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Steven Slipp , 1955

  Graphic designer

Biographical Sketch:

Steven Slipp, graphic designer, was born in Toronto, Ontario, in October 1955. Moving to Nova Scotia in 1971, Slipp apprenticed with Greenwich Graphics while a student at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. In 1976, he began to study graphic design full time at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design on a Canadian Graphic Arts Foundation Scholarship. He received his Bachelor of Design in Visual Communications in 1980. Upon graduation, he joined Graphic Design Associates in Halifax, becoming its first president upon its incorporation in 1983. Slipp pursued his career as a senior graphic designer and art director at GDA Inc. This lasted for 11 years when he founded Semaphor Design Co. Ltd. He has been the principal designer on more than 35 colour-illustrated trade books, and was design editor of the Design Guidelines for Media Accessibility for Parks Canada. Clients have included the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Queen Elizabeth Health Sciences Centre, and University of King's College. He is currently developing a specialty in wayfinding signage design in Nova Scotia. His has won several awards for book design and stamp design. He has completed a Museum Studies Certificate from the Federation of Nova Scotia Heritage and has been a volunteer for the Boy Scouts, museums and community theatre groups in Wolfville, Nova Scotia where he lives with his wife Wendy Elliott and their three children.


Steven Slipp, 2002. Photograph provided by S. Slipp.
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