It’s always wonderful when we hear about a graduate success story. It’s even more amazing when a great achievement involves a VFS collaboration. Well, that’s exactly what has transpired with the creation of Auguste RoDent by two Digital Design alumni, Drea Morin and Kelsey Armour, and former VFS EBM instructor, Christine Baudry! Together, they are helping to discover new stories and characters that can be developed in interactive books, movies or video games.
The theme of our recent Digital Design Talks was Audience — an understanding that, as designers, we are advocates for the end user. The student team of Estefania (‘Fanny’) Acuna, Hasan Habib, Sadaf Rouhani Haji Agha and Marlon Soriano presented their recent campaign for Hope In Shadows, a charitable organization creating positive social change for people and communities impacted by poverty and marginalization in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and beyond. They inspired us with their solution that included an easy-to-edit WordPress site and an emotionally moving video to promote the Hope in Shadows photography contest and associated calendar sales program.