Curriculum Vitae

Brigitte Schuster

Profile

  • 15 years of experience as a graphic designer (typographer, art director)
  • Experienced as a university lecturer and junior college teacher for graphic design, typography, photography, illustration
  • Research and exhibition record in the fields of typography, type, art, design
  • Excellent leadership skills with ability to lead a team efficiently and dynamically
  • Ability to adapt to various social and linguistic environments

Education

Experience: Teaching

  • Graphic Design Lecturer

    Schule für Gestaltung Bern und Biel

    http://www.sfgb-b.ch/ Biel BE CH
    (2016-092016-09) (2016-112016-12)

    Students taught: 18. Lectured first year graphic design students in introduction to typography and graphic design (editorial design). Participated in tandem teaching resulting in real time collaboration with team of other instructors. Bilingual (German / French).

    (2015-082015-09) (2015-112015-12)

    Students taught: 18. Lectured first year graphic design students in introduction to typography and logo design. Developed lectures and theory modules on 'type classification systems' and 'basics in typography'. Participated in tandem teaching resulting in real time collaboration with team of other instructors. Bilingual (German / French).

    (2014-112014-12)

    Students taught: 18. Lectured first year graphic design students on an applied poster project.Developed lectures and theory modules on 'readability', 'type classification systems' and 'creativity methods'. Participated in tandem teaching resulting in real time collaboration with team of other instructors. Bilingual (German / French).

  • University Lecturer

    Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

    http://nscad.ca/ Halifax NS CA
    (2011-092011-12)

    Students taught: 30. Lectured young adults in introduction to typography and illustration.

    Developed course structure, syllabus, and evaluation grids in collaboration with faculty (introduction to typography). Developed lectures and workshops on creativity methods (introduction to illustration). Participated in tandem teaching resulting in real time collaboration with team of other instructors.

  • College Teacher

    Junior College Marie-Victorin

    http://www.collegemv.qc.ca/ Montréal QC CA
    (2010-082011-07)

    Students taught: 97 (Fall), 52 (Winter). Lectured young adults in typography, idea and research.

    (2008-082009-07)

    Students taught: 83 (Fall), 87 (Winter). Lectured young adults in graphic design production, typography, advertising design, advanced vector drawing, photography and advanced photoshop.

    Developed course structure, curriculum, and evaluation grids. Organized course-related conferences and methods. Worked as part of the graduate exhibition and portfolio advisory committee.

  • Fine Arts Teacher

    Adult Education Centre Munich (Münchener Volkshochschule)

    http://mvhs.de/ Munich BAV DE
    (2003-092005-05)

    Lectured adults from different backgrounds on watercolor techniques.

Experience: Industry

  • Art Director / Graphic Designer / Consultant

    (2014-04 — current)

    Developed concept and production of book, editorial, type or corporate identity concepts;

  • Art Director / Graphic Designer

    TGG Hafen Senn Stieger

    http://tgg.ch/ St. Gallen SG CH
    (2012-022014-03)

    Managed and oversaw graphic design projects; developed strategical and editorial concepts, digitized typefaces; clients included abclitera.ch (Allegra typeface by Jost Hochuli), bistum-stgallen.ch, buchstadt.ch, gbssg.ch, hep-verlag.ch, hyposwiss.ch, irfcom.com, kunstmuseumsg.ch, rutishauserkunst.ch, jakob-schlaepfer.ch, stibi.ch, theatersg.ch (Theater, Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen), tkb.ch, urnaescher-kirchenkonzerte.ch, vgs-sg.ch (won TDC Communication Design Award for catalog 'Konzert und Theater St.Gallen – Spielzeit 2012/2013').

  • Art Director / Designer

    Brigitte Schuster

    http://brigitteschuster.com/ Montréal QC CA
    (2007-062009-08)

    Developed concept and production of new and existing corporate identity concepts for print and Web; Oversaw assigned clients, including controlyourself.ca, graff.ca, identi.ca, rona.ca

  • Photographer

    Brigitte Schuster

    http://brigitteschuster.com/ Montréal QC CA
    (2007-06 — present)

    Provided photographs on a continual basis to Firstlight, Stock photography

  • Art Director / Designer

    Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

    http://www.btmm.qc.ca/ Montréal QC CA
    (2007-062008-06)

    Developed concept and production of corporate identities in print and Web site production for the communications and marketing department; led team during senior graphic designer’s absence.

