Congratulations to Ignacio Florez for winning a Salazar Award last night in the Video & Motion category for his project, Foxy Matter, a title sequence for a fictional animated movie. He was presented with a cash prize and an award certificate. Ignacio follows in the footsteps of a long list of VFS Digital Design graduates who have won this award. The Salazar Awards are presented by the British Columbia Mainland Chapter of The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC/BC) and founding sponsor Metropolitan Fine Printers to promote the work of students from design programs in BC. Hanna Cortes was named a finalist and honourable mentions were also given to Adriana Ogarrio and Jay Lee for their motion design projects.
Congratulations to everyone!
The evening also included a panel discussion, moderated by Johnathon Vaughn Strebly, President of GDC/BC, between Roy White (Subplot Design), Nancy Wu (Nancy Wu Design) and Katie Maasik (Lululemon) addressing topics related to agency, freelance and in-house design career opportunities.
On April 19th, we held Appetizers, our Industry Showcase event. Class 33 impressed faculty and industry guests alike with their presentations which included a diverse mix of interactive and motion design projects. Appetizers is the culmination of the many long hours required to complete the Digital Design program, but it also marks the start of the students’ transition to being professional designers. It is their three minutes to shine by presenting one of their favourite projects from the past year. The students’ preparation paid off with great performances by all. This event has proven to be extremely popular with industry due to its quick-fire format and the quality of work presented. Following the presentations, the graduating students were able to mingle and further discuss their projects and portfolios with industry representatives over drinks and snacks.
Congratulations to class 33!
Congratulations to Digital Design class 33 (Ainara, Karam, Jay, Maggie, David, Ignacio, Adriana, Vania, and Jenjen)! We’re all proud of what you have achieved in your year, and we look forward to see what you do next.
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Digital Design alumni Christian Whiticar and Mitchell Villa are having an art show opening at Untitled Art Space on Friday, May 13th. Christian works as a Senior Motion Designer at Sequence and Mitchell is a full-time artist based in Victoria. The exhibition is curated by Lauren D. Zbarsky and will showcase a collection of paintings by each artist which includes two large murals that they collaborated on.
As part of Experimental Practices, an elective term 4 course taught by Dougal Muir, there was a fun session of light painting photography that took place last week. I helped to guide the shooting after sharing some tips on technical requirements and some sources of inspiration. We made use of a camera remote, a tripod, slow shutter speeds, gels, and various LED lights. Check out the following light painting results by Digital Design Class 34!