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
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
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
2018 - “/expectations in material culture & re-thinking our separation of space” The Show, Graduate Show, ECUAD
2016 - “Chair” Contours, OCAD Continuing Studies
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.