I am Shaili Chibba, an interdisciplinary strategist, researcher, and designer who works with interactive processes and technologies to create projects that prioritize storytelling. As Senior Researcher and Designer at Department of Unusual Certainties, I have contributed to the conceptualization, research, design, and development of projects for the Canadian Centre for Housing Rights, Alliance Française Toronto, Inuit Art Foundation, and more. Working closely with clients, I helped craft and deliver pitches tailored to challenge and guide clients through processes designed to extract personal insights that focus project development in meaningful ways. Often navigating ambiguity and unexpected challenges daily to lead and drive project success.
With a background in graphic design (OCAD University), and Interaction Design and Development (George Brown College), I have acquired a multitude of skills and a “perpetual student” attitude— I am always looking to explore and learn from new stories and find better ways of sharing them. As an Instructor in the Interaction Design Program, as well as the Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design Program at George Brown College, I worked with a range of students from first to graduating year in theory and practice-based topics such as 2D Design Fundamentals, Semiotics, and Portfolio & Professional Practice. Leading my classes using both group and individual engagement to help foster a mutually inclusive sense of community and personal growth.
Over the years of learning, designing, and teaching, I have had the privilege of working with a multitude of talented people, from collaborators to clients alike. I have found that we all have important stories to tell, we simply need to work together to bring them to life.