Information Office is a graphic design and art services company based in Vancouver, Canada. The office develops identity programs, books, publications, packaging, exhibition design, signage systems, websites, and media applications for clients in cultural industries.
Information Office is a design and art services company based in Vancouver, Canada. The office develops identity programs, books, publications, packaging, exhibition design, signage systems, websites, and media applications for clients in the cultural sector. Information Office places special emphasis on its art publishing. We offer a suite of integrated services from conceptualization, design, editing, printing and promotion of publications.
Clients include Schinkel Pavillon (Berlin), Vancouver Art Gallery, The Vinyl Factory UK, Burnaby Art Gallery, Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, SFU Galleries, Simon Fraser University, Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, White Columns (New York), Hauser & Wirth (Zürich), Lisson Gallery (London), The Power Plant (Toronto), University of British Columbia, Art Gallery of Alberta, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Ikon Gallery (Birmingham), Polygon Gallery, Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), Or Gallery (Vancouver), Museu Picasso (Barcelona), Seattle Art Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), University of California (Berkeley), and The Museum of Modern Art (New York), Museum Frieder Burda (Baden-Baden)
Derek Barnett has over twenty years of experience as a graphic designer and art director working in London, New York, Toronto, and Vancouver. Barnett’s investigative approach utilizes varied strategies of communication and visual design to foster an evocative and conceptually rigorous practice.
Jonathan Middleton has worked extensively in the not-for-profit contemporary art sector, including eighteen years experience as a contemporary art curator, organizing exhibitions and projects in Vancouver, Berlin, Montreal, Seattle, and Melbourne. Middleton was the founding publisher of the contemporary art journal Fillip and has worked in an advisory capacity with Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, The Sobey Art Foundation, and National Gallery of Canada.
Rachel Topham specializes in digital image preparation for art catalogues, as well as documenting artwork and spaces. Rachel has acted as principle photographer and/or digital image preparation technician on publications with the Vancouver Art Gallery, Figure 1 Publishing, Hatje Cantz, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Carleton University Art Gallery, The Rooms, McMaster University and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Wallpaper Magazine, MONTECRISTO Magazine, Canadian Art, The Globe and Mail, as well as numerous other art publications and catalogues.
Emma Walter has been active in arts promotion, publishing and production for over 10 years in Vancouver and Osaka, Japan. She is part of the operational team of the annual Vancouver Art Book Fair and has coordinated fair, development, and community engagement initiatives since 2016. Emma holds a BFA from Emily Carr University and is currently a candidate in the Master of Publishing at Simon Fraser University. In her Masters research, Emma is working with Information Office to investigate and lay the groundwork for an art book distribution program, serving artists, designers and publishers both in Canada and abroad.
If you are interested in a position in design, production, management, or web development please send a résumé along with a link to a downloadable PDF or website showcasing previous work.