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Women in Design

March 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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The Advertising & Design Club of Canada (ADCC) presents Women in Design, a panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges facing women in the design industry.

Listen to four leaders from the Toronto design community tackle some important questions: Is sexism still a problem? Is there a formula for balancing home life with a successful career? What do aspiring female designers need to know about their chosen career?

Join featured panelists Vanessa Eckstein (Blok Design), Sarah Tranum (OCADU), Emily Tu (formerly Tung), Vanessa Wyse (Studio Wyse), and moderator Lyranda Martin Evans (DentsuBos) on March 6th at the Arts & Letters Club.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Arts & Letters Club
14 Elm Street


$12 for Non-Members
Free for ADCC Members


$30 for Non-Members

To celebrate our 70th Anniversary, The Advertising & Design Club of Canada (ADCC) will be hosting a series of events in Toronto that tackle some of the most pressing issues our industry is currently facing. For a limited time, we are offering a pass to this event series. Passes include admission to all 3 events at a discounted rate – $30 plus tax and fees.

Events include:
March 6 – Women in Design
April 10 – Creative Strategy
May 29 – AI & Creativity

Get your series pass today to reserve your spot and save!


Vanessa Eckstein | Blok Design

Known for her passion for taking on initiatives that blend cultural awareness, humanity and a love of art to advance society and business alike, Vanessa’s experiences living and working in Buenos Aires, LA, New York, Mexico City and Toronto have given Blok a unique international perspective that has been recognized and awarded around the world. Her experience includes top global brands such as Nike, Pepsi, Nestle, and the Museum of Modern Art Miami, among many others. Vanessa’s work has been exhibited in countries from Japan to Germany, most recently at the Bienal Iberamericanna de Diseño, Spain. Her work is represented in the permanent collection of the Royal Ontario Museum as well as the Library of Congress, Washington. Vanessa holds an MFA from the Art Centre of Pasadena.

Emily Tu | (formerly Tung)

Emily Tu is a designer and art director who specializes in the creation of publications, identities, packaging and websites. Prior to establishing her independent practice, Emily co-founded and ran the award-winning design studio Tung from 2014 to 2018. With over a decade of experience, she has collaborated with a variety of clients in arts & culture, design, education and retail & hospitality, including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Applied Arts, the University of Toronto, and Mjölk.

Sarah Tranum | OCAD University

Sarah Tranum is a social innovation designer and strategist. Sarah founded TrickleUp Design, a design firm pushing the boundaries of design and business to create transformative products and services that are socially, environmentally, culturally, and financially sustainable. She is an Assistant Professor, Social Innovation Design, in the Faculty of Design at OCAD University. Sarah has created and taught several courses across the Faculty of Design that focus on guiding students as they imagine and develop innovative and sustainable models for using design as a tool for social change. She received a Master of Design in Designed Objects degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her undergraduate degree in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University.

Vanessa Wyse | Studio Wyse

Vanessa Wyse is the founder and Creative Director of Studio Wyse. Originally from Sydney Australia, Vanessa is a magazine junkie and mum to two teenagers. Studio Wyse creates smart and engaging, content-first mags and editorial solutions for media brands and institutions including The University of Toronto, Chatelaine, enRoute, and The Globe and Mail. Previous to launching Studio Wyse, Vanessa was the founding Creative Director of the city weekly The Grid. Fun fact: she can’t wink with one eye, neither can Rihanna.

Lyranda Martin Evans | DentsuBos

Lyranda is a creative director, bestselling author of the book “Reasons Mommy Drinks”, and public speaker. She currently hosts the podcast “Lead by Womenwill” which aims to address gender disparity in the workforce and champion young women in their careers. She’s a working mom with two young boys and a dog at home, and her hobbies include all of the coffee.


March 6, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Arts & Letters Club
14 Elm Street
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