Annick Mitchell’s professional practice as an Interior Designer and her teaching career at Ryerson University, are grounded in interdisciplinary interests that have been fostered by degrees in Modern History at the University of Toronto and studies in Applied Design at Sheridan College. Designing hundreds of thousand of square feet of interior space and working with multimillion dollar budgets, she has been involved in facility planning, design development, project implementation and management.
Her broad client base in the corporate sector includes companies such as Texaco, the Bank of Montreal, Credit Foncier, Union Carbide and Dupont Canada. She has also worked with many institutional and government clients such as the Shaw Festival Theatre, Queen’s University, Canada Post, York County Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital. This world of practice has significantly informed Professor Mitchell’s teaching in her twenty-five years at Ryerson University. As a professor in Interior Design, Design Technology and Design Dynamics, she has facilitated advances in the researching and teaching of materials and finishes. She also conducts research in creativity and the design process. Her teaching philosophy is process-centred: design is a constantly shifting experiment in approaches, problems and methodologies.