APPLIED ARTS 2016 STUDENT AWARDS

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:

FRAME
Ainara Sáinz Gutierrez

Dear Stranger
Hanna Cortés

Poiesis
Ignacio Flórez

Quintessence
Jay Lee

Bikeit
Maggie (Juei-Hsuan) Wang

Rune Branding
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!

Packaging Projects by Class 30

We’re proud to share some recent packaging design projects by Class 30. They were completed for a course taught by Vida Jurcic, who guided the students through the entire design process. She covered branding principles, copy requirements, regulations, and guidelines for preparing files for printing. The results are stunning.

Descent by J.Y Lum

 

Teaesta by Jordan Barber

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DD30: What’s the Big Idea?

Our DD30′s after thoroughly wow’ing our Canuck Place client.

“What’s the Big Idea?”

During their year at VFS, Digital Design students have the opportunity to work with a non-profit organization on a campaign based on their client’s brief as part of the “What’s the Big Idea?” course in Term 3. This course is designed to give students the opportunity to work on real client projects from inception to final delivery, based on a client brief that incorporates interactive, branding, and motion elements. The course is structured to closely mimic a real-world client project. Teams are set up, project management tools are put in place, and the course begins with a client presentation.

This time round, we were lucky enough to work with Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and support the great work they do for the community. Canuck Place provides specialized pediatric palliative care for children living with a life-threatening illness and support for their families throughout British Columbia. Read More

Packaging projects

Check out these recent communication design projects by Class 27. They were completed for a Packaging course taught by Vida Jurcic, who guided the students through the entire design process. It is a collection of whimsical and sinfully delicious designs intended to attract attention on store shelves.

Rosquias artisan biscuits by Alejandra Porta

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Elegant Packaging

Digital Design students continue to impress with their charming and elegant packaging designs. The Packaging course is taught by Vida Jurcic, Principal & Co-founder of Hangar 18 Creative Group. The students build on their knowledge of branding gained from earlier terms, and are guided through a formalized process of designing a package, starting from the conceptualization stages, through integrating logo design and establishing the hierarchy of information, to building a prototype of the finished package. They gain the skills to create a product package that will stand out on a shelf. Have a look at the results from Class 24.