Emily Carr University of Art + Design has a long history of graduating artists and designers who have gone on to receive significant international acclaim. Artists who have studied at Emily Carr include Stan Douglas, Steven Shearer, Brian Jungen, Terrence Koh, Geoffrey Farmer and Isabelle Pauwels; while Ian Verchere and Niki Dunn amongst many others have met great success across design fields.
Although the Graduate program only started in 2005, its graduates’ many successes can be measured through their employment in major studios and within the cultural industries and through the accomplishments of their independent art and design practices. Many of our graduates are also employed by Emily Carr as sessional instructors and tutors in our undergraduate and continuing studies programs.
Some recent graduates of the program
Annie Briard (13) was selected as one of 25 top winners of SSHRC's Research for a Better Life: The Storytellers Challenge. As one of the winners in the competition, she participated in an exclusive research communications workshop at the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences in Victoria, June 2013. http://www.ecuad.ca/about/news/280020
Katherine Soucie (13) presented her thesis project on textiles at the 2013 Surface Design Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The Surface Design Association was founded in 1977 to promote critical thinking about and education in surface design. http://www.surfacedesign.org/conference/2013-surface-design-association-conference
David Vaisbord (12) is a Canadian filmmaker working on multi-platform documentary projects at Lightspeed Productions and Fearless Conversation ltd. His thesis project was published in the summer 2013 issue of Point of View magazine. http://vaisbord.com/blog/tag/david-vaisbord/
Jeremy Herndl (11) was awarded a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. The Elizabeth Greensheilds Foundation is an international foundation based in Montreal that awards grants to artists working in traditional media. Jeremy will use the funds to create a new body of plein air paintings in the Victoria area as well as Surrey, BC.
Darinka Aguirre (10) will be presenting her thesis on designing for repurposing at the LenS conference in Bangalore, India in October 2010. Funded by the European Commission, the LenS, Learning Network on Sustainability, is an Asian-European network for curricula development on design for sustainability focused on Product-Service System innovations. http://current.ecuad.net/?p=154
Jaime Barrett (08) a communications designer, worked for Rethink Communications in Vancouver and now works for Pinch: A Design Office in Portland, Oregon. http://www.barrettcollaborative.com/
Jason DaSilva (08) is a documentary film maker who has screened his films at more than 30 festivals including the Latin American Film Festival, Sundance, the Tribeca Film Festival and the International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam. His recent film When I Walk, a documentary exploring his experiences with MS and produced as part of his thesis project, is slated to be shown on PBS. http://wekeepmoving.wordpress.com http://www.wheniwalk.com/
Brenda Draney (09) won the RBC Painting Award in 2009 and her paintings were recently exhibited in a solo exhibition at Latitude 53 in Edmonton, AB. http://www.brendadraney.com
Jen Gillis (09), a designer with a background in occupational therapy, recently designed a Sensory Wall Component for the Whistler Inclusive Playground, which was constructed to coincide with the 2010 Paralympic Games. http://www.whistlerquestion.com/article/20100210/WHISTLER01/302109819/10/peals-of-laughter-greet-playground-opening
David Humphrey (08) is an interaction designer who works as a User Experience Guru at Jostle Corporation. He has previously worked as an Interaction Designer at Kodak, as a Principal at blindedbox media and as an Experience Designer at Bruce Mau Design. http://www.blindedbox.com/ http://www.jostleme.com
Havard Pedersen (09) is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work was recently shown at the Helen Pitt Gallery in Vancouver, at the Arendal Kunstforening in Arendal, Norway and as part of “Here You Are” an installation at the Vancouver Public Library, curated by Cate Rimmer. http://www.haavardpedersen.net/
Nathan Winkel (08) is employed in Visual Design + User Experience Design at Roche Diagnostics in San Francisco, CA. http://www.roche.com
Past thesis exhibitions
View graduate students’ work for past Thesis Exhibitions: