Video Retrospective: The Mexico Intensive

This past summer, the Digital Design program held an incredibly fun, one-week intensive in Mexico City. Graciously hosted at Anáhuac University by Ricardo Salas and Ana María López Balbín of the Design School, the intensive allowed Mexican students to get a taste of the VFS Digital Design experience. This retrospective video provides a glimpse into the week and shares some of the amazing student work. Enjoy! Check out the previous posts abou…

Oh So Intense!

The Vancouver Summer Intensive lived up to its name — it was indeed intense! Our intrepid students packed a phenomenal amount of work into one short week. They developed branded alter-egos, created motion graphic shorts and then collaborated on an iPad app that brought their individual stories together in a larger narrative. The following video is a quick visual overview of their amazing work. We’re so proud of all of them! Interested in t…

Digital Design 2012 : Memorable Moments

…single idea: that the internet is about to change everything. Gurval Caer, Lee Feldman, Francis Chan, and Gary Stuart knew they had the right combination to create an agency, and they did: Blast Radius. Fast Forward to March 2012: Ever since the inception of Blast Radius, these Digital Design alumni have given back to their alma mater by informing curriculum development, mentoring students, speaking, instructing and hiring grads. As part of its…

Mexico Intensive, Day 5: Celebrating Canada Day Mexican Style!

On our 5th and final day of the intensive, Digital Design Alumnus and Mexico Intensive Instructor, Ileana Hierro, joined us to lead the Communication Design session. She explored key print design techniques and students created campaign posters for their projects. During the lunch break, Ana Maria and I talked more about the collaboration between our two schools. She shared inspiring ideas, such as the MadridDesignNet project in which they’…

Mexico Intensive, Day 2: Lights, Camera, Action!

Day 2 of the Mexico intensive kicked off with a Creative Direction & Branding morning session. Senior Instructor, Miles Nurse, led the students through the core principles of branding and identity design. The students worked throughout the day with Miles to finalize their brand names and sketch their logo concepts. In the afternoon session, the student teams filmed their green screen footage. Digital Design Alumnus and Mexico Intensive Instr…