Google UX Talk & Panel

Join us for a talk and panel discussion with Googlers who work in a variety of UX roles.

Google UX Talk & Panel

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Monday, January 6, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Google UX Talk & Panel
Monday, January 6, 2020
10:00 – 11:30 AM | Talk & UX Panel
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM | Lunch & Networking
1:00 – 3:00 PM | Portfolio Reviews
Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St.

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) will be hosting a special event with Google on Monday, January 6, 2020

Join UX and visual designers visiting from Google’s global headquarters in Mountain View, California – including OCAD U alumni! - to learn about their summer internship program as well as full-time employment opportunities for designers after graduation.

Registration required. Current OCAD Students: Check your student email for a link from the CEAD to secure your seat for the talk and/or to be considered for a portfolio review.

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

Liz Ikiriko | Creative Professional-in-Residence

Looking for some feedback on a project? Want an opnion before a critique? Come chat with our in-house artists, curators and designers.

Michael Madjus | Creative Professional-in-Residence

Looking for some feedback on a project? Want an opnion before a critique? Come chat with our in-house artists, curators and designers.

Michael Madjus | Creative Professional-in-Residence

Michael Madjus I | Creative Professional-in-Residence
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 10:00am to Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 5:00pm

BIO

Michael Madjus has over 10 years of experience in design, marketing, and social media. With a degree in Industrial Design (OCAD University), and having worked with George Brown College, IMM Living, the Children’s Own Museum, and the CN Tower, he helps businesses increase their presence online and IRL in creative ways.

Currently, Michael is working to help advance design culture in Canada as Head of Marketing for DesignTO, Canada's largest cultural celebration of design. Through the Festival, Michael and the DesignTO team turn the City of Toronto into a hub for creativity, making a platform for over 600 artists and designers every January.

designto.org

 

On campus Winter 2020: Fridays 10am – 5pm (starting January 31, 2020)

 

ABOUT THE CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

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. The 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.

We invite students to set up a casual chat or studio visit with our residents to talk about their projects, goals and questions. Visiting creative professionals are alumni and collaborators of OCAD University, invited to provide mentorship to current OCAD U students and recent alumni. This winter’s residents are Liz Ikiriko and Michael Madjus

 

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Current students and grads can use the OCAD U Talent Network to book appointments with our Creative Professionals-in-Residence. To book an appointment, please follow these four steps:

  • Log in at www.ocadu.ca/talentnetwork
  • Complete your personal and academic profile - you will not be able to book an appointment otherwise
  • Under the "Events & Advising" tab select "Workshops & Advising" and RSVP for a date/timeslot with your resident of choice that fits your schedule. The timeslot you select will no longer be available to others once you choose it.
  • Come to 115 McCaul St, 3rd Floor at the time of your appointment
Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, 3rd Floor, 115 McCaul Street, OCAD University

Liz Ikiriko | Creative Professional-in-Residence

Liz Ikiriko I | Creative Professional-in-Residence
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:00am

BIO

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. She is devoted to the creation of experiential, embodied experiences that utilize accessible platforms to share moments of vulnerability and care for all of us on the margins. Her independent curatorial projects include: The Break, The Wake, The Hold, The Breath (Circuit Gallery at Prefix ICA, 2019), An Archive, But Not An Atlas (Critical Distance Centre for Curators, 2019), and upcoming ___a lineage of transgression___(Artspace Peterborough, 2020). Her writing has been published in Public Journal, MICE Magazine, Akimbo and The Ethnic Aisle. She holds an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University (2019).

www.lizikiriko.com

On campus Winter 2020: Wednesdays 10am – 5pm (starting January 22, 2020)

 

ABOUT THE CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

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. The 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.

We invite students to set up a casual chat or studio visit with our residents to talk about their projects, goals and questions. Visiting creative professionals are alumni and collaborators of OCAD University, invited to provide mentorship to current OCAD U students and recent alumni. This winter’s residents are Liz Ikiriko and Michael Madjus

 

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Current students and grads can use the OCAD U Talent Network to book appointments with our Creative Professionals-in-Residence. To book an appointment, please follow these four steps:

  • Log in at www.ocadu.ca/talentnetwork
  • Complete your personal and academic profile - you will not be able to book an appointment otherwise
  • Under the "Events & Advising" tab select "Workshops & Advising" and RSVP for a date/timeslot with your resident of choice that fits your schedule. The timeslot you select will no longer be available to others once you choose it.
  • Come to 115 McCaul St, 3rd Floor at the time of your appointment
Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, 3rd Floor, 115 McCaul Street, OCAD University

Freshbooks Lunch & Learn: Invoicing and Accounting for Creatives

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Friday, January 17, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Freshbooks Lunch & Learn: Invoicing and Accounting for Creatives
Friday, January 17, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St.
 

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

Good w/ Food | Creative Women* Entrepreneurs in Design

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is inviting all students who identify as creative women* entrepreneurs in design to join us for a dinner as part of our Good w/ Food dinner series, which brings together OCAD students, alumni, and broader professional communities over food.

Good w/ Food | Creative Women* Entrepreneurs in Design

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Good w/ Food | Creative Women* Entrepreneurs in Design
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St.

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is inviting all students who identify as creative women* entrepreneurs in design to join us for a dinner as part of our Good w/ Food dinner series, which brings together OCAD students, alumni, and broader professional communities over food. The event will encourage participants to engage in conversation and photo documentation throughout the evening to share knowledge and learn from one another. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by replying to Alexandra Hong, ahong@ocadu.ca by Mon. Jan. 13, 2019 and let us know if there are any dietary restrictions or any access needs.

*Our use of the term “women” is inclusive, including cis women, trans women, Two Spirit, genderqueer, gender fluid, and non-binary folks.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St.
Email: 
ahong@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
N/A

Craft Futures

Craft Futures will connect a group of artists from the Textile Museum of Canada’s WILD exhibition with OCAD University students and recent graduates to participate in one-on-one conversations and on-campus studio visits, offering an platform for direct engagement, relationship building, mentorship and focused conversation.

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