Pecha Kucha Winnipeg Sept 12 2013

VOL 15
September 12, 2013
@ The Park Theater and Movie Cafe
It’s definitely worth saving this date. Don’t just pencil it in; permanent ink is required on the calendar page because PKN Vol. 15 is shaping up to be a great one.

Pecha Kucha Winnipeg, Vol 15

After taking a summer break, we have organized a lineup that features the following speakers:

Bob Duncan, Founder of IxDA Winnipeg
Beth Gillespie, Graphic Designer
Dwayne Larson, Photographer
Mavis McRae, Diver/Scientist
Vicki Anne Melo, Creative Director – Compendium Artist’s Market
Sheila Molloy, Boxer, Business Development Consultant
Tomas Sohlberg, Restaurant Owner (Boon Burger)
Steven Ward, Filmmaker
Sarah Zaharia, New Media Manitoba
Alex Svenne, Chef – Bistro 7 1/4

Adrian J.K. Shum, CGD. President of GDC Manitoba



Pecha Kucha Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC MB)


Carson Samson, Membership & Education Chair, GDC Manitoba


The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada
The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) is a member-based organization of design professionals, educators, administrators, students and associates in communications, marketing, media and design related fields.

Since 1956, the GDC has been an advocate, voice and resource for Canada’s graphic design profession. We are the national certifying body, licensing the CGD certification mark in association with graphic design services, promoting high standards of visual design and ethical business practices for the benefit of Canadian industry, commerce, public service and education. Through the media, publications, seminars, events, conferences and exhibits, the GDC builds awareness of graphic design and its essential role in business and society.

GDC chapters help designers keep on top of changes in the profession, legal, ethical, technological topics, professional issues, current trends, and innovations.

The GDC has more than 1,300 members in 9 chapters across Canada and members at large nationally and internationally. In addition to our professional members, we are also lucky to have several hundred student members. Find out how you can be part of Canada’s foremost graphic design association.


Bob Duncan
Founder of IxDA Winnipeg, Imaginet in Winnipeg Canada

Bob Duncan, User Experience Architect, husband, father and dog owner, currently works for Imaginet Resources Corp. He was born, raised, and resides in small town Manitoba. Throughout his career, Bob has worked with some of the top brands in the province; including MTS, the Winnipeg Free Press, CBC, Milt Stegall, Cindy Klassen, and The Dufresne Group. He recently established the Interaction Design Association of Winnipeg, with hopes of increasing local Interaction Design talent and optimal job performance.


Beth Gillespie
Graphic Designer, fort builder & monster impersonator, Self Employed in Winnipeg Canada

Beth Gillespie makes a point of finding time to live a creative life while keeping her small children occupied. In this presentation, she shows the progression of a painting start to finish and what life really looks like when making art a priority.


Tomas Sohlberg
Restaurant Owner – Boon Burger in Winnipeg Canada
Founder of Stella’s



Dwayne Larson, Winnipeg Photographer



Mavis McRae
Consultant/Rec. Diver, Self Directed in Winnipeg Canada

Mavis is a Winnipeg business consultant and recreational SCUBA diver who has managed to incorporate worldwide adventures into work contracts. This “ Will work for travel” attitude has taken her to some memorable and sometimes remote places around the world. In her spare time she promotes World Oceans Day celebrations and ocean conservation.




Sheila Molloy
Entrepreneur, Business Strategist, Self in Winnipeg Canada

Sheila Molloy is an Entrepreneur, Enthusiasm-Generator and Cheese Lover. A business strategist, she is the owner and principal consultant of Molloy & Associates; a partner of In This Corner (ITC) Boxing Fitness Centre; and a champion of things fun and efficient. A likely poster child for Ritalin had it been invented when she was a disruptive pre-teen, Sheila believes she may be a genius but can’t sit still long enough to find out. Oh look: shoes!

Vicki Anne Melo
Creative Director, Compendium Artist Market in Winnipeg Canada


“I am a writer and an artist and the proud Creative Director of Compendium Artist Market in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I write a personal blog at which is all about my life and my interests which at the moment are writing, personal development, creating art, and travel.

Compendium Artist Market is a new eco-friendly establishment in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It is a creative space that consists of an art gallery, a photography studio, a craft market, and an organic juice and coffee bar. These four services are used as a platform to develop greater social awareness, increase community involvement, support local artists and crafters and to promote the arts.”



Sarah Zaharia
in Winnipeg Canada


Sarah Zaharia is a business development consultant who specializes in work with Interactive Digital Media. She is a food columnist with the Winnipeg Sun and a lifestyle blogger while hating the term lifestyle.

Passionate about Winnipeg she loves helping locals and visitors discover all the hidden gems our city has to offer. In training to become a Sommelier she is always working on mastering the art of food pairing.

New Age Spirituals and Scientologists
Steven Ward, Winnipeg Filmmaker

Steve Ward is a local filmmaker who was born in Winnipeg and raised in Selkirk. After escaping the crushing boredom of small town life, Steve began to create music videos for such artists as Scott Nolan and The Farrell Brothers. Steve has also directed two documentaries. His first doc, Happily Dysfunctional”, tells the story of upstart record label, Transistor 66. Steve recently finished his latest doc, “Mai-tais, Toques and Tikis”, which takes viewers on a rum-soaked journey through Winnipeg tiki culture.




Alex Svenne
Chef – Bistro 7 1/4 in Winnipeg Canada
made Hollandaise Sauce live during his Pecha Kucha talk




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