Creative Beginnings : Meet Cristina

Creative Beginnings Meet Cristina

April brought in a new, exciting and diverse group of students to join us here at VFS Digital Design! Throughout their program year, OOMPH will be featuring stories about their creative process, their inspirations and their development into Professional Digital Designers. 

Creative Beginnings features five students, a different one each week, from a variety of backgrounds, who offer up their initial impressions, their goals, hopes and dreams — and also tell us how they have fun! Follow along as these students develop and grow into the next Industry Creatives. Every Tuesday for five weeks, we will showcase one of them in Q&A format with a photo taken by our very own Danny Chan.

May 22 : Mehdi ponders the mysteries
May 29 : Novita (Vivi) Prasetia knits prospects for her own school
Last Week : Skylar Lange won’t stop analyzing until he gets to the beach

June 12 : Cristina Bucardo shares her passion for art, music and fashion
June 19 : Francois Gauthier mixes up new recipes for Motion Design

Cristina

Name: Cristina
Age: 19
From: Mexico
Background: I’ve been involved in a little bit of everything, such as film production, visual communication, graphic design, and art direction programs. I’ve worked for two design agencies as a freelancer, doing things like video editing, photography, and political cartoons. But my passion will always be art. I’m involved in several cultural associations in Mexico that recognize my work as a Visual artist. I exhibited my work recently in the Mexican museum MUJAM and in the Casino Metropolitano of Mexico.
I would love to work as an art director either in the music, or fashion industry. And I definitely want to keep improving my career as a visual artist.

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Creative Beginnings : Meet Skylar

April brought in a new, exciting and diverse group of students to join us here at VFS Digital Design! Throughout their program year, OOMPH will be featuring stories about their creative process, their inspirations and their development into Professional Digital Designers.

Creative Beginnings features five students, a different one each week, from a variety of backgrounds, who offer up their initial impressions, their goals, hopes and dreams — and also tell us how they have fun! Follow along as these students develop and grow into the next Industry Creatives. Every Tuesday for five weeks, we will showcase one of them in Q&A format with a photo taken by our very own Danny Chan.

May 22 : Mehdi ponders the mysteries
May 29 : Novita (Vivi) Prasetia knits prospects for her own school
June 5 : Skylar Lange won’t stop analyzing until he gets to the beach

June 12 : Cristina Bucardo shares her passion for art, music and fashion
June 19 : Francois Gauthier mixes up new recipes for Motion Design

Name: Skylar Age: 23

From: Prince Albert, Saskatchewan… Canada, in case Saskatchewan isn’t ringing a bell.

Background: My background was more scientific than artistic. I took classes in things like Calculus and Chemistry and Biology in university, and did amazingly average in all of them. It wasn’t until I had spent about three unfocused years there that I decided my life needed a redirection.

I’d love to be running, or helping to run, a small team of multi-talented designers working as a sort of free-lance group, taking on mixed contracts with various clients.

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Creative Beginnings : Meet Novita (Vivi)

creative beginnings featuring vivi

April brought in a new, exciting and diverse group of students to join us here at VFS Digital Design! Throughout their program year, OOMPH will be featuring stories about their creative process, their inspirations and their development into Professional Digital Designers.

Creative Beginnings features five students, a different one each week, from a variety of backgrounds, who offer up their initial impressions, their goals, hopes and dreams — and also tell us how they have fun! Follow along as these students develop and grow into the next Industry Creatives. Every Tuesday for five weeks, we will showcase one of them in Q&A format with a photo taken by our very own Danny Chan.

May 22 : Mehdi ponders the mysteries
May 29 : Novita (Vivi) Prasetia knits prospects for her own school
June 5 : Skylar Lange won’t stop analyzing until he gets to the beach
June 12 : Cristina Bucardo shares her passion for art, music and fashion
June 19 : Francois Gauthier mixes up new recipes for Motion Design

Novita (Vivi) Prasetia

Name: I’m Novita Prasetia, but you can call me Vivi for short.
Age: I’m 22 years old.
From: Indonesia
Background: I’ve got my degree in Film and Television in 2010, and right after my graduation I got a job as Creative Designer in a local advertising agency in Jakarta. It was such a challenging experience to work in a field that didn’t relate to my degree. But after a while, I realized that design makes me happy. I really enjoyed what I did, and that‘s the most important thing.

I really love knitting and during the last 4 months before I left for Vancouver, I decided to open my own Craft shop in my garage, which sells handicraft & knitting material, and also gives free workshops.
But, my biggest dream, and I wish I could achieve it in 5 years time, is to build a design/multimedia school in my hometown, where students would not just learn theoretical or technical skills, but get more into practical skills and learn how to deal with a real project. I want to share all the knowledge and experience that I get here with all of my friends back home, because I believe there are thousands of very talented and creative people in my hometown.
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Creative Beginnings : Meet Mehdi

Creative Beginnings Mehdi

April brought in a new, exciting and diverse group of students to join us here at VFS Digital Design! Throughout their program year, OOMPH will be featuring stories about their creative process, their inspirations and their development into Professional Digital Designers.

Creative Beginnings features five students, a different one each week, from a variety of backgrounds, who offer up their initial impressions, their goals, hopes and dreams — and also tell us how they have fun! Follow along as these students develop and grow into the next Industry Creatives. Every Tuesday for five weeks, we will showcase one of them in Q&A format with a photo taken by our very own Danny Chan.

May 22 : Mehdi Nowroozi ponders the mysteries
May 29 : Novita (Vivi) Prasetia knits prospects for her own school

June 5 : Skylar Lange won’t stop analyzing until he gets to the beach
June 12 : Cristina Bucardo shares her passion for art, music and fashion
June 19 : Francois Gauthier mixes up new recipes for Motion Design

Mehdi Nowroozi

Name: Mehdi Nowroozi
Age : Currently 21 years of age.
From : I am originally from Afghanistan – a peaceful country tucked nicely somewhere in the Middle East.
Background : To make a short story long: I moved here to beautiful Vancouver when I was 7 years old. I have a younger sister and typical “foreign” parents, whom I all love to death. Among other interests, I very much enjoy pondering anything ancient, and pretty much any conspiracy theory worth its name.
My problem is, I want to do 10 different things all at once, and I often spread myself too thin. I’m still super young, so I feel like when the time is ripe, when all is said and done, I will have mastered many skills and be fluent in a new and very much needed “digital language”.

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