PHOTO: GEORGE FOK


GLOBAL CARREER

CREATED MORE THAN 800 PROJECTS & SHOWS
MANAGED WORLDWIDE PRODUCTION BUDGET OF OVER 400 MILLION DOLLARS
WORKED IN 25 COUNTRIES
WON 200 AWARDS


TRANSDISCIPLINARY ARTIST

CREATION EXECUTIVE
CREATIVE DIRECTOR
ART DIRECTOR
DESIGNER
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
DIRECTOR
STAGE DIRECTOR
SCENOGRAPHER
PHOTOGRAPHER
WRITER


CONTACT

EMAIL / DAN@DANIELFORTIN.COM
INSTAGRAM / @DANFORTIN
LINKEDIN / https://www.linkedin.com/in/danfortin/


BIOGRAPHY

WITH A TRANSDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO CREATION, DANIEL FORTIN IS A LEADER OF AWARD-WINNING VISUAL, STORYTELLING, BRAND AND LIVE PERFORMANCE DESIGN.

DANIEL FORTIN HELD THE POSITION OF VICE-PRESIDENT OF CREATION OF GLOBAL LIVE ENTERTAINMENT OF CIRQUE DU SOLEIL, WHERE HE LED ALL NEW CREATIONS UNTIL THE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY WAS HIT BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. ARRIVING AT CIRQUE DU SOLEIL IN 2014 AS THE EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF 45 DEGREES, THE EVENTS AND EXPERIENCE BRANCH OF THE COMPANY, HIS STRONG VISUAL SENSIBILITY AND DEDICATION TO PUTTING THE RIGHT TEAMS TOGETHER SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTED THE RANGE AND REACH OF CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’S PROJECTS. HE WENT ON TO LEAD OVER 300 PROJECTS WORLDWIDE WITH A GLOBAL BUDGET EXCEEDING 300 MILLION DOLLARS.

RECOGNIZED FOR HIS UNUSUAL ABILITY TO WORK SEAMLESSLY BETWEEN THE WORLDS OF STAGE, FINE ART, FILM AND BRAND EXPERIENCE DESIGN, HIS SIGNATURE IS ONE OF SOPHISTICATED VISUALS BACKED BY STRONG NARRATIVE INTENTION.

THIS WAS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND EPOXY, THE CREATIVE AGENCY FOUNDED BY DANIEL FORTIN IN 1992 WHICH QUICKLY GREW TO BECOME AN INTERNATIONAL POWERHOUSE WITH OFFICES IN MONTREAL, PARIS AND TOKYO. DURING THAT TIME HE CREATED STAMPS DESIGN FOR CANADA POST, THE GLOBAL REBRANDING OF AEROPLAN, BRANDING AND COSMETIC DESIGN FOR RENOWNED LACROIX SKI IN FRANCE, TITLE DESIGN AND VISUAL EFFECTS FOR HOLLYWOOD MOVIES, PRODUCT AND INTERFACE DESIGN FOR SONY CONTENT LABORATORY IN TOKYO, GLOBAL COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES AND CREATION FOR MAJOR TECHNOLOGY BRANDS LIKE MICROSOFT SOFTIMAGE, AVID AND DISCREET LOGIC TO NAME A FEW.

SELLING THE AGENCY AFTER 14 YEARS TO PURSUE NEW PROJECTS, FORTIN WENT ON TO WORK AS AN INDEPENDENT CREATIVE DIRECTOR WITH VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING MOMENT FACTORY, PHI CENTRE (VICE-PRESIDENT CREATION), TAKING ON A DIVERSE RANGE OF PROJECTS FROM THE REDESIGN OF MONTREAL’S OLYMPIC TOWER LIGHTING, THE REBRANDING STRATEGY AND DESIGN OF MOMENT FACTORY TO THE BRANDING AND COMBAT CLOTHES COSMETIC DESIGN OF UFC CHAMPION GEORGE ST-PIERRE, WHILE ALSO CREATING AWARD-WINNING STAGE, SET AND EXHIBIT DESIGN FOR CLIENTS INCLUDING THE JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL.

