John Greg Ball is an artist + designer born in Calgary, Alberta.
For 20 years, John Greg Ball- Industrial Design studio has provided consulting services in industrial and graphic design to a variety of clients. Recently, Ball was part of the planning team to design SAIT’s -100 year time capsule (to be opened in 2116), a large-scale mobile for Calgary's East Village showroom, and the redesign of the George Lane Park centennial stage in High River.
Currently a faculty instructor at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), and an adjunct professor at the Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts)- Ball applies his passion for creativity [design thinking] to technical subject matter.
Beginning education in fine arts in 1997, Ball now holds a Master of Environmental Design (MEDes) -University of Calgary, and a Bachelor of Design (BDes), Industrial Design, from the University of Alberta.
From 2002-09, Ball worked as a staff and freelance designer for a variety architectural, product design and manufacturing companies. In addition, was the president of MADE in Edmonton, and the Industrial Designers of Edmonton Association. During this time co-curated a number of design exhibits in Edmonton and Calgary and worked as a contributing editor for online design magazines: mocoloco.com and canadiandesignresource.ca.
In 2006, Ball won Canadian Interior Magazine's -Best of Canada award (with Shoko Cesar) and People’s Choice award for the hoodoo lamp. The lamp was subsequently exhibited at the Design exchange in Toronto, Toronto Interior Design Show, and the Vancouver Olympics in 2010.
The studio is currently focussed on large-scale public art projects, and fine art.
Selected Exhibits and Collections:
Alberta House -Vancouver Olympics, Arthouse- Calgary, Bankers Hall -Calgary, Beakerhead Creative Society, Calgary Stampede, Canadian Museum of Civilization [permanent collection], Canadian Design Resource, Calgary/ Edmonton Interior Design Show, Core77.com, DaDe Design Gallery, Design Exchange -Toronto, Industreal.it -Milan, Maison Et Objet -Paris, MADE in Toronto, Mocoloco.com, Museum of the Highwood, The Works Art and Design Festival-Edmonton, Toronto Interior Design Show.
Permanent Public Art Installations:
Commonwealth Stadium -Edmonton, East Village Show Room- Calgary, George Lane Park -High River, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology- Heritage Hall, 333- 6th Avenue (plus 15) -Calgary