Travel In Style

It’s mid-January and, baby, it’s cold outside! Of course we’re thinking of travel to exotic, warm locales. And who wouldn’t like to research their vacation and then travel in style? Well, thankfully, there are many beautifully designed travel guides that make reading about remote destinations almost as much fun as visiting them.

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Design, A Cautionary Tale: An Interactive Presentation by Artist, Sean George

We’re very fortunate to have an upcoming talk by the always inspiring and ever thought-provoking artist, Sean George. Design, A Cautionary Tale: An Interactive Presentation on Design and Personal Ethics will be the title of Sean’s talk. “My hope is to intertwine my own personal story with a discussion on ethics in design that will be meaningful, fun and interesting for VFS Digital Design students”, said Sean. “I will touch upon the work of McKenzie Wark referencing his book Gamer Theory to talk a bit about the relationship of history, theory, ethics and design.”

Date: Thursday, January 12th
Time: 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: VFS, 420 Homer Street (between Pender & Hastings Streets), Main Theatre

Interested? The talk is open to VFS students, faculty and guests. If you would like to attend, please RSVP.

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How to Hire a Digital Design Graduate

Interested in hiring a talented VFS Digital Design graduate? Well, here’s your chance to learn how!

We’re contacted on almost a daily basis by agencies, companies and individuals seeking to hire our alumni. The job opportunities range from full-time employment to part-time contract gigs to one-off collaborations. Yet the question is always the same, ‘what’s the best way to get in touch with your grads?”. It’s really simple and this post outlines how to connect with them.

First, let’s overview the types of people who graduate from our program so you know if there’s a potential fit with your opportunity. Digital Design produces:

  • Communication/Print Designers
  • Motion Graphics Designers
  • Animators
  • Video Editors
  • 3D Specialists with a focus on Cinema 4D
  • Interactive Designers
  • User Experience Designers
  • Information Architects/Usability Specialists
  • Social and Mobile Game UI Designers
  • Producers/Project Managers

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