Alumni Success Stories

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.

Emily Carr Grads Form New Design Collective

A Pop-Up Affair
Posted: Thu, 2014-08-21 09:59

In an ever growing landscape of pop-ups and shops, A Pop Up Affair was formed as a collective to try and shift the way new designers could collaborate and expose their work in Vancouver. A Pop-Up Affair is a collective of a designers and makers, whose nine founding members are all recent graduates from Emily Carr University.

They saw an opportunity in the design community to create engaging spaces that promote the work of young designers in Vancouver. Together they build spaces that promote and expose new design and creative conversations.

Currently the Vancouver Pop-up Affair collective are preparing for their inaugural event, Peep Show, which will be taking place from September 19 to 28, 2014, at MakerLabs.

Maia Rowan's KIDS + FOOD Receives Core77 Student Notable Design Award

Maia Rowan | KIDS+FOOD
Posted: Fri, 2014-08-08 05:44

Alumna Maia Rowan's ('13) KIDS + FOOD is a children's meal planning tray that encourages healthy eating and nutrition. And it's just been named a Student Notable by the Core 77 Design Awards!

Recognizing excellence in all areas of design enterprise, the Core 77 Design Awards celebrates the richness of the design profession and the brilliance of its practitioners. Both the Professional and Student Winners of each category will receive the C77DA trophy, and all Honorees will be published in the Awards Gallery and on Core77, making this the most inclusive and celebratory design awards platform of the digital age.

Cedric Bomford | DEADHEAD

Posted: Fri, 2014-08-08 05:43

Dead­head is a large-scale sculp­tural instal­la­tion mounted to a barge and towed by tug to dif­fer­ent loca­tions along Vancouver’s water­ways. Cre­ated by alumnus Cedric Bom­ford ('03), in col­lab­o­ra­tion with his father Jim Bom­ford (retired engi­neer), and brother Nathan Bom­ford (artist/builder), the sculp­ture is con­structed pri­mar­ily from sal­vaged mate­ri­als, with some sec­tions wrapped in pho­to­graphic murals.

Isaac Thomas | BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition Regional Winner

Isaac Thomas | Alleyway Landscapes, Archival pigment prints, Edition 1 of 3
Posted: Wed, 2014-07-30 09:29

BMO Financial Group's 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition celebrates the creativity of art students from post-secondary institutions across Canada. Deans and instructors of undergraduate certificate, diploma, and degree programs in visual art are invited to select from their graduating classes three students, whose ability and imagination place them 1st among their peers. A distinguished selection committee chooses a national winner and one winner from each eligible province and territory.

Holger Kalberg | The Family

Holger Kalberg | The Family
Posted: Tue, 2014-07-29 14:03

Holger Kalberg’s ('01) latest exhibition, THE FAMILY, explores the legacy of high Modernism and its related utopian models of thinking, presenting new paintings and sculptures that examine and critique modes of Modernist vocabulary.
Kalberg describes his own relationship with Modernism as “conflicted appreciation,” often engaging with the aesthetics of the mode while at the same time critiquing the model. The works presented in this exhibition follow Kalberg’s desire for a renewed reflection of Modernist formalism through an investigation into the artist's own studio practice, motivation, and early influences, especially Joseph Beuys and his socialist/utopian agenda.

John Belisle | Wayward Arts Magazine

The Bearded Lady | John Belisle
Posted: Fri, 2014-07-25 16:35

Wayward Arts is a home for the creative. A unique magazine, each issue is produced by a different leading-edge Canadian design studio. And, with the exception of the theme, there are no boundaries -- each studio is given full creative control.

Click to enlarge Alumnus John Belisle ('94), Creative Director for Signals Design Group is at the helm of the latest issue. John and the creative team at Signals were invited to participate in the project when paper sponsor, Unisource Papers, suggested they'd be an ideal fit.

Heather Mitchell | so, they called it a Rain Bench

Rain Bench, Heather Mitchell ('13)
Posted: Fri, 2014-07-18 10:40

Heather Mitchell ('13) will be installing her grad project so, they called it a Rain Bench into the City of Vancouver’s Trillium North Park on Saturday, July 19th between 9am and 2pm.

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