DESIGNER PROFILE Khalil Jamal

Anita met Khalil during her last year in Industrial Design at the University of Calgary for her Master's Degree in the Environmental Design Faculty. At this point, Khalil was a young Jedi in his first year of study. Over the years, they kept in touch, often bumping into each other at button swapping events after Khalil graduated and moved back to his hometown of Vancouver. Both now reside in Toronto and work together at ROLLOUT, where they sometimes commiserate that their degree no longer exists at the University. Khalil also works on freelance ID projects and just got his prototype 3D printed dishes in the mail. Most exciting.

 

Company/Organization: Khalil Jamal Industrial Design and ROLLOUT

 

Websites: khaliljamal.com, decidedish.com 

 

Education: University of Victoria, The University of Calgary

 

Describe your work: I am an industrial designer with experience in public art and architectural products. I am interested in exploring material properties and innovative fabrication processes.

 

Inspiration: People in general, observed social interactions and subcultures.

 

Awards or Recognition: I had 2 public art proposals vetted and selected by panels in 2011, a sculpture for Parkside Greenway and a bench for Terra Nova Rural Park.

 

Future Projects/Goal: Commercializing a line of dishware.

 

What is one word that describes your artist style? Iterative but not terse, which is funny if you knew me.

 

How did you get to know ROLLOUT? I followed them around from Calgary to Vancouver to Toronto until they relented and let me into the circle.

 

Please list a few cool or inspirational websites you visit and love:
thisisnthappiness.com 
offsetguitars.com 
mariobatalivoice.blogspot.com 
pintday.org/archimatects 

 

What resources do you use for creating your work? Coffee and loud music.

 

Can you share any of your secret tips? Hard work and dumb luck.

 

Is there a piece of art you wished you had created, and why? Too many to list.

 

 

 

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