My name is Robert L. Peters. I’m a 50s-something designer and principal of Circle, a design consultancy I co-founded in 1976 in Winnipeg, Canada. In addition to practice, I’ve been actively involved in design education, writing, speaking, advocacy, and professional development for most of my career, including leadership roles within the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC), and the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (Icograda).
I was raised and schooled in Germany, Switzerland, and England, and have had the opportunity of living, working, or traveling in more than 50 countries. For the past 25+ years I have lived in a low-energy, passive solar house that I designed and built in the woods of Eastern Manitoba (no furnace, but I do have a climbing wall). When I’m not busy with design, I enjoy spending time in nature, climbing (crags, mountains), and other human-powered outdoor activities.
Much as I have attempted to be a specialist (in my life), I’m realizing that I’m actually a better generalist... I get just as excited about building a bird-house as when providing strategic counsel to a client. I’m (mostly) peaceable (following in the footsteps of my pacifist father and ten generations before him) but I do go off on rants from time to time. So, while this site is mostly civil and design-related, be warned that it does meander and takes some significant “abstecher” on occasion.
Thanks for your interest, and thanks for visiting.
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