Honorary Professors

Our Luminaries and Honorary Professors of Emily Carr University

Glenn Entis

Glenn Entis is a founding General Partner of Vancouver based VanEdge Capital, a new venture capital fund focusing on digital and interactive entertainment and media. Glenn is a computer graphics veteran with over 30 years exerpience in the industry. He co-founded pioneering computer animation studio Pacific Data Images and spent 12 years there growing it from the original 3 partners to an industry leader in broadcast graphics, commercials, music videos and feature film special effects. The studio went on to become part of DreamWorks Animation with whom it produced the feature films Antz, the Shrek series and the Madagascar series. Upon leaving PDI for the games industry in 1994, Glenn became CEO of the start-up DreamWorks Interactive, the DreamWorks SKG/Microsoft joint venture that was founded to bring director Steven Speilberg's vision to life in games. When DreamWorks Interactive was acquired by videogame giant Electronic Arts in 2000, Glenn made the transition to EA, eventually becoming EA's worldwide Senior VP and Chief Visual and Technical Officer.

Glenn completed degrees in Fine Arts and Philosophy at Ohio Wesleyan University. He is an adjunct professor at the Great Northern Way Master of Digital Media program and gives lectures at computer graphics conferences around the world. Glenn is an Honourary Professor in the Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media at Emily Carr.


Jorge Frascara

Jorge Frascara is Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta, Fellow of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, Fellow of the Society for the Science of Design of Japan and Advisor to the Doctoral Program at the University IUAV of Venice. He was an advisor on graphic symbols to the ISO and to the Canadian Standards Council and has been President of Icograda, Director of Icograda/Education and Chairman of the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta.

He is the author of Communication Design (2005); and User-Centred Graphic Design (1997); and the editor of Designing Effective Communications (2006); and Design and the Social Sciences (2002); among other publications. He has published four books in Spanish and more than 50 articles internationally. He is an advisor to four design journals and had received honours and awards from a wide range of organizations.

Frascara has lived and worked in Argentina, Canada, Guatemala, England, Italy and Mexico and has been a guest lecturer in 26 countries. Recent clients include Canadian and Italian government and private organizations. He now lives in Vancouver, Canada, and his research and practice concentrate on information design for health and medicine.

Frascara is an Honourary Professor in the Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media at Emily Carr.


Pierre Hebert

Pierre Hebert is formerly an employee of the National Film Board of Canda where he directed over 20 animation shorts and a feature (La Plante Humaine, Best Quebec Feature Award, 1996). Pierre is now an independent artist and filmmaker. Since 2001, he has traveled the world with his musician colleague Bob Ostertag and presenting the Living Cinema live animation performance over 70 times in different countries. He equally worked with dance companies and wrote two books and many articles on cinema and animation. His last project is the multilingual video installation, Only the Hand, presented at La Cinematheque Quebecoise in December 2009.

In 2005, Pierre received the Albert Tessier Cinema Award from the Government of Quebec for lifetime achievement. In 2010 he was appointed Honourary Professor in the Faculty of Visual Art + Material Practice at Emily Carr.

In 2012, Pierre received the prestigious Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) Career Award for screenwriters and filmmakers. His film,Rivière au tonnerre (River Thunder), was nominated for a JUTRA, in the animated film category.


Bill Moggridge

Bill Moggridge, co-founder of IDEO and Director of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, died September 8th, 2012, following a battle with cancer. An outspoken advocate for the value of design in everyday life, Bill pioneered interaction design and integrated human factors into the design of computer software and hardware.

Bill founded his design firm in 1969 in London and added a second office a decade later in Palo Alto, CA, in the heart of Silicon Valley. He designed the first laptop computer, the GRiD Compass and pioneered interaction design as a discipline. In 1991, he merged his company with those of David Kelley and Mike Nuttall to form IDEO.

Bill was active in design education throughout his career, notably as a visiting professor in interaction design at the Royal College of Art in London and a consulting associate professor in the design program at Stanford University. He was most interested in what people want, who they are and how they interact with other people, things and places. His book, Designing Interactions, is available from the MIT Press and was named one of the 10 best innovation and design books of 2006 by BusinessWeek.

Bill was an Honourary Professor in the Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media at Emily Carr.