Rank: Associate Professor
Qualifications: Hon. BA, Guelph. MFA, York University.
Initial NSCAD Appointment: 1990
Michael LeBlanc is an interdisciplinary designer with interests in web, user interface design, physical computing and product design. During the 1980’s he was a regularly exhibiting artist and his mixed media drawings can be found in private and public collections in Canada, the USA and Europe. Before coming to NSCAD in 1990, he taught drawing and interactive media at the University of Guelph, University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto Department of Art as Applied to Medicine. From 1998 to 2001, he worked full-time as Creative Director for ITC Learning Inc., Director of Media Design for Knowledge House Inc., and Senior Designer for PhotoPoint.com, a Media Metrix Top 200 website. He returned to NSCAD full-time in 2001. In 2013 he served as a research consultant for the Information and Communications Technology Council in Ottawa.
Recent publications/exhibitions include:
“The Technology of Good Intentions,” Anna Leonowens Gallery 1, NSCAD. Sept. 17-28 2013.
“Media Circus: The Book” by Michael LeBlanc. 176 pages, full colour, 2013.
“This Sucks: Visualizing an Un-Designed World” edited by Michael LeBlanc. Design fictions by NSCAD MDES class of 2012, 36 pages, 2011.
“Design Through the Rear View Mirror” edited by Michael LeBlanc. Design projects by NSCAD MDES class of 2011, 102 pages, 2010.
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