Boca Goes South

Guerilla Poster A while back, we told you about soon-to-be-Digital-Design-graduate Boca (aka Marcos Ceravolo) was going to San Francisco as a finalist in the prestigious Adobe Design Achievement Awards. It was a big deal to be recognized, and while his Drop didn’t win, it was still a great experience – and a free trip.

And it isn’t over yet. Boca sent a dispatch to the DD Blog tonight from San Diego, where he’s working for Adobe – along with some of his fellow finalists – at the Guerilla Studio at SIGGRAPH! The Guerilla Studio team had to pull together 12 posters in 36 hours, and Boca shares the results with us all over on the DD Blog.

Incidentally – and we’ve been waiting for an excuse to post this one – Typographics, the motion design piece Boca made with classmate Ryan Uhrich, was featured on the front page of a little while ago!

VFS Festivals & Awards – 2007

The Design of Happiness

Inside thehappycorp courtesy of This Ain't No Disco The last time we spoke with grad Mark Miller, we were touching base with the members of DD01, the very first Digital Design graduating class. Mark had landed a job in New York City with Firstborn Multimedia, designing user interfaces, and all was good.

But Mark had very specific plans for what he wanted to do in the design industry post-VFS. “After leaving school, I had hope to find a position that would allow me to do some brand development and print design with a focus on interactive design,” he says.

So he signed on with aptly-named thehappycorp global in SoHo, to work in an office so cool the site This Ain’t No Disco ran a profile. His work with the agency allows him to do what he wanted – branding, and design for both screen and print – but thehappycorp also throws regular parties to bring creatives of all stripes together under the name LVHRD.

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Big Night at the Salazar Awards

Sindicato by Carlos Guimaraes Digital Design students and grads made a big showing at the Salazar Student Design Awards last night with a near-sweep of the Interactive & Motion Design category. It was the very first time VFS had work up for Salazar consideration. Impression: made.

Carlos Guimaraes took top prize in the category with his Angolan hip-hop motion project Sindicato. Stefan Belavy (Link.TV), Jeff Greenberg/Eric Wada (Orgasmic Brand Condoms), and Ryan Uhrich/Marcos (Boca) Ceravolo (Typographics) all picked up honourable mentions.

The awards are run by the BC Chapter of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, and our friends over at Emily Carr hosted the ceremony. After the awards, guests were treated to a presentation by design luminary Ian Grais.

salazar-awards2.jpg Winners of each of the three categories took home $500, and winners and honourable mentions alike will get their work featured in the GDC newsletter, distributed to design firms across Canada.

Unfortunately, Carlos was out of the country and couldn’t accept his award in person, but the rest of the gang were out in force.

Great work, everyone!

Pictured left to right: Marcos (Boca) Ceravolo, Stefan Belavy, Eric Wada, Ryan Uhrich, and Jeff Greenberg

VFS Festivals & Awards – 2007

Designers Set Sights on Adobe Awards

Adobe Design Achievement Awards The Adobe Design Achievement Awards are given out annually to top design students in a host of categories, from motion graphics to photography to interactive design. Winners get a trip to San Francisco for the awards gala, cash, and a pile of Adobe software.

Naturally, our own Digital Design students are right in the mix. Four of their projects made it to the semi-finals this year, including Dave Murawsky‘s Anatomy, Natasha Ali‘s “My Love” music video, and Typographics by Ryan Uhrich and Marcos Ceravolo (a.k.a. Boca), all in the Motion Design category.

To top it off, we’ve just caught wind that Boca’s been named a finalist and will be heading down to SF for the August 2nd ceremony, for another piece – his beautiful Term 2 live action project, Drop:

Tasty Typography

Check out this snazzy student project done by Boca (aka Marcos Ceravolo) and Ryan Uhrich for the most recent term 4 Motion Design Class in the Digital Design Program. The piece is called Typographics. Here’s what Boca had to say about the piece on a DD discussion board:

“Our objective was to use type as the main aesthetic and design element to create awareness about the evolution and main characteristics of typography. Both the music and voice over used in the piece make reference to 1950′s TV and Radio advertising. We are targeting designers and non designers who have an interest in typography and want to learn more about it.”

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