Michèle, Champagne,
MDes,


Recherche, Design,
Etcetera,


Montréal,
Mail
Michhham,
+1 647 834 1507



Fil, Français,
French,


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Michèle Champagne
est une designer

qui dessine des méandres entre la recherche, la direction artistique et le design d’édition à travers les médias. Elle travaille avec des individus et des institutions de renommée internationale pour promouvoir des valeurs publiques et des cultures médiatiques responsables. 
        Dans le milieu culturel et périodique au Canada et aux Pays-Bas, elle collabore 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 le bonheur dans la surveillance numérique et la pensée positive obligatoire dans le design et la société occidentale. Elle enseigne parfois, 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.



Anglais, English,
Line,


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Michèle Champagne
is a designer

who circulates between research, art direction and publication design across media. She works with internationally-recognized institutions to nurture responsible public values and media cultures.
        In the cultural and publishing spheres of Canada and the Netherlands, she has collaborated 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 happiness measurement in digital surveillance and mandatory positivity in design and 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, Studies,
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



La clé du bonheur est dans le mot clé,


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Life, Smile, Publication,

Artexte,
Spring 2018 to 2019,
Montréal, CA

Research residency on “the happiness industry,” its vocabulary and legibility. Research invited study and dialogue around the question, What happens when happiness and well-being get tangled in powerful measurement and digital surveillance infrastructures? Design and writing for an absurdist happiness glossary,



New (typo) graphic terrains,


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

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



Absurdly eclectic and writer-centric,


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Hazlitt,

Penguin Random House,
2014,
Toronto, CA

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 makes haste,


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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 developed by Lennart Bruger. Winner of Best Student Prize from Dutch Graphic Culture Foundation. Recognized in Items magazine and its special issue ‘Best Dutch Design Graduates’,



Literary furniture and other survival tools,


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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 luxury shopping malls (first phase, Russia Consumes). Design for a literary furniture collection with survival instincts, including a bed wrapped in cinematic silk reels and a parachute made with a lifetime of t-shirt stories (secondphase, Fantastical Investments). Collection unveiled during an exhibition at Droog Amsterdam,



All the design that’s fit to publish,


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De Verenigde Sandbergen

no. 64,
Sandberg Instituut,
2010,
Amsterdam, NL

Design and writing for a print magazine that doubled as a catalogue for Sandberg Instituut’s graduation exhibition at De Brakke Grond, a Flemish cultural center in Amsterdam. Co-designed with Lauren Grusenmeyer. First Prize winner of Coupe magazine’s International Image and Design Awards,



Là d’où nous venons,


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Daar Zijn Wij Van
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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 cardboard 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 valleys,


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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
York University, CA


Writings, Wits,


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




Crédits, Credits,

Balcaen, Jo-anne. Still from Screaming Girls, 2005, CA; Cheung, Philip. Old News, 2019, CA; Nieuwendijk, Jordy van den. Portraits for Make Ready’s The Surveyor, 2015; Piper, Adrien. Colored People (Scarlett with Embarrassment), 1991, US; Reveley, Willey. A Inspection House, 1791, UK; Wong, Norman. Reportage for Apex magazine, The Road to Jazz Fest, 2014, CA.