Who we are

The Vancouver Design Forum (Forum) is a collection of Vancouver-based designers working together to achieve common goals. We recognize and encourage the equal contribution and participation of both members and non-members of the Associated Designers of Canada (ADC).

The Forum grew out of an ADC initiative to engage the entire Vancouver design community. The Forum exists with the support of ADC, but operates locally as a resource for Vancouver designers, with subsistence funding and event support from ADC. The Forum recognizes the proprietary nature of ADC resources and protections for ADC designers.

The Forum organizes events and programming in response to the unique circumstances faced by the Vancouver design community, in coordination with the ADC Board of Directors.

What we Aim to do

  • Create a strong voice of support and advocacy for Vancouver designers,

  • Engage with theatre companies and producers to promote healthy and effective designer/producer relationships,

  • Foster community among all Vancouver designers.

    How We Achieve This

  • By acting as a point of contact for designers facing difficult professional situations or design issues,

  • By hosting Forums open to all Vancouver designers, discussing the unique situations and circumstances that Vancouver designers face,

  • By putting on workshops that help designers broaden their skill sets and share knowledge across disciplines.

Photo credits: Teiya Kasahara as The Queen of the Night in Vancouver Opera's The Magic Flute. Costume Design for Queen of the Night and others: Christine Reimer, Costume Design for Papageno and others: John Powell, Scenic Design: Kevin McAllister, Lighting Design: Alan Brodie, Projection Design: Sean Nieuwenhuis, Directed by Robert McQueen, Conducted by Leslie Dala. Photo by Tim Matheson.