CyberConnect2 | Employer Info Session + Portfolio Reviews

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Monday, November 25, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

CyberConnect2  | Employer Info Session + Portfolio Reviews
Monday, November 25
4:00 – 6:00 PM (75 min presentation + Q&A Session)
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St.

Future game creators and enthusiasts!
Join Vice President Taichiro Miyazaki for an employment information session providing insights to the game development scene in Japan.
Bonus: Find out about CyberConnect2’s support for those interested in working in Japan!

CyberConnect2 Co.
CyberConnect2 is known for developing the .hack seriesNaruto Ultimate Ninja and Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm series, as well as JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven, and Asura's Wrath.
With over 20 years of experience in the industry, CyberConnect2 has expanded drastically, and currently carries out the development of its projects simultaneously in 3 studios: Fukuoka and Tokyo offices in Japan, and Montreal studio in Canada. It has launched a Worldwide Recruitment plan calling for experienced and prospective game creators internationally to join in the development of its future titles. Join us at the presentation to find out more!

Limited portfolio review spots available!
Aspiring OCAD U game creators, send your creative portfolios to careerdevelopment@ocadu.ca by 11:59pm on Thursday, November 14 for a chance to be selected. CyberConnect2 representatives will conduct an initial review of submitted portfolios and selected students will be contacted prior to the event.

CyberConnect2 is interested in meeting students aiming for the following positions:
Game Designer / Level Designer / Environment Modeler / VFX Artist / Character Modeler / Character Animator / Cinematic Animator /Interface Designer Technical Artist / Game Programmer / Technical Programmer

 

 

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St.

Partial Gallery x OCAD U Artist Showcase Announced

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Welcome to the OCAD University Artist Showcase, where you can discover works available for rent or sale by current OCAD U students and recent graduates.

The showcase of work by OCAD U grads can be found here.

OCAD University is the largest and most comprehensive art, design and media university in Canada. The OCAD U Artist Showcase on Partial makes it simple to support the creative practices and careers of our artists and designers. Get a head start on viewing and collecting the incredible work produced by our top creative talent. 

The emerging artists and designers featured on the OCAD U Artist Showcase have undergone a juried selection process. Noted for their standout skills and dedication, their work has been specifically chosen for this showcase.

RECIPIENTS

OCAD U’s partnership with Partial Gallery commenced in October 2018. Three students from Industrial Design, Graphic Design and Material Art and Design, all involved in the Design4 program, were placed with Partial Gallery to work on developing a high-fidelity interactive mock-up as a prototype in order to optimize Partial's Dashboard. The results of the student’s work launched in Summer 2019 with Partial’s implementation of the dashboard feature and artist user experience improvements.

Illustration Professional Practice Workshop Series: Darren Booth

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Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Illustration Professional Practice Workshop Series
Darren Booth: Launching Your Illustration Career
Saturday, November 30, 2019
11:00 AM –2:00 PM
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St.
RSVP to Secure a Seat

Darren Booth's workshop Launching Your Illustration Career is an extracurricular workshop open to students and recent graduates. An extension of Kathryn Adams' Illustration Professional Practice course; this workshop is designed for emerging illustrators looking for tips from an experienced industry professional to help get their freelance careers started!

Participants who take this workshop will walk away with skills that will help them establish direction and specific goals when they graduate and enter the illustration industry. These skills can be applied to:
·         self-promotion
·         portfolio development
·         business growth & strategy
·         + more!

You will leave the workshop with a tips worksheet and more. Refreshments will be provided.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers Level 3, 115 McCaul St, OCAD University
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/darren-booth-launching-your-illustration-career-registration-79610088919

Freshbooks Lunch & Learn: Invoicing and Accounting for Creatives

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Freshbooks Lunch & Learn: Invoicing and Accounting for Creatives
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St.
RSVP to secure a seat

 

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers would like to invite you to attend Freshbooks Lunch & Learn: Invoicing and Accounting for Creatives. As part of the OCAD U Commitment, recent OCAD U Alumni (2019) received free access to FreshBooks, an accounting software that makes running your small business easy, fast and secure. Come and learn more about this tool so that you can spend less time on accounting and more time doing the work you love.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers Level 3, 115 McCaul St, OCAD University
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/freshbooks-lunch-learn-invoicing-and-accounting-for-creatives-tickets-79606770995?aff=affiliate1

Bridgeable Summer 2020 Designership | Info Session

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Bridgeable Summer 2020 Designership | Info Session
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
5:30 - 6:30 PM
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St.

