Dr Nadine Ouellet
Head, School of Design Communication and Programme Leader, BA(Hons) Design Communication
- PhD Equivalency (Visual Communication), Laval University, Canada
- MFA (Graphic Design), Yale University, USA
- BFA (Visual Communication), Laval University, Canada
Dr Nadine Ouellet is an award-winning designer and educator, with expertise in visual methods, research through design, publication design and typography.
Nadine started her academic career at Université Laval, School of Design in Quebec City, Canada in 2002, while she also pursued her doctorial studies. Nadine received her academic tenure in 2007 and lead the graphic design undergraduate programme for one year before moving to Hong Kong in 2008.
In Hong Kong, Nadine continued her academic journey at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as a visiting professor and a full-time professor at the Hong Kong campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Apart from teaching undergraduate and graduate students, Nadine was also invited to participate in curriculum reconfiguration and school accreditation processes.
Nadine has been working internationally and her design practice revolves around clients in the cultural, governmental and educational sectors. She has worked for creative firms in Quebec City, New York, Paris, Porto and Hong Kong. She has worked on design projects for clients such as Phaidon Press, Art Directors Club of New York, the Friends of the High Line, Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Desjardins Bank, As Boas Raparigas Theatre, Quebec Government and Edipresse Media Hong Kong.
Her design expertise ranges from designing prints (books, catalogues, magazines and posters) and developing visual identities to creating in situ or digital experiences. Her latest research interest – the revival of traditions and historical sites through design – has expanded her body of work with designed objects, textiles experimentations and urban installations.
In 2012, Nadine co-founded OR Atelier, an experimental graphic design atelier, with Canadian designer Maxime Rheault. Their first project OR Play, a limited edition collection of design objects exploring the value of play, the love of nature and the importance of sharing traditions, was selected by the Quebec Beaux-Arts National Museum to be featured in their design boutique. A short documentary on the duo’s creative process was presented on Radio-Canada’s broadcast television network.
Nadine’s design work has also won various professional awards and has been presented in international solo and group exhibitions in Canada, France, Poland, Japan and the USA.