Jean Chisholm is a designer, researcher, and educator. She explores place-based design practices and community collaborations that work towards relational, ecological and equitable ways of living.


Notable Projects


︎︎︎ Satellite x DESIS: A Five Month Residency for Emerging Artists and Designers Report and Archive Researcher, Designer and Contributor, 2020


︎︎︎ POOL: What can we learn when we find new ways to gather? Creator and Designer, 2020


︎︎︎ Micro-Care: Small Acts of Resilience for Living within the Earth’s Caring Capacity Researcher, Designer and Contributor, 2020


︎︎︎ Propositions for a Place-Based Practice: Implicating the Designer in Care and Relationality MDes Thesis Research, 2020


︎︎︎ Sticks, Ropes, Land: Confronting Colonial Practices in Public Space Design Researcher, 2020


︎︎︎ Float School: Pedagogical Experiments and Embodied Social Actions Designer and Contributor, 2020


The Hometown Project (Archive Coming Soon) Creator and Designer, 2013-2015

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Jean Chisholm (BA, BDes, MDes) is a designer, researcher, and educator. Her research explores place-based design practices and community collaborations that work towards relational, ecological and equitable ways of living, and has been published through PDC 2020: Participation(s) Otherwise, Cumulus Roma 2021: Design Culture(s), and Pivot 2021 Dismantling/Reassembling, Wendy’s Subway’s Publishing the Present: An Archive of Mutual Care and Action.

She has multiple years of experience as a graphic designer and art director, designing and overseeing production for printed, spatial, and digital touch points. Jean currently teaches at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and lives in Vancouver, located within the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̍əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. In 2020, she completed her Master’s in Design from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, exploring relational, place-based practices within her hometown of Prince George, BC.

PFD portfolio and CV available upon request. All content © Jean Chisholm, 2022.