We are dedicated to the creation of innovative ideas

for themed environments in the entertainment industry

EXCEPTIONAL DESIGN. REMARKABLE SOLUTIONS.

Our Company


MI Concept + Design (“MI”) is a design firm located in Toronto, Canada. Our rapidly growing practice offers a wide range of concept and visioning, planning, design, illustration and brand development services. We pride ourselves on our team’s ability to translate ideas into unique, exciting and most importantly, buildable solutions. Our multi-disciplined team of artists, designers, planners and architects has a wide variety of experience collaborating with design firms, developers and owner groups, and delivering imaginative and thoughtful solutions to help them realize their visions.

We offer our services as turn-key packages or we can step in to help with any phase of a project. Strengthening our internal team, is a qualified network of professionals ensuring every client engagement is supported by the best talent possible.

Our work honours our clients’ unique dreams and visions and helps transform them into efficiently executable and successful realties.

OUR EXPERTISE


In the broadest sense, our work is about developing communication to share your vision in its best light. This work encompasses a range of distinct but closely interrelated fields, including: Concept, Illustration, Planning and Design. We believe in the constant pursuit of better outcomes for our clients and the end users of their spaces. We seek to build long term relationships with our clients and function as a trusted partner, bringing our considerable skills to the table to strengthen the team.

OUR SERVICES

CREATIVE VISIONING
• Illustration

• Concept Development

• Theme Development

• Master Planning

• Brand Strategy

PLANNING + DESIGN
• Schematic Design

• Design Development

• Landscape Development

• Attraction|Ride Development

• Character Development

• Signage + Wayfinding

• Interior Design

• Brand Development

IMPLEMENTATION
• Construction

• Drawings

• Digital Art Files

• Tender Support

How We Work


In today’s digital age, we are able to connect easily with our clients anywhere in the world. Sketches and illustrations can be transmitted instantly and ideas can be exchanged via telephone, emails or Skype. After initial discussion we provide a series of design sketches and develop them according to your comments until we have created full colour illustrations. There are always opportunities to bring in fresh ideas as the digital medium celebrates it. We are also happy to travel right to your office anywhere in the world and work directly with your team especially in the initial ‘blue-sky’ phase of a project.

Our Team

Meet our creative and passionate team
Garfield Ingram

Garfield Ingram

PRESIDENT and Creative Director
Upon graduating from high school, I worked as a welder in a truck fabrication plant, laying a foundation of knowledge of construction principals which I apply today as a designer. During this time, I explored various art-forms and developed my skills in drawing and painting in numerous evening classes. Returning to school after a few years on the shop floor, I studied Interior Design at Ryerson in Toronto as I believed this to be a good blend of creative and technical aspects.
Upon graduation, I worked as an architectural rendering assistant to an established Illustrator. Here I learned the art and complexities of creating accurately scaled perspective drawings from specific points of view. I apply these skills to this day to envision realistic yet creative designs with a clear appreciation that they are to be built. Eventually, I went out on my own as an architectural illustrator, developing my personal style in paint mediums.
In 2006, I joined Forrec and began the process of learning about the theme park and water park industry. In 2015, I embarked on a new, exciting phase of my career as a freelance consultant to many international clients. In 2016 Mi Concept + Design has officially launched with my skilled and passionate team. Throughout my career I have been teaching a wide range of design and illustration courses in the local colleges. My hobbies include scale modelling and flying sailplanes.

WALT KUNIEC, OALA CSLA

WALT KUNIEC, OALA CSLA

VP, MASTER PLANNER + URBAN DESIGNER
I joined Mi Concept + Design as a seasoned designer and project manager with over 20 years of experience in the design of themed entertainment facilities, as well as traditional architecture, urban design and landscape architecture projects across the globe.
I have always had passion for design which led me to study Architecture at Warsaw Technical University and then acquire a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Toronto. My career has allowed me many international opportunities. Working for Forrec Ltd for almost 15 years allowed me to carry responsibilities as: Area Development Director, Master Planner and Lands Project Manager for Universal Studios, Dubai, Master Planner for Formula 1 Theme Park in Dubai, Master Planner for Aqua Dunya Resort & Water Park in Dubai, Master Planner, Models and Props Coordinator and Clusters Project Manager for Legoland Family Park in Germany, Landscape Architect for Samsung Everland Theme Park expansion in South Korea, Area Development Director for Tehran Park in Iran.
Other major projects spanning three continents include; theme parks, marinas, water parks, hotels, FECs, branded attractions, retail environments, luxury condominiums and vacation resorts.

