Nadine Lessio is a critical designer and creative technologist based out of Toronto, Canada. She has a background in visual design, programming, and an interest in how technology makes its home in the world. Nadine holds an MDes from OCADU’s Digital Futures program where she spent her time investigating the Internet of Things through personal assistants.
Nadine was a web designer, and traditional artist for many years, working with an array of clients and mediums. Some of her most notable clients were the Toronto Comics Art Festival, Oni Press, and Corus Entertainment, where she oversaw the design and launch of many outward facing sites for creative properties.
As a technologist, Nadine’s focus has been on making standalone and networked peripherals for independent games. Her work has been shown at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Nuit Blanche, Indiecade, Vector, and the Game Developer’s Conference. She was also noted by NOW as one of Toronto’s top 10 makers to know.
Her current work, which received a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, uses personal assitants to explore our changing relationship to ubiquity. By mixing development, humour, and criticism, Nadine’s work considers the interplay between technology and life, sometimes with amusing or unexpected results.