About

Started as a simple blog with a mission of sharing the best in design with anyone who cared, DZine Trip has graciously grown into a full fledged online design publication. A hub in cyberspace devoted to design and the people who love it, DZine Trip welcomes everyone to discover their next inspiration from the incredible world of design!

With daily articles from a global community of creative authors, DZine Trip features design topics like architecture, industrial design, interior design and fine arts. DZine Trip aims to provide visitors the latest great design works from around the planet and freshest updates on design related events and competitions.

Meet the Team:

Murtaza Baker

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Murtaza's love for design began while growing up in India. This passion for the subject led him to Mumbai’s Sir Jamshedjee Jeejebhoy School of Art, where he graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts with specialization in Interior Design. Murtaza has worked on high end residential & hospitality design projects, and has collaborated with numerous designers from around the world. He is a passionate traveler and currently resides in the multicultural city of Montreal.

John Thomson

Editor-at-Large

Writer / filmmaker John Thomson comes from a news and current affairs broadcasting background . He has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art, majoring in painting, but is equally interested in all the arts especially architecture, urban design, city planning and the creation of public spaces. Based in Vancouver, he is a well-known contributor to many local, regional and national specialty magazines.

Melanie Kazimierczyk

Contributing Author

Melanie Kazimierczyk is a graphic designer, textile designer, and stylist based out of Toronto. After graduating from the Ryerson University Fashion Communications Program in 2009, she has worked in the fashion and beauty industry. She has designed for brands like Adidas, Reebok, Joe Boxer, Sears, and The Bay, in both print design and product/textile design. Her work in textiles and product has been worn by celebrities such as Blake Lively, Nicki Minaj and Coco Rocha, and has been featured in numerous print and web publications such as Vogue, Flare Magazine and The Cut (New York Mag).

Esther Yates Abrams

Contributing Author

Esther Yates-Abrams is a graduate of Ryerson School of Interior design with skills in sustainable design, universal design, digital design and making, painting, sculpture, research and writing. She has worked previously in a number of different industries, and brings her wide-ranging experience and unique vision to DZine Trip along with an insatiable curiosity to explore what makes great design great.

Peppa Martin

Contributing Author

Peppa is a professional photographer and lens-based artist, gallerist, curator, art dealer and freelance writer. Actively engaged with photography for 40 years, Peppa has devoted the past ten to growing her business, 'truth and beauty', housed in a charming heritage building that accommodates her combined enterprises of commercial studio, boutique gallery of photography, and The Collective. As her career and interests evolve, Peppa is turning increased attention to documenting human experience through visual and written storytelling -- combining two of her lifelong aspirations since earning a B.Sc. in Journalism. Peppa lives and works in Vancouver, Canada, and has four adult children living in various time zones.

Ari Signes

Contributing Author

I'm an Interior designer and ....I love my work !!. I find it really hard to classify my own style . I always keep my mind open and receptive to new ideas ,cultures ....diversity is always a source of enrichment and inspiration.We all get our creative inspiration from different sources and I think the creative world is absolutely subjective and organic .Every new project is new chance to explore my creativity.

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