Alumni Success Stories
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.
Two Emily Carr alumni made the long-list for the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize. Dan Siney (’04) and Jessica Eaton (’06) are among 14 finalists from around the world, including photographers from North and South America, Asia, Africa and Europe.
Suzy Taekyung Kim (’03) has been awarded a commission by Percent for Art (Percent), the New York City Permanent Public Art Installation program funded by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Suzy’s work will grace an entrance wall in a building, with an expected installation date of 2016.
Suzy shares, “It is an honor for me to be a part of NYC public art collection among highly established NYC artists. It will hopefully to encourage painting graduates to appreciate our fine art program at Emily Carr.”
Alumnus Tim Barber's ('03) photography has been selected as the cover for Elton John's upcoming album, The Diving Board, by none other than the man himself.
Barber's work was introduced by a mutual photographer friend; John is an avid art collector, and is believed to have one of the largest private photography collections in the world.
Says Barber, "Elton John phoned me himself, which was really a surreal moment. He introduced himself and asked me about the image and talked about the idea of using it for the cover."
Sessional faculty member Shinsuke Minegishi ('98) exhibits new works in a double showcase at the Burnaby Art Gallery.
May 31 - July 1, 2013
Opening Reception | Thursday, May 30, 7 - 9pm.
Artist Talk | Saturday, June 8, 2pm
For more information, please visit the Burnaby Art Gallery.