Interdisciplinary designer John deWolf has worked in various mediums including print, interactive, broadcast, exhibition, environmental graphic design, and interior design. John has an extensive background in analyzing and deconstructing complex structures and designing understandable and accessible communication systems, particularly for large public audiences.
While many of the design disciplines were at one time object-oriented activities, Mr deWolf instead views system, program, and experience, as integral elements in his interdisciplinary approach to design. Specializing in design of and for and the built environment, John deWolf believes that design is built on a rhetorical footing, and the narrative—part of the human condition—plays a role in design thinking.
Mr. deWolf has a 25 year career in design spanning many disciplines. John deWolf is currently the Vice-President of Form:Media, an interdisciplinary design studio based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
As an educator, John deWolf has worked for various institutions including NSCAD University and the Corcoran College of Art + Design, and the University of Manitoba. Mr. deWolf has also conducted workshops and lectured at various universities in Canada and United States.
With a formal education in graphic design from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Mr. deWolf had a 20 year career in design before returning to school to pursue Interior Design program at the University of Manitoba.