David Berman

Known as the ‘David Suzuki of design’, David Berman of Ontario is an infectiously enthusiastic motivator who assists people in organisations to align their personal and business values, equips them with strategic skills, and challenges them to apply their professional strengths to help create a more sustainable and just world. His twenty-five-year career as an expert speaker, facilitator, communications strategist, graphic and environmental designer and competition judge has involved him in dozens of events around the world.

His clients include IBM, the International Space Station, the World Bank, the Norwegian Design Council, the Aga Khan Foundation and several Canadian government agencies. The author of ‘Do Good Design: How Designers can Change the World’, David’s work includes many award-winning projects. He developed a system to republish the laws of Canada in plain writing and design and established a code of ethics that embraces social responsibility for certified graphic designers.

The first elected president of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario, David also served on the board of Icograda, is the national Ethics Chair for graphic design in Canada and a high-level advisor to the United Nations on how accessible web design thinking can help fulfil the Millennium Development Goals.