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About Me

JOHN LABOTS, CGD

It would seem that I was born a graphic designer

From early colouring books to school reports, I have always been interested in placing images and words on the page. Now, with more than 30 years of experience in the business of graphic design, a deep passion still remains for this art form.

Graphic design is about more than just making things look good.  It is also about the "art" of organization. My success as a designer lies in keeping a close eye on the details.

Member:

Graphic Designers Association of Canada

A return to the tactile

With a focus on graphic design for many years using the computer as the primary tool, I found myself wanting to return to the tactile hands-on approach for creating art. Working in mostly acrylics, I have rediscovered the wonderful pleasure of “getting my hands dirty”.

Painting has given me a heightened awareness and appreciation for the nuance of colour. It has changed the way I see the world around me.

Graduated: University of Alberta Faculty of Extension Visual Art Certificate 2019
Awarded: University of Alberta Constance McFarland Memorial Art Award

Memberships:
GOOPof7
ISEA (International Society of Experimental Artists)
SWCA (Society of Western Canadian Artists – Signature Status)
VASA (Visual Arts Studio Association)