OCAD University 8th Annual Design Career Fair 

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

OCAD University 8th Annual Design Career Fair 

Seeking employment? Meet with design organizations, firms and agencies looking to hire... 

The Main Event: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 2:00pm – 6:00pm  
Speaker Series: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 10:00am - 2:00pm 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers at OCAD University 
115 McCaul Street, Level 3, Toronto 

Portfolio Reviews! Talent Recruitment! Networking! Industry Insight!  All students and recent alumni are encouraged to attend this event!  

On March 3rd from 2 pm – 6 pm, students and recent graduates are invited to connect with top design firms on the hunt for OCADU talent. This is an opportunity to meet with industry professionals seeking emerging OCAD U talent across a variety of disciplines, such as: Graphic Design, Illustration, Advertising, Industrial Design, Material Art & Design, Environmental Design, and Digital Futures. Get feedback on your portfolio and build your professional network! 

Some of the participating exhibitors include: 

...and more to be announced! 

See more at: www.ocadu.ca/careerfair 

 

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers at OCAD University 115 McCaul Street, Level 3, Toronto
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/centre-for-emerging-artists-and-designers/careerfair
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Applications - Bruce Mau Design: Graphic Design Internship

Bruce Mau Design is seeking a Graphic Designer who will contribute their passion and talent to one of BMD’s design teams. You will provide design and production support across a diverse range of clients and projects.
 

Call for Applications - Bruce Mau Design: Graphic Design Internship

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Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:30pm to Monday, March 16, 2020 - 12:00am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Bruce Mau Design is seeking a Graphic Designer who will contribute their passion and talent to one of BMD’s design teams. You will provide design and production support across a diverse range of clients and projects. 

BMD’s Internship program aims to give passionate, talented and ambitious designers an immersive and hands-on interdisciplinary experience. You’ll need to bring a broad knowledge base of design, art, architecture, technology and be passionate about social and cultural issues. In return, BMD promises their team of globally recognized industry leaders will help you to continually push boundaries. 

OCAD U and BMD are committed to promoting substantive equality for equity-seeking groups that are under-represented in the creative sector. We encourage applications from design graduates of equity-seeking communities including racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities / expressions. 

Applicants are invited to voluntarily self-identify with any of these communities in their application. Please review the following definitions for more info: 

bit.ly/OCADU_self_identification 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current OCAD U design student graduating in spring 2020 
  • Ability to work and understand concepts in 2D and 3D 
  • Potential to grow and develop with the studio 
  • High degree of self-motivation, and the ability to work well in a team setting 
  • Demonstrated curiosity in a broad range of issues and challenges in the world today 
  • Ability to contribute creatively to concept development and production under the direction of senior designers 
  • Proficiency in relevant software (including but not limited to AutoCAD, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Rhino and Sketchup)

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Be a valuable member of a design team, contributing new ideas, and executing on assigned tasks 
  • Design and produce creative solutions including but not limited to: presentations, mock-ups, and visual information 
  • Complete assigned tasks throughout all stages of the design and production process in a timely manner Iterate quickly and collaboratively on ideas 
  • Conduct research and analysis in support of senior team leads/ strategists 
  • Present ideas (written, verbally, and visually) to peers and seniors 
  • Own and deliver on specific elements of projects 
  • Contribute to business development by conducting research and developing presentation materials 
  • Build a knowledge base of current trends and the relevant landscape
  • Learn and apply the BMD Process
  • Manage time and understand operational practices 

RATE

Competitive salary based on experience

TERM

Full-time paid internship from May 2020 to November 2020 (6 months)

DEADLINE

March 16, 2020 at midnight

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email) and current resume. 
  • Cover letter outlining your interest in the opportunity and relevant experience. 
  • Creative portfolio (PDF or website). Please highlight 3-5 key projects. 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

Please submit via Typeform here:

http://bit.ly/BruceMauDesign

Visit the Career Launcher page for more info.

Website: 
http://bit.ly/BruceMauCareerLauncher2020

Format: Preparing your Portfolio + Professional Writing for your Website

Delivered by a Format Expert, these workshops will look at preparing your portfolio and professional writing for your website.

Format: Preparing your Portfolio + Professional Writing for your Website

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Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

Delivered by a Format Expert, these workshops will look at preparing your portfolio and professional writing for your website.

RSVP to reserve a spot

 

Preparing your Portfolio: ART

Thursday, February 20, 9:00 - 10:30 AM

This presentation and demo will discuss the elements needed not only for building a successful online portfolio, but also how to present and promote your work to align with your goals beyond OCADU. Lead by Stanzie Tooth, a professional artist, former gallery director and Format Portfolio Specialist, this presentation will focus on fine art portfolios and ideas for promoting a fine art practice.

After the initial presentation, a demonstration will be given on the Format web building platform, showing students how to build their portfolios. Students are encouraged to bring their laptops to follow along with the demonstration and to ask questions specific to their Format sites.

