With a well-established undergraduate industrial design program, the University of Alberta graduates many talented individuals every year. Jordan Tomunk is a local Edmontonian and graduate of the program that has successfully found a way to design beautiful objects and get paid for it.
In 2012, Jordan started his studio with the intent to create innovative, quality products that function. His first pieces consisted of a series of solid wood rolling pins, but most recently Tomnuk has ventured into lighting and art installations. You may have come across some of his work in a few local distributors in the city: Plum Home + Design, 29 Armstrong and The Boyle Street Community Table. Tomnuk's work can now be found in locations across western Canada, the United States and even the UK.
Designing and prototyping quality products is an challenge, finding a market to invest in your work over competitors such as Ikea and Pottery Barn magnifies that challenge but Tomnuk seems to have found a formula that works.
Check out more of Tomnuk’s designs on his website at www.tomnuk.com
- Michelle Heath