The Bridgeable Designership is a paid, full-time internship working on a social impact project. As Bridgeable’s flagship social responsibility program, the Designership partners with a different organization each year, tackling challenges with real social impact. It also gives the team at Bridgeable the opportunity to both teach and learn from bright minds in design, strategy, and research.

This exclusive OCAD U info session will educate prospective applicants about Bridgeable and the Designership program. Hear from OCAD U alumni who went through the Designership program and who now work full-time at Bridgeable. Gain insider tips for a knockout application. Bring your questions to the Q & A session, and network with Bridgeable team members. If you’re interested in applying for the 2020 Designership, attend this info session on November 13.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers Level 3, 115 McCaul St, OCAD University
Website: 
https://www.bridgeable.com/designership_posts/

Legal Intersections #4 | Setting up a Professional Practice

Legal Intersections #4 | Setting up a Professional Practice
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Legal Intersections #4 | Setting up a Professional Practice
Monday, November 4, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St.

RSVP to claim your free ticket!!!
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Legal Intersections is a four-part series addressing legal issues of importance to artists, designers, and cultural workers. In this last instalment, the focus will be on how to set up a professional practice and the topics will include:

· Legal Structures - Advantages & Disadvantages
· Setting Up Your Business Considerations
· Definition of Artwork in the Copyright Act
· Tax and accounting considerations
· How to enforce invoices from clients that don’t pay your invoices
 

Speaker: Vandana Taxali is a legal professional and business lawyer (media, technology, software and entertainment) with over a decade of experience in intellectual property (copyright, trademark), licensing, contracts and entertainment law.

For this installment in the Legal Intersections series we recognize the generous support of the Neighbourhood Arts Network; a strategic initiative of Toronto Arts Foundation.

 

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers Level 3, 115 McCaul St, OCAD University
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/legal-intersections-4-setting-up-a-professional-practice-tickets-78061392727

Recipients Of 2019 /edition Art Book Fair Career Launcher Announced

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:00pm

/edition Art Book Fair and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the recipients of the 2019 OCADU Emerging Artist & Publisher section at the /edition Art Book Fair 2019 from October 24 to 27, 2019:

Erynn Lougheed
Mary Kirkpatrick
OCADU Zine Collective
Owen Marshall
Old Growth Press
Xulin Wang
Sangmin Lee
Rabeea Syed

These eight emerging bookmakers, photographers, publishers, printmakers and ephemera-enthusiasts will showcase and market their editioned prints, books, or other artworks to a growing audience of over 10,000 artists, curators, collectors, and book-lovers. This is the second year that the CEAD and /edition have partnered together to present the emerging artist and published section.

/edition Art Book Fair is produced annually in tandem with Art Toronto (Canada’s International Art Fair), and is dedicated to the promotion of art book publishing in all forms and artworks created in editions. /edition Art Book Fair champions forward-thinking projects by artists, publishers, galleries, and organizations who share a similar mission to advance and strengthen Canadian and international art book initiatives.

As part of the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, the Career Development office supports the professional development of emerging OCAD U creative talent. The Career Launchers program offers unique, high-profile opportunities developed in partnership with industry leaders in order to help senior students and new graduates start their professional practice after school.

Leading Design Firm Launches Student Design Competition

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 11:30am

TORONTO – September 24, 2019 – Canada’s award-winning design firm, PIGEON Brands, in partnership with Metro, is offering design students in Ontario and Quebec the opportunity of a lifetime – beyond the classroom – with a chance to design packaging for one of Canada’s favourite grocers. 

Launching September 24, the competition puts selected OCAD University and Collège Salette students to the test by inviting them to create new designs for Metro’s private brand, Irresistibles. 

Students will be judged based on criteria such as concept rationale, design, creativity, market understanding and viability, as well as overall presentation. The winning designers will land a paid internship at the Toronto and Montreal PIGEON Brands offices and recognition for outstanding work in design. The second place prize as well as a “Student’s Choice Award,” decided on by the student faculty, will be awarded by Metro. 

