Our History

Commencing in 2005, the Master of Design (MDes) program at the York University is the first graduate program in design in Ontario. The program is distinguished by its emphasis on design practice and its interdisciplinary approach to making graphic design.

For over ten years, the MDes Program at York has been proud to see its graduates entering professional and academic careers across Canada and elsewhere. The following list reflects some of many positions held by our graduates:

  • Founder, Palettera Custom Correspondences, Canada
  • Senior Designer, Frog Design Inc., USA
  • Senior Designer, Pentagram Design Consultancy, USA
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Design, OCAD University, Canada
  • Professor, Department of Design, Sheridan College, Canada
  • E-Learning Designer, Organizational & Employee Effectiveness, Human Resources, Ryerson University, Canada
  • Assistant Professor, College of Communication, Boston University, USA
  • Designer, Bruce Mau Design, Canada
  • Graphic Designer, CPC Healthcare, Canada
  • Graphic Designer, LOKI, Canada
  • Visual Interface Designer, Index Exchange, Canada
  • Advisory Designer, GTS Design, USA
  • Assistant Professor, School of Art and Design, Texas State University, USA
  • Professor, Department of Graphic Design, Humber College, Canada
  • Doctoral Candidate, York & Ryerson Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture Program, Canada