IDEA School of Design

You’re a creative thinker with a passion for art and aesthetics and the ambition to translate your artistic skills into a career. The IDEA School of Design has everything you need to make this a reality.

Why study design at CapU? 

As a student in Capilano’s IDEA School of Design, you’ll have the opportunity to hone your skills, build an impressive portfolio and gain real industry experience. You’ll learn where your creative strengths lie and gain the business skills to equip you for a dynamic career as a creative professional.

You’ll top off your studies with invaluable in-the-field work experience and graduate well-prepared to specialize in graphic or communication design, art direction, illustration, interactive design and more.

IDEA School of Design program

This highly regarded program offers a dual curriculum in design and illustration, a studio environment, and one-on-one mentoring from instructors.

Resources for CapU students

We’re here to support you at every step of your education journey. Check out the Learning Commons – an area for all students to grow in confidence as they master course material and gain new skills. Our specialized support centres include:

CapU’s Career Development Centre can help you find employment throughout your studies and as you move into the professional world. 

And keep an eye out for the many student associations that offer networking events, opportunities to meet industry leaders from your field of study, and social get-togethers.

Andrew McDermott
IDEA School of Design, Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 990 7820 ext. 7820
Arbutus Building, room AR308
andrewmcdermott@capilanou.ca
Ben Frey
IDEA School of Design, Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 990 7820 ext. 7820
Arbutus Building, room AR206
benjaminfrey@capilanou.ca
Carol Aitken
IDEA School of Design, Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 986 1911 ext. 3427
Arbutus Building, room AR206
caitken@capilanou.ca
Christina Lee Kim Koon
IDEA School of Design, Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 990 7820 ext. 7820
Arbutus Building, room AR206
christinapaone@capilanou.ca
Dominic Prevost
IDEA School of Design, Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 990 7820 ext. 7820
Arbutus Building, room AR206
dominicprevost@capilanou.ca
Dominique Walker
IDEA School of Design, Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 986 1911 ext. 7226
Arbutus Building, room AR206
dominiquewalker@capilanou.ca
Gae Wakabayashi
IDEA School of Design, Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 990 7820 ext. 7820
Arbutus Building, room AR206
gaewakabayashi@capilanou.ca
Heather Jalbout
IDEA School of Design, Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 990 7820 ext. 7820
Arbutus Building, room AR206
heatherjalbout@capilanou.ca
James Neufeld
Instr./Lab Supervisor, School of Design
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 990 7820 ext. 7820
Arbutus Building, room AR206
jamesneufeld@capilanou.ca
Jay Bassan
IDEA School of Design, Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 990 7820 ext. 7820
Arbutus Building, room AR206
jatinderbassan@capilanou.ca
Jeff Burgess
IDEA School of Design, Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 990 7820 ext. 7820
Arbutus Building, room AR308
jeffburgess@capilanou.ca
Jerome Valdez B.Comm. (Hons)
IDEA School of Design, Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 990 7820 ext. 7820
Arbutus Building, room AR206
jvaldez@capilanou.ca
John Lau
Lab Supervisor/Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 986 1911 ext. 2009
Arbutus Building, room AR217C
jlau@capilanou.ca
Judy Snaydon CGD, BA (Hons)
IDEA School of Design, Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 986 1911 ext. 7221
Arbutus Building, room AR206
judysnaydon@capilanou.ca
Leanna Crawford
IDEA School of Design, Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 990 7820 ext. 7820
Arbutus Building, room AR206
leannacrawford@capilanou.ca
Lisa Boersma
IDEA School of Design, Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 990 7820 ext. 7820
Arbutus Building, room AR206
lisaboersma@capilanou.ca
Mark Stokoe
IDEA School of Design, Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 990 7820 ext. 7820
Arbutus Building, room AR206
markstokoe@capilanou.ca
Martin Batten
IDEA School of Design, Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 990 7820 ext. 7820
Arbutus Building, room AR206
martinbatten@capilanou.ca
Nancy Wu
IDEA School of Design, Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 990 7820 ext. 7820
Arbutus Building, room AR206
nancywu2@capilanou.ca
Pascal Milelli
Bachelor of Design, Chair/Program Coord
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 986 1911 ext. 7182
Arbutus Building, room AR313
pmilelli@capilanou.ca
Patrick Cotter
IDEA School of Design, Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 990 7820 ext. 7820
Arbutus Building, room AR206
jcotter@capilanou.ca
Phillip Kung Djwa BA, MFA
IDEA School of Design, Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 990 7820 ext. 7820
Arbutus Building, room AR206
phillipdjwa@capilanou.ca
Sharon Belanger
IDEA School of Design, Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 990 7820 ext. 7820
Arbutus Building, room AR206
sharonbelanger@capilanou.ca
Shayne Letain
IDEA School of Design, Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 990 7820 ext. 7820
Arbutus Building, room AR206
sletain@capilanou.ca
Tamara Parizek
DDA, Emergency Floor Warden Arbutus, IDEA School of Design
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 986 1911 ext. 2350
Arbutus Building, room AR206
tparizek@capilanou.ca
Tom Duguid
IDEA School of Design, Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 990 7820 ext. 7820
Arbutus Building, room AR206
tomduguid@capilanou.ca
Vida Jurcic
IDEA School of Design, Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 990 7820 ext. 7820
Arbutus Building, room AR206
vidajurcic@capilanou.ca
Zoe Evamy
IDEA School of Design, Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
IDEA School of Design - Bachelor of Design

604 990 7820 ext. 7820
Arbutus Building, room AR206
zoeevamy@capilanou.ca

Contact

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604 990 7820
Arbutus Building, room Rm 106
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