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 build their networks as teams are formed from all three intakes. Slams also allow students to potentially gain another portfolio piece in a short timeframe. Deliverables include both motion and interactive design elements. The students explored the use of projection mapping as the main component for this event. Here are the winning teams that captured the prizes for the Critics’ Choice and the People’s Choice categories, respectively.
Critics’ Choice winners:
Team Graph Editors (from left: Adel, Niketan, Denita, Kevin, Crystal)
People’s Choice winners:
Team Queue Jumpers (from left: Rena, Brandon, Dakoda, Suzy, Andre)
The accolades for Ainara Sáinz Gutierrez continue to pour in. Her graduate project, FRAME, was named the winner of the Web & Mobile category yesterday by a judging panel of The Rookies, an international competition for young designers, creators, innovators, and artists. Judging criteria were based on Overall Impression, Creative Skills, Technical Skills, Range of Skills, Complexity, Presentation, and Industry Employability. Congratulations also to Ignacio Flórez and David Rivera for being selected as finalists in the Motion Graphics and the Web & Mobile categories respectively. 479 schools from around the world (77 countries) were also ranked, and Vancouver Film School was named the School of the Year in the Web & Mobile category and the Runner-Up for Motion Graphics.
Five Digital Design graduates were named winners of the 2016 Applied Arts Student Awards competition yesterday. 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 following is a list of the six projects and names of the winners:
Ainara Sáinz Gutierrez
Maggie (Juei-Hsuan) Wang
Maggie (Juei-Hsuan) Wang
The winners will receive the following:
- Their work published in the November/December 2016 Student Awards annual
- Their work published online in November
- A complimentary copy of the November issue
- Digital tear sheets of their published work
- A personalized award certificate signed by the founder of Applied Arts, noted graphic designer Georges Haroutiun
- Their work displayed at the Creative Futures Expo, November 8-9 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, where more than 1,500 aspiring creative artists, high school students and their teachers will visit
Congratulations to all the winners!
(guest post by Sean Wright, DD35)
This past Wednesday (June 1st), the 35th Digital Design class had the distinct pleasure of visiting the work space of The Sequence Group, a premier design, visual effects and animation team that happens to be located here in Vancouver.
Guided as always by the vigilant Danny Chan
and stoic Grigor Cheitanov
, we paired off using the buddy system and departed the halls of higher learning at 420 Homer St. for a brief trek through historic Gastown. You can tell that Sequence have their fingers on the pulse of the city by their choice of location: Railtown
. East of Main St. and north of Alexander St., this former industrial area is Vancouver’s next hot target for gentrification and redevelopment, and this studio has literally settled in at the ground floor.The Sequence Group got their start 10 years ago as a private venture by founder Ian Kirby
: designing websites, DVD interfaces, motion comics and animated gifs for whomever needed the business. Since then, it has grown to a 15-person team (exact numbers vary by project, swelling to up to 50 strong for large jobs such as last year’s Halo: The Fall of Reach) that is proud to include two VFS DD grads.Upon our arrival the studio was operating under at least one non-disclosure agreement involving projects for the upcoming E3 Convention (video game Christmas) taking place in Los Angeles later this month, so our tour was swift and to the point. We were introduced to the team in their converted industrial space complete with three storey ceilings and rolling windowed doors facing onto a waterfront courtyard, but then quickly whisked away to the cinema room for a thorough demonstration of the team’s completed projects guided by Executive Producer Dan Sioui
. Thank you, Sequence Group, for having us!
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, mentorship from creative professionals, trophies, and a trip to San Diego for the winners. Early-bird Semifinalists for 2016 have been announced recently, and a number of Digital Design projects have been selected. They will receive an official digital certificate from Adobe, as well as an online badge for LinkedIn and Facebook issued by Credly and authorized by Adobe.
Congratulations to the following alumni:
KITH | HEALTH ECOSYSTEM
HANDS OF COMPASSION | EMPOWERING DREAMS CAMPAIGN
Karam Mahmood, Adriana Ogarrio, Maggie Wang, David Rivera, and Jay Lee
THE POWER OF MY CHOICE
The winners will be announced in September.