How to Build an Online Store for your Creative Practice

Format logo in white against red background
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

How to Build an Online Store for your Creative Practice
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Followed by one-on-one site reviews
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St.
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Do you want to sell your work online? This workshop will look at all of the administrative and technical aspects of building an online store using your Format website. In addition to the technical aspects of the store, the workshop will introduce essential administrative skills like: dos and don’ts of selling your work online, “work-back” schedules for delivering on a deadline, online mailing lists and more.

Delivered by Stanzie Tooth. Stanzie is a Format Expert, supporting Format users to achieve professional creative success using their online portfolios, and holds a BFA from OCAD U (2007) and an MFA from the University of Ottawa (2015).

Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops as there will be a sign up for one-on-one site reviews following the presentation.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers Level 3, 115 McCaul St, OCAD University
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/how-to-build-an-online-store-for-your-creative-practice-registration-79063163049

How To Build Your Professional Online Portfolio using 4ormat

How To Build Your Professional Online Portfolio using 4ormat - Event Poster
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

A hands-on workshop that will walk you through the process!

OCAD University has developed an exciting partnership with 4ormat to provide FREE access to their online portfolio-building tools for current students and faculty so that they can effectively showcase creative content using a sophisticated, customizable platform.

Take advantage of Reading Week and use this workshop to set up your custom online portfolio from start to finish...in only 90 minutes!

Venue & Address: 
Room 1516 113 McCaul St., Room 1516 Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
zfarber@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x3843
Cost: 
Free

New online tools boost the careers of OCAD U students and alumni

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 4:00am

(Toronto—September 11, 2013) OCAD University today unveiled two new online services designed to help develop careers and entrepreneurship opportunities among its students and alumni: the 4ormat online portfolio solution and the OCAD U Talent Network.

Through an innovative industry partnership, OCAD U’s entire student body, as well as its faculty members, will have free access to the premium tools available in 4ormat (4ormat.com), a leading portfolio management platform used by creative professionals around the world. 4ormat offers simple drag-and-drop site customization, dynamic theme templates, and integrated tablet/mobile capabilities, among many other powerful features. The partnership has undergone a year-long pilot testing phase at the university, and plans are underway to integrate 4ormat directly into curriculum in the coming months. Students will continue to have free access to the platform for 6 months after graduation.

The OCAD U Talent Network (www.ocadu.ca/talentnetwork) helps students and alumni more effectively connect with potential employers and community-based opportunities. Tested over the summer, the Talent Network replaces OCAD U’s job board tool with a sophisticated, tailored platform that encourages users to upload comprehensive creative profiles and facilitates connections directly through the system. Users can upload professional documents, access customized content and resources, register to participate in events, share information via social media and access the latest information about related service offerings.

“At OCAD University, we aim to develop in our students the skills and entrepreneurial spirit that empower them to forge their own career path,” said Deanne Fisher, Associate Vice-President, Students at OCAD U. “Both 4ormat and the Talent Network represent major investments we’ve made towards preparing tomorrow’s leading artists and designers to apply their creative potential to any number of fields and industries.”

“It is very important to us to make sure our tools are available to the creative minds that will not only help shape our future, but define it,” said 4ormat CEO Lukas Dryja, who is a graduate of OCAD U’s Graphic Design program. “We are very excited to be working with OCAD U, and we look forward to what other possibilities the future will bring.”

“I have used multiple online portfolio services, and I found that 4ormat eclipses them all,” said third-year graphic design student Laura Livingston. “In terms of creativity alone, I can personalize so many different aspects of the site. Not to mention the professional quality of the results. On top of all that, it's all free for us!” 

“The OCAD U Talent Network proved to be a genuinely pleasant way for us to connect with student and alumni creativity,” said Manyun Lucy Zhang of interior furnishings designer Moss and Lam. “We were able to easily and successfully facilitate our recent recruiting efforts.”

About OCAD University
OCAD University (www.ocadu.ca) is Canada’s “university of imagination.” The university, founded in 1876, is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD University is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD University community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

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For more information please contact:

Sarah Mulholland, OCAD U Marketing & Communications
416 977 6000 x327
mobile: x1327

Supporting Documents: Resumé/CV, Cover Letter & Portfolio

 Supporting Documents: Resumé/CV, Cover Letter & Portfolio
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 7:00pm

Your professional presence on paper and online!

All students are invited to attend this session, which will outline best practices and explore current trends related to resume's, CV's, cover letters, statements and web portfolios. We will also discuss 4ormat's free services for OCAD U students