About the Practice: marcbdesign

This site is now getting a bit neglected (as blogs do). Mainly because I’ve been busy setting up the new practice: Codename Design [link coming soon] which should be ready for prime time September 1 2010. We’ve already done some work, you can check out our latest project: the Teachers Without Borders website.

My last official gig was as the Design Director and VP of Product Design at NowPublic.com. Currently I’m only taking on the occasional special project and a few teaching assignments. In the meantime if you want to know more about my work, you can check out some of my recent web projectsarchitecture + interior projects, or projects that looked promising but never became.

In the meantime here is some info about me:

Who: Vancouver-based freelance designer, intern-architect (IA-AIBC), lecturer and artist specializing in experience design for web and interiors and collaborative architectural projects.

What: Over the past 15 years I’ve been involved as a designer and project manager on a wide range of architectural and corporate identity projects. My experience ranges from the planning and design of Olympic games facilities and large hospitality projects to custom interiors for residential and retail spaces. I also teach design history and theory at Emily Carr University here in Vancouver.  Both my practice and academic research are based on ongoing investigation of the material effects of cultural production.  For example I’ve been looking architectural design as a form of media, and have developed a specialized practice which integrates communication strategies into the built environment, this in turn informs my work as a design director for large scale “social” web projects helping people gather on the web to create content.

How: here’s the formal background that allows me to cross the traditional boundaries of design practice. I hold a Professional Bachelor of Architecture (with distinction) from Carleton University in Ottawa (1994) and an M.A. in Design (with distinction) from Central St Martins in London, England. (2002).

Contact: marcb.design [at] gmail.com