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ABOUT









a—s (avery shaw) 

MDes graduate from Emily Carr University of Art and Design

user | observer | designer | maker

As an interdisciplinary designer, her practices span from product design and manufactured goods to research and conceptual design. Using a process-led approach, her work evolves through different materials and mediums exploring themes of product design in the home, empathy towards objects, and our concepts of the natural environment — how our views of the world influence our understanding, our habits and our space.  

Location: Vancouver, Canada

 


Curriculum Vitae


Professional Experience

2020-Present: Product Design Lead (Outdoor + Decor) for Article.

2020: Seminar Leader at Emily Carr University of Art + Design Fall 2020 | DHIS 201 Design Culture II

2020: Sessional Faculty at Emily Carr University of Art + Design Spring 2020 | GSMD 510 Grad Design Studio II 

2018-2020: Product Manager (Outdoor) for Article.

2018:  Seminar Leader at Emily Carr University of Art + Design Fall 2018 | DHIS 201 Design Culture II

2017-2019: Research Assistant at Emily Carr University of Art + Design | Design + Nature

2017: Seminar Leader at Emily Carr University of Art + Design Spring 2017 | SOCS 202 Ecological Perspectives - Design 

2014-2018: Freelance under a— s design

2011-2016: Product Developer and Designer for GlucksteinHome


Education

2016-2018: Masters of Design, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

2015: Chair Design and Fabrication, OCAD Continuing Education Fall 2015

2013: Inside the Canadian Market, OCAD Continuing Education Fall 2013

2007-2011: BA Art History/minor English, University of Guelph


Group Exhibitions

2018 - “/expectations in material culture & re-thinking our separation of space” The Show, Graduate Show, ECUAD

2016 - “Chair” Contours, OCAD Continuing Studies


Publications

2019 - Shaw, A. (2019). An Unexpected Rapport: Mushrooms, a Designer + Everyone Else. In Fletcher, K., Tham, M., St. Pierre, L. (Eds), Design + Nature: A Partnership  (pp. 32-37). Routledge. 

2018 - Shaw, A. (2018). Expectations in Material Culture & Re-thinking Our Separation of Space. [Vancouver] : Emily Carr University, 2018. 


 

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