Up-and-Coming Digital Design Grad Makes Design Edge Top 10

Digital Design graduate Antonio Alarcon Roman has made Design Edge Canada‘s list of notable designers under the age of 35!

The feature in the September/October issue is called “Designers to watch: Ten up-and-coming young designers you should keep an eye on”, and highlights Antonio, who now works at Tribal DDB Vancouver. The writeup singles out his work on this awesome Canada Day Twitter Parade.

Maybe the most impressive thing of all is that, at just 21, Antonio is the youngest designer on the list. The next closest is four years older!

Before graduating from the one-year Digital Design program, Antonio also completed a year in Foundation Visual Art & Design. Talk about a meteoric rise. Congratulations, Antonio!

Designer Helping Keep Brains Fit

Digital Design grad Leah Bancroft has spent the last two years using her design knowledge to help keep other people’s brains sharp.

Leah works at Fit Brains, a Vancouver company that specializes in, well, brain-fitness games. Co-founded by clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Paul Nussbaum, Fit Brains creates a wide variety of games designed to stimulate your brain and distributes them on sites like MSN Games, Yahoo Games, and Big Fish Games. The games use fun gameplay, tracking tools, and a friendly approach to keep you playing – and your brain healthy.

For Leah, who originally enrolled in the VFS Game Design program before making the switch to Digital Design, it seemed like a good fit when she was hired shortly after graduation. A couple of years later, she’s worked on the art and design of 25 games and couldn’t be happier.

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An Interactive Designer’s Reinvention

Foundation and Digital Design grad Tyler Egeto
Tyler Egeto‘s come a long way from the Prairies. The Foundation Visual Art & Design and Digital Design grad’s trajectory has taken him from, well, essentially flipping burgers in Saskatchewan to Vancouver, where he now works as a designer at visual communications and interactive design agency Mod7.

Tyler exemplifies an unsung part of the Digital Design curriculum – interactive design. So much more than just ‘design for coders’, it’s actually an incredibly broad, forward-thinking, and experimental stream that marries the technical and creative sides of design, with results that are often astonishing.

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