For 20 years, Gino Burich and Kathy Sigstad have learned, designed, and grown together.
They first met at Emily Carr, where they majored in Communication Design. Gino's nickname then, "Gino Stringbeano" inspired the company they founded in 2005.
For the past two decades, they have worked together on multi-disciplinary campaigns for Stringbean Design, and individually, as in-house designers.
Gino is a multi-faceted designer with a ‘quirky’ sense of humour, and extreme attention to detail, He mastered his niche in experiential design while working for studios such as Letterbox, Smart Design, and Rally Creative. During his time at the Township of Langley, Gino worked on a variety of multi-disciplinary municipal projects.
In full circle fashion, both Gino and Kathy recently started teaching Design. Gino’s students won an award in 2020 for their Stave Lake experiential and wayfinding project, and Kathy is a sessional instructor for UFV’s Graphic + Digital Design program.
As a Certified RGD, Kathy serves on the Education Committee. She also sat on the Certification Committee, and was a judge for RGD’s Student Design Awards and Design Educator Award.
In 2016, Kathy was hired to rebrand FIOSA-MIOSA. She then joined the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC as their full-time in-house designer. She designs marketing/event collateral, resources and training materials
Gino and Kathy continue to work together as Stringbean Design on select projects.