Angela Bains

Faculty | Black Cluster Hire

Angela Bains

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Design

  • Graphic Design
  • Strategic Design
  • Advertising

Angela Bains is a Co-Founder and Strategic Director of TransformExp, an award-winning design firm. Originally from the UK, Angela has over 25 years’ experience in the design industry working on social change causes, including the Free Nelson Mandela Campaign and commercial accounts including; BBC Television, Swatch Canada, Westinghouse Canada, and the Ritz-Carlton. She has been invited to speak and host at the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) – International DesignThinkers Conference (Vancouver & Toronto). Most recently, Angela’s expertise was broadcast on CBC and CKNW 980. Angela has taught Strategic Design part-time at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). 

She has been honoured by her students through six consecutive annual nominations for the BCIT Teaching Excellence Awards which she has won three times and in addition, she has been nominated nationally for the RGD – Canadian Design Educators Award of Excellence.

“I see this as a turning point in design education! The Black Cluster Hire process will have a visibly significant and positive impact on the deep-rooted norms of design praxis. I am excited to be contributing to this unique and progressive vision.”

— Angela Bains