Alumni Success Stories
Alumnus Kevin Eastwood (’99) is an award winning filmmaker who has worked on everything from dark comedies (Fido, the 2007 movie about a boy and his pet zombie), to TV biopics (2008’s Elijah), to documentaries dealing with serious global issues (Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson in 2011, and Oil Sands Karaoke in 2013). These projects, and the many others to his credit, have found critical, commercial and financial success and made Kevin a sought-after producer and director. Still, the unprecedented success of his latest project, Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH, exceeded all his expectations.
Commute App™ is a simple and innovative real-time transit app that aims to make your daily commute an enjoyable experience.
Last year, Communication Design alumni Alvin Kwan and Vince Lo (’11), along with Ben Wu (SFU), decided to get together, pool their talents and come up with a project that would contribute to their community. The catch ─ they had to come up with something with a zero-dollar budget.
Be sure to catch alumnus Geoffrey Farmer's ('92) latest solo exhibition, The Grass and the Banana go for a walk, opening at Catriona Jeffries, February 7.
Farmer is the recipient of the 2013 Gershon Iskowitz Prize, and has a forthcoming retrospective at the Vancouver Art Gallery slated for 2015.
Catriona Jeffries Gallery
February 8 - March 15, 2014
Opening Reception | February 7, 2014, 7 - 9pm
Glasgow-based Canadian artist and alumna Corin Sworn ('02) has been named the winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, (January 23, 2014).
Her winning proposal is said to "reflect her continued interest in exploring storie around migration" through a focus on the rich history of costuming at the Commedia dell'Arte, and touring Italian acting troupes from the 16th centruy onwards.
You may have seen their work during last year’s Eastside Culture Crawl, when the talent located in the shop space within the House of Doors building first opened for public viewing, showcasing a newly unified community of industrial designers. After a year of growth and restructuring, the current residents— which include four Emily Carr alumni—have revamped the space and rebranded the building as the Yew Wood Shop.
“Last year’s Crawl was an experiment for us. This year our goal is to show our growth, both in our business and creative capabilities, and give people a reason to come back,” says Pat Christie, shop manager.
Farhez Rayani ('10), talks about his time at Emily Carr and the career path that led him to his current position as Lighting Technical Director for Pixar Animation Studios.
"Some opportunities are found, others can be made".
Calculated risks, working to carve out one's own path, being open to new possibilities and a willingness to become a beginner again, are things that I have found invaluable.
Emily Carr presents the next installment in our series of Alumni Stories ─ celebrating the success of our graduates.
An evolution of her award-winning undergraduate thesis project (including the prestigious Red Dot Concept Award), Lisa Fraser's ('10) Snug Vest is changing the lives of children and their families.
The highly anticipated Interior Design Show West (IDSwest) event sees '03 alum Jonathan Nodrick's ROLLOUT return to their Vancouver roots as the title sponsor and creative force behind the reinterpretation of West coast living with The Bar, by ROLLOUT: Cabin Living - Remixed September 19 - 22, 2013.
Emily Carr presents the first in a series of Alumni Stories, celebrating the success of our graduates.
First up, Erin Boniferro, proprietor of Collage Collage, a business that encourages children's creativity. The shop is one part store, with a range of art supplies, books, toys and handmade goods; one part school, with ongoing classes and workshops; and one part studio, where children are encouraged to draw, read a book, take in the artist of the month and simply be inspired.