ALWAYS LOYAL TO HIS ROOTS IN THE FINE ARTS AND HIS EARLY YEARS UNDER THE MENTORSHIP OF ARTIST MICHAEL SNOW, FORTIN HAS BEEN A LECTURER AND GUEST SPEAKER AT MANY UNIVERSITIES ACROSS CANADA AND HAS BEEN AN EXECUTIVE MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF THE INNOVATIVE ELEKTRA FESTIVAL OF NEW DIGITAL ART SINCE ITS INCEPTION. HIS WORK WITH MICHAEL SNOW IS INCLUDED IN THE PERMANENT COLLECTION OF THE MUSÉE DES BEAUX ARTS DU QUÉBEC AND HAS BEEN EXHIBITED IN MUSEUMS INCLUDING THE KIASMA MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN HELSINKI, THE AUSTRALIAN CENTER FOR THE MOVING IMAGE AND THE PARIS CENTRE POMPIDOU.


Board member of the International Digital Arts Festival ELEKTRA.


Awards / Museums / Publications



2021

NUMIX INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
• JURY / International Award

2019

Grafika
• Projets primés / Animation graphique / Dubai World Cup / 45 Degrees / Cirque du soleil
• Projets primés / Projet spécial / LINEATE / C:LAB / Cirque du Soleil

2018

LEA Award
• Arena Tour of the year / Helene Fischer Arena Tour / Cirque du Soleil
FRAME Award
• Best Stage Design Finalist / Helene Fischer Arena Tour / Cirque du Soleil  
Applied Arts
• Craft Motion / Helene Fischer Arena Tour / Cirque du Soleil
•  Posters / Bal du MAC / 45 Degrees
Grafika
• Projets primés / Affiches / Bal du MAC / 45 Degrees / Cirque du soleil

2017

Grafika
• Projets primés / Bal du MAC / 45 Degrees / Cirque du soleil

2014

Grafika
• Guillaume Wagner / Scénographie
PRIX GÉMEAUX / GEMINI AWARDS
• Quebec Films Awards / Jutra / Best Set Design Finalist

2011

Gala des Olivier
• Meilleure mise en scène / Spectacle d’humour
Grafika
• Grand Prix / Création typographique originale / Griffin / BBR
• Grand Prix / Design environnemental / District Griffin / BBR
• Prix / Programme d’identité visuelle – entreprise / District Griffin / BBR
• Prix / Papeterie / District Griffin /BBR
• Prix / Affiche Culturel – série / Dieu(x) / BBR
• Prix / Brochure ou dépliant d’entreprise / District Griffin / BBR
Applied Arts
• Miscellaneous – Single / District Griffin / BBR
• Typography Design – Single / District Griffin / BBR
Communication Arts
• Design Brochure / District Griffin / BBR
Art Directors Annual 90
• Branding Typography System / District Griffin / BBR

2009

FWA – Site of the Day (USA)
• Ubisoft : Créateurs d’émotions

2008

Boomerang
• Ubisoft : Créateurs d’émotions / Grand Prix 08 et Grand Prix B2C (Canada)

Applied Arts
• Ubisoft : Créateurs d’émotions / Interactive Media Awards (Canada)

2006

Graphex
• Elektra festival (Canada)


2005

Grafika
• 5 Grands prix : Elektra festival (Canada)

2004

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
•  Anarchive2:digitaISnow, Permanence dans le cadre de l'exposition:
"Ils causent des systèmes. Acquisitions récentes en art actuel"
May 1st Reboot
• Epoxy.ca, May 1st Reboot winner
Tokyo Type Director Club
• Anarchive 2: Digital Snow, selection 2004
Grafika
• Buzz, Grand Prize Stationary
• ML Magazine (Labatt), Grand Prize Unique Packaging
• ML Magazine (Labatt), Grand Prize Corporate newpaper
• Boomerang Cozmo, Winner TV & cinema Animation category
• Orage Masters, Winner, Identity category
• Fillion, Winner, Advertising category
Graphis Design Annual 2004
• Bug 3D Calendars, Rolland Motif, Selection 2004 How International Design Competition
• Boomerang Cozmo, Winner in the Packaging category
Communications Art
• Aeroplan, Special Report, Edition 2004
Applied Arts Magazine
• Boomerang Cozmo, Winner in the Video Animation category
• Extremis.tv Web site, Winner in the Digital Media Informative/Educational category
• Anarchive 2: Digital Snow, Winner in the Editorial Complete Book category Applied Arts Magazine Awards 13th edition
• Groupe Image Buzz, Award in the Complete Design Program category
• Millilitres Book, Brasserie Labatt, Award in the Complete Book Design category
• ML-Magazine Millilitres, Brasserie Labatt, Series Award, Packaging Design category
• "Les Froissés", Marie Saint-Pierre, Single & Series Awards, Packaging Design category
• Ciao Bella, Cirrus Communications, Award in Broadcast Graphics Design category

