Michèle Champagne, 
MDes,


Design, Recherche, 
Direction,



Montréal, Québec,
M
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Michhham,
+1 647 834 1507






“I have made a discovery: Champagne is more fun to drink than goat’s milk.”


— Ancient Internet proverb




Fil, 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 travaille avec Artexte, Droog, Fondation Mediamatic, Metahaven, Penguin Random House Canada, Institut Strelka et VPRO, un difusseur public néerlandais.
        Michèle est connue pour son design conceptuel, fortement collaboratif et motivé par l’éditorial. Elle travaille la publication comme une conversation publique, et elle dérive les arcanes de la création open source et la participation des lecteurs. Sa recherche intérroge la culure anti-critique, la psychologie positive et la mesure du bonheur dans le cadre de la surveillance numérique. 
        Elle écrit aussi sur la culture visuelle du design, notamment pour la revue Back Office, C Magazine, le magazine Volume et la revue The Gradient par Walker Art Centre.



Anglais, English,
Line,


Michèle Champagne
is a designer

who moves between research, creative direction and publication design across media. After a Master of Design at Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam, in 2011, she works with Artexte, Droog, Mediamatic Foundation, Metahaven, Penguin Random House Canada, Strelka Institute and VPRO, a Dutch public broadcaster.  
        Michèle is known for her conceptual, collaborative and highly editorial approach to design. She addresses publication as a public conversation, and meanders open source dynamics and reader participation. Her research questions anti-criticism culture, positive psychology and happiness measurement in the context of digital surveillance.
        She also writes about the visual life of design, notably for Back Office journal, C Magazine, Print magazine, Volume magazine and The Gradient journal by Walker Art Centre.



Études, Studies,
Situations,


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,


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

Self-initiated research residency on the ‘the happiness industry,’ its vocabulary and legibility. Research invites study and dialogue around the question, What happens when happiness and well-being get tangled up in powerful measurement and digital surveillance infrastructure? Self-initiated design and writing for an absurdist happiness glossary and search engine (upcoming),


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

Public programme curation for an international, decentralized school for design, art and computation. Lively talks, hands-on workshops and collaborative publishing are its core activities. TXT is organized in association with Garry Ing and Greg J. Smith, 


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

Redesign for Hazlitt, a digital literary magazine with an independent editorial mission. E-book cover design for Hazlitt Originals, a digital imprint of fiction and non-fiction singles. Design for 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

Creative direction and design for a typographic identity, print catalogue, event lighting and e-flyers 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 thinking and positive psychology on design. Creative direction, 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 contemporary Russian consumption habits across socio-economic strata (Russia Consumes). Design for a literary furniture collection with survival instincts (Fantastical Investments). Furniture 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 doubled as a catalogue for a 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 support for network launch events and exhibitions during Amsterdam Art Biennale,



Conférences, Tic,
Talk,


AIGA, US
École de design à l’UQAM, CA
GDC Manitoba, CA
Harvard GSD, US
MOCAD, 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,


École de design à l’UQAM, CA
Maryland Institute College of Art, US
OCAD University, CA
York University, CA


Écrits,Writings,
Wits,


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