I decided to become a designer four years ago. When I was about to finish high school, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life. I was good at math, and I was seriously considering building a career around it. But the kind of jobs I could do as a mathematician weren’t very appealing. I always loved design, but I felt like something was missing in Graphic Design. I needed that satisfaction that solving math problems generated in me. Then I discovered Interactive Design. It’s a fairly new career in Mexico, and I really didn’t know much about it. I did some research and found out what Interactive Design was all about. Design AND coding together in one same place? Count me in! Read More
After graduating from VFS Digital Design last May and spending the summer in Israel, I moved to Toronto to begin my career as an Interactive Designer. In late November, I began a four-month internship with Tribal DDB Toronto as an Information Architect Intern.
The first thing I learned from this experience is that, while in school I was able to play many different roles—communication designer, information architect, strategist, front-end developer—in an agency like Tribal DDB, every member of the team has a unique role. And while there is overlap, collaboration between people with different areas of expertise and perspectives—designers, developers, IAs, strategists, copywriters—plays a huge part in making great digital experiences.
Students who enroll in the Digital Design Program start with an interactive triple threat. During there first two months in the program, they are given courses in User Experience, Interface Design and Information Architecture. The goal is to provide students with a strong foundation in understanding how information, systems and user desires need to work harmoniously in order to create great experiences.