Gregory Cotton

Hello, I’m Greg, an interdisciplinary designer and artist from Canada.


I'm currently living in Ottawa, working as an automation engineer at Nokia. Formerly, I was reimagining the future of government services as a product designer with the Ontario Digital Service.


I believe that good design exists in whatever medium is best suited to prioritize inclusive, meaningful, and impactful solutions. Good design isn’t inherently digital-first, nor is it solely about aesthetics and font choice. Good design is about addressing inefficiencies and inequalities, leveraging existing systems or building new ones to improve quality of life, foster togetherness, and to encourage a sustainable long-term mindset in regards to our products, services, systems, and our world as a whole.


I studied experience design at the University of Waterloo’s Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business. My time at the University of Waterloo offered me the opportunity to study in Hong Kong, at City University’s School of Creative Media, where I took classes in human-computer interaction and art history. Over the years I have become interested in geography through the lens of art, speculative design, the slow/indie web, and the role of design in the development of both real-world and digital communities.


Looking for more? You can say hello at, view my work experience LinkedIn, or check out what I'm listening to on Spotify.