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Alumnus/Alumna profile

Laurence Pilon

BFA '16

Neil Blevins
Home town

Montreal

I am a multidisciplinary designer creating visual communication strategies across various print and digital media. I specialise in information design, which is defined as the art and science of communicating complex ideas with clarity, precision, and efficiency.

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After graduating from Concordia, what was the professional path you followed and how are you using your degree in your career?

My studies at Concordia involved a great deal of design research and analytical thinking. I studied core ideas behind sustainability, storytelling, and interaction design. These concepts have become integral to my design practice and philosophy. After graduating from Concordia, I enrolled in a master’s degree program in the United Kingdom. I studied information design in the Typography and graphic communication at the University of Reading. I now work as a design practitioner for clients of all sizes and from various areas including arts and culture, education and youth, medical research, philanthropy, as well as social activism. I also work as a design teacher at both Ahuntsic and Dawson colleges.

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Are there particular designers or professors that have influenced you?

Santo Romano (Concordia University)
Santo’s enthusiasm and real-world examples made a very technical subject —web design and development– relevant and entertaining. Thank you for being such a dedicated professor and true inspiration!

Michael Tywman (University of Reading)
Professor Tywman taught me how to look at documents and artefacts in a critical way. He provided me with the knowledge and tools to become the accomplished designer I aspire to be. Thank you for your time and patience, Professor Tywman!

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