Prepare to Design the Future
March 19–20, 2017: Training
March 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Francisco, CA
David Jalbert-Gagnier

David Jalbert-Gagnier
Principal and Founder, Objective Subject


David Jalbert-Gagnier is the principal and founder of Objective Subject, where he leads the design and strategy efforts and guides the firm’s clients to solutions inspired by rational thinking and realized with energized creative direction. A native of Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada, David holds a diplôme d’études collégiales in graphic design from Dawson College in Montréal. After studying philosophy, David was lured back to design by Landor Associates to design packaging and corporate identity programs for international clients. He then worked at Frankfurt, Germany’s Hauser Lacour agency before making his way back to the United States, where he splits his time between Brooklyn, New York, and Oakland, California. He is an occasional rugby player, a sport of which Wolfgang, his 8-year-old terrier, only mildly approves.


4:25pm–5:05pm Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Bridging design, technology, and business
Location: California East
Level: Intermediate
Lizzie Kumaria (Objective Subject), David Jalbert-Gagnier (Objective Subject)
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Lizzie Kumaria and David Jalbert-Gagnier share how a digital project kickstarted a wider update of the City of Oakland’s communication materials. Showcasing the principle of "evolution, not revolution," which is so crucial in public sector design, Lizzie and David discuss four tests for better government visual identities. Read more.