Ayogo Games Recruits VFS Digital Design Talent with Exclusive Internship

Ayogo Games, Inc. is known as a leader in the movement to transform health care through the use of games and play, by changing both how we learn and how we engage with our surrounding environment. As part of their ongoing search for the best talent to build their team they’ve created an exclusive internship for graduates of Digital Design.

The Ayogo Games + VFS Digital Design Career Jumpstart Program is open to every graduating class. Each intern will be assigned a mentor based on his or her background and role in the company, with ongoing guidance and mentoring by Ayogo Games, Inc. Creative Director, Jesse Spink.

“We’re really excited to announce the launch of our internship program with the Digital Design program,” says Spink. “We’ve had a great experience working with and hiring students from VFS in the past and it seemed like a logical next step to better align ourselves with both the school and the program.”

Digital Design grad Levente Opelcz has been working at Ayogo since graduating, after they saw his presentation at Appetizers, the Digital Design showcase. Levi shared his experience with us in a blog post.

Digital Design Projects Claim Round 1 ADAA Fame

The Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) judges have announced the first round of semi-finalists for this years competition. We are proud to say that this early in the game (there are two more submission deadlines and two more sets of semi-finalists) we already have 7 projects surfacing as contenders! Based on the quality of work that the students have been producing and with an early head start like this I suspect we are going to smash our previous record of 12 semi-finalists from last year. We’ll keep you posted as the next two deadlines (April 27 and June 22nd) pass.

Nick Cave – Costume Design in Motion

 

A short while back a friend introduced me to a works of visual artist Nick Cave. It’s tough to categorize Nick because his work is truly unique. You could call him a costume designer but what he does is so much more than that. I look at him as an analog motion designer. The costumes he creates are called ‘Soundsuits’. Moving or dancing while wearing one of these costumes generates noise. In many ways the dancers create their own soundtrack while wearing the suit.

Nick’s work has appeared in various shows and galleries.

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Creative Beginnings – Meet Mary

For many, the new year brings excitement and endless possibilities. For us, it also brings a new class of students. January 3rd saw a new group of bright-eyed and eager students start the Digital Design program. Throughout their scholastic year, we’ll be surfacing stories of these students’ successes, and you’ll hear from many of them as they post their insights to our blog. Follow along and you’ll see them develop and grow as they transform into tomorrow’s creatives.

We’ll start off by profiling a handful of these new students, from differing backgrounds, to get their first impressions of this new experience. Every Tuesday for five weeks, we will showcase one of them in Q&A format with a photo taken by our very own Danny Chan 

January 24 - Laura invites us to dance with her.
January 31 - Alex is excited to be in the ‘dream machine’.
February 7 - Samantha wants to be like water.
Last week - Andy is surprised by Canada’s love for hockey.
Today - Mary loves the cultural diversity of the program.

CREATIVE BEGINNINGS – MEET MARY

Name: Mary Mon (AKA Mariana Montes de Oca)
Age: 20 years old
From: Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico
Background: I remember myself as a kid drawing eco-friendly campaigns and spreading them all around my town. I have a degree in Graphic Design and I like photography, art, branding and illustration but other recent interests include psychology, social media, video games and Tarantino films. I love design because it’s about creating emotional connections with people and hopefully provoking a response. I would love to work with a well-known company developing creative media based in Canada, Japan, or the UK; otherwise it would be at thrill to build my own design studio.

Why VFS?
I first fell in love with the cultural diversity but said to myself “this is the best place to be” when I found the student projects from Digital Design, which is quite impressive for a 1 year program. It has everything I need to build the portfolio I’ve always dreamed of.

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Creative Beginnings – Meet Andy

For many, the new year brings excitement and endless possibilities. For us, it also brings a new class of students. January 3rd saw a new group of bright-eyed and eager students start the Digital Design program. Throughout their scholastic year, we’ll be surfacing stories of these students’ successes, and you’ll hear from many of them as they post their insights to our blog. Follow along and you’ll see them develop and grow as they transform into tomorrow’s creatives.

We’ll start off by profiling a handful of these new students, from differing backgrounds, to get their first impressions of this new experience. Every Tuesday for five weeks, we will showcase one of them in Q&A format with a photo taken by our very own Danny Chan 

January 24 - Laura invites us to dance with her.
January 31- Alex is excited to be in the ‘dream machine’.
Last week - Samantha wants to be like water.
Today – Andy is surprised by Canada’s love for hockey.
Next week - Mary loves the cultural diversity of the program. 

CREATIVE BEGINNINGS – MEET ANDY

Name: Andy Kang
Age: 30 years old
From: Seoul, South Korea
Background: I graduated from Fukuoka University, Japan majoring in Physiology. After graduation, I worked as a Business Development manager in the R&D department of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Korea. My short term goal is to create a banging Final Portfolio and jump start my career as a Motion Graphic Designer in Vancouver or New York. In the long run, I want to walk the red carpet at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and pick up my first of many Lion awards. I have 4 different black belts and I won an All-Japan Karate Championship in 2001.

Why VFS?
VFS’s one year curriculum offers a perfect timeline to achieve maximum results. Plus I’d rather put up with Vancouver’s rain than smog-covered LA or New York’s traffic jams.

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