The final batch of semifinalists was recently announced for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards. VFS Digital Design now has 17 nominated projects in total combined with the work previously selected in May. Good luck to all the recent graduates and current students!
Congratulations to the following semifinalists:
WHO’S NEXT CARE-Y?
DRIVE FOR IMPACT – SOAP BOX DERBY FOR CHARITY
BRAVE NEW WORLD
The Adobe Design Achievement Awards celebrate student work in disciplines of interactive experience, motion/video, and traditional media from the world’s top institutions of higher education. Prizes for this competition include Adobe software, mentorship from creative professionals, trophies, and a trip to San Diego for the winners. Early-bird Semifinalists for 2016 have been announced recently, and a number of Digital Design projects have been selected. They will receive an official digital certificate from Adobe, as well as an online badge for LinkedIn and Facebook issued by Credly and authorized by Adobe.
Congratulations to the following alumni:
KITH | HEALTH ECOSYSTEM
HANDS OF COMPASSION | EMPOWERING DREAMS CAMPAIGN
Karam Mahmood, Adriana Ogarrio, Maggie Wang, David Rivera, and Jay Lee
THE POWER OF MY CHOICE
The winners will be announced in September.
(guest post by Kirstin Smith)
If you want to strike fear in the heart of any young hopeful, just remind them that life on the outside will be nothing like the experience of studying and that they are completely unprepared. During most of my years as a student this sentiment was the norm. It was all too often that an instructor referred to something called the ‘real world’. They explained that when we get out there it won’t be anything like the classroom.
My experience in Vancouver Film School’s Digital Design however, was unlike any I’ve had before. In the Digital Design program, we had the opportunity to work with a client; that’s right, a ‘real’ client. The experience instilled confidence and know-how that other assignments simple couldn’t have.
The class in which we worked with Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is called The Big Idea. The intention of the class is to allow students to have an experience working with a client and using their design skills to contribute to a good cause. The team at Digital Design assigns the client, always selecting a non-profit for students to work with. DD30 were lucky enough to work for Canuck Place, a children’s hospice with a small team and a big heart. We were all excited by the opportunity to work for them and immediately felt an emotional connection to the project.
The brief included both a micro-site and a promotional motion piece. With the encouragement of the staff at DD, each team began by researching our client.
The Adobe Design Achievement Awards celebrate student work in disciplines of interactive experience, motion/video, and traditional media from the world’s top institutions of higher education. Prizes for this competition include Adobe software, cash and mentorship from creative professionals. Semifinalists for 2015 have been announced, and a number of Digital Design projects have been selected. Congratulations to the following alumni:
J.Y. Lum – Descent
Jonathan Lai – Thrill
Ignacio Osorio, Kirstin Smith and Shafakat Reshamvala – Canuck Place. Small but Mighty
Jordan Barber, Kien Nguyen, Jieun Lee and J.Y. Lum – Home Away From Home
Jordan Barber – Teaesta
Kirstin Smith – Form: An Art History Lecture Series
Hadi Muslim – Duality
Yan Jamacaru – The Offering