Design for sustainable growth.
Matthew House and DVXD Partner for Public Space Incubator
Park People, an independent charity that builds strong communities by animating and improving parks, has nominated Matthew House, in partnership with DVXD, Silvia Gonzalez and architect Danielle Berwick for the propsoal round of the Public Space Incubator. Together, this partnership hopes to create a permanent and flexible installation a prominent Toronto park space to connect recently settled refugees and their surrounding communities.
Derek Vaz — Principal, DVXD.
Photo credit: PK Aidoo
Derek Vaz is a Canadian designer and technologist defining digital products and services for over 15 years.
As part of the global design leadership team of Huge in New York, Derek led digital strategy and design for American Student Assistance, Comcast, MassMutual, ExxonMobil, and Yahoo!. In 2014, he founded Huge Toronto to build and lead a multi-disciplinary design team across product, service, and communication design. There he directed work for Nike, Four Seasons, Rogers, Indigo, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canada Goose, and TELUS.
Today, he works with a trusted collective of designers, engineers and researchers to help progressive organizations build socially impactful brands, products and services.
Derek's work has been recognized by the Pixel, Effie, Webby and Financial Times awards and featured in Communication Arts and Applied Arts. His thoughts on design, technology and business have been printed in Fast Company, Strategy, and Magenta.
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