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Mistakes? Design guidance!

We learn from our mis­takes. We try some­thing. It doesn’t work, so we try some­thing else. Occa­sion­al­ly we hit upon some­thing that requires some hints from some­one more expe­ri­enced. And then, there are the mis­takes we don’t real­ize we’re mak­ing.

With our years of front-line expe­ri­ence in the class­room, we thought this idea could help guide you all. Avoid some of the com­mon pit­falls in art, design and soft­ware learn­ing here! Feel free to ask us any­thing via our con­tact form.


Daryl Askey
Daryl Askey. Pho­to: Reiko Kataya­ma

Daryl Askey

Daryl Askey is a design edu­ca­tor and train­er. He also works as a  graph­ic design­er and brand iden­ti­ty strate­gist.

Daryl has always been artis­tic. Despite this, he took Mar­ket­ing and Inter­na­tion­al Busi­ness at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ottawa.

Mov­ing to Van­cou­ver, he began work in the print­ing indus­try. Also, he con­tin­ued cre­at­ing art, music and design projects. Soon he com­bined his inter­ests and tal­ents – work­ing as a graph­ic design­er at Tora Design in North Van­cou­ver.

With­in a few years, Daryl began work­ing on free­lance design projects. Soon, teach­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties arose at post-sec­ondary insti­tu­tions around Van­cou­ver. He con­cen­trates on brand­ing, typog­ra­phy, and pass­ing on the fun­da­men­tals of design. He is also well-versed in design soft­ware train­ing and pro­duc­tion tools.

In 2016, Daryl received the Teach­ing Excel­lence Award at LaSalle Col­lege Van­cou­ver. There, he teach­es and helped plan the devel­op­ment of the Graph­ic Design Pro­gram. He also served as a mem­ber of the LCV Edu­ca­tion Coun­cil. Check some of his stu­dents’ work here from the LCI Port­fo­lio site.

He also con­tin­ues writ­ing and record­ing music when­ev­er time allows. His main record­ing projects are City Wide Walkie Talkie and Trans­par­ent Sub­ti­tles.

Bernadett Askey
Bernadett Askey. Pho­to: Daryl Askey

Bernadett Askey

Edu­ca­tion is a way of life. Con­nect­ing edu­ca­tion and design is Bernadett’s mis­sion. Her role as a design­er and edu­ca­tor is to inspire. She teach­es based on learn­ing out­comes and the indi­vid­ual learner’s abil­i­ties. Edu­ca­tion should also be a com­mu­ni­ty-dri­ven project. As such, she is also a mem­ber the board of a the Mount Pleas­ant Fam­i­ly Cen­tre in East Van­cou­ver. There, she han­dles its mis­sion man­date, fundrais­ing and per­son­nel.

It all start­ed in Budapest, Hun­gary where she habit­u­al­ly rearranged her fur­ni­ture as a child. As a young adult she found employ­ment in the print­ing and repro­graph­ics indus­try. Upon mov­ing to Van­cou­ver, BC., she began tak­ing Inte­ri­or Design. She com­plet­ed her diplo­ma at NKBA- and FIDER-accred­it­ed Lake­land Col­lege in Alber­ta. There she earned sev­er­al stu­dent design awards.

Her career in edu­ca­tion began with tutor­ing fel­low stu­dents at Lake­land. Back in Van­cou­ver, she worked as the Edu­ca­tion assis­tant for the Cana­di­an Craft and Design Muse­um. Bernadett worked for sev­er­al years as an inde­pen­dent design­er and for local design firms.

She start­ed teach­ing at LaSalle Col­lege Van­cou­ver and Van­cou­ver Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege in 2002. She joined the Inte­ri­or Design Depart­ment of the Art Insti­tute of Van­cou­ver in 2005.

She com­plet­ed her Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence in Inte­ri­or Design through the Art Insti­tute of Pitts­burg in 2009. In 2015, Bernadett earned her Master’s Degree in Adult Edu­ca­tion from Argosy Uni­ver­si­ty.

Now she lives and works in Van­cou­ver with her hus­band and two young chil­dren. Her teach­ing phi­los­o­phy is based on inspir­ing and sup­port­ing her stu­dents, fac­ul­ty and col­leagues. She pro­vides a respect­ful envi­ron­ment for stu­dents to feel com­fort­able con­struct­ing knowl­edge.

Her cur­ricu­lum design is based on indus­try stan­dards. She designs class­room projects to car­ry stu­dents from a novice lev­el to exper­tise. Student’s learn­ing styles, cul­tur­al back­grounds and per­son­al skills guide cur­ricu­lum design.

And now she is striv­ing to share some of that expe­ri­ence with you on this site!