July 2015 SLAM

Congratulations to the winning teams from last week’s Digital Design SLAM. These intense and fun collaborative design challenges take place three times per year. They provide great opportunities for students to test their design skills and to learn from each other. Slams have also allowed students to delve into cutting-edge techniques or technologies such as projection mapping and augmented reality. Deliverables include both motion and interactive design components. Here are the winning teams that captured the prizes for Critics’ Choice and People’s Choice categories, respectively.

Team Houseboat (from left: Pablo Cesar Lopez-Helu, Ainara Sainz, Hanna Cortes, Sacha Floyd, missing: Jay Lee)

Team Toboggan (from left: Ignacio Florez, Carlos De Urquidi, Jenjen Chen, Ana Julia Nieto Colina, Alex Seebaran, Karam Mahmood)

Applied Arts 2015 Student Awards Winners

The winners for the 2015 Applied Arts Student Awards competition were announced recently. Following last year’s impressive showing, Digital Design projects have once again been recognized. The work was judged by a panel of senior communications professionals, and the winners were selected based on creative merit, technical excellence and suitability for end use. The winners will receive the following:

* Inclusion in the November/December 2015 Student Awards issue with contact information, condensed credits and a description

* Inclusion in an online winners’ gallery, with full credits and description

* Work displayed at a winners’ exhibit

* A personalized Awards Certificate for each winning entry

* Digital tear sheets of the winning work

Here is a list of the winners and links to their award-winning projects:

Jordan Barber and Kelsey HemphillFlint

Marisa BrignoleCelestial

Henry Chu – Kinform

Juhi Jaferii – Shuttle

Yan JamacaruThe Offering

Yan JamacaruThe Little Mermaid

Breanne Jansen - Live What You Believe

Madison Kaylo - Stash – Save Money

Ignacio OsorioThe Path

Mirian SilvaDoplr

Congratulations to all!

On the Wall : July 2015

On the Wall - July 2015

In the early weeks of each new term, the students in Digital Design are encouraged to submit images from work that they did in the previous term. They are welcome to submit anything from character or logo designs, interface mockups, to even screen captures from their motion design work. The work is then posted online so that all of the Digital Design students can vote on the work, resulting in a “Of The Students, By The Students” selection of winners, who then see their work framed and mounted On The Wall around the campus.
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Vancouver Creative Jam

Congratulations to Digital Design alumni, Scott Strathern and Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, who were part of the winning teams for the visual design and motion design categories respectively at last week’s Vancouver Creative Jam. The teams had three hours to create a visual design or an animation to fit the provided theme of “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken” by Oscar Wilde.


(guest post by Julien Herras)

“It’s an exciting time to be a designer.” We’ve had this thought since we started not too long ago, and our recent trip to Axiom Zen just made it clearer. It was a sunny Friday afternoon and everyone was eager to relax and unwind; however, none of us thought our day could get any more exciting.

It was a short walk from VFS to their office that was located right beside BC Place. As we took a class photo outside their doors while waiting, we were welcomed by a glorious photobomb from Amy Ngai, a UX designer for Axiom Zen. They quickly ushered us into what seemed to be a huge coffee lounge with an island of computers in the middle and whiteboards all around. This turned out to be a big chunk of their office, and it was exciting to see the environment in which these individuals cultivated their ideas.

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