Michèle, Champagne,
MDes,


Recherche, Design,
Etcetera,


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Michèle Champagne
est une designer

Elle méandre la recherche, la direction artistique et le design d’édition à travers les médias. Elle s’associe dans le milieu culturel et périodique, collaborant avec Artexte, Droog, Institut Strelka, Mediamatic, Metahaven, Penguin Random House 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 et questionne la culture anti-critique, 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 pour Back Office, C Magazine, The Gradient et Volume.



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Michèle Champagne
is a designer

She circulates between research, art direction and publication design across media. She works with cultural and publishing players, collaborating with Artexte, Droog, Mediamatic Foundation, Metahaven, Penguin Random House, Strelka Institute and VPRO, a Dutch public broadcaster. Her redesign of Hazlitt magazine for Penguin won Website of the Year from National Magazine Awards.
       Michèle’s research questions 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 writes for Back Office, C Magazine, The Gradient and Volume.



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Situations,


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Master of Design, 

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

Bachelor of Design, 

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

Certificate of
Information Design, 

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



Projets, Poursuites,
Partners,


La clé du bonheur est dans le mot clé,


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

Research residency on “the happiness industry” and its vocabulary. Research invites study and dialogue around the question, What happens when happiness and well-being get tangled in digital surveillance? Design and writing for an absurdist happiness glossary and search engine (under development),



New terrains, texts and togetherness,


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

Direction for a self-initiated school blending art, design and computation. Lively talks, workshops and collaborative publishing are its core activities. Contributing faculty includes Daniel Canty, Steph Davidson, Jon Gacnic, Jürg Lehni, Zach Lieberman, Ken Lum, Tracy Ma, Dimitri Nieuwenhuizen and Mindy Seu. TXT, A-B-Z’s international typography summer school, is organized with Garry Ing and Greg J. Smith,


Eclectic lines and longreads,


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

Responsive 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,


Design dialogue days gone by,


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

Research on the negative 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, 


Sleeping with cinema and other survival tactics,


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

Cultural research in Moscow on the nature of Russian consumption habits across socio-economic strata, from soup kitchens to black markets and luxury malls (Russia Consumes). Design for a literary furniture collection with survival instincts, including a bed wrapped in cinematic silks and a parachute made with a lifetime of t-shirt histories (Fantastical Investments). Collection unveiled in an exhibition at Droog Amsterdam, 


Cut and paste pages and perspectives,


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

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


Là d’où nous venons,


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, postcard series and custom shipping box. Designed with Brigiet van den Berg. First Prize winner in the Best Annual Report category from the Dutch Graphic Culture Foundation,


Social networks before silicon networks,


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,



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


Tutorat, 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,


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Articles, 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; A Inspection House, Willey Reveley, 1791, UK