Justin Pritchard, MEd, MSc, MDes

Career Coach – Part-time and FastTrack MBA Students, BUS Career & Work Integrated Learning
Co-Creator and Facilitator – Design Thinking Series, Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Sessional Instructor – Design Studies, Faculty of Arts - Art & Design Dept

Contact

Career Coach – Part-time and FastTrack MBA Students, BUS Career & Work Integrated Learning
Email
justin.pritchard@ualberta.ca
Address
Business Building
11203 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2R6

Co-Creator and Facilitator – Design Thinking Series, Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Email
justin.pritchard@ualberta.ca
Address
Triffo Hall
11312 89 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Sessional Instructor – Design Studies, Faculty of Arts - Art & Design Dept
Email
justin.pritchard@ualberta.ca
Address
Fine Arts Building
8807 - 112 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2C9

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Design Fundamentals Visual Communication Design Design Thinking Career Design Career Coaching


About

Justin Pritchard's design journey began 15 years ago while studying and working in apparel design and visual display followed by visual communications design. He completed a Design Diploma, Bachelor of Design (BDes) and SSHRC-funded Master of Design (MDes) degree at the University of Alberta. He works as a sessional faculty member in the Department of Art and Design. Subsequent to that, he completed two additional master's degree in Education. Justin is a Certified Career Development Professional (CCDP) and Career Master Coach Practitioner (CMCP), and specializes in career and life design for adult learners. Educating students and professionals on how to apply design in life to foster creativity, curiosity and confidence is what he is known for on and off-campus. Justin integrates mindfulness meditation into his teaching and coaching practices.

Within Design Studies, he has expertise in the following areas: visual fundamentals, design processes, ideation, concept creation, typography, layout design, visual identities and systems, and design for social good.

E D U C A T I O N

M.Ed. in Learning Design and Technology, Teacher's College, Western Governors University, 2022

M.Sc. in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Teacher's College, Western Governors University, 2020

Adult Education Studies, Centre for Adult Education and Community Outreach, Brock University, 2019

University Certificate in Career Development Studies, Department of Psychology, Athabasca University, 2017

M.Des. in Visual Communication Design, Department of Art and Design, University of Alberta, 2015

B.Des. in Visual Communication Design and Social Sciences, Department of Art and Design, University of Alberta, 2013

Diploma in Fashion Design and Business Studies, School of Media and Design, Lethbridge College, 2007


Teaching

Academic Courses Taught (credit)

Department of Art and Design, Faculty of Arts, 2014–Present

DES 135: Design Fundamentals

DES 393: Foundations of Visual Communication Design I (Typography)

DES 393: Foundations of Visual Communication Design I (Type and Photography)

DES 394: Foundations of Visual Communication Design II (Type-Image Integration)

DES 396: Introduction to Research and Theory in Design


Design Thinking + Career Design Series (non-credit) (click here)

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, 2020–Present

Part 1: Design Thinking + Building Collaboration for Your Academic and Work Journey 

Part 2: Design Thinking + The Art of Generating Ideas for Work-Life Balance

Part 3: Design Thinking + Mapping your Academic and Work Journey to Enhance the Experience 


Guest Speaker, Graduate Teaching and Learning Program (click here)

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, 2015–Present

Integrating Mindfulness into Life and the Classroom

Courses

DES 393 - Foundations of Visual Communication Design I

Introduction to the principles of visual communication design. Study of communication concerns through the use of photography and typography. Emphasis on appropriateness, clarity, expression and description. Introduction to information and publication design problems. Prerequisites: ART 134 and DES 135, or ART 136 and DES 138, and consent of department. BDes students must enroll in DES 394 in second term. Note: Not open to students with credit in DES 390.


DES 394 - Foundations of Visual Communication Design II

Continuing study of the principles of visual communication design. Study of communication concerns through the integration of photography and typography. Emphasis on appropriateness, clarity, expression and description. Introduction to information and publication design problems. Introduction to the computer as a tool for language and visual communication. Prerequisites: DES 393, and consent of Department. Note: Not open to students with credit in DES 390.


DES 396 - Introduction to Research and Theory in Design

Introduction to information gathering methods, literature search and empirical research. Problem identification and definition. Purposes, goals, design and evaluation methods. Communication theory. Corequisite: DES 394 and consent of the Department.


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