2003

Cassies
• Boomerang Vodkice, Certificates of Excellence Best Launch
MIM
• Extremis TV, MIM D'Or, Education & formation
Gémeaux
• Extremis TV, Best Web Site
Graphex
• Anarchive 2: Digital Snow, DVD category
• Vodkice, Excellence prize, packaging category
• www.extremis.tv, Excellence prize
• Vodkice Television ads, Excellence award, advertising category
Siggraph 2000
• Vodkice, Excellence Outdoor advertising
• Vodkice, Merit in the Collateral category
• No War, Merit in the Postcard category
• Digital Snow, Merit in the Cd-Rom category
The creative Review Annual
• Digital Snow, Special Mention
I.D. Magazine
• Vodkice, Special mention for Motion Graphics
• Digital Snow, Distinction winner in the Packaging category
Marketing Awards
• Vodkice, Special Mention in the Packaging category Art Directors Club
• Digital Snow, Distinctive Merit in the Reference/ Education category
• Digital Snow, Certificate of typographic Excellence
• Digital Snow, Presentation à l'Annual ADC Exhibition à l'ADC Gallery (NY)
Type Directors Club
• Digital Snow: Excellence Award in Typography
How Magazine
• Vodkice, Promo material, in the Miscellaneous category
• Vodkice, Merit in the Packaging category
• Vodkice, Merit in the Packaging Display category
• Orage, Merit in the Advertising category
• Orage, Merit in the Poster category
• Domtar Swatch Book, Merit, in the Brochure category
How Interactive Annual
• Digital Snow : Special Mention
How Design ideas at work
• Anarchive 2 : Digital Snow, Merit in the DVD category
How International Design Competition
• Orage " Elevate your Body and Soul", Merit
• Domtar, Merit, in the Swatch Book Category
• Vodkice, Merit in the Promo Material category and in the Letterhead/Logo category
• Vodkice, Merit in the Packaging/Display category
• Vodkice, Outstanding Achievement Award for the Packaging
• Orage, Outstanding Achievement Award for the "Elevate your Body and Soul" campaign
Grafika
• Digital Snow, Grand prize 2003 all categories
• Digital Snow, Grand prize 2003 in the Art Book category
• Digital Snow, Grand prize 2003 in the CD-Rom/DVD-Rom category
• Vodkice, Grand Prize 2003 in the Commercial Poster category
• Vodkice, Grand prize 2003, in the Visual Identity category
• Vodkice, Grand prize 2003, in the TV/Cinema animation category
Michael Snow/ Digital Snow special appearance
• Work exposed permanently in the exposition 'The Future of Cinema":
- ZKM Centre d'Art et de Technologie des Medias in Karlsruhe (Germany)
- Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (Finland)
- ICC (lnterCommunicationsCenter), Tokyo (Japan)
- ACMI (The Australian Center for the Moving Image), Melbourne (Australia)
• Work exposed permanently and special mention at the Media Lounge
de la Transmédiale in Berlin 2003
• Work exposed permanently at the "Soundtracks" 2003-2004 exposition
The Edmonton Art Gallery (Edmonton, Canada)
• McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Toronto, Canada)
• University of Toronto Art Centre (Toronto, Canada)
• The Power Plant & Blackwood Gallery UTM (Toronto, Canada)
• The MacKenzie Art Gallery (Regina, Canada)
• Centre Pompidou (Paris, France) : Presentation at the Instant Snow, 2002 exposition
• Festival du nouveau Cinéma et des Nouveaux Médias (FCMM),
Montréal: Présentation at the
Snow 2002 rétrospective
• Québec/Ontario : Formes neuves / nouvelles rnuvres: Une biennale d'échange artistique, 2003,
Toronto (Canada) Presentation of the DVD
• Présentation à l'Annual ADC Exhibition à l'ADC Gallery (NY)

