Angela Bains is the Graduate Program Director of Strategic Foresight & Innovation and an Assistant Professor in the Advertising program at OCAD University. In her professional practice, she is the Co-Founder and Strategic Director of TransformExp.com an award-winning creative agency.
Originally from the UK, Angela has over 25 years of experience in design and strategy, working on numerous social change projects including the Free Nelson Mandela Campaigns, the first World Aids Day campaign, and INCITE - North America’s first safe injection site (Vancouver).
Her commercial clients include; BBC Television, Swatch Canada, and The Ritz-Carlton. She is also an industry speaker and her speaking invitations include the Design Management Institute, International Council of Design, University and College Designers Association, Registered Graphic Designers of Canada, Small Business British Columbia, and the Vancouver Board of Trade.
She is currently leading an international working group as part of the Future of Design Education Initiative on the global future of design education. Her expertise has been sort by CBC Television, CKNW 980 radio, and numerous publications.
Angela’s focus and passion are working toward interculturalism, decolonization, community development, nature-led and Indigenous approaches, representation, and inclusion of marginalized groups to bring about change, caring, and equity.