Tavis Coburn

Tavis Coburn graduated from California's prestigious Art Center College of Design with a BFA in Illustration  Since then, Tavis has created countless works for leading publishing, advertising, and music companies in North America and Europe.  Tavis' unique style is inspired by 1940s comic book art, the Russian avant-garde movement, and printed materials from the 1950s/60s.  Over the years Tavis’ work has garnered many accolades, including top honors from The Society of Publication Designers, the Society of Illustrators, and American Illustration.

Louis Fishauf

Louis Fishauf studied Communication Design at the Ontario College of Art, graduating in 1972. After an 8-month apprenticeship with Les Usherwood at Typsettra, he spent the next ten years in magazine design, working at Chatelaine, The City, City Woman and Saturday Night. In 1982 Fishauf co-founded Reactor Art & Design, where he was Creative Director for twelve years, working with clients like Roots, Adobe, Bata, Canada Post, and Molson Breweries among many others.

Material Innovation Centre presents: Lecture with Tom Bernard

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Wednesday, February 15

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Material Innovation Centre
Room MCA530

Venue & Address: 
Material Innovation Centre. Room MCA530 100 McCaul Street
Octopus Lecture

First Year In Three Dimensions

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, February 24, 2017 - 3:00pm
Venue & Address: 
Great Hall, 100 McCaul St.
First Year In Three Dimensions

Interior Designers and the Future of Humankind

Mediabank Place by HASSELL
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

Interior Designers and the Future of Humankind

*Open to the public

Dr. Agustin Chevez

Senior Researcher at HASSELL and Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre For Design Innovation, Swinburne University in Australia.


“Advancing machine intelligence is the most important problem facing the world today”.
Robert Schiller


Fears of a jobless society are not new. Automation has already replaced the human body in various industries. As cognitive computing evolves to replace the human mind, Interior Designers hold the responsibility of designing environments that nurture the last competitive advantages of humans over machines; and with that, they hold the future of humankind.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St, Main Auditorium Room 190
agustin chevez


Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 11:15am

“Brilliant’’ showcases the diverse work of first year students from Colour in Context and Colour and 2 Dimensional Design courses in the Faculty of Design.


Venue & Address: 
Ada Slaight Gallery (Transit Space) 100 McCaul Street, 2nd Floor

OFF Course - Work in progress by design students of OCAD University

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Monday, January 16, 2017 - 2:00pm to Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 6:00pm

17 students from the Industrial Design and Graphic Design programs at OCAD University feature their self-authored work-in-progress through print, prototypes, and full scale models. The projects raise questions and respond to global issues through visual, physical, and interactive outcomes. Reflecting the varied passions of students, topics include urban agriculture, gender equality, cosmology, immigration, and automation.

The exhibition is mounted with an intention to engage the public, such that conversation and observation may be thoughtfully integrated into graduation projects: a culmination of four years of study within a Bachelor of Design at OCAD University.

Visitors to the exhibition will find students working in the space, which has been created to foster collaborative opportunities across the Industrial Design and Graphic Design departments at OCAD University.

Paolo Aguila | www.paoloaguila.com
Sonia Aryan
Victoria Biglands | www.victoriabiglands.format.com
Sisley (Siyun) Hu | www.sisleyhu.com
Topher (Christopher) Kong | www.topherkong.com
Jasmin Liu
Rebecca Manoharan
Kiefer Shanks
Lucas Stanois
Kristen Thomson | www.kvthomson.com
Stein Zhenyu Wang | www.steinw.com
Annie Zheng

Calvin Calenda
Hailey Kuckein
Saadia Kardar
Lisa Qin
Lulu Skachkova

Karin von Ompteda, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, OCAD U | www.karinvonompteda.com
Koby Barhad, Assistant Professor of Industrial Design, OCAD U | www.kobybarhad.com
Angelika Seeschaaf Veres, Associate Professor & Program Chair of Industrial Design, OCAD U | www.eeaadesign.com

Venue & Address: 
12 Ossington Ave Toronto, ON M6J 2Y7
OFF Course TO DO Festival

Tables, Chairs & Other Unrelated Objects - Six

TODO Tables, chairs
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 12:00pm to Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 5:00pm

For those who make furniture it is not always the object alone that is pursued.

Students of OCAD University are encouraged to explore and develop their thinking around the role of furniture as a medium for personal expression, as a reflection of social and cultural norms, and as an influence upon human behavior.

Presented by the OCAD U Student Gallery, this exhibition showcases furniture for much more than its aesthetic and functional existence, but for the messages it can convey.

Now in its sixth year, ‘Tables, Chairs & Other Unrelated Objects’ is exhibiting as part of ‘Come Up To My Room’ (CUTMR) at the Gladstone Hotel, curated by recent graduate Alisa Maria Wronski.

Exhibition ticketed hours (CUTMR):
Thursday: Jan 19, 6-8pm
Friday: Jan 20, (Student Day) 11am-8pm
Saturday Jan 21, 11am-11pm
Sunday Jan 22, 11am-5pm

via TO DO Festival

Venue & Address: 
Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen Street West Toronto ON M6J 1J6
Jan 19-22: from $10
TODO Tables, chairs

Poster Design Workshop

TO DO Poster Workshop 2017
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 12:00pm to Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 5:30pm

Introducing participants to the expanded field of visual communication and the broad definition of the discipline. This workshop is an exploration in research, concept development, illustration, photography, and typography.

Participants will be given a theme, and are required to research and develop the concept through a series of two or more over-sized posters. The objective is to create a cohesive and unique solution to a given problem. This workshop is meant to challenge design thinking, processes, methods, and to help participants explore typography and composition in an experimental and purposeful way.

Click here for a PDF with full event details or visit the TO DO website.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul Street, Room MCA 554 Toronto ON M5T 1W1
RSVP contact: Participants are required to submit a short bio and a few points of interest to workshops@aftermodernlab.com
$210 per person
TO DO Poster Workshop 2017