Congratulations VFS Digital Design Class 27

Congratulations Digital Design Class 27! There is nothing more rewarding as a teacher, mentor, and design professional than seeing the remarkable work and dedication you showed throughout this amazing year, followed by the privilege of sharing a few last moments as you launch; and in some cases re-launch your design careers. For us it is bittersweet and it is difficult to let go of this experience. As educators we would love the opportunity to instill one last word of wisdom but the other hand we now get to welcome you as alumni, and more importantly, as colleagues.

Thank you DD27’s  for an remarkable year, and on behalf of all the VFS instructors, TA’s, and support staff, we would like to wish you all the best in your journey ahead. It has been an absolute pleasure to share this experience with you.

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Do Bugs Need Drugs?

“The Do Bugs Need Drugs? program team had the privilege of collaborating with four VFS grads on the creation of two 15-second television ads which are airing on many networks in BC  and Alberta. While presented with several challenges along the way, the grads worked tirelessly and professionally, consulting with us, until the ads were completed to all of our satisfaction. Our team is very proud to be able to share their creations with the public during our television ad campaign.”

Kim Dreher | Program Coordinator, Do Bugs Need Drugs

During their amazing twelve months at VFS, students are provided the opportunity to give back as they near the midpoint of their year. VFS has had the privilege of working with some amazing local organizations and causes from the past year and we were especially pleased when we had the opportunity to team up with the Do Bugs Need Drugs group out at UBC. Abuse of antibiotics has become a global epidemic and so last year our 24th class of Digital Design stepped up to the challenge of creating an awareness campaign that addressed the issue, without spreading fear of an outbreak. They needed a*Big Idea*….

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The War of the Technology Giants

The war of the technology giants is back on. Sony may have just released an iPhone killer for all the amateur and pro photographers who have been looking for a companion to the SLR system. The new Sony QX100 & QX10 are designed to be companions for the poor grade glass and image sensors found in most cell phones. With Google and Apple as the kings of the mobile platform world with their IOS and Android devices, many competitors have been forced to find niches or been completely driven to the verge of extinction. For years Nokia and Blackberry have been trying to find their new niche / unique selling proposition as their market share shrunk. In recent years Nokia were targeting camera users, and over the weekend Nokia were acquired by Microsoft for 5 billion dollars. Many feel this filled two holes within Microsoft. I game them a feature rich phone system to push their windows mobile platform, and will help them fill some leadership roles with Balmer moving on later this year.

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Congratulations VFS Digital Design Class 25

Congratulations, Digital Design Class 25! It was a very special graduation and awards show last night. As they managed to do throughout the year this amazing class brought the very best of themselves to the final day of their journey in the Digital Design Program; by providing one of the most entertaining and emotional grad shows to date.

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Google Releases Chromecast

Google recently released Chromecast. For years many have wondered who would compete with Apple and Samsung with their lines of smart TV’s and Apple TV’s, but Google has stepped up to the plate. After a few failures including Google TV it looks like Google is finally on to something that supports their platform and integrates with their other experiences.

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