du bonheur et leurs phénomènes communicatifs.

Elle écrit aussi, notamment pour la revue Back Office, C Magazine, Volume magazine et The Gradient par Walker Art Centre.



Anglais, English,


Michèle Champagne is a designer who moves between research, creative direction, and publication design across media. After a Master of Design at Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, in 2011, she has worked with Artexte, Droog, Mediamatic Foundation, Metahaven, Penguin Random House Canada, Strelka Institute, and VPRO, a Dutch public broadcaster.  

Michèle works with publication as a public conversation, and meanders open source dynamics, collaborative authorship, and reader participation. Her research interrogates anti-criticism culture, positive psychology, happiness measurement, and their communication phenomena.

She also writes, notably for Back Office journal, C Magazine, Volume magazine, and The Gradient by Walker Art Centre.



Études, Studies,


        Master of Design,
Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Sandberg Institute, 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, Projects,


        Life, Smile, Publication,
Self-initiated research on ‘the happiness industry’ and its entanglement with measurement and digital surveillance, Design and writing for an absurdist happiness glossary and search engine (upcoming),
Artexte,
2018 – 2019, Montréal, CA

        A-B-Z,
Self-initiated, decentralized school for art, design and computation, Includes public talks, international summer schools, university courses and publishing activities across media,
Artexte, Art Metropole, Gallery 44, InterAccess, UQAM,
2016 – 2019, Montréal, Toronto, CA

        Hazlitt, Hazlitt Originals, Hz,
Redesign for a digital literary magazine with an independent editorial mission, Design for ebook covers and the prototype of a custom image editing tool, built with Processing,
Penguin Random House Canada,
2014, Toronto, CA

        37th National Magazine Awards,
Design for a typographic identity, print catalogue, and myriad e-flyers,
National Media Awards Foundation,
2014, Toronto, CA

        That New Design Smell no. 0,
Self-initiated research on positive psychology and its effects on design practice, Creative direction, design and writing for a web-to-print design magazine that blends thoughtful criticism with Internet comments,
Sandberg Institute,
2011, Amsterdam, NL

        Russia Consumes
        Fantastical Investments,
Field research on Russian consumption habits across socio-economic strata, Design for a literary furniture collection with survival instincts,
Droog, Metahaven, Strelka Institute,
2010 – 2011, Amsterdam, NL, and Moscow, RU

        De Verenigde Sandbergen no. 64,
Design and writing for a print magazine that doubled as a catalogue for a graduation exhibition at De Brakke Grond, Designed with Lauren Grusenmeyer,
Sandberg Institute,
2010, Amsterdam, NL

        Daar Zijn Wij Van,
Design and editorial direction for a 300-page print report laced with hundreds of public letters, postcards, emails, press clippings, and Internet comments, Designed with Brigiet van den Berg,
VPRO,
2010, Hilversum, NL

        Mediamatic Travel,
Design for an international, do-it-yourself social network for traveling creatives, Design for a custom display font plugin, built with AnyMeta,
Mediamatic Foundation,
2009, Amsterdam, NL



Cours, Conferences,


SBC Gallery, C Magazine launch, 
2019, Montréal, CA

École de design, UQAM,
2019, Montréal, CA

Harvard Graduate School of Design,
2018, Cambridge, US

Graphic Designers of Canada,
2016, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, CA

Typographische Gesselschaft München,
2015, Munich, DE

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit,
2015, Detroit, US

OCADU Student Union,
2014, Toronto, CA

École de design, UQAM,
2014, Montréal, CA

American Institute of Graphic Arts,
2013, Norfolk, US

Sandberg@Mediafonds,
2012, Amsterdam, NL

Print Room,
2011, Rotterdam, NL



Pédagogie, Pedagogy,


Professeure invitée, Guest professor,
École de design, UQAM,
2017, Montréal, CA

Chargée de cours, Sessional faculty,
OCAD University,
2014–2016, Toronto, CA

Chargée de cours, Sessional faculty,
York University,
2014–2015, Toronto, CA

Artiste invitée, Visiting artist,
Maryland Institute College of Art,
2013, Baltimore, US



Écritures, Writings,


C Magazine no. 141,
C the Visual Arts Foundation,
2019, Toronto, CA

The Graphic Design Reader,
Bloomsbury,
2018, London, UK

Articles,
Artexte,
2018, Montréal, CA

Back Office no. 2,
Éditions B42,
2017, Paris, FR

The Gradient,
Walker Art Centre,
2017, Minneapolis, US

Volume no. 36,
Archis Foundation,
2013, Amsterdam, NL

Volume no. 34,
Archis Foundation,
2012, Amsterdam, NL

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



Crédits, Credits,


Old News, Philip Cheung, 2019, CA ; 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