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Bianca DiPietro
A Bit About Me

Visual culture surrounds us and influences us. I am inspired by the creative capacity of people to affect one another.

Current

Professor of Graphic Design

Humber College
August 2016 – PRESENT

Freelance Designer

DesignedByBianca
Hamilton, ON
January 2011 – PRESENT

Experience

Art Director

Clean Eating magazine
Active Interest Media (AIM)
January 2014 – March 2017

Web Designer

Softfocus Ltd.
Hamilton, ON
March 2014 – July 2016

Graphic Designer

Clean Eating magazine
Robert Kennedy Publishing
Mississauga, ON
August 2011 – May 2013

Teaching

Contract Instructor

Sheridan College
YSDN York/Sheridan Program
Department of Design
Toronto, ON
September 2015 – April 2016

Guest Speaker/Instructor

George Brown College
Data Visualization & Information Graphics
Continuing Education
Toronto, ON
December 2014 – April 2016

Contract Instructor

Sheridan College
Colour Theory for Fine Artists
Continuing Education
Oakville, ON
January 2014 – April 2014

Instructor / Teaching Assistant

York University
YSDN 2008 Information Design 1
Department of Design
Toronto, ON
January 2011 – April 2011

Education

Master of Design, M.Des

York University, Toronto, ON
September 2009 – April 2011
Thesis Title: “Do You See What I’m Saying?
Investigating the Arbitrariness of Letterforms through Typeface Design”
Committee: David Cabianca & Paul Sych

Honours Bachelor of Design, B.Des

York University, Toronto, ON
September 2005 – May 2009
Summa Cum Laude

HackerYou

Web Development
Toronto, ON
September 2013 – January 2015

Organization & Affiliations

Ladies Learning Code/Learning Labs Volunteer

Mentor & volunteer in a women-run not-for-profit group 
working to empower everyone to feel comfortable learning
beginner-friendly technical skills in a social, collaborative way.
January 2014 – PRESENT

Provisional RGD Membership

Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario
May 2013 – Present

Hammer City Roller Girls of Hamilton Ontario

Volunteer Graphic Designer & Creative Specialist
Media & Public Relations Committee
January 2011 – Present

UHN Good Clinical Research Principles

University Health Network, Toronto, ON
Certificate of Training
January 2010

Conferences & Presentations

What Stinks? A Presentaton on Waste Management Signs

Guest Speaker – MDES 5104
York University, Toronto, ON
January 2011

Design Biennial Graduate Symposium

Amateur Vandals: Graphic Interventions in the City
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
January 2010

Publications

Master Class: Graphic Design

Guide to the World’s Leading Graduate Schools
Frame Publishers 2014

Urbanicity Newspaper

Featured Article focusing on my Master of Design Thesis
Hamilton, ON
May 2013

Oxygen Magazine

Featured in the Contributors Section
Adventure Race Feature custom illustrations
July 2013

Research

Research Assistant / Programmer

York University
Visual Differentiation in 
Look-Alike Medication Names
Toronto, ON
August 2009 – January 2011
Programmed and prepared computer-based study materials in DirectRT experiment software, as well as assisted in the design and preparation of other study materials. Ran the medication study for 6 weeks (testing approximately 100 participants).

Computer & Technical Skills

Proficient in Mac/Apple environment
Complete Adobe Suite (including Advanced skills in InDesign, Illustrator & Photoshop)
Advanced in HTML & CSS
Wordpress and CMS
JQuery & Javascript
General computer skills (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)

Hobbies & Interests

– Running marathons & rec rowing
– Fitness & wellness
– Painting
– Reading
– Cottaging
– Wakeboarding & snowboarding

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