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.
Office ManagerEva Bulas
As Office Manager, Eva is accountable for the overall operational and administrative management of the Secretariat and the implementation of Board-directed strategy and policy. Eva is the coordinator for 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 recently relocated to Montréal from Europe; she speaks English, French, Slovak, Czech, and Polish fluently.
Director GeneralAna Masut
As Director General, Ana is accountable for the overall operational and administrative management of the Secretariat, implementation of Board-directed strategy and policy, delivery of the Council’s programmes, and development of membership, affiliations and partnerships. With an educational background in both International Business and Industrial Design, and over a decade of experience managing international projects in a range of industries, Ana is an advocate for professional design practice and design as a vehicle for global change. Born in Argentina, raised in the United States and trained in Canada, Mexico and Italy, Ana speaks English, French and Spanish.
Communications OfficerAlisha 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.
As Administrator, Samantha Fitzgerald carries out all administration duties, and fields all enquiries related to Event Endorsements, Member invoicing and payment — maintains up-to-date invoicing procedures, monthly membership reports, and ensures that membership participation at the Council remains active at all times. Born in England, Samantha has worked for various organisations in the UK, including the BBC, British Petroleum Oil (BPO) and several financial houses in Management/Administration, where she developed a strong reputation as a capable problem-solver.
Social Media CoordinatorMarnie Guglielmi-Vitullo
As Social Media Coordinator, Marnie develops social media strategies and coordinates the content shared throughout the Council’s social media platforms. Marnie works to build and sustain a strong online presence that best represents the Council’s mandate, aimed 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.
Iridescent Network CoordinatorTara Farsky
Tara acts as the central coordinator of the Iridescent Network, a network of Design Events, Design Museums, Design Awards and Design Cities. Raised in Prague, but now a Montrealer, Tara attended McGill University (Montréal) followed by completing a Master’s degree in Contemporary Design at the University of Manchester (London). Her background is in design writing and project management. She currently runs a website showcasing Québec design. Tara speaks Czech, English and French.