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Mar 10, 2022

Job Searching in a Pandemic Panel

Dominic Ayre RGD, Jennifer Taback RGD, and Laura Stein RGD

About this video


Tune in to this panel to hear how employers are approaching the hiring process during the pandemic. How do they identify candidates? How do they evaluate them remotely? They'll answer these questions along with yours.

Dominic Ayre RGD, Partner, Creative Director at Hambly & Woolley Inc in Toronto
Dominic graduated from The Bournemouth & Poole College in the UK and has worked in Toronto as a designer for more than 25 years. At H&W, Dominic focuses on high-level strategic initiatives with clients such as the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada, RGD Ontario, HealthPRO, York University, Hillfield Strathallan College and Quadrangle Architects. Currently on faculty at OCAD University, Dom is an enthusiastic mentor to new designers and is well known within the design community for his expertise in typography, web platforms, design trends and popular culture. He became a Partner of the company in 2020.


About Paul Kawai, Design Director at Frontier in Toronto, ON
Paul has ten years’ experience designing and leading teams in creating visual identities, architectural environments, publications, websites, and campaign initiatives for a wide range of clients. As design director at Frontier, Paul provides creative and organizational leadership across all design projects while also fostering relationships with clients and collaborators. Prior to Frontier, Paul contributed to teams at Roundabout Studio as an architectural designer, Bruce Mau Design as an environmental and graphic designer, and Indigo Books as the senior design lead on brand and innovation. He is a graduate of OCAD University and continues to guest lecture and critique for the Faculty of Design. Paul also studied Culinary Arts at George Brown College. His work has been featured as part of Nuit Blanche and the Gladstone Hotel’s Come Up to My Room exhibit in Toronto, as well as part of the Pratt Institute’s Design Incubator in Brooklyn.

About Laura Stein RGD, Chief Creative Officer at Bruce Mau Design in Toronto, ON
Bruce Mau Design is a research-based design studio delivering inventive and rallying design across all the places where people connect. Home to an international community, BMD works across borders and cultures, helping organizations at every scale grow, transform and deliver indelible experiences. As Partner and Chief Creative Officer and long-time advocate for collaboration, Laura provides overall creative and strategic direction across a variety of project types, from a museum in Abu Dhabi to a greenway in Austin to a global performance brand based in Tokyo.

About Jennifer Taback RGD, Partner at Design de Plume in Sudbury, ON
“Miikawaadizi Waaskonee Giizis Kwe” is an urban, Indigenous member of the Shawanaga First Nation. Jennifer has worked in the design industry for over 15 years, with work experience ranging from research and assessments to implementation and support for both the private and public sector. She facilitates active discussions and goal setting, helping her clients build brands and communications that represent themselves, their communities and the mission they want to achieve. Understanding the fundamentals of business, networking, and politics, Jennifer sits on a number of boards to help provide insight and advice.