profile

Ginette Caron graduated in Graphic Design at Concordia University in Montréal, her hometown, where she worked for a few years before moving to Italy.
She lived in Bologna and Venice and then founded in Milan her own studio “Ginette Caron Communication Design”.
She worked for twelve years with Pierluigi Cerri / Gregotti Associati International on total identity programs related mainly to Italian design and fashion industries.
Former in-house design director at Benetton Group and Prada Group, in more than thirty years, Ginette has worked on many aspects of graphic communication like identity, publishing, packaging, wayfinding, exhibit design and environmental graphics.
Among her clients: Barilla, Bulgari, Fabriano Boutique, Ferragamo, Knoll, Moleskine, San Carlo, Swatch, TV5 and Vatican.
Her works have been published, exhibited and awarded internationally.
Speaker at international design conferences, she regularly takes part to international design juries.
Contract professor at IUAV-Istituto Universitario di Venezia from 2010 to 2015, she helds workshops and lectures in Canadian, French, Tunisian, Turkish and Chinese design universities.
She has been elected by her peers to membership at the “Royal Canadian Academy of Arts”.


awards

BIE Bureau International des Expositions, First Prize – Paris, 2015
AWDA – AIAP Women in Design, Menzione d’Onore – Italy, 2015
AIAP Progetto Committenza Attestato di Qualità – Italy, 2015
Unione degli Artigiani Italiani, First Prize – Italy, 2015
IIID Award- Bronze Award in Didattics – Austria, 2015
XXIII Compasso d’Oro ADI, Menzione d’Onore – Italy, 2014
EdAwards Finalist – Greece, 2014
XXII Compasso d’Oro ADI, Menzione d’Onore – Italy, 2011
Fedrigoni Top Applications Award – Italy, 2009
Premio Architettura e Colore, 1°Prize – Italy, 2009
Red Dot Communication Design Award, Germany, 2008
Prix Intérieurs Ferdie – Canada, 2008
Graphis Logo Gold Award – USA, 2008
Art Directors Club NY Merit Award – USA, 2008
EdAwards Finalist – Greece, 2008
Primo Premio Architettura e Colore – Italy, 2008
Graphis Logo Gold Award – USA, 2008
Art Directors Club NY – USA, 2008
EdAwards Finalist – Greece, 2008
Intérieurs Ferdie, Canada, 2008, 2008, 2008
Eulda Logo Award – Italy, 2006, 2006, 2007
XX° Compasso d’Oro ADI, selection in Index – Italy, 2004


conferences

Istituto Europeo di Design, Rome, 2016
Délégation du Québec à Rome, “Inspirational Women”, Rome, 2016
RUFA, Rome University of Fine Arts, Rome, 2016
Pre-visioni per Milano, Urban Center, Milan, Italy 2016
DX AIAP International Graphic Design Week, Milan, Italy 2015
BD! Conference, Bratislava, 2015
ISIK University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015
Institut Supérieur des Arts et Métiers, Sfax, Tunisia, 2015
ISIA Urbino, Italy 2014
Domus Academy, masterclass Visual Design, Milan, Italy, 2013
Raffles Design Institute, Dong Hua University Shanghai, China, 2013
Creatività Québec, Palazzo Pirelli, Milan, Italy, 2012
Design Per AIAP, Design e imprese, Palazzo Giacomelli, Treviso, Italy, 2012
Raffles Design Institute, Dong Hua University Shanghai, China, 2011
Università degli Studi di San Marino-IUAV, République de San Marino, 2011
UQAM- Montréal, Canada, 2011
IUAV claDIS Università- Treviso, Italy, 2010
IUAV. Convegno sull’identità d’impresa, Venice, Italy, 2010
Franklin College, Lugano – Swizerland, 2010
Design Library, Milan – Italy, 2010
Università Poli.design, Milan – Italy, 2010
Triennale di Milano, Italy, 2010
EdAwards Int. Graphic Design Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, 2009
Grafika Day Design Conference, Montréal – Canada, 2006
Libera Università, Bolzano – Italy, 2005


exhibitions

AWDA, AIAP Women in design Award, XXI Triennale di Milano|Expo Gate, 2016
Pre-visioni per Milano, Urban Center, Milan, 2016
DX AIAP Int. Graphic Design Week, Fabrica del Vapore, Milan, 2015
Building the EXPO Milan 2015, Chicago Architecture Biennale, USA, 2015
MADE EXPO Building the Expo, Rho-Fiera Milan, 2015
Mostra ADI Compasso d’Oro: Design è, Spazio Ansaldo, Milan, 2014
Grande Design Etico meets Québec, Fuori Salone, Milan, 2014
Personalissimo Etico, Fuori Salone, Milan, 2014
TDM5 Grafica italiana, Triennale Design Museum, Milan 2012-2013
AveAmen-Design per lo Spirito, Cantiere Barche, Vicenza, Italy, 2013
Tre designers del Québec a Milano, Palazzo Morando, Milan 2012
RCA of Arts members exhibition, Parker Gallery, NFL, Canada, 2012
AveAmen-Design per lo Spirito, Studio Laboratorio 2729, Venice, Italy, 2012
Mostra Compasso d’Oro: Unicità d’Italia, Made in Italy e identità nazionale
Palazzo delle Esposizioni MACRO Testaccio, La Pelanda – Rome, 2011
Spaghetti Grafica 2, Contemporary Italian Graphic Design, Milan, 2009
Attraversamenti / Festival diffuso della Grafica, Umbria – Italy, 2007
Give peace another chance, Festival della Grafica, Venice – Italy, 2007
ADC NY / Detour-The Moleskine Notebook Experience, NY, 2007
Milano Made in Design, Today Art Museum, Beijing – China, 2007
Milano Made in Design, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, 2007
Milano Made in Design, Shiodomeitalia Creative Center, Tokyo, 2007
Milano Made in Design, Toronto Design Exchange, Toronto – Canada, 2006
ADI Design Index / XX°Compasso d’Oro, Milan – Italy, 2004
IX-X International Poster Biennale, Varsovie – Poland, 1984


teaching

Contract professor at IUAV-Istituto Universitario di Venezia, 2010 – 2015

Workshops
Isik University Faculty of Fine Arts, Istanbul -Turkey, 2015
Institut Supérieur des Arts et Métiers, Sfax, Tunisia, 2015
ISIA (Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche) Urbino, Italy 2014
DOMUS Academy, Milan, Italy, 2013
Intuit.lab, Aix-en-Provence, France, 2013
Intuit.lab, Paris, France, 2012
IUAV Università di Venezia- claDIS, Treviso – Italy, 2011
Università degli Studi di San Marino, IUAV – Republic of San Marino, 2011
UQAM Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal – Canada, 2011
IUAV Università di Venezia- claDIS, Treviso – Italy, 2007
UQAM Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal – Canada, 1986

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