  • Art Director / Designer

    Canada Direct, Direct Marketing

    http://canadadirect.ca/ Montréal QC CA
    (2006-012007-03)

    Developed concept and production of new corporate identities; Oversaw assigned clients which included: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Doctors Without Borders, Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon, Merck, National Gallery of Canada, Novartis, Quebec Lung Association, RBC Royal Bank of Canada.

  • Web Designer

    id-medien (as part of Partnerpool)

    http://partnerpool.de/ Munich BAV DE
    (2001-022001-07)

    Collaborated on design projects within a team for various clients including: GSM-R Industry Group.

  • Graphic Designer

    Prüller

    http://www.prueller.de/ Rosenheim BAV DE
    (1999-102000-06)

    Developed concept and production of new and existing corporate identities within a team for various clients including: Civic Museum of the City of Rosenheim, Online Schreibgeräte GmbH

Coordinator

  • Exchange Program Coordinator

    Mediencampus Bayern

    http://medien-campus.eu/ Montréal QC CA
    (2008-012008-12)

    Organized interships and stay for German particiants of the Mediencampus Bayern e.V. exchange program in Québec.

Research and Exhibition Record

Academic Research and Writings and Publications

  • The Haas Typefoundry Ltd. in an International Environment

    Footnotes issue A – 2016

    Footnotes, A type design periodical published by La Police. Bern BE CH
    (2016-07-08)

    Wrote an essay.

  • Book Review: Max Bill kontra Jan Tschichold (Hans Rudolf Bosshard)

    (2015-10-22)

    Conducted research and wrote book review.

  • Images and Words: The Interrelation of Pictures and Texts in Hartmann Schedel’s 'Liber Chronicarum'

    University of London, Institute of English Studies, Dissertation, M.A. History of the Book

    http://ies.sas.ac.uk/ Supervisor: Cynthia Ann Johnston London GL UK
    (2015-09-21)

    Conducted research and wrote dissertation.

  • Das Antiquariat Ribaux im Paracelusgässlein in St. Gallen

    (2014-12-04)

    Portrayed the bookseller and antiquarian Louis Ribaux (*1930) in the midst of his realm, where he also has his say. The store combines his lifetime and undiminished lasting passion for books and everything related to it. Concept, photography and typography by Brigitte Schuster. With contributions by Louis Ribaux. 28-page book, colour illustrations, German, 13.6 x 21.4 cm, ISBN 978-3-7291-1142-4

  • Local Maps of Berne: An Analysis of the Image in Relation to Content and Function

    University of London, Institute of English Studies (London Rare Books School), course: A History of Maps and Mapping (M.A. History of the Book)

    http://ies.sas.ac.uk/ Supervisor: Catherine Delano-Smith London GL UK
    (2014-09-14)

    Conducted research and wrote an essay.

  • Book Designers from the Netherlands

    (2014-05-09)

    Research, development work, and design for the 256-page book 'Book Designers from the Netherlands'. Between 2010 and 2013, Schuster interviewed thirteen prominent, contemporary book designers from the Netherlands.

  • Reflexionen über Schweizer Grafikdesign

    Reflexionen über Schweizer Grafikdesign

    Slanted Magazine #23 – Swiss Issue, Spring/Summer 2014

    slanted.de Bern BE CH
    (2014-05-07)

    Wrote an essay.

  • Reinterpreting the Dust-Jacket: Three British Case Studies

    University of London, Institute of English Studies (London Rare Books School), course: Modern First Editions; Dealing, Collecting and the Market (M.A. History of the Book)

    http://ies.sas.ac.uk/ Supervisor: Laurence Worms London GL UK
    (2013-09-13)

    Conducted research and wrote an essay.

  • Galway‘s Public Lettering: A Threatened Heritage

    The Public Lettering Heritage of the City of Galway

    heritagecouncil.ie galway-lettering.org Galway GC IE
    (2012-11-04)

    Conducted research and wrote an essay.

