OCADU Advertising Grads Win at Cannes and D&AD

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 3:00pm

Congratulations to several recent grads from the Advertising Program at OCAD, winning major awards at some of the most important industry award shows.

The most sought after awards in industry are Cannes and D&AD. Winners from of Young Lions Canada winners qualify to move onto  a chance to compete at the official Young Lions and Young Marketers competitions in Cannes. 

Congrats go out to:


Gold Film:

Jake Bundock, Art Director, Rethink


Bronze Film

Justin Luu, Art Director, Juniper Park/TBWA


Silver Cyber:

Alec Carluen, Art Director, J.Walter Thompson Canada



 Graphite pencil:

Ariel Riske, Copywriter,  Zachary Bautista, Art Director

Executive Creative Director: Nellie Kim


Winning a ‘graphite pencil’ from D&AD, London, England, is Ariel Riske/Copywriter and Zachary Bautista/AD pulled off campaign and identity for “Give –a-Care Collection”

ReThink Breast Cancer

We should also mention CD behind this is campaign is also grad Nellie Kim, co-founder of Lg2, Toronto, last year’s Agency of the Year!

Congratulations to all OCAD grads!

Donovan Tapunha

In response to the rise of micro living and telecommuting, many residents are forced to use the little space they do occupy for multiple purposes creating unsuitable working and living conditions. The Shift table aims to seamlessly transform the experience of a given space allowing users to become more productive without sacrifcing functionality. Working from home “Blurs the lines between work and home.” Leading people to be less focused while they should be working.

Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival - Photography by Design

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 5:00pm to Friday, June 9, 2017 - 5:00pm

OCAD University and the Faculty of Design are proud to present an exhibition of student and faculty work that emphasizes the role of design concepts within contemporary photography. Each work is a unique technical and conceptual exploration resulting in an exciting interpretation of the given subject, employing both traditional and alternative media practices.

*Reception: Thursday May 18 6pm - 8pm

Curated by Design Faculty
For more information click here

*Photo: Portrait in Black, Guy McCrum

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, Great Hall
Guy McCrum Portrait in Black

Industrial Design Online Fundraiser

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 3:45pm

Fourth Year Industrial Design Students at OCAD University have an ongoing online campaign to help them fund this year's GradEx.


You can support this/see more here.

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2nd Year Student Projects from ID at the Gardiner Museum this weekend!

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 3:45pm

2nd year student projects from Industrial Design at OCADU will be exhibited in the lobby of the Gardiner Museum this weekend- April 8 &9 2017.

Students from Sarah Tranum and Bev Dywan's ID2 courses designed and created personal transportation carts containing a display for ceramics. The classes partnered with Sistering Inspirations Studio, a social enterprise to train marginalized women in the production of pottery, which they sell at craft events for supplemental income. The women acted as clients and advisors, and the students' work iterated well designed, user friendly designs that will be built after Sistering fundraises the costs involved.

Please visit the Gardiner this weekend!

Venue & Address: 
Gardiner Museum - Lobby 111 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C7

Illustration Podcast - Season 2, Episode 4

Lauchie Reid and Kathryn Adams
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:45pm

For the fourth episode of the Second Season of the OCADU Illustration podcast, Lauchie Reid has a conversation with illustrator and faculty member Kathryn Adams.

You can listen to the episode here.

Don't forget to visit the blog to see more pictures and you can also follow the podcast on Facebook. 


The Illustrator Process Series

Illustration by Chris Kuzma
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:30pm to Friday, April 7, 2017 - 5:00pm

A new display up by 617 for the Illustrator's process series. This display features illustrator and faculty member Chris Kusma's work and it will be up until the end of term.  

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street - 6th Floor

First Try

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 10:30am to Friday, April 14, 2017 - 5:00pm

"Exploration, experimentation, and iteration—first year has students engage in trial and error with the intention to learn from both successes and failures. But as with most things, this is easier said than done. Shifting from outcome-driven to process-based approaches is no easy endeavour. This show embodies the hot mess that is the first-year experience."

Venue & Address: 
Ada Slaight Gallery, 100 McCaul Street
First Try

World Sneaker Competition

Artur Wrona
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:15am

OCAD University's student Artur Wrona has made it to the next round of the 2017 Pensole World Sneaker Championship.
Voting is underway and it's open until the end of Friday.

To see the gallery and vote click here. 

Design Career Fair

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 10:00am to Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 3:30pm

This year the event is running across two days:


March 21 – Info sessions from Konrad Group, Etsy and a panel on Sustainability in Design
Industry Information + Knowledge-Sharing
100 McCaul Street
Room 187, Lambert Lounge

10:00 am - 11:00 am
From tradition to tech:
Experience Design 
with Konrad Group

11:15 am - 12:30 pm
"But is it sustainable?": A Roundtable Discussion on 
Sustainability and Design.

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Get going with Etsy:
Creativity & Entrepreneurship


March 22 – 11:30am – 3:30pm – Employers in the Great Hall
Portfolio Reviews + Talent Recruitment

11:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Great Hall (100 McCaul Street, 2nd floor)

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Focus on Fjord: Industry Insights on Forecasting
100 McCaul Street, Room 187, Lambert Lounge


Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street Lambert Lounge, Room 187 Great Hall
Design Career Fair Day 2
Design Career Fair Day 1