Draw By Night #17 at Maker Faire

The Vancouver Maker Faire was host to the 17th Draw By Night party. The Maker Faire was a two-day celebration of making and creating so we DBNers felt right at home. It was an all-ages family festival promoting the ethos of DIY on a large scale attracting hackers, drawers, inventors, craft-makers and many others.

DBN was fortunate enough to have a space in the middle of the Faire with its signature sheets of paper stretched across 4 long tables. The theme was “The Uncollectables” where participants would draw misfit toys and robots that have been long forgotten or escaped attics, warehouses and old toy stores.

We had hundreds of people pass by the event along with many Digital Design students taking part and drawing on real toys. The whole Faire, organized in part by alumna Emily Smith, was a huge success and we can’t wait till next year!

Mexico Intensive, Day 1: Bienvenidos

The Digital Design program has so many gifted students from Mexico. You can hear Spanish spoken in our halls throughout the day. So we thought it was about time we hold an intensive in Mexico City!

Over the last few years, VFS has forged a strong relationship with Anáhuac University. Ricardo Salas, Director of the Design School and Ana María López Balbín, the Multimedia Program Coordinator, kindly hosted us during our one-week intensive.

The week started off with meet and greets, and we introduced the brief — develop the concept for a streetwear fashion brand and realize it through the corporate name, logo, brand campaign and motion advertisement. Our wonderful students came from a variety of backgrounds and had diverse experience levels with the software applications — Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, Pro Tools, InDesign, etc.

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