recap of Draw By Night #41

On July 22nd, VFS hosted Draw By Night #41: Simulator Sickness. The event marked the return of Myron Campbell, DBN founder, for one evening, and featured live drawing by artist Mike Pelletier via his studio in Amsterdam. The theme for the drawing party was intended to inspire free and uninhibited drawings which included fun images that were so ugly that it made one dizzy, nauseous and queasy! As with most DBN themes, the results were surprising and actually beautiful! See you at the next Draw By Night!

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The Adobe Design Achievement Awards celebrate student work in disciplines of interactive experience, motion/video, and traditional media from the world’s top institutions of higher education. Prizes for this competition include Adobe software, cash and mentorship from creative professionals. Semifinalists for 2015 have been announced, and a number of Digital Design projects have been selected. Congratulations to the following alumni:

J.Y. LumDescent

Jonathan LaiThrill

Ignacio Osorio, Kirstin Smith and Shafakat ReshamvalaCanuck Place. Small but Mighty

Jordan Barber, Kien Nguyen, Jieun Lee and J.Y. LumHome Away From Home

Jordan BarberTeaesta

Kirstin SmithForm: An Art History Lecture Series

Hadi MuslimDuality

Yan JamacaruThe Offering

July 2015 SLAM

Congratulations to the winning teams from last week’s Digital Design SLAM. These intense and fun collaborative design challenges take place three times per year. They provide great opportunities for students to test their design skills and to learn from each other. Slams have also allowed students to delve into cutting-edge techniques or technologies such as projection mapping and augmented reality. Deliverables include both motion and interactive design components. Here are the winning teams that captured the prizes for Critics’ Choice and People’s Choice categories, respectively.

Team Houseboat (from left: Pablo Cesar Lopez-Helu, Ainara Sainz, Carolina Cortes, Sacha Floyd, missing: Jay Lee)

Team Toboggan (from left: Ignacio Florez, Carlos De Urquidi, Jenjen Chen, Ana Julia Nieto Colina, Alex Seebaran, Karam Mahmood)

Applied Arts 2015 Student Awards Winners

The winners for the 2015 Applied Arts Student Awards competition were announced recently. Following last year’s impressive showing, Digital Design projects have once again been recognized. The work was judged by a panel of senior communications professionals, and the winners were selected based on creative merit, technical excellence and suitability for end use. The winners will receive the following:

* Inclusion in the November/December 2015 Student Awards issue with contact information, condensed credits and a description

* Inclusion in an online winners’ gallery, with full credits and description

* Work displayed at a winners’ exhibit

* A personalized Awards Certificate for each winning entry

* Digital tear sheets of the winning work

Here is a list of the winners and links to their award-winning projects:

Jordan Barber and Kelsey HemphillFlint

Marisa BrignoleCelestial

Henry Chu – Kinform

Juhi Jaferii – Shuttle

Yan JamacaruThe Offering

Yan JamacaruThe Little Mermaid

Breanne Jansen - Live What You Believe

Madison Kaylo - Stash – Save Money

Ignacio OsorioThe Path

Mirian SilvaDoplr

Congratulations to all!

On the Wall : July 2015

On the Wall - July 2015

In the early weeks of each new term, the students in Digital Design are encouraged to submit images from work that they did in the previous term. They are welcome to submit anything from character or logo designs, interface mockups, to even screen captures from their motion design work. The work is then posted online so that all of the Digital Design students can vote on the work, resulting in a “Of The Students, By The Students” selection of winners, who then see their work framed and mounted On The Wall around the campus.
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