Robert L. Peters

My name is Robert L. Peters. I’m a 60s-something designer, artist, author, organizer, teacher, activist, conservationist, pacifist, humanist… and generalist.

For 38 years, I was the principal of CIRCLE, a design consultancy I co-founded 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, now ico–D, the International Council of Design).

I was raised and schooled in Germany, Switzerland, and England, and I’ve had the opportunity of living, working, teaching, or traveling in more than 60 countries. For over 35 years I lived in ‘Solace House,’ a low-energy, passive solar house that I designed and built in the woods of Eastern Manitoba — a successful “living experiment” in sustainability. When I’m not immersed in projects or causes (or road-tripping in our classic VW camper-van), I enjoy spending time in Nature, climbing (crags, mountains), canoeing, and other human-powered outdoor activities.

I’m mostly peaceable (following in the footsteps of my Mennonite ancestors) but I do go off on rants from time to time… be warned that I also meander and take some significant “Abstecher.” Thanks for your interest, and thanks for visiting.

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