Steve Jankowski is a Windsor-based PhD candidate and designer focusing on issues of digital epistemologies and the aesthetics of new media. His current research in Communication & Culture graduate program (York University/Ryerson University), broadly investigates contemporary and historical relationships between knowledge, technology, and aesthetics. This trajectory of inquiry stems from his academic background being an Hons. Bachelor of Design from the York University/Sheridan College Design Program and a Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Ottawa. He has worked as a research assistant on the SSHRC-funded project The Promised Land Project, as a teaching assistant for the course 2700: Media, Culture and Society, and has presented his research in Canada, the US, and Sweden.
As a graphic designer he has worked in the field for eight years, having both freelance and studio experience. During this time he has designed visual identities, advertisements, websites, annual reports for clients like the City of Ottawa, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), Chevrolet, Food Basics, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
Additionally, his illustration work has been showcased in the Ottawa arts magazine Ottawater and the Toronto-based poetry magazine Misunderstandings.