Co-founder of Visionnaires with Patricia Dumais, Andrew Burlone has worked as a freelance graphic designer/art director for over 30 years. He began his career as a photography art director for the fashion magazine NOUS. Andrew also produced and published the award-winning series Best Of Business Guides, sponsored by Air Canada and CIBC Aero Corporate, ensuring development of editorial and graphic content, distribution networks, advertising sales and supervising printing. His duties led him to work with many media agencies in Montreal and Toronto. Andrew is a graduate of the HEC Communicators Program and has extensive knowledge of graphic production.
Patricia Dumais has worked as a freelance graphic designer/art director for over 30 years. She began her career in the film business as a graphic designer/assistant art director/storyboard artist on a number of canadian feature films and documentaries. She moved on to corporate graphic design and in 1988 co-founded Visionnaires with partner Andrew Burlone. She has worked on a number of publications, including the Best of Toronto guide for business travellers as well as the Carnet Voyage Quebec series of tourist guides.
Wayne Larsen is a newspaper editor and columnist whose work has appeared in several print and online publications. His freelance career included work as a news and feature writer for The Gazette and an advance copy editor at Reader’s Digest Canada. From 2000 to 2010 he was editor-in-chief of the Westmount Examiner, during which period the paper won numerous national and provincial awards for excellence in opinion writing, news reporting, graphics and layout, as well as winning an award for second-best overall community weekly in Quebec. He has written four books on Canadian artists – his 2009 biography of A.Y. Jackson reached no. 2 on the Globe & Mail national bestseller list (art books) – and he frequently lectures on early 20th-century Canadian art and its reception among newspaper critics.
Wanda Potrykus is a writer, editor, translator and poet. Her most recent work has included editing Magnificent Mistakes by Ion Valis and editing and translating poetry. Graduate of McGill, she has spent most of her career in marketing communications, PR, event and media relations specializing in international aviation, telecommunications, education and the marketing of the arts. She researches, writes and edits magazine articles, newsletters, and books. She organizes and produces Westmount’s Poetry in the Park, the popular poetry fest that occurs annually in mid-August showcasing a wide variety of poetic and performance styles.
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