2002

Grafika
• Avid DS, Distinction Award in the CD-Rom category
• Avid DS, Distinction Award in the Catalogue category
• Avid DS, Distinction Award in the Agenda/Calendar category
• Avid DS, Distinction Award in the Web site category
• Transientmind, Distinction Award in the Auto Promotion category
• Transiendmind, Distinction Award in the Motion Graphics category
• A Snowboards, Distinction Award in the Magazine Advertising category
Grand prix Gutenberg
• Avid DS, Grand Prix, Corporate communications
Publicité Club de Montréal
• Transientmind, Coq d'Or in the Innovation-Interactive category

2001

Art Directors Club
• Syggraph 2000, Demo reel for Softimage,
• How magazine (How Interactive) 2001
• Fondation Daniel Langlois, Web site
Applied Arts
•Klone, Logo
• Avid, Corporate brochure
Boomerang
• Exit.ca, Best Transactional Web Site
• A.A.V 2001
• Best tourism Web site

2000

Graphex 2000
• Softimage Alchemy Motion Graphics for Siggraph Los Angeles 1999, Jury Grand Prize
• Softimage Alchemy Motion Graphics for Siggraph Los Angeles 1999, Gold Award
• Credit titles & cast for the motion picture «The Bone Collector», Silver Award
• DUBMATIQUE Album, Silver Award
• Rolland Motif (paper), Silver Award
• Edgar Bori Album, Bronze Award
How International Design competition
• DUBMATIQUE Album, Merit Award in the Packaging category
Grafika
• Softimage, Christmas Card, Distinction Award, Greeting Card & Invitations Category
• Rolland Motif, Grand Prize, Special Promotion category
• Softimage Alchemy, Distinction Award, Packaging category:
• Fruits & Passion, Aroma S0tra, Grand Prize Award,
Sleeve covers CD Cassette/ Video Category
• DUBMATIQUE Album, Grand Prize Ex-aequo, CD-Rom category
• Album MITSOU Album, Grand Prize Ex-aequo, CD-Rom category
• "Le corps de la ligne" Eisenstein Drawings, Grand Prize
• Distinction: Softimage OS, Distinction Award in the Electronic Design category
• Mitsou, Grand Prize, Animation category
• Softimage Alchemy, Discinction Award in the Animation category
Applied Arts Awards Annual
• Softimage IDS, Demo CD, Award in the Multimedia - Marketing/Corporate Single category
• Mitsou "Generation" Album, Award in the Design - CD/Cassette/DVD/Video sleeve category
• IVY "Feux fuyants sur fond d'amour noir" Album, 
Award in the Design -.CD/Cassette/DVD/Video sleeve category
• Liberté Organic Yogourts, Award in the Packaging Design category

1999

Publish Magazine, 11th Annual Design Contest
• Cascades Paperboard Calendar, Promotional Instrument category
• Type Directors Club, 1999
• Rolland Motif Papers Promotion, Certificate of Typographic Excellence
How International Design competition
• BORI Album, Merit Award in the Packaging category
• Rolland Motif Papers Promotion, Merit Award in the Business Collateral category
• I.D. - The International Design Magazine
• DUBMATIOUE Album, Design Distinction Award in the Packaging category
Applied Arts, Annual Magazine Awards Annual
• Rolland Motif Papers Promotion, First Prize ex aequo in the Design –
Premiums/Gift Items category
• BORI Album, First Prize in the Design / CD Sleeve category
Salon International
d
u design industriel de Montreal

• ZING Restaurant's, Winner in the Branding category
Boomerang
• Coke "OK la scène" (pour Cossette), Grand Prix
• Printemps du Québec en France (pour Cossette), Grand Prix

