2011 alumnus Pat Christie is the 2017 Emily Alumni Award Recipient.
Industrial designer, entrepreneur, and social innovator, Pat Christie believes that imagination and play are fundamental to a healthy process of creation and problem-solving. After graduating from Emily Carr University in 2011, he founded DalyCo., a business established around thoughtful human-centred design with a focus on regional wood products and development. In 2013, he co-founded Yew Woodshop with fellow alumni, to share equipment, space and knowledge resources. SPACE soon followed, a creative hub and showroom where designers sell products through a low margin model and participate in hosted activities that encourage the development and exposure of new products and ideas.
Christie's activities have focused on increasing the connectivity between the academic and professional realms, spearheading multiple initiatives to create links between organizations and individuals from disparate fields. Together, his entrepreneurial ventures form a living prototype of the innovative, collaborative, values-based working group that the local design and manufacturing community can bring together.
Find out more about Pat at his website at dalycompany.ca/?mc_cid=c5411c1bc3&mc_eid=[UNIQID]
Videography: Sebnem Ozpeta, Zoe Kirk-Gushowaty, Adiba Muzaffar, Sepideh Yadegar
Editing: Sebnem Ozpeta
This video was produced by Emily Carr University Production Services.