The teaching staff
The educational team at the Studio Montréal is made up of Francophone professionals, from France or Quebec, working in the Montreal region. Business leaders, freelancers, agency-based or consultant artistic directors, the profiles of the professionals who supervise projects and lessons are varied. This multi-disciplinary element is an integral part of the Studio Montréal’s International Design Strategy MDes program and its strong professional emphasis.
The students are encouraged to mix with and learn from experts in multiple domains (social, innovation, research, etc.) so that they can expand the scope of their methodological, technical and project management skills in design. They will have the chance to put these skills into practice through projects and seminars on themes rooted in topical local issues.
- Head of study: Julie Le Ster (Product Designer)
- End of studies project: Laurent Carrier (Industrial Designer and co-founder of Toboggan Design), François Longpré (UX/UI Designer and Teacher at INIS), Emmanuel Cesario (Multi-platform Marketing Strategy and founder of Mood your brand), Pierre Léonard (Senior associate at BrandBourg Marketing & Design), Rémy Yong (UX Strategy and founder of Yong, Blach & Co), Adrien Sorin (Designer and Architectural Designer at Sidlee), Grégory Casper (marketing and digital transformation), Rémi Vincent (Motion Designer)
- Dissertation preparation: Julien Stout (French language and literature)
- Projet Design Prospectif : Jean Beaudoin (Architect, signage designer and director of Intégral Jean Beaudoin), Tomy Mestas (Industrial designer and sustainable mobility advisor at Agence de Mobilité Durable)
- “Mini startup” seminar: Kurt Hichen (designer Industriel et co-fondateur de Toboggan Design) et Nancy Bergeron (industrial designer and founder of Machin Machine)
- Methodology seminar: Adélie Dautriche (prospective innovation & Design Thinking Project Manager)
- Research & Innovation seminar: Julie Royer (Graphic Designer and Lecturer at L’Université Laval and co-chair of the SDGQ)
- Introduction to Entrepreneurship: Luc Giguère (former entrepreneur in residence at Centech and teacher at ETS)
- Intellectual property: Me Virginie Brien-Gagnon (Lawyer at Robic)
- Management: Pierre Laferrière (Coach and teacher to high tech entrepreneurs)
- Internship mentoring: Yannis Hardy (graphic designer), Rémi Vincent (Motion designer), Jérome Charignon (Architect), Marion Esquian (Game designer at DONTNOD), Benoit Orban (industrial designer at Alto), Thomas Poblete (Product design director at Nectar)
The Studio Montréal partners
The Studio Montréal’s main partner is Centech: this incubator offers design students the opportunity to work with the startups that they incubate, but also with the whole of its ecosystem. They also have the chance to work with local mobility companies like Agence de Mobilité Durable or Telecom companies like Videotron.
Canada is a very attractive country for French professionals, particularly in the design sector – Montreal was designated UNESCO City of Design in 2006 – and more specifically in the sector of digital technologies. With a low unemployment rate, Quebec is the professional alternative favored by many French people, including a considerable number of alumni from L’École de design in Nantes, who represent a community of around 40 people.
The students have the opportunity to work in an enriching professional environment, particularly in state-of-the-art technology startups where they often do internships.
Startups in advanced technology, aerospace, agricultural technology, construction technology, industry 4.0 and medical technology:
Here are some examples:
- Puzzle Medical Devices
- Ora Medical
- Kat innovation
- Azimut Medical