Originality. Some say there are no new ideas. Can that actually be true? Then how can a designer appear fresh and creative? How do we avoid being labelled a copycat or derivative? Are ‘original thinkers’ just creating an illusion? Or are they blessed with some mystical mojo? On January 18th, Digital Design will explore the subject of Originality with three guest speakers — a motion guru from San Francisco, a student with a unique style, and a video conference presentation from an award winning alum.
We’re very fortunate to be starting the event with Tim Shetz, a bay area designer, instructor, and mentor who’ll kick off the evening with a presentation called ‘Be An Originator, Not a Duplicator’. Tim has been working in the design industry in the San Francisco area for over 18 years. He currently spends most of his time providing guidance and inspiration to motion designers at a couple of design schools (including VFS) and through C4DTraining.com, the web-based video tutorial site he founded.
Digital Design student Dalhi Guzman Inzunza will also be showcasing some of the work he’s created here as a student. Dalhi has a unique (or dare we say ‘original’) style that he applies to every project he creates, including his illustrations, graphic designs and motion design work. You may recall the impressive moon illustration from the wall in Sound + Vision or the album cover that he proposed for Dirty Radio during our last Slam. He will be presenting on the topic of ‘Creating Original Work’.
Capping off the event we have Boca (Marcos) Ceravolo, a graduate of the Digital Design program in 2007. He came to VFS from Sao Paulo, Brazil. After graduating, he went to work as a Motion Designer and Art Director at Thank You ® in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has since returned to Sao Paulo, where he is now partner / Head of Design and at CONSULADO. In his time at VFS, Boca made quite a name for himself having been part of the creative team (along with Digital Design alum and instructor Ryan Urich) behind celebrated pieces, such as Typographics and Duelity. He will be talking about the work he recently completed for ‘MTV Brazil’s 2011 VMB’.
Here is a sample of some of the work that Boca is doing now.
Digital Design Talks: Originality is open to everyone. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP.