Roman Izdebski is an Associate Professor in the Industrial Design Program. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland with a MA in Industrial Design and taught at the Academy for 5 years (1976-81) before moving to Canada in 1981. He has been involved in the development of two Industrial Design Programs: the first in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary where he taught from 1981-88; and the second, an Industrial Design Program at Emily Carr University of Art + Design where he has been teaching since 1989.
In addition to his teaching career, Roman has worked as an Industrial Designer for a multitude of companies in Europe and Canada including Smed Manufacturing, Xerox Canada, Canadian Foremost Ltd., and others, on products ranging from electronics, sporting and heavy-duty equipment, furniture, and graphic design. His design work has received awards and has been exhibited and widely published.