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Meet the Air Canada 2017 Travel Design Awards Testers

Meet the well-travelled, design-savvy Canadians who put products to the test.

Karim Rashid

Karim Rashid

The prolific industrial-design superstar has over 3,000 objects in production. With a just-launched architecture firm, he’s sure to take his colourful designs to new heights.


Shauna Levy

Shauna Levy

President and CEO of Toronto’s Design Exchange and founder of this month’s EDIT festival, Shauna Levy is an interdisciplinary curator and tastemaker.


Norman Howe

Norman Howe

As president and CEO of Butterfield & Robinson, a luxury travel company for the adventurous, Norman Howe is a certified wanderer with over 100 countries stamped in his passport.


Caroline Issa

Caroline Issa

Fashion entrepreneur, designer and former management consultant, Caroline Issa is the brains behind magazines Because and Tank, which celebrates its 20th anniversary next year.


Tamy Emma Pepin

Tamy Emma Pepin

As a producer, photographer, television host and president of storytelling studio Un peu plus loin, Tamy Emma Pepin is a travel content Renaissance woman.


Laura deCarufel

Laura deCarufel

As editor-in-chief of beauty and style magazine The Kit and author of Learn to Speak Fashion, Laura deCarufel is a Fashion Week regular the world over.


Zebulon Perron

Zebulon Perron

The Montreal interior designer has a full plate as the creative mind behind some of the city’s favourite foodie spots, including Marconi, Chez Tousignant and bakery Hof Kelsten.


Andrew Knapp

Andrew Knapp

Andrew Knapp is a photographer and author of The New York Times bestselling series Find Momo, which is a bit like Where’s Waldo, if Waldo were a personable border collie.


Lauren O’Neil

Lauren O’Neil

Freelance writer and social media wizard, Lauren O’Neil is all about the latest in gadgets, pop culture and Snapchat filters.


Rachel Noonan

Rachel Noonan

Director of marketing, strategy and communications at TIFF, Rachel Noonan is a media specialist with a Master of Design from OCAD in her back pocket.


Peter Jensen

Peter Jensen

As the mental training coach for the Canadian Olympic team, Peter Jensen has attended nine Olympic games. He’s also an Air Canada Altitude member.


Dashan

Dashan

Better known by his Chinese stage name Dashan, Ottawa native, comedian and Air Canada Altitude member Mark Rowswell is arguably the most famous westerner in China.


Gerrit Wesselink

Gerrit Wesselink

Originally from Thunder Bay, this University of Ottawa student is the executive director of the Youth Arctic Coalition and an Air Canada Altitude member.

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