Rachel Kroft

Rachel is a 4th year Industrial Design student at
Emily Carr University, who is passionate
about applying her creative critical thinking to
solving complex human problems.
Primarily interested in designing products
and/or services that empower, give people
independence and fosters community
development. Furthermore she is wanting to
focus on how health care + social media +
business intersect with design.

Shelagh McLellan

Shelagh is a 4th year industrial design student at
Emily Carr University. She is passionate
about health care related services, systems
and product designs, and how these can be
improved through co-creation, ergonomics
and a sustainable approach. She is currently
focusing on interaction design projects
dealing with improving communication
between youth and physicians and
empowering youth to take charge of their
own health and learning.


David Aitken

David is a recent graduate of the communication design program at Emily Carr University. David has worked for 5 years through school and professional experience creating a philosophy of modern and simplified graphic design for website projects. In addition to theories and methods as a communcation designer David has knowledge and experience working in web developing tools and languages like Drupal, Wordpress, html, php, css and javascript. He lives in Vancouver, BC and is an avid cyclist and espresso connoisseur.



Tom Becher

Tom Becher is an Associate Professor teaching critical studies courses and studios to design students. He has contributed, through a variety of roles in administration and instruction, to design programs at Emily Carr University of Art + Design since 1978. Currently, he is active in raising the social and economic capital of design disciplines and design intensive industries in British Columbia. In addition to many community-based initiatives he has promoted, for the last 20 years, best practices in design management through his firm Basix Design Management. He began his career as an architect in 1974 and diversified into interior design, exhibit design, industrial design, computer development and interface design, furniture development and manufacturing, and corporate strategy. His academic fascination continues to centre on design processes that generate environments, objects and messages that make us more human.