Members

 

The Team

MEET OUR DIVERSE IN-HOUSE TEAM OF CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS


 
  ALEX M. CHONG  -  Co-founder, Executive Director   Alex is an educator, a digital product strategist, and interaction designer. Alex is fascinated by collaborative dynamics and the interplay between different disciplinary perspectives.  Alex consults for small businesses and technology startups, and is currently a Lead Educator teaching Experience Design at BrainStation Toronto.

ALEX M. CHONGCo-founder, Executive Director

Alex is an educator, a digital product strategist, and interaction designer. Alex is fascinated by collaborative dynamics and the interplay between different disciplinary perspectives.

Alex consults for small businesses and technology startups, and is currently a Lead Educator teaching Experience Design at BrainStation Toronto.

  NAM HOANG  -  Co-founder, Director of Multimedia   Nam is a multi-talented cinematographer, designer, and builder. Nam is fascinated by storytelling projects, and experimental visualization, expressing himself fluidly between digital and physical media.  Nam works professionally as a freelancer making promotional videos for a variety clients including tech startups promoting physical and digital products.

NAM HOANG - Co-founder, Director of Multimedia

Nam is a multi-talented cinematographer, designer, and builder. Nam is fascinated by storytelling projects, and experimental visualization, expressing himself fluidly between digital and physical media.

Nam works professionally as a freelancer making promotional videos for a variety clients including tech startups promoting physical and digital products.

  JULIAN SNIDER  -  Co-founder, Director of Design-Build   Julian is an experienced woodworker, designer, and craftsperson. His most fluent method of self-expression is to build things, perfecting his craft. Julian is fascinated by small urban spaces, their organic growth, and their habitation.  Julian runs his own freelance woodworking practice with a portfolio of residential, commercial, and fabrication projects.

JULIAN SNIDER - Co-founder, Director of Design-Build

Julian is an experienced woodworker, designer, and craftsperson. His most fluent method of self-expression is to build things, perfecting his craft. Julian is fascinated by small urban spaces, their organic growth, and their habitation.

Julian runs his own freelance woodworking practice with a portfolio of residential, commercial, and fabrication projects.

 
  AILEEN LING   - Designer   Aileen is an exploratory designer and craftsperson. With a background in architectural design, she focuses her practice on process-driven material explorations, collaboration, and converting these practices into sustainable systems.  Aileen is currently pursuing a professional masters degree in material futures at the University of Arts London, UK.

AILEEN LING - Designer

Aileen is an exploratory designer and craftsperson. With a background in architectural design, she focuses her practice on process-driven material explorations, collaboration, and converting these practices into sustainable systems.

Aileen is currently pursuing a professional masters degree in material futures at the University of Arts London, UK.

  DYLAN JOHNSTON  -  Architectural Designer   Dylan expresses himself through design, photography, and community-oriented projects. Highly meticulous and detail-oriented, Dylan focuses his professional journey to discover connections between built environments and human experience.  Dylan is currently pursing a professional masters degree in architecture at the University of Toronto.

DYLAN JOHNSTONArchitectural Designer

Dylan expresses himself through design, photography, and community-oriented projects. Highly meticulous and detail-oriented, Dylan focuses his professional journey to discover connections between built environments and human experience.

Dylan is currently pursing a professional masters degree in architecture at the University of Toronto.

  HUGO WONG  -  Project Manager   Hugo is a designer who connects small intricacies with the big picture (and vice versa). Hugo cares deeply about exploration and process; working models, assembly details, and extensive notes can always be found on his desk.  Hugo works professionally as a project manager at a construction-management company.

HUGO WONGProject Manager

Hugo is a designer who connects small intricacies with the big picture (and vice versa). Hugo cares deeply about exploration and process; working models, assembly details, and extensive notes can always be found on his desk.

Hugo works professionally as a project manager at a construction-management company.

 
 
 

Partners

OUR PARTNERS CONTRIBUTE TO, COLLABORATE WITH, AND ENRICH THE CULTURE OF MAKESHIFT STUDIO


 
  COLLECTIVE BEING   Collective being is a community of wellness practitioners who share their experiences and practices in order to promote health and wellness by offering pay-what-you-can classes and workshops in Toronto.  Makeshift Studio is proud to be partnered with Collective Being, and hosts many of their classes, events, and workshops. The studio is not complete without them!

COLLECTIVE BEING

Collective being is a community of wellness practitioners who share their experiences and practices in order to promote health and wellness by offering pay-what-you-can classes and workshops in Toronto.

Makeshift Studio is proud to be partnered with Collective Being, and hosts many of their classes, events, and workshops. The studio is not complete without them!

  SOM KONG   SomKong is a fashion design company that captures the exploratory spirit of its designers and clients with an experiential approach to fashion. Founder Som is an award-winning fashion designer with a deep portfolio of work.  Som has been a long-time partner of Makeshift Studio and has collaborated on many projects. We are proud to be SomKong's base of operations.

SOM KONG

SomKong is a fashion design company that captures the exploratory spirit of its designers and clients with an experiential approach to fashion. Founder Som is an award-winning fashion designer with a deep portfolio of work.

Som has been a long-time partner of Makeshift Studio and has collaborated on many projects. We are proud to be SomKong's base of operations.

 
 
 
 

Studio Members

WE SHARE THE STUDIO WITH FELLOW CREATIVE SOULS:


 

Nick Choi

 

Matt Ngan

 

Matt Anningson

 

Ranee Leung

Thompson Nguyen

 

David Perl

 

Jeremie Lau

 

Justine Wong

Tara Ali

 

Kristel Derkowski

 

Peter Kitchen

 

Olivia Reubens