 

Professional Writing for your Website

Thursday, February 20, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Learn to write about your practice for your professional website. This presentation will look at: “about me” statements, bios, artist statements, CVs and more.

Through this presentation students will; learn about essential writing for their website, help to frame their thinking about their goals for their practice, and how to relate these goals through their professional writing.

 

Please select tickets for each workshop you plan to attend.

Note: These sessions are only available to OCAD U students and alumni.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul Street, OCAD University
Website: 
http://bit.ly/FormatFeb2020

Your Creative Career: Preparing for the Design Career Fair

Are you prepared for the Design Career Fair on March 3? Wow employers by attending this half-day intensive series that covers all aspects of presenting your creative work in a career fair context. On February 18, the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers will be hosting workshops on resume and portfolio tips, and communication and presentation skills to help you bring your A game to the Fair.

Your Creative Career: Preparing for the Design Career Fair

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Are you prepared for the Design Career Fair on March 3?

Wow employers by attending this half-day intensive series that covers all aspects of presenting your creative work in a career fair context.

RSVP to reserve a spot

Presented by Scotiabank, the 2020 Design Career Fair attracts 300+ attendees pursuing careers in a variety of design disciplines, such as: Graphic Design, Illustration, Advertising, Industrial Design, Material Art & Design, Environmental Design, and Digital Futures.

On February 18, the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers will be hosting workshops on resume and portfolio tips, and communication and presentation skills to help you bring your A game to the Fair. Additionally, OCADU student Enna Kim will share how she produced and presented her portfolio and was hired at last year’s fair!

Part 1: Building A Strong Resume (Start time 1pm)

Part 2: Creating a Compelling Creative Portfolio (Start time approx. 2pm)

Part 3: Effective Communication & Presentation in a Career Fair Context (Start time approx. 3pm)

Note: These sessions are only available to OCAD U students and alumni (up to 5 years out). Others are not eligible to attend. Thank you for your understanding.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul Street, OCAD University
Website: 
http://bit.ly/YourCreativeCareerJan2020

Kameelah Janan Rasheed in conversation w/ Liz Ikiriko

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Friday, February 14, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm

Join the CEAD for an open conversation discussing Janan Rasheed's extensive art practice in which she's exhibited from LA to the Venice Biennale and hosted workshops at the Brooklyn Museum. Curator Liz Ikiriko will engage in a casual Q&A exploring the recent exhibition ___a lineage of transgression___, in which Janan Rasheed and Ikiriko have developed a working relationship. Topics possibly covered: relationality, the poetics of mathematics, speculative fiction and Black feminist collaborations.

Please note that registration for this event is reserved for OCAD U Students and recent alumni (5 years out of school).

Spots are limited. RSVP Required

 

Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Kameelah Janan Rasheed (b.1985) is a Brooklyn-based transdisciplinary artist, writer, educator and former public high school teacher. Rasheed’s work has been presented at EXPO Chicago (2019), Nome Gallery(2019), the Venice Biennale (2017), New Museum of Contemporary Art, Jack Shainman Gallery, Studio Museum in Harlem, Bronx Museum, Queens Museum, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, among others. In print her work has been featured in Cultured, the New York Times, Artforum, BOMB, Guernica, Triple Canopy, and others.

 

Liz Ikiriko

Liz Ikiriko is an artist, independent curator and photo editor. Her knowledge as a prairie-born researcher, writer, photographer, teacher and mother inform her practice which is focused on contemporary and historic African and diasporic narratives. Her writing has been published in Public Journal, MICE Magazine, C Magazine, Akimbo and The Ethnic Aisle. She holds an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University (2019). She is one of OCAD University's Winter 2020 Creative-Professionals-in-Residence.

 

This workshop is presented as part of the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers Creative Professionals-in-Residence program and our Good w/Food series with support from the Faculty of Art.

The OCAD U Creative Professionals-In-Residence program is a mentorship initiative created to support the career success of current OCAD U students and recent alumni. It is also an opportunity to facilitate community and relationship building for emerging artists and designers. The Creative Professionals-In-Residence program sees invited professional guests, from a variety of art and design-related disciplines, present on a regularly scheduled basis over the course of the academic semester, in the new Rosalie Sharp Pavilion for Experiential Learning at 115 McCaul Street.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul Street, OCAD University
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/92081079989/
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Applications - Illustration Studio Career Launcher 2020

Students are invited to apply for this opportunity and four (4) successful applicants will be awarded one year of free studio space in 401 Richmond in from June 2020 to May 2021. This is an incredible opportunity to become part of a larger creative community and connect with like-minded creative practitioners. Applications will be reviewed by ILLU Faculty members during GradEx 105.

Experiential Learning Info Session

Interested in an Experiential Learning Placement for summer 2020? We’re hosting an overview info session this month to answer all your questions and guide you through the process!

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