Justin Pritchard, MSc, MDes

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

Contact

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

Lead Instructor – Design Thinking Series, Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Email
justin.pritchard@ualberta.ca
Address
Triffo Hall
11312 89 Ave NW
EdmontonAB
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
EdmontonAB
T6G 2C9

Overview

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.  

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)

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 Series (non-credit) (click here)

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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

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

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