The judging panel will include experts from Pigeon, Metro, the participating schools and Christopher Durham, President, My Private Brand and Co-founder of the prestigious Vertex Awards. 

“We’re excited to meet the design leaders of the future, while giving them the chance to gain real-world experience on a project for a massive Canadian retailer,” says Thomas Pigeon, CEO and Founder of PIGEON Brands. “We want to foster creative minds and help students get familiar with the industry they’re working towards being a part of.” 

This joint initiative from PIGEON and Metro rapidly gained traction with the partners as it connected two leading schools, expertise from a recognized agency team, and a great client. 

“The design students will be able to explore the very dynamic industry of private brands, a segment that is experiencing amazing growth, linked with the appreciation of young generations and our velocity to understand and integrate new consumers’ needs. At Metro, we are committed to turning our own products into distinctive brands. We love the idea of connecting with the next generation, giving them the opportunity to showcase their creativity,” notes Marie Hordecki-Aymes, Director, Design & Packaging at Metro. 

The winners will be announced by year-end with an award ceremony at each school celebrating their efforts. 

For more information on PIGEON Brands, visit www.pigeonbrands.com. 

 

PIGEON Design Competition Info Session

Monday, Oct 7, 6 PM

Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St.

 

About PIGEON Brands 

PIGEON builds brand value with every engagement. For over 40 years, it has helped many of North America’s leading consumer brands navigate a changing world, deliver inspired results via thoughtful strategy, brilliant creative, and through ideas that travel. PIGEON builds brands through design, integrated marketing, production, and relentless execution. PIGEON’s partners are among the top brands in Canada and around the world, such as Grupo Bimbo, Hershey, Corby Spirit and Wine Limited, Kraft Heinz, Ikea, Lavo, Danone, Metro, Lassonde, and Irving, to name a few. The firm is privately held, with offices in Toronto, Montreal and now, Mexico City. 

 

About the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers

Established in 2013, the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) sits alongside the other student-focused departments in the portfolio of the Vice-Provost, Students & International at OCAD U. The CEAD is committed to supporting the early-career advancement of all students and recent alumni at OCAD U. Our team delivers specialized programs and services that connect individuals to meaningful opportunities, communities of practitioners, skill-building resources and facilitated learning experiences.

Recipients of the 2019 INLAND Career Launcher Announced

Left: Brandon Hurtado Sandler. Right: Ellie Sandbacka. Images courtesy of the Artists.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:45am

INLAND and The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers are excited to announce Brandon Hurtado-Sandler and Ellie Sandbacka as the recipients of the INLAND Career Launcher; exclusively for OCAD U Material Art & Design students and recent graduates.

Brandon and Ellie will both receive complimentary retail display space at the upcoming INLAND Toronto show which runs on September 27 & 28 at 134 Peter Street.

Brandon Hurtado Sandler explores weaving, sewing, machine knits, silversmith, soldering, forge, cast jewelry, and fabric printing/dyeing. Blurring the lines between art, craft and design is the end goal with Hurtado-Sandler’s works.  Using self-portraiture to display objects made, he explores the construction of the ‘self’.

www.bhurtadosandler.com

Ellie Sandbacka is a fourth-year thesis student at OCADU. Studying both jewelry and textiles in the Material Arts and Design program. She has a love for illustration, and often converts her original drawings in to fabrics which she uses in the making of clothing. Ellie strives to produce bold and fun clothing. Ellie has a clothing brand under the name ELLIE SANDBACKA which is made up of modern and unique men’s and women’s wear. After graduation she intends to pursue her love of fashion with her brand. 

www.elliesandbacka.com

As part of the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, the Career Development office supports the professional development of emerging OCAD U creative talent. The Career Launchers program offers unique, high-profile opportunities developed in partnership with industry leaders in order to help senior students and new graduates start their professional practice after school.

Call for Applications - 2019 Partial Gallery (Student) Career Launcher

Partial Gallery and OCAD University are excited to announce a new partnership and opportunity for current OCAD U students in the Faculty of Art. 25 students will be given complimentary 1 year Pro Accounts on Partial and inclusion as featured artists within the OCAD University Hub on Partial’s online platform in order to showcase their works, and administrate artwork sales and rentals. 

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