KELLY MOORHEAD

KELLY MOORHEAD

VP Business Development | Signage + Wayfinding
With over 20 years of experience working in the built environment I endeavour to create beautiful and well functioning spaces. Aesthetics, brand development, signage and wayfinding all help to orient and enhance the user experience.

ADAM EIZINAS, OALA CSLA

ADAM EIZINAS, OALA CSLA

DIRECTOR OF DESIGN
Adam is an urban designer with expertise in international large-scale master planning, sustainable design, urban design, recreational design, theme park design, and landscape architecture. This includes: community master planning; sustainable principles for large scale developments; urban design guidelines; public realm strategies; open space and landscape plans; digital modelling and graphic materials.

SANDY VAZAN

SANDY VAZAN

DESIGNER AND ILLUSTRATOR
I am a designer and illustrator with bachelor degrees from the University of Guelph for Fine Arts as well as Sheridan College for Illustration. Growing up I learned that any ordinary day could be turned into an adventure with a little bit of imagination. I was encouraged to grow and cultivate my curiosity so even the most mundane box could be turned into a futuristic cityscape, or with a little bit of help and extra rope, a pulley system to carry food to our tree house fort. This curiosity combined with my passion for reading and drawing grew into a career illustrating children’s stories.

Go Vonghachack

Go Vonghachack

DIRECTOR, INTERIOR DESIGN | 3D VISUALIZATION
I have over 11 years of Interior Design experience encompassing Entertainment and Leisure Design, Retail, Commercial, and Hospitality Design. Excellent visual communication skills, furniture/fixture design, space planning, 3D visualization skills using Sketchup and Vray, proficient with AutoCAD, excellent illustration and rendering skills using Adobe Suite. I have degrees in Interior Design as well as Graphic Design.

Donna Hastings

Donna Hastings

Director of Marketing
My love of art and design led me to study various disciplines including, sculpture, pottery, photography, life drawing and art history. Looking for a practical application for my creative skills I then enrolled in a three year Fashion Design Course at Ryerson University from which I graduated having specialized in hand painted and woven bespoke garments and fashion illustration. From there my chosen career took a turn and I felt very fortunate to have an opportunity to become a custom carpet designer working primarily with Interior Designers and Architects on residential, corporate and hospitality projects. In 1988 I became one of three founders of Creative Matters Incorporated in Toronto, where I continued with carpet design and overseeing manufacturing of the final product, as well as involvement in sales and management. The company grew and became very successful as our clientele became international. I made Regular visits to our suppliers in Thailand, Nepal, India and the United States, as well as participating in trade shows in Hannover, Cologne, New York, and Toronto, which furthered my design inspiration. Recently, I sold my shares in CMI to pursue new interests.
I am excited to be part of the team at Mi Concept + Design where I can share my sales and business knowledge, and apply my design and pattern experience to upcoming projects. After work hours, my favourite place is the garden, whether at home in the city or at the cottage.

Kim Taylor

Kim Taylor

Senior Designer & Illustrator
I graduated with a degree in Architecture from Carleton University in 1982. For more than 31 years I have worked with high profile clients on many prominent international projects and provide architectural design, digital illustration and 3D modelling for interior designers, developers, and architects.

I have rendered many winning competition entries from condos to healthcare and over 1,000 projects of virtually every building type.

PIERRE FORTIN

PIERRE FORTIN

DIRECTOR, VISUAL DEVELOPMENT
My career spans over 20 years designing and creating for a wide range of nationally and internationally recognized corporations, magazines and publishers. My work has been featured in Catapult Magazine, American Illustration and Communication Arts. I’ve worked in the video game and currently, the theme park industry. My work varies from mural creation for Universal Studios to being commissioned by Sports Illustrated, The Atlantic Monthly, Forbes, BusinessWeek and Time magazine. I have also created designs of sculptures and props for the Beijing Cube Water Park. The water park won a WWA Industry Innovation Award. I’ve also collaborated in the design of the Dollywood Mystery Mine, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, which won the Theme Park Insider Award for Best New Attraction of the year . My inspirations are first and foremost everything I see, sense and experience. The Vienna School Of Fantastic Realism, Art Deco, pop-culture and film noir are amongst my major influences.

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