Ghassan Fayad

Ghassan Fayad

Program Completed at the CFC

Interactive Project Lab

Completion Year

2006

Current Information

Current Company

Kngfu

Current Title

President

Biography

Ghassan serves as founder and president of Kngfu. Over the 9 years since the company's creation, Kngfu has achieved a position of leadership in Montreal's digital media, entertainment and culture industries, and has won several honors and awards (CNMA, Webby, Boomerangs, Gémeaux). Ghassan has come to be a respected voice in the Canadian New Media landscape. The company's now producing original digital properties and working for such clients as the NFB, Ubisoft, the Montreal Canadiens, La Presse, Radio-Canada, CBC, Alliance, Paperny Films, Moment Factory, Sympatico and Téléquebec.

Ghassan has held various positions, from producer, director, senior developer to creative director. He has explored numerous other fields such as software architecture, design, video, animation and illustration. He has been a regular lecturer at INIS, mentor and invited to speak in countless conference panels (SXSW, HotDocs, FNC, RIDM, MIP, Banff, NextMedia, DocAgora) and was member of the jury at 2008's Boomerang Awards and 2009's CNMA awards.

Ghassan obtained his Bachelor's and Master's in Computer Engineering (McGill, 2001) and studied new media production at INIS (2003).

Specialties: Interactive Media Production, Creative Direction, Technical Direction, Interactive Design, Web Development, Web strategy