HILXING Design, Art and Consulting Inc. was originally started as a partnership of an artist, Liz Ingram, and a designer, Bernd Hildebrandt. Established in 2010, they have done commissioned installations, public art, design and production of art and artifact based exhibitions, graphic production of catalogues, exhibit graphics, exhibit furniture design, artifact mounts, as well as artist book works and prints.
It is the purpose of the company to integrate fine art sensibilities within a pragmatic design practice.
Liz has worked as a practicing artist and as a professor in printmaking since 1974. She is well respected in the international printmaking community due to her numerous solo and group exhibitions, and awards in major international exhibitions. Bernd’s design expertise is based on experience in exhibit design and graphics while employed with the University of Alberta until 2007, when he began to work as a freelance exhibit designer. He has taught environmental graphics at the University as a sessional instructor since 1999.
Images of Liz and Bernd are courtesy of Catherine Burgess, 2014
As a designer and project manager, Bernd has submitted heritage proposals and installations to Alberta Culture (Gov. of Alberta), distinctive exhibit furniture to The Art Gallery of Alberta, the University of Alberta, and the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library. In the last eight years he has done over 25 art or artifact based installations for the U. of A. Museums, the Stem Cell Network, FAB Gallery, U. of A., and the Glenbow Museum.
Sergio Serrano is a BFA Design graduate from the U of A Visual Communication Design Program. He worked as a freelance designer for three years and worked with HILXING from 2012 to 2015. Sergio now works as an independent freelance designer of magazines, catalogues and exhibit graphics, as well as public art installations. As a designer and visual artist Sergio contributed significantly to the graphic appearance of exhibits as well as related publicity and promotional items and banners.