Sometimes wonder is a slow reveal over time not capture in single moments but the space in-between

Wonder is an interesting word and it’s a lot about discovery and seeing the world differently. Sometimes wonder occurs between the obvious and every day. It is space between that’s so interesting to me. As a photographer in my free time, wonder reveals itself when I revisit, observe and document slow change. Seeing between images shapes the stories I’m exploring just as with my design clients, listening carefully between their words shapes better projects. This presentation explores three photography projects each over a number of years to reveal wonder that might not exist with a single frame.

About the speaker

Scott directs ACAD’s School of Communication Design and has over 26 years of experience in Canada’s design, marketing, communications and digital industries. Leading the School and teaching enables Scott to listen to, connect with and mentor new generations of communication designers as we shift from the digital age to the age of experience and the important societal challenges ahead.

His professional practice includes developing an integrated media strategy with the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, strategic content planning with the United Way and continuing as Director of Integrated Strategy for V Strategies. Scott’s work with V includes Canadian Mental Health Association’s Recovery College, Calgary Homeless Foundation and Fit for Duty, a new workplace safety initiative focused on substance abuse.

Scott’s previous roles include Creative Director at the University of Calgary, National Director of Digital at National Public Relations and Creative Director at Getty Images and Adobe.

He is founding partner of the Creative Skills Training Council, Creative Leadership Forum, Management Innovation Index and The Innovation Ecology.

Scott’s research pursues storytelling in business and the evolution of human communication. He has developed the 100 Stories Process working with WestJet, Bell Media, MNP, Calgary Economic Development, Crescent Point Energy, Stuart Olson and other organizations to understand how story, narrative and experience design can positively impact, motivate, shift behaviors and change attitudes inside and outside of the organization.

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