Michèle, Champagne,
MDes,


Recherche, Design,
Etcetera,


Montréal,
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    +1 647 834 1507




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Michèle Champagne
est une designer

qui méandre la recherche, la direction artistique et le design d’édition à travers les médias. Elle s’associe dans le milieu culturel et périodique au Canada et aux Pays-Bas, collaborant avec Artexte, Centre pour les droits numériques, 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 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 à titre de Professeure invitée à l’École de design à l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Elle écrit pour Back Office, C Magazine, Failed ArchitectureThe Gradient par le Walker Art Center et Volume par la Fondation Archis.



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Michèle Champagne
is a designer

who circulates between research, art direction and publication design across media. She works in the cultural and publishing spheres of Canada and the Netherlands, collaborating with Artexte, Centre for Digital Rights, Droog, Mediamatic, 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 researches 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 OfficeC Magazine, Failed ArchitectureThe Gradient by Walker Art Centre and Volume by Archis Foundation.



Études, Series,
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,” its vocabulary and legibility. 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 (typo) graphic terrains,


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

Direction for an autonomous school blending art, design and computation. Lively talks, workshops and collaborative publishing are its core activities. Contributors include Daniel Canty, Steph Davidson (Bloomberg.com), Jon Gacnic, Jürg Lehni, Zach Lieberman, Ken Lum, Tracy Ma (Bloomberg Businessweek), Dimitri Nieuwenhuizen and Mindy Seu. TXT, A-B-Z’s international typography summer school, is organized with Garry Ing and Greg J. Smith,


Absurdly eclectic and writer-centric,


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

Responsive redesign of 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,


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

Research on the negative effects of positive thinking and positive psychology on design practice and publishing. Art direction, editorial design and writing for a web-to-print magazine blending design criticism with Internet comments. On-line discussion forum co-designed and developed by Lennart Bruger. 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 (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 stories (Fantastical Investments). Collection unveiled in an exhibition at Droog Amsterdam, 


All the design that’s fit to publish,


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. Co-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. Co-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 built with Javascript. Design and public program support for network launch events and exhibitions during Amsterdam Art Biennale,



Tic, Talk,


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American Institute of Graphic Arts, 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


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


Writings, Wits,


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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; Reportage for Apex magazine, The Road to Jazz Fest, Norman Wong, 2014, CA; Still from Screaming Girls, Jo-anne Balcaen, 2005, CA; A Inspection House, Willey Reveley, 1791, UK