Jean-Pierre is the President of Shikantani Lacroix Brandesign. Jean-Pierre began his career at Fifty Fingers, a company that specialized in designing album covers for the entertainment industry. From there he went to Savage Sloan, a large international design firm, to McCann Erickson as Director of their Design Division. In 1985, he started Boulevard Communications, where he teamed up with Ed Shikantani R.G.D.

In 1990, Shikatani and Lavroix formed Shikatani Lacroix Design Inc, a graphic design firm that specializes in integrated design solutions for coporate packaging, and retail clients. Jean-Pierre currently sits on the Identity Council Board (USA) and is former President of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontation (1998-2000).

He is co-author of the new book: “The Business of Graphic Design: A Professional’s Handbook”, which will be available at the festival.