Appetizers : Class 24

Appetizers April 16 2013 Class 24

On Tuesday, April 16th, 2013, VFS Digital Design held it’s Industry Night event, Appetizers, for it’s 24th class. Appetizers is the penultimate event for Digital Students, held just two days before Graduation and the Awards Show (Thursday, April 18, 2013). It begins with a short meet-and-greet at 5:00pm, followed at 5:30 by the Graduate Project Presentations, which goes for about 90 minutes. Each student gets 3 minutes to introduce themselves, to explain the problem they’ve addressed, their process for coming up with a creative solution, the tools they mastered to help, and then show a brief video piece of their results.

Appetizers Class 24 group shot

It can be very difficult to tell the full story of your project’s development in just 3 minutes, but the students did a great job of it last night. Congratulations to them all for their hard work in realizing their creative ideas!

The theatre filling up for Appetizers

It was a full house last night, with many Design companies and studios being represented, including EA, Tidal, Ayogo, RelicSwitchDesign StampGiant AntDareTaxiDDBCossetteEast Side GamesBlast RadiusSequenceAxiom ZenAequilibriumInvoke Media and Linetest.

The amazing women of Digital Design class 24

After the presentations, during a mix and mingle, audience members are given the opportunity to learn more details about the students and their projects. Anyone who takes the time to speak with a student is rewarded with a ticket for a beverage of their choice, but more importantly, with more details about the students’ experience, their process and their skills.

Delicious bites of food and design

It was a great night, with delicious bites of both food and design.

There were a lot of familiar faces in the audience, including some Digital Design alumni, who are now working in the industry themselves: Devin McInnis (Axiom Zen) and Laura Cortes (Switch) from Class 23, Lorcan O’Shanahan (Goldtooth Creative) and Nicholas Ferreira (Giant Ant) from Class 22, Estefania Acuna (VFS Marketing) and Paulina Solis (Ayogo) from Class 21, Levente Opelcz (Ayogo) from Class 20, Shawn Hight (Giant Ant) from Class 15, Christian Whiticar (Sequence) from Class 13. And also making a personal appearance were Cannes Lions recipient, John Haywood (Dare), Ellie Moon & Kristy Streefkerk (DDB), Gagan Diesh (Design Stamp) Jesse Spink (Ayogo), Jaybe Allanson (Switch), Carter Gilchrist (Unbounce) and Harry Tran (Blast Radius).

Vivi presenting her project

Below are the names of the students who presented their project ideas last night (in order of their appearance). Congratulations Everyone!

Vivi Prasetia : Booku

Francois Gauthier : UGMA

Francois presenting his project

Cristina Bucardo : Wicca

Kevin Hubbard : MINIK

Cristina presenting her project

Kevin presenting his project

Larissa Hsia : DOUBLE BLUFF

Gary Duong : KOTD

Simba presenting his project

Simba Sim :SCICON

Grigor Cheitanov : HeightEye

Bhoomika presenting her project

Michael Qin : Memo Hotel

Bhoomika Dutta : FUREVER

Robert presenting his project

Medhi Nowroozi : Archetype

Robert Huynh : Nocturne

Stephanie Presenting her project

Stephanie Bailis : Planetera

Michael Stevenson : HILLSEEKER

Michael S presenting his project

Be sure to check back on OOMPH! for the results of the Graduation Award show!

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