Dianne Croteau earned her Masters in Design from Milan’s Domus Academy, and her bachelor degree in Industrial Design from Carleton University, Ottawa. She is a founder of Studio Innova (Toronto) with Richard Brault and remains an active partner. Croteau’s design career has taken her across a wide professional spectrum - from principal designer, to project manager, from design entrepreneur to college faculty. Her interests reach all stages of the design process – and is equally comfortable with the theoretical as the technical.Her experience spans several disciplines and sectors: healthcare, emergency rescue, education, furniture, architecture, community gardens, renewable energy and human powered transportation. Her projects and products have received several patents and awards, her work has been published internationally.Croteau presently divides her time between Studio Innova projects and teaching at the Ontario College of Art and the Institute Without Boundaries (George Brown College). Board positions have included: The Association of Chartered Industrial Designers (Ontario), Evangel Hall, The Alex Wilson Community Garden. Croteau has served on the jury of several design competitions.