January 15-21, 2018

Ambassadors

TO DO Ambassadors are representatives of the Festival’s creative community. As leaders of Toronto design locally and globally, they are a great resource for Festival information, and familiar faces at Festival events. Add them to your social networks and start communicating.

Jonathon Anderson
Ryerson University + Jonathon Anderson Studio
I became an ambassador to help promote and celebrate the festival and design community. I strongly support TO DO’s mission to transform Toronto into a hub for creativity.

Jonathon Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Interior Design at Ryerson University and principal of Jonathon Anderson Studio.

 

Jonathon AndersonRyerson University + Jonathon Anderson Studio
I became an ambassador to help promote and celebrate the festival and design community. I strongly support TO DO’s mission to transform Toronto into a hub for creativity.

Jonathon Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Interior Design at Ryerson University and principal of Jonathon Anderson Studio.

 

Matthew Hague
TO DO is a great festival, Toronto has amazing design talent, I’m happy that I can help share the story.

Matthew Hague is a Toronto-based freelance writer. His writing has been published in Toronto Life, Azure, DesignLines and many other publications. He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, and is currently pursuing an MBA at Ryerson University.

 

Matthew Hague
TO DO is a great festival, Toronto has amazing design talent, I’m happy that I can help share the story.

Matthew Hague is a Toronto-based freelance writer. His writing has been published in Toronto Life, Azure, DesignLines and many other publications. He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, and is currently pursuing an MBA at Ryerson University.

 

Marsha Robb
Momentum Group
There is no better way to bridge the gap between design disciplines, than to build a community that supports each other and as an ambassador I want to be a link that can help connect people.

From Graphic Design, Fashion then Textiles. Marsha believes in creating a symbiosis that cultivates forward thinking in how we can be better. Working for a leading contract textiles company their focus is on sustainable practices that will reduce environmental impacts.

Marsha RobbMomentum Group
There is no better way to bridge the gap between design disciplines, than to build a community that supports each other and as an ambassador I want to be a link that can help connect people.

From Graphic Design, Fashion then Textiles. Marsha believes in creating a symbiosis that cultivates forward thinking in how we can be better. Working for a leading contract textiles company their focus is on sustainable practices that will reduce environmental impacts.

Stanley Sun
Mason Studio
Being an ambassador allows us to share our experiences with TO DO to not only the design community but with the community at large.  We are proud and honoured to promote our fellow designer and industry members to present the strength of Toronto’s design talent and skill.

Stanley has specific interest in the science of place and the effect of environmental changes on human physiological response. He has worked for respected firms in North America, Europe and South East Asia and is currently the Partner of Toronto-based interior design firm, Mason Studio.

Stanley SunMason Studio
Being an ambassador allows us to share our experiences with TO DO to not only the design community but with the community at large.  We are proud and honoured to promote our fellow designer and industry members to present the strength of Toronto’s design talent and skill.

Stanley has specific interest in the science of place and the effect of environmental changes on human physiological response. He has worked for respected firms in North America, Europe and South East Asia and is currently the Partner of Toronto-based interior design firm, Mason Studio.

Ashley Rumsey
Mason Studio
We have had the opportunity to take part in the festival as exhibiting designers in the past, but his year, as an ambassador, I am looking forward to supporting our colleagues and fellow designers by attending events as a guest and promoting the exhibitions and seminars to the broader community.

Ashley has an acute understanding of the potential in fostering cross-disciplinary relationships to increase the knowledge base of her work. She has worked on projects in North America, the Middle East and Asia with several top design firms and is currently the Partner of Toronto-based interior design firm, Mason Studio.

Ashley RumseyMason Studio
We have had the opportunity to take part in the festival as exhibiting designers in the past, but his year, as an ambassador, I am looking forward to supporting our colleagues and fellow designers by attending events as a guest and promoting the exhibitions and seminars to the broader community.

Ashley has an acute understanding of the potential in fostering cross-disciplinary relationships to increase the knowledge base of her work. She has worked on projects in North America, the Middle East and Asia with several top design firms and is currently the Partner of Toronto-based interior design firm, Mason Studio.

MSDS Studio
MSDS Studio
MSDS believes that TO DO plays an important role in organizing and advocating on behalf of Toronto’s design community.

MSDS Studio produces design that engages contemporary culture while adhering to the abiding principles of good design and the inheritance of craftsmanship. Their work synthesizes considerations of material, form, space, and brief into resolved works of interior, furniture, and lighting design. This multidisciplinarity informs the resourcefulness that is the hallmark of their practice. MSDS believes that interior space should act as a stimulating, yet intimate, interface between human and building.

MSDS StudioMSDS Studio
MSDS believes that TO DO plays an important role in organizing and advocating on behalf of Toronto’s design community.

MSDS Studio produces design that engages contemporary culture while adhering to the abiding principles of good design and the inheritance of craftsmanship. Their work synthesizes considerations of material, form, space, and brief into resolved works of interior, furniture, and lighting design. This multidisciplinarity informs the resourcefulness that is the hallmark of their practice. MSDS believes that interior space should act as a stimulating, yet intimate, interface between human and building.

Savi Pannu
GUILD eyewear
I’m excited and honoured to be a TO DO Amassador for 2017. I’ve always loved discovering emerging artists, designers and makers that are really contributing to the cultural life of our community. I can’t wait to meet, see and share my experiences throughout the year. Bring it on!

Savi is the Creative Director for GUILD eyewear, a studio that produces locally-designed, handmade eyewear in Toronto’s west end. When she’s not tending to GUILD business, she moonlights as a Copy Writer and PR maven for clients in Spain, Norway and beyond

Savi PannuGUILD eyewear
I’m excited and honoured to be a TO DO Amassador for 2017. I’ve always loved discovering emerging artists, designers and makers that are really contributing to the cultural life of our community. I can’t wait to meet, see and share my experiences throughout the year. Bring it on!

Savi is the Creative Director for GUILD eyewear, a studio that produces locally-designed, handmade eyewear in Toronto’s west end. When she’s not tending to GUILD business, she moonlights as a Copy Writer and PR maven for clients in Spain, Norway and beyond

Nathaniel Garcia
Garcia Rep Group Inc.
I want to support an organization that is creative, unique, and has an exciting approach to programming.

Nathaniel’s career in furniture is purely coincidental, and after 20 years of working in the  industry, there is nowhere else he would rather be. His company represents brands from Spain and Italy, and the opportunity to work and collaborate with these companies helps broaden his appreciation for the culture of design.  

Nathaniel GarciaGarcia Rep Group Inc.
I want to support an organization that is creative, unique, and has an exciting approach to programming.

Nathaniel’s career in furniture is purely coincidental, and after 20 years of working in the  industry, there is nowhere else he would rather be. His company represents brands from Spain and Italy, and the opportunity to work and collaborate with these companies helps broaden his appreciation for the culture of design.  

Kimberley Brown
House & Home Media
I attended the first ever Toronto Design Offsite Festival when it launched in 2011 and have been telling anyone who will listen why they should participate every year since. I finally thought: why not make this official?  

Kimberley Brown brings a boundless curiousity for all things design to her role as executive editor at House & Home magazine. Each month, she produces the popular Style Files section, covering the ideas, trends, people and places shaping Canadian and international design.

Kimberley BrownHouse & Home Media
I attended the first ever Toronto Design Offsite Festival when it launched in 2011 and have been telling anyone who will listen why they should participate every year since. I finally thought: why not make this official?  

Kimberley Brown brings a boundless curiousity for all things design to her role as executive editor at House & Home magazine. Each month, she produces the popular Style Files section, covering the ideas, trends, people and places shaping Canadian and international design.

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