SLAM! : Winners of the Mini Maker Faire Campaign Competition

Emily Smith Director of Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

This winter edition of the Digital Design SLAM felt especially fun and challenging. The students were given just five hours to develop a multi-platform campaign and they still managed to present unique and appealing concepts to the client (and Digital Design alumnus), Emily Smith, Director/Founder of the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire (VMMF).

As Emily Smith and I roamed the bustling classrooms, we saw an array of posted sticky notes with busy pencils hitting the paper as everyone brainstormed their ideas. Their brief was to increase an awareness to the Call for Makers in January for VMMF while widening the overall demographic.
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Draw By Night #17 at Maker Faire

The Vancouver Maker Faire was host to the 17th Draw By Night party. The Maker Faire was a two-day celebration of making and creating so we DBNers felt right at home. It was an all-ages family festival promoting the ethos of DIY on a large scale attracting hackers, drawers, inventors, craft-makers and many others.

DBN was fortunate enough to have a space in the middle of the Faire with its signature sheets of paper stretched across 4 long tables. The theme was “The Uncollectables” where participants would draw misfit toys and robots that have been long forgotten or escaped attics, warehouses and old toy stores.

We had hundreds of people pass by the event along with many Digital Design students taking part and drawing on real toys. The whole Faire, organized in part by alumna Emily Smith, was a huge success and we can’t wait till next year!