Connecting Studio Culture & Design Quality by Jessica Leong & Tristan Marantos
About this video
Jessica and Tristan speak about Frontier's purposeful approach to building and nurturing company culture and how we see that translated in the firm's work. They will share their experiences growing up with the office and how, now as Senior Design Leads, they attract, hire, onboard and mentor new talent within Frontier's culture framework. From encouraging young talent to contribute to strategy and design ideation and team collaboration, to how they iterate on work and manage clients through the design process, Jess and Tristan will share insights that demonstrate how culture is connected to design quality and the work that Frontier does.
About Jessica Leong
Jessica is a Senior Design Lead at Frontier and a detail-oriented designer who helps motivate and lead the design team to craft thoughtful and engaging experiences for clients big and small. She has taught graphic design at OCAD University and was previously a Creative-Professional-in-Residence there. Jessica was lead designer at Design Exchange, where she was responsible for creating and visualizing exhibitions and museum communications. She has also worked on teams at ERA Architects, Indigo Books and Bruce Mau Design.
About Tristan Marantos
Tristan is a Senior Design Lead at Frontier who helps organizations figure out who they are and where they want to go, translating research into strategic ideas and visual expressions. He has taught Graphic Design at OCAD University and was previously a designer at Bruce Mau Design. Tristan is a graduate of OCAD University, where he was awarded the Medal for Graphic Design, and has exhibited work at Gallery50 and East Room in Toronto.