Robert L. Peters

Designer, Consultant, and Activist in Canada

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I’m a 60s-something designer, artist, author, organizer, teacher, activist, conservationist, pacifist, and humanist…

For 38 years, I was the principal of CIRCLE, a design consultancy in Winnipeg, Canada. In addition to practice, I’ve been actively involved in design education, writing, public speaking, advocacy, and professional development for most of my career, including leadership roles within the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC), and the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (Icograda, now ico–D, the International Council of Design).

I was raised and schooled in Germany, Switzerland, and England, and I’ve had the opportunity of living, working, teaching, or traveling in more than 60 countries. For over 35 years I lived in ‘Solace House,’ a low-energy, passive solar home that I designed and built in the woods of Eastern Manitoba. When I’m not immersed in projects or causes (or road-tripping in our antique VW Westfalia camper-van), I enjoy spending time in Nature, climbing (crags, mountains), canoeing, and other human-powered outdoor activities.