1998

International Gutenberg
• Promotion Rolland Motif Papers Promotin, Silver Award
Grafika
• Softimage Revolv Magazine, Grand Prize in the Magazine category
• Softimage, Award in the Advertising Campaign category
• Alliance, Award in the Packaging category
• Portefolio for Jean-Fran9ois Gratton, photographer, Award in the CD-Rom category
• 4Dart - Net Performance, Award in the Web Site category
• Surfhouse Catalog, Surf Politix, Grand Prize (ex-aequo) in the Catalogue Category
• BORI "Edgar Bori" Album, Award in the CD Sleeve category
• Surf Politix, Special Distinction Award in the Advertising category
• Alliage 3 Letterhead, Special Distinction Award in the Branding category
• Labatt Ice, Pur Chaos, Special Distinction Award in the Web Site category
Outstanding printing awards
• Promotion Rolland Motif Papers Promotion, Silver Medal
• Publish Magazine, 10th Annual Design Awards
• BORI "Edgar Bori" Album, Grand Prize in the CD Sleeve category
• Revolv Magazine, Third Prize
• Bird & Dragon Letterhead, Best of Category Award in the Corporate/Branding category
• Rolland Motif Papers Promotion, Best of Category Award in the Self Promotion category
• Softimage Developer Kit Folder, Best of Category Award
in the Technical Document category
Applied Arts Magazine,
Annual Magazine Awards Annual

• Title: Surfhouse International Distribution Brochure, Certificate in the Brochure Design
French Paper Co., Awardof Excellence
• Alliage 3 letterhead
Publicité Club de Montreal
• Standard Life site web, Coq d'Or

1996

Société des graphistes du Québec
• Enzyme Digital Marketing, Excellence Certificate in the Logo category
• BORI "Vire et valse la vie" Album, Excellence Certificate in the CD Sleeve category
• Mr.Ma, Authentic Chinese Cuisine Menu, Excellence Certificate
• Alliage 3, Excellence Certificate in the Letterhead category
• Labatt Ice, Excellence Certificate in the Packaging category
• Enzyme Digital Marketing Demo Reel, Excellence Certificate in the Promotional material/Video
Publish Magazine Annual Design Awards
• Labatt Ice, Frist Prize in the Packaging Campaign category
Applied Arts Magazine Annual Design Awards
• Cd-Rom Portefolio for Jean-François Gratton, photographer,
Distinction Award Multimedia Category
Marché International du Multimédia(MIM)
Annual Design Awards

• Amnistie Internationale Web Site, Web d'Or Media Category
• Cd-Rom Portefolio J-F Gratton, photographer, Distinction Award Multimedia Category
Boomerang Multimedia Awards
• Amnistie Internationale Web Site, Special Prize in the Web Site category
ADISQ
• BORI "Vire et valse la vie" Album, Winner in the CD Sleeve category

1995

Studio Magazine Annual Design Awards
• Enzyme, Silver Award
Pixel d’Or (Gold Pixel) Annual
•  "Tarzan vous offre quelques nuits blanches»" Promotion,
Bronze Pixel in the Self Promotion category
• 55 Prince Letterhead, Gold Pixel in the Letterhead category
Publish Magazine Annual Design Awards
• Liberté Yogourt's Labneh yogourt product, Certificate of Excellence Packaging
• Canada Post Society "Greeting Post Stamps", Certificate of Excellence Miscellaneous

1994

Publish Magazine Annual Design Awards
• Tarzan Communication inc., Certificate of Excellence, Letterhead
Pixel d'Or (Gold Pixel) Annual
• Hydro-Quebec Promotional Tour "Épargne-moi", Bronze Pixel Poster
• Hydro-Quebec Promotional Tour "Épargne-moi", Gold Pixel Brochure
• Liberté Yogourts Labneh product, Gold Pixels Packaging & Branding

1993

Pixel d'Or (Gold Pixel) Annual
• Sunlife du Canada "L'assurance de la solidité", Silver Pixel, Advertising
• Chic Resto-Pop's Music Festival, Bronze Pixel, Poster
• Letterhead/ Tarzan Communications Graphique Inc., Bronze Pixel, Branding
Publish Magazine Annual Design Awards
• Tarzan Communications Graphique Inc, Certificate of Excellence,
Logo & Letterhead
• Tarzan Communications Graphique Inc, Certificate of Excellence
Self Promotion
Graphis
• Tarzan Communications Graphique Inc., Certificate of Excellence in the Letterhead
Creativity '93
•  Tarzan Communications Graphique Inc., Certificate of Excellence in the Letterhead
Strathmore Exhibition1 993
• Tarzan Communications Graphique Inc., Certificate of Excellence in the Letterhead

1992

Applied Arts Annual Design Awards
• MacBoutique Logo, Certificate in the Logo/Wordmarks Design category
• Chic Resto-Pop Music Festival Poster, Certificate in the Poster category