The Secretariat, located in Montreal, Canada, is responsible for developing and implementing ICoD’s programmes and partnerships and promoting the work of our international membership network.

  • Eva Bulas

    General Manager

    Eva Bulas


    As General Manager, Eva is accountable for the overall operational and administrative management of the Secretariat and the implementation of Board-directed strategy and policy. Eva assists in coordinating the International Design Day and oversees other programs, including the allocation of Member Event seals and Excellence Awards, and Member partnerships. With an educational background in Political Science and professional experience as a co-founder of the first Whistleblower Protection Office in Bratislava, Slovakia, she is a strong advocate for ethical design. Eva relocated to Montréal from Central Europe; she speaks English, French, Slovak, Czech, and Polish fluently.

  • Alisha Piercy

    Communications Officer

    Alisha Piercy


    As Communications Officer, Alisha facilitates the strategic development and implementation of a coordinated communications plan, including online content, social media, programme and event promotion, press releases and member relations. In this role, she promotes the value and reach of the Council’s Member activities and initiatives and works to highlight new relationships between design news, stories and events around the world. In other work, Alisha is an author and visual artist with a focus on speculative fiction. Currently a PhD candidate in the Queen’s University Cultural Studies Programme (Kingston) Alisha holds a BA in Literature from McGill University, an MFA from Concordia University (both in Montréal) and an MA in Art Conservation from Queen’s University.

  • Marnie Guglielmi-Vitullo

    Social Media Coordinator

    Marnie Guglielmi-Vitullo


    As Social Media Coordinator, Marnie develops social media strategies and coordinates the content shared throughout the Council’s social media platforms. Marnie also develops and executes the online content for International Design Day. Working to build and sustain a strong online presence that best represents the Council’s mandate, Marnie aims to fuel audience curiosity on topics regarding design. Marnie is a born and raised Montrealer, who speaks English, French and Italian. An undergraduate from Concordia University (Montréal) with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Art History, Marnie has been published in a variety of Montreal-based academic journals, exhibition catalogues, and internet think-pieces exploring themes of technology, identity, and fashion.

  • Yuzhu Hou


    Yuzhu Hou


    As Administrator, Yuzhu acts as the liaison between Member organisations and the Council. She attends to inquiries related to Membership including event promotion requests, Member invoicing and payment, and ensures that Membership participation remains active at all times. Yuzhu also supports administrative duties at the Council – maintains up-to-date invoicing procedures, monthly membership reports and financial reporting. Prior to joining the Council, Yuzhu worked for various startups and international organisations in Canada and abroad. She is currently completing a Master of Arts degree at McGill University.