Adobe Creative Jam

Adobe Creative Jam


Rae Johnson began teaching drawing and painting at OCAD in 1988. She has also taught as a sessional instructor at Guelph University; Arts' Sake and the Toronto School of Art. She has lectured about her work across Canada in universities and art centres including: The Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta; Plug In, Winnipeg; Bishop's University, Sherbrooke, Quebec; Concordia University, Montreal; Hart House, University of Toronto; Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB.; York University.

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Students chosen as semi-finalists in international design competition

A Hole in the Bucket
Ballet Noir
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 6:30pm

Three OCAD University students have been chosen as semi-finalists in the 2015 Adobe Design Achievement Awards competition.

  • Deshi Deng (Illustration) was selected for her work entitled A Hole in the Bucket. This series of quietly disturbing illustrations depicts several possible disappointing – and unexpected – outcomes of common “bucket list” items.
  • Danjie Jiessie Chen (Graphic Design) was picked for the evocative black-and-white Hometown photos taken on a trip to her own hometown in China.
  • Ashley Lo Russo (Integrated Media) got the nod for Ballet Noir – a short film that traces (partly through stop-motion animation) the bond formed between an animator and her puppet.

These OCAD U projects are up against other semi-finalists from around the globe. Finalists will be decided in September, and the winners will be announced in October. There are many prizes to be won (they vary by category), including cash, registration for and travel to the Adobe MAX convention in Los Angeles, Adobe software and mentorships with creative pros.

Yana Vorontsov named finalist in Adobe Design Achievement Awards

A truck drives away from the forest with a segment of trees in its cargo.
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 8:45pm

2014 Illustration graduate Yana Vorontsov has been named a finalist in the prestigious Adobe Design Achievement Awards for her work Subtraction. The ADAA recognize international achievement in student design. She has been selected from among more than 4400 entries from 1500 colleges and universities located in 70 countries.

The competition consists of ten categories across three media segments: Interactive Experience Media, Video and Motion Media, and Traditional Media. A winner will be selected from each category, who will receive a 1-year membership to Adobe Creative Cloud, $2,000 USD, a trophy and a 1-year mentorship with a design professional. Three grand prize winners will be announced at the Adobe Design Achievement Awards Grand Prize Screening and Reception, to be held in conjunction with Adobe MAX on October 5, 2014. The grand prize winners will each receive an additional $3,000 USD.