  • The evolution of mise-en-page in relation to form and function: the case of three medieval Sankt Gallen manuscripts

    University of London, Institute of English Studies (London Rare Books School), course: The Medieval Book (M.A. History of the Book)

    http://ies.sas.ac.uk/ Supervisor: Michelle P. Brown London GL UK
    (2012-09-30)

    Conducted research and wrote an essay.

  • The development of the use of italic type since its origin in the early 16th century: a case study of Ovid‘s Metamorphoses

    University of London, Institute of English Studies (London Rare Books School), course: The History of Writing; a wider view (M.A. History of the Book)

    http://ies.sas.ac.uk/ Supervisor: Johanna Drucker London GL UK
    (2012-09-30)

    Conducted research and wrote an essay.

  • ‘A history of British birds’ a late eighteenth and early nineteen century book illustrating changes in British book production and design

    University of London, Institute of English Studies (London Rare Books School), course: The Printed Book in Europe: 1450-2000 (M.A. History of the Book)

    http://ies.sas.ac.uk/ Supervisor: John Feather London GL UK
    (2011-09-02)

    Conducted research and wrote an essay. Case study about the impact of cultural and technological changes of the late eighteenth and early nineteen century on the British book production and design.

  • 158 Answers

    (2011-04-01)

    Eleven interviews conducted by the type]media class 2009/2010, published by Typotheque, The Hague, ISBN 9789080948327

    Co-Author. Conduction of a personal 3000-word interview with Christopher Burke.

  • Analysis of Griffo’s ‘De Aetna’ type, and its relevance to today’s type design

    University of London, Institute of English Studies (London Rare Books School), course: Type and its Uses, 1455-1830 (M.A. History of the Book)

    http://ies.sas.ac.uk/ Supervisor: James Mosley London GL UK
    (2010-09-30)

    Conducted research and wrote an essay. Investigation on how prevalent the De Aetna typeface has been over the years, on its impact on type history, as well as on how noticeable this influence is in today’s type designs.

  • Canella. A type Family

    (2010-06-24)

    Described the process and development of a type family and its result in form of a specimen.

  • Monotype Plantin: A digital revival

    (2010-02-01)

    Described the historical and development part of a typeface revival.

  • lifeismeaning.com: Information Visualization

    (2008-09-30)

    Conducted research and wrote a thesis on the online art project. The interface of lifeismeaning.com is a Flash Web site that visualizes public thoughts stored in a database.

Awards

  • Bibliographical Society Bursary

    London Rare Books School

    London GL UK
    (2014-07-01) (2012-07-01) (2011-07-01) (2010-07-01)

    Recipient of an award to attend the London Rare Books School.

  • Research grant

    Heritage Council Ireland

    http://heritagecouncil.ie/ Galway GC IE
    (2012-03-24)

    Recipient of a grant for heritage research on the subject "The Public Lettering Heritage of the City of Galway".

  • Production grant

    Centre interuniversitaire des arts médiatiques (CIAM)

    Montréal QC CA
    (2008-04-01)

    Recipient of a grant for production of an information visualization project.

  • Student Exchange Programm Grant

    Erasmus

    http://esn.org/ Firenze TOS IT
    (2005-04-01)

    Recipient of a grant for a three-month exchange within European Universities from Italy to Portugal.

  • Work and Study Grant

    Mediencampus Bayern

    http://mediencampus-bayern.de/ Munich BAV DE
    (2004-09-01)

    Recipient of a grant for a three month stay in Quebec, CA, aimed for young professionals working in new media.

  • Humanitarian Work Grant

    ASA programm

    http://asa-programm.de/ Berlin BB DE
    (2003-02-01)

    Recipient of a grant for a three month stay in Recife, PE, Brazil, to work with an NGO.

  • Production Grant “In eigener Regie”

    JFF – Institut für Medienpädagogik in Forschung und Praxis

    http://jff.de/ Munich BAV DE
    (2003-11-01)

    Recipient of a grant for production of animation movie.

Professional Development

Presentations and Talks

Professional Associations and Affiliations

  • Calligraphy member

    Montreal Calligraphy Guild

    http://societedescalligraphes.org/ Montréal QC CA
    (2008-09-01present)
  • Printmaking member

    GRAFF Ateliers, a contemporary printmaking centre

    http://graff.ca/ Montréal QC CA
    (2008-09-01present)

Conferences Attended

Interests

Skills

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References

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