¶ Jason Dewinetz is a writer, editor, typographer, printer, publisher, and educator originally from, and now living back in, the Okanagan Valley.
Jason's design and production for Greenboathouse has brought in more than a dozen national book design awards, and in 2008 he served as a judge for the Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada. In 2013 he served on the jury for the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild "Art of the Book" competition & Exhibit (Calgary, AB). In 2010, Jason's design for This (And That Was That) was shortlisted by the Stiftung Buchkunst at the Frankfurt and Leipzig International Book Fairs in the "Best Book Design from All Over the World" competition. His printed works have been included in a variety of collaborative projects and exhibits such as Gibralter Edition's Harry Duncan portfolio All Along the Fence, and the CODEX Foundation's Art of the Edge of the Abyss. He is a current board member and past North American Chair of the Fine Press Book Association.
With an academic background in English Literature (BA: UVic; MA: U of Alberta), he is the author of Clench (Gaspereau Press), Moving to the Clear (NeWest Press), The Gift of a Good Knife (Outlaw Editions), In Theory (above/ground press), and co-author of A Bibliography of the Black Sparrow Press Archive (University of Alberta Press). In 2004 Jason received a Canada Council writer's grant to research the work of Nicolas Jenson, a 15th-century French type designer & printer/publisher living in Italy during the early development of the printed book.
Jason has worked as a freelance book designer & typographer for publishers across Canada and the US, including Nawakum Press, Éditions Lucie Lambert, the University of Calgary Press, the University of Alberta Press, NeWest Press, and various other academic and trade publishers.
After 3 years teaching Publication Design at the University of Victoria (2001-2004), Jason has continued his teaching efforts in English, Creative Writing and Publication Design at Okanagan College.