Graduation day in the Digital Design program at the Vancouver Film School left me with a variety of options when it came to picking a career path. I didn’t have to wait very long to start my career, because on that day, between the graduation and award ceremonies, there was only one choice I wanted to make. So when it came time to decide whether or not to accept the job offer put before me, I did what all job candidates would do: I chose a role that would enable me to do what I had been trained for. I would never have gotten this opportunity without the help of the program’s faculty, most notably Amber Bezahler, Department Head for Digital Design at VFS. I wouldn’t have had the knowledge and confidence to take the job without the guidance from my teachers and mentors at the school.
Digital Design students work with the latest visual technology, but they still have a lot to learn from the analogue world of print. In this video, that provides a sneak peek into the Communication Design course I instruct, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at students presenting an editorial project with an emphasis on typography and layout. The students had to choose to tackle either a children’s book or a branding guide.