Digital Design Graduate Success Stories : Tim Chen

Tim Chen

Tim Chen has had a very interesting career trajectory, which since he first came to VFS with an Electrical Engineering degree from the U of Calgary and graduated from Digital Design (then called Interactive Media) back in 2004, has led him to Blast Radius, to one of the top 10 MBA Programs in the USA (Businessweek rated) (University of Michigan Stephen M Ross School of Business) to round out his skill set with Business Administration, to interning for a year with Microsoft Advertising Business Group, where since 2010 he has been working full time. Oomph spoke with him recently about his journey:

Oomph : You first graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering, can you tell us why you first came to study design at VFS ?

Tim Chen : Believe it or not, I moved to Vancouver after college because I read amazing stories about Blast Radius and really wanted to join the company. I decided that moving to Vancouver and attending VFS to study Design was what I needed to do. The skills I learned and the network I built at VFS helped me achieve my goal — I  became part of the amazing design team at Blast Radius. I’ll never forget how as an Interface Development Lead, I worked closely with such a talented Art Director & Creative Director, to deliver Nike Flight Club, an exclusive invitation-only e-commerce channel for Nike Jordan.

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VFS Hosts IxDA Vancouver: Interaction 12 Redux

On Saturday, May 12, VFS Digital Design will host IxDA Vancouver’s Interaction12 Redux: a half-day mini-conference with speakers and discussions about interaction design, industry trends, inspiration, and ideas.

As Presenting Partner for the event, VFS welcomes local designers to the VFS Main Theatre for a lineup that includes Scott Nazarian (Frog Design), Mike Kruzeniski (Microsoft), and Ryan Betts (Adobe). The event follows the full Interaction12 conference in Dublin, so if you missed it in February, IxDA’s got your back!

We’re working with IxDA as part of our ongoing commitment to support the design community in Vancouver and beyond. For a small group of outstanding Digital Design students, it also means the chance to attend Interaction12 Redux. We’ll have a report from one of them next week, so stay tuned.

Want to know more about Interaction12 Redux? Get all the details right here. If you’ve already got tickets, we’ll see you at VFS on Saturday!