VFS Digital Design is pleased to welcome our new instructor Zach Bulick.
Zach Bulick is a Canadian Texan hybrid working in design and illustration in Vancouver, BC. He loves people, problem solving, type, and terrariums. He still gets blown away by the internet and people. When he’s not making things or being curious, you can probably find him restoring furniture, posting photos to instagram, or eating tacos. He claims it’s usually the last one. But seeing as his Instagram account has nearly 107,000 followers (!), we suspect he does a fair share of posting too
Currently, Zach is the House Designer at Union Gospel Mission, and also works some freelance — we’re happy to announce that he’s teaching Typography here at Digital Design.
In the early weeks of each new term, the students in Digital Design are encouraged to submit images from work that they did in the previous term. They are welcome to submit anything from character or logo designs, interface mockups, to even screen captures from their motion design work. The work is then posted online so that all of the Digital Design students can vote on the work, resulting in a “Of The Students, By The Students” selection of winners, who then see their work framed and mounted On The Wall around the campus.
I’ll admit that I’m a bit of a typeface nerd. I’m especially a sucker for vintage scripts, and even more of a sucker for anything that is done by hand. I realize that everything is, technically, done by hand, and some completely first by hand and then afterwards digitized. But I’m talking about type on paper, on a window, or on a sign — where you have one chance to get it right, or you’re starting over.
So you can imagine how I felt when I stumbled across this photo, which is an add for Kuretake pens. First, complete excitement that such an amazing script could exist. I couldn’t wait to find it. Then, complete disappointment that it didn’t exist, that it may, in fact, have been done… by hand? No! It couldn’t be! There’s no way!
After much reflection and soul-searching, I’ve become much more at ease with the situation. This beautiful, unbelievable work is now my aspiration. This is one of the many challenges I look forward to facing. Get better. Try harder.
The latest edition of Digital Design Talks, titled Launch Pad, took place recently (Wed, Sept 12) at the VFS Main Theater, exploring the theme of Startups. The speakers were current Digital Design student Novita Prasetia, and Digital Design grad and co-founder of Unbounce, Carter Gilchrist. The evening was introduced and moderated by Digital Design Head of Department, Miles Nurse.
The first speaker was Novita (Vivi) Prasetia.
Vivi started her engaging presentation with an anecdote about two salesmen who went to a place in Africa to investigate a new market for shoes. The first salesman reported back to his boss, “Nobody wears Shoes here — Forget it!” …. But then the second salesman reported back to his boss: “Nobody wears shoes here — What a great opportunity!”