"So many promo packages!" writes Emily Rose regarding her practicum at Production Road working under the owner of Chairman Ting Industries Inc., Carson Ting. Emily never thought she’d be part of an email chain with over 100 emails, working on a project from all different countries and different timezones!
Her practicum included designing icons to be animated, an album cover, learning different ways to apply her illustrations and even transferring domain names for a website client.
Check out Emily's practicum story!
As a third year interactive design student Evelyn Chua was challenged to redesign a popular Vancouver food blog - in only four weeks. Her case study was very successful and caught the eye of a Medium publisher & popular UX/UI website Prototypr.
Many claps to you, Evelyn!
Shanene Lau’s practicum last year turned into an internship and then a job as a Junior Designer. In this Grad Spotlight, Shanene shares her advice to art school students regarding “paralyzing fears”, making decisions and concludes “Remember that you already have everything you need, in here *points to heart*”. Catch up with Shanene!
Congratulations to IDEA20 students Brynn Staples, Emily Huynh, and Courtney Lamb for their winning interactive design, Muse app (shown above) by the Jim Rimmer Community Scholarship for Design Awards.
Congrats also to our IDEA19 finalists: Charmaine Cheng, Emily Rose, and Jominca Engelbrecht. Well done!
The students in IDES 237 Digital Illustration were asked to create a short looping animated gif that reflected their experience as graphic design students. Nicole Shewchuk's 404 Error animated gif is shown above. Check out some of our favourites!
Graduating in 2009 after the recession gave Darcy Clelland no choice but to pursue freelancing. Now loving life on Vancouver Island, he works for a new company that is making apps in the farming industry but he still gets excited when he sees the records, shirts, hats and general merch that he makes for his friends bands. Read his story.
Canada faces challenges in meeting the expanding demand for skilled digital talent. Graphic designers now need to be familiar with web layouts or social media and these hybrids are in demand. Photo: IDEA School of Design student field trip to NGX interactive in Vancouver!