Usually we reserve OOMPH for posts on design, thought leadership or creative inspiration. Today we felt it was important to share inspiration of a different sort. An inspirational story about the power of the human spirit.
They are children who have no home of their own, let alone cherished material possessions. When the wife of their prime minister came to visit recently, they were thrilled when she gifted each one the equivalent of about $12 Cdn. Yet these Cambodian children at the Place of Rescue Orphanage have donated $900 to Alberta flood relief.
Topics included: Sustainable Design, Design Approaches, New Technologies, Engaging with New Cultures, Storytelling, Information / Data Design, Intuitive Design Approaches, Dealing with Clients, Best Practices, and many more.
The year got off to a quick start as the students at the half-way point of their studies focused on their project to work with non-profit organizations, giving them a taste of what it takes to be an effective designer in the ‘real world.’ In the What’s the Big Idea — Clients & Collaboration class, students explore and are challenged to create digital strategies that align with their own growth opportunities, while still meeting the core needs of the client. This becomes a test of, not only their conceptual abilities, but their ability to execute a precise strategy within a strict timeline.
Appetizers showcases Graduating students’ work and ideas, and offers Industry leaders the opportunity to meet with them and talk informally over drinks and snacks about how they might improve the future of their companies and add to its creative life.
Many companies have found new members for their teams by this key event in the Digital Design program, and the news of its success is spreading. Each edition shows more Industry representatives in attendance.
Wednesday December 12th, 2012 (Tonight) 5:00PM | Wine, Beer & Buffet 5:30PM | Showcase of Work