Boca Goes South

Guerilla Poster A while back, we told you about soon-to-be-Digital-Design-graduate Boca (aka Marcos Ceravolo) was going to San Francisco as a finalist in the prestigious Adobe Design Achievement Awards. It was a big deal to be recognized, and while his Drop didn’t win, it was still a great experience – and a free trip.

And it isn’t over yet. Boca sent a dispatch to the DD Blog tonight from San Diego, where he’s working for Adobe – along with some of his fellow finalists – at the Guerilla Studio at SIGGRAPH! The Guerilla Studio team had to pull together 12 posters in 36 hours, and Boca shares the results with us all over on the DD Blog.

Incidentally – and we’ve been waiting for an excuse to post this one – Typographics, the motion design piece Boca made with classmate Ryan Uhrich, was featured on the front page of Yahoo.com a little while ago!

VFS Festivals & Awards – 2007

Big Night at the Salazar Awards

Sindicato by Carlos Guimaraes Digital Design students and grads made a big showing at the Salazar Student Design Awards last night with a near-sweep of the Interactive & Motion Design category. It was the very first time VFS had work up for Salazar consideration. Impression: made.

Carlos Guimaraes took top prize in the category with his Angolan hip-hop motion project Sindicato. Stefan Belavy (Link.TV), Jeff Greenberg/Eric Wada (Orgasmic Brand Condoms), and Ryan Uhrich/Marcos (Boca) Ceravolo (Typographics) all picked up honourable mentions.

The awards are run by the BC Chapter of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, and our friends over at Emily Carr hosted the ceremony. After the awards, guests were treated to a presentation by design luminary Ian Grais.

salazar-awards2.jpg Winners of each of the three categories took home $500, and winners and honourable mentions alike will get their work featured in the GDC newsletter, distributed to design firms across Canada.

Unfortunately, Carlos was out of the country and couldn’t accept his award in person, but the rest of the gang were out in force.

Great work, everyone!

Pictured left to right: Marcos (Boca) Ceravolo, Stefan Belavy, Eric Wada, Ryan Uhrich, and Jeff Greenberg

VFS Festivals & Awards – 2007

Good Night, and Good Luck

DD Class 06 Well, another round of VFS graduations have come and gone.

All programs celebrate differently. Many graduations involve watching the students’ final films or reels. Some grads involve the shedding of joyous tears (we’re looking at you, Acting!). And some — like Digital Design celebrate awards-show-style, recognizing huge achievements by graduating students.

Congratulations to the recent winners of the Digital Design graduation awards:

Best Motion Design — Natasha Ali (My Love)
Best Communication Design — Maggie Chu (Lang Hwa)
Best Interactive Design — Stefan Belavy (Opium Harvest) / Jeff Greenberg & Eric Wada (The Dark Shield)
Outstanding Achievement — Ryan Clark
Best Portfolio — Stefan Belavy
Best Final Project — Stefan Belavy (LINK.tv)
Best Designer in a Supporting Role — Carlos Guimaraes

The graduates also recognized two faculty members: Brett Forsyth for Excellence in Instruction, and Gagan Diesh for Best Course (Branding).

Stay tuned for further glimpses into VFS program graduations!