Vancouver: Wonders Start Here

The video embedded below is the result of tireless efforts by Entertainment Business Management grad Jenny Bourne and an extremely talented team of Digital Design grads including Jeanette Seah, Matt Simon, Nate Slaco, Shawn Hight, Chris Harrell, and Kasey Lum.

Sponsored by Microsoft Canada, the Vancouver Economic Development Commission, the BC Technology Industry Association, and the BC Innovation Council, ‘Vancouver: Wonders Start Here’ was initially inspired by a conversation between Vancouver-based technology executive, marketer, and entrepreneur Ian Bell and the Site Director of the Microsoft Canada Development Centre, Dennis Pilarinos.
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Digital Design Grad Animates ‘Waiting for Superman’ Video

Jorge R. Canedo Estrada‘s young design career keeps taking interesting turns. Just weeks after graduating from Digital Design, he was making a high-profile video for Google. After that, he signed on with Buck in Los Angeles, and with last week’s limited release of the critically-acclaimed documentary Waiting for ‘Superman’ it’s the perfect time to take a look at some of the work he’s done there.

Waiting for ‘Superman’ is the latest from director Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) – an unflinching exploration of the faltering public education system in the US. Buck, in collaboration with and Participant Media, produced the video below, which can also be found on the film’s official site. Jorge was the animator on the piece – and we think you can tell!

After Appetizers: Recent Digital Design Grads Look Back

Appetizers! Food, drink, and delicious bites of design. Now, doesn’t that sounds like a good reason to ditch the office for a couple of hours? Especially if it means first dibs on some of the hottest young designers in the city.

Back in April, many of Vancouver’s top design creatives and recruiters gathered at VFS for the Digital Design program’s first “Appetizers” graduate showcase. These three-minute, rapid-fire presentations generated a talent feeding frenzy during the mingler that followed.

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