Alumni Success Stories

Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa's Work Featured on Limited Edition illy Cup Collection

Posted: Thu, 2014-09-18 09:14

A limited-edition illy cup collection will go on sale this week in the US and its purpose goes beyond sipping beautiful espressos and cappuccinos to relaying a message about coffee-growing communities and sustainable coffee production around the world, while also supporting creative artists in coffee producing countries with an opportunity to have their work seen by millions of people.

Why I Design @ the MOV - Featuring Emily Carr Alumni + Faculty

Posted: Wed, 2014-09-17 10:36

The Museum of Vancouver invites Vancouverites to explore and celebrate innovation in action. 30+ designers, live, in concert and stationed throughout the museum’s galleries, discuss their work during Why I Design, a Vancouver Design Week feature event and party Friday, September 19.

A Pop-Up Affair Presents Peep Show

Posted: Fri, 2014-09-12 15:19

A Pop-Up Affair is a collective of a designers and makers, whose 9 founding members are all recent Emily Carr graduates.

Luke Parnell | Shine a Light: Canadian Biennale 2014 at the National Gallery of Canada

Luke Parnell
Posted: Fri, 2014-09-12 13:31

We're delighted to announce that the National Gallery of Canada has acquired two works by Luke Parnell (MAA '12) for their permanent collection. Phantom Limbs and A Brief History of Northwest Coast Design will be featured in Shine a Light: Canadian Biennale 2014. 

Ron Terada | Jack

Posted: Tue, 2014-09-09 09:27

Catriona Jeffries Gallery presents a solo exhibition of work by alumnus Ron Terada ('91).

Ron Terada | Jack
Catriona Jeffries Gallery
September 19 - October 25, 2014
Opening Reception | September 18, 5-7pm


Kevan Funk Returns to TIFF 14 with the World Premiere of Bison

Posted: Wed, 2014-09-03 10:46

Award-winning filmmaker Kevan Funk ('11) debuts his next short, Bison, at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). 

From the TIFF site: Set on a rural Saskatchewan ranch during the annual branding season, Bison follows a young man who heads to the country for a guys’ weekend, but is profoundly unsettled after he makes a disturbing discovery. Kevan Funk’s follow-up to Yellowhead is a disquieting study of the continued colonization of the West.

Sean Weisgerber | Electric Mud @ Wil Aballe Art Projects

Posted: Tue, 2014-09-02 16:28

Wil Aballe Art Projects is proud to present Electric Mud, Sean Weisgerber's ('09) second solo exhibition at WAAP.

Andrew Zo's Package Design Featured on Fast Company

Posted: Thu, 2014-08-28 10:23

Recently featured on Fast Company, alumnus Andrew Zo's ('11) Clifton, a unique pop-up engagement ring box, is taking off!

Clifton can be easily slipped into a pocket or wallet. The discreet design allows the case to be easily hidden without giving anything away. At approximately 1cm thick, Clifton presents the ring with a delightful flower blooming effect when opened.

Vote for Alumna Lisa Fraser in the SXSW PanelPicker

Lisa Fraser, Founder/Designer, Snug Vest
Posted: Wed, 2014-08-27 15:18

Snug Vest Founder/Designer Lisa Fraser ('10), and co-presenter Pamela Rollins, U of Texas-Dallas, have applied to present a panel -- The Importance of Design in Special Needs Tools at the upcoming South by Southwest Festival, within the theme of Cognitive Process & Design Thinking.

Alexander Farah's "Sahar" Makes TIFF 2014 Official Selection

Posted: Thu, 2014-08-21 13:03

We're thrilled to announce that Alexander Farah's ('14) short film, Sahar, has been officially selected to have its World Premiere at the 39th annual Toronto International Film Festival this September! The film will be featured in the Short Cuts Canada Programme 4.

Alexander graduated from the Film, Video and Integrated Media Program this past May, and received the Sophie Burnett Memorial Award for Highest Academic Standing (Undergraduate Level) in his program. Sahar is his directorial debut.

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