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Jonathan Aitken

Associate Professor, Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media

Jonathan Aitken's background is graphic design. He studied as an undergraduate student at York University, in Toronto, where he was granted a BFA. He subsequently studied industrial design at the University of Alberta and attained an MVA. He owned and operated a graphic design studio, Pages Design Ltd, in Toronto for 15 years, where he was involved in designing and producing everything from corporate annual reports, web sites, identity programs and books to exhibit displays and signage. He has taught graphic and web design at Ryerson University for the last several years. His research/creative interests encompass the application of kinetic typography to various projects. His current project (involving a SSHRC Research/Creation grant in the Fine Arts) involves incorporating animated type into live performance, creating a believable "typographic character" that interacts naturally with live actors.

Welcome to SIM Centre

The Social + Interactive Media Centre is a new research centre that supports a wide range of applied social, interactive and design projects. Funded by a 5-year grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the centre offers BC companies a way to tap the design, creative and technical expertise of Emily Carr faculty and students.