Creative Directors' Speakers Series: #2 It Takes All Types To Do The Job

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 11:30pm to Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 1:30am

Does one size of (AD GRAD) fit all?

Creative Directors from Public Relations, Digital, traditional Ad agency, experiential and branding firms come and share their work, perspective and insights:

Our panel:

Joel Arbez – Executive Creative Director , Grey Canada
Jon Toews – former Executive Creative Director, Critical Mass
Andrew Simon – Executive Creative Director, Edelman Canada
Jonathan Smith – Executive Creative Director, Pigeon Branding
Graham Lee – T1 Agency, Chief Creative Officer, CD at T1 Motion

Q & A to follow.

Brought to you by the Advertising Program, OCADU.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, Room 190 (Auditorium)
Cost: 
Free
Creative Director Speakers Series

Design Career Fair - 2019

Design Career Fair 2019 Logo
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Tuesday, March 19 from 2 to 6pm 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers at OCAD University
115 McCaul Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto

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

On March 19 from 2 pm – 6 pm, students and recent graduates are invited to the newly re-opened Rosalie Sharp Pavilion to connect with a wide range of leading employers who are on the lookout for top creative talent. This is an opportunity to connect with industry seeking emerging OCAD U talent, get feedback on your portfolio and build your professional network.

Some of the participating exhibitors include:

Bridgeable
Forrec
Frontier
Grip Limited
HOK
Hypenotic
Konrad Group
Loblaw Companies Limited
Myant
Norm Li
PwC Experience Consulting
Quadrangle
Shopify
Spin Master
STACK
Tendril
TCH
Umbra
...and more to be announced!

See more at: www.ocadu.ca/careerfair

Venue & Address: 
115 McCaul Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/centre-for-emerging-artists-and-designers/careerfair.htm
Email: 
fyusuf@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x 3848
Cost: 
Free

The Collective Catapult: Creating Opportunity with Community - podcast by Ann Urban

pod cast, by Ann Urban
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 6:45am

Advertising Professor, Ann Urban has again hosted a new podcast on the hot topic of 'THE COLLECTIVE CATAPULT: CREATING OPPORTUNITY WITH COMMUNITY'

This podcast explores the growing trend of collectives for imagemakers, photographers and creatives in general, highlighting the shared creative benefits and opportunities for social good. This podcast was presented by Applied Arts for the Creative Futures event:

 

https://www.creativefutures.ca/

 

(13th video down on the page.)

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Student Designer – Design4 Program

Design4 logo
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 8:30am

Note: Are you a current student who is looking to get paid work experience in design? See below for the link to the application form via the OCAD U Talent Network.
   
Design4 is a new externally funded initiative that introduces principles of experiential learning into the realm of paid professional opportunities for upper year students in the Faculty of Design at OCAD University, at both the Undergraduate (BDES) and Masters (MDES) levels. Design4 is geared towards current students in the Faculty of Design.

45 students will be selected to participate in Design4 and placed in smaller multidisciplinary groups of 3-4. Each group will be paired with an employment partner in one of the following sectors:

· Start-up/ new ventures (a small business that has just been started)
· SME private enterprise (small and medium enterprises that employ fewer than 500 employees)
· Arts and cultural (social and economic activity that focuses on artistic production)
· Social innovation/ not-for-profit entities (dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a shared point of view)
 

Summary of Responsibilities:

The work will include creating solutions to various design challenges set by the employer. Students will be working on a part-time basis for 10 hours each week per student. Students will have mentorship and support from the employment supervisor, a dedicated Faculty member and a staff member from the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers.

Where will the work happen?

On campus in the new Rosalie Sharp building (115 McCaul), as well as at the employer’s place of work.

Is this a paid opportunity?

Yes. You will be compensated for your time.

Required documents

  • A 250-word statement explaining why this program would be beneficial to you and outline your design skills and interests
  • Resume (max. 3 pages)
  • Student e-mail, student ID number, program, year of study
  • Provide a link to your portfolio (included on CV or resume)
  • Where you are based (eg address, Etobicoke or downtown Toronto etc)
  • Due to low enrollment at OCAD University, priority will be given to students who identify as Indigenous and/or Black. Do you self-identify as a Black* person or as an Indigenous* person of North America? (Please see definitions below)

 

 

If you don't have a web-based portfolio, you can create one for free as a student on Format (https://www.ocadu.ca/services/career-development/format.htm)

* Indigenous: those who self-identify as Indigenous Peoples of North America or Peoples of Turtle Island. This can include status and non-status First Nations, Métis, and Inuit as well as those with mixed/multi-racial/multi-national identities

* Black: a person who is of and/or a descendant of African peoples AND who experiences systematic racism based on that heritage.

Note: To apply for this job you need to have some documents uploaded to the Talent Network. 

APPLY HERE

Deadline to apply: September 13, 2018

OCAD U students make the Adobe semi-finals

Illustration of tiny things floating
Friday, July 20, 2018

Some two-dozen students have made it to the semis of the Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA)! OCAD U is always well represented in this international competition for creative students of all disciplines. Categories include illustration, photography, package design and 11 more.

To see all of our finalists, go to the ADAA website and filter for OCAD U students.

For additional competition updates, follow the action on social media: @adobeawards.

 

Canada's Creative Report Card is in!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 7:30am

Top Advertising grads in Canada ranked in Strategy’s Creative Report Card

 

Recent Strategy online ranks two OCAD Advertising grads as #4, #5 creatives in Canada.

 

Each year, the Creative Report Card (CRC) is tabulated for the industry’s top creatives, strategists, brands and agencies. This year, two of our own and very recent grads made it to the top! Both graduates, Ariel Riske and Zachary Bautista are recent graduates of the Advertising Program in 2015! To achieve this ranking so soon in their careers is incredible.

 

Ariel is ranked #4 copywriter in Canada, Zach #5 Art Director. Kudos to these top graduates from OCAD!

 

Top 10 Copywriters - #4 Ariel Riske

 

 

Top 10 Art Directors - #5 Zachary Bautista

 

 

For the full report, go to:

 

http://strategyonline.ca/2018/02/22/the-2018-creative-report-card-is-out/

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2018 D&AD New Blood Winners - Congratulations!

Advertising New Bloods
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 7:30am

Here’s the link for their submission!  https://www.dandad.org/awards/new-blood/2018/microsoft/3239/infinite-possibilities/

 

Please congratulate these Advertising New Bloods!”

 

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Google and the future of Advertising

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Join Creative Lead for Canada Mike Halminen and moderator Martin Shewchuk, former ECD from JWT Canada, for a presentation and discussion on the ever- shifting and disruptive world of media and advertising, messaging and influence.

 

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul, Room 190
Cost: 
Free
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OCAD U Advertising recent graduates to be featured in Applied Arts Magazine

Give a Care Campaign
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 9:15am

Canada’s most recognized design and advertising publication, recent winners from our Advertising Program from the past 3 years will be featured in the Student Award winners:

 

Graduates from 2017: Mariam Alqasim, Veronika Radeva, Ardit Hashimi and Maria Jose Arias won 'Entire Advertising Campaign – Series' for their work on ‘In-Betwiener’ for Schneiders. (all grads now employed at Toronto based shops, Havas, Zulu, Leo Burnett and Pigeon Brands)

 

Graduates from 2016: Grad Janet Wen winning for Hohner Harmonica. (working at Grey Canada)

 

Graduates from 2015: Grad Ariel Riske (Lg2), Zach Bautista (Lg2, ReThink)

Most recently, just picking up the coveted Silver and Bronze Cannes awards in France for ‘Give-A Care’ – Rethink Breast Cancer.

Ariel has been awarded an unheard of 53 National and International advertising awards and honours for her creative achievements in the short two years since her 2015 graduation. To put this in perspective, most creatives do not receive this kind of recognition in a lifetime.

 

All work will be featured in upcoming Applied Arts issue for November/December issue.

 

Congrats to our ever amazing Advertising grads!

Poster: 
give a care handcream
Harmonica C
Schneiders In-betwiener

OCAD U Illustration and Advertising Students Winners At Applied Arts Student Awards

From last year's competition: Thibault Magni, UQAM. "Fanzine: Summer," Student Awards 2016
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 9:00am

Congratulations to OCAD University's Illustration and Advertising students winners at the 2017 Applied Arts' Student Awards 

Andrew Watch (4th year Illustration)

Cameron Chalmers (4th year Illustration)

Erin McCluskey (4th year Illustration)

Eryn Lougheed Crowell (2nd year Illustration)

Rose Ting-Yi Liu (4th year Illustration)

Varvara Nedilska (2nd year Illustration)

Veronika Radeva (4th year Advertising)

All Student Award winners receive:

  • Their work published in the November/December 2017 Student Awards annual
  • Their work published online in November in the Winners' Gallery and in the Awards Archive
  • A complimentary copy of the November issue
  • Digital tear sheets of their published work
  • A personalized award certificate signed by the founder of Applied Arts, noted graphic designer Georges Haroutiun
  • Their work displayed at the Creative Futures Expo, November 9-10 at the Ontario Science Centre where more than 2,300 aspiring creative artists, high school students and their teachers will visit 

See the full list here.

*Image from last year's competition: Thibault Magni, UQAM. "Fanzine: Summer," Student Awards 2016

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