All in Instructor Spotlight
Carol Aitken returns in the Fall 2019 term as the Co-Coordinator of IDEA School of Design after a year’s sabbatical. She returns to Capilano University with “the conviction that our Bachelor of Design program is one of the best out there – not just in Canada, but in the world”. Find out what she got up to last year. Welcome back, Carol!
Visual artist, illustrator, and educator, Jeff Burgess mentors four IDEA School of Design students in his studio one day a week over the summer. The students participating this summer are Sophie Young, Aidan Zecchel, Alison Johnstone and Charise Wang. We visited his studio in the early weeks to capture some images of the work being created and interview the students. We hope you enjoy!
Zoë Evamy’s summer exhibition "Hidden worlds we share", water media paintings of landscapes and birds is up at The Old School House Art Centre, Qualicum Beach until June 22, 2019. Framed poster prints of the 8 bird paintings are up at the Sea to Sky Gondola Summit Lodge until July 30, 2019.
Capturing ‘wildhood’ has been a main theme in the recent work of fourth generation landscape painter, Dominique Walker. Dominique current teaches in the IDEA School of Design at Capilano University. Check out her recent exhibit.
Capilano University's IDEA School of Design prioritizes soft design skills with unique first-year assignment. The assignment asks first year students to visit Silver Harbour Seniors' Activity Centre in North Vancouver to interview seniors about their experiences and use graphic design to help share an important life lesson. Check out a winning case study by instructor, Dominique Walker.
Sometimes, a pen, some post-it notes, and two productive hours can do more for you than technology ever can.
Jackie Duys-Kelly has joined the faculty of the IDEA School of Design, instructing 3rd year students in Design Thinking. Jackie's course examines how design thinking is used to identify new solutions to diverse problems. The piece shown above is a mind map designed in her Fall 2017 class by student, Emily Powers.
Ben Frey, Illustrator, UI|UX Designer and IDEA School of Design alumni (2007) joins faculty. Check out his mural as part of Vancouver Mural Festival 2017.
Alberta born Cree artist, George Littlechild came to spend the morning with us as part 2 of a wonderful collaboration with aboriginal students and faculty at Capilano University. He asked the class to use their intuition to create an image, or symbol that represented them: something that would touch their souls and bring them comfort.
Vida Jurcic, who teaches 2nd year Applied Design and 3rd year Packaging, was recently interviewed for the GDC blog.