SLAM! : Winners of the Mini Maker Faire Campaign Competition

Emily Smith Director of Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

This winter edition of the Digital Design SLAM felt especially fun and challenging. The students were given just five hours to develop a multi-platform campaign and they still managed to present unique and appealing concepts to the client (and Digital Design alumnus), Emily Smith, Director/Founder of the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire (VMMF).

As Emily Smith and I roamed the bustling classrooms, we saw an array of posted sticky notes with busy pencils hitting the paper as everyone brainstormed their ideas. Their brief was to increase an awareness to the Call for Makers in January for VMMF while widening the overall demographic.

white board with notes on a campaign

Some of the excellent concepts included brands such as “I’m a maker and I made this” and “If you make it, it fits here”. The presentations were overall very clean and well designed, including style frames, poster designs and even functional website mock-ups. Emily walked away Friday night with a notebook packed full of ideas that she is excited to bring to the Faire.

The Digital Design SLAM is never easy, and it’s just one step we take to help prepare our students for the fast-paced industry. We are so proud of every team and I can’t wait to see what they create at the next SLAM!

Take a look at the winners, made up of students from all three current intakes:

SLAM Magic Makers award winners
Peoples Choice (Magic Makers) winners, Team Yarn Bombers:
Cole Derochie, Novita Prasetia, Ricardo AdrianzaLarissa Lo An Hsia Wilcock, Ismael Cosio, Evan Bashir

SLAM Alien Crafts Award Winners
Alien Crafts (Best Technical and Aesthetic) winners, Team Hackers:
Bhoomika Dutta, Ian Brady, Li Ming Lin, Sebastian Guerrero Almaguer, Rodrigo Moncado, Chen Qin

SLAM Dream Weavers Award Winners
Dream Weavers (Strongest Creative Direction) winners, Team Knit Wits:
Myvictor Tran, Devin McInnis, Stephanie Bailis, Grigor Cheitanov, Andrea Casey, Craig Wilson (missing from picture Alejandro Davila Martinez)

SLAM YDI Award Winners
Y.D.I. (You Dominated It) (Best Team) winners, Team Paste Cutters:
Anibal Diaz Garcia, Seerat Bawa, Michael Stevenson, Mehdi Nowroozi, Ryan Furlot, Sandra Leticia Ramirez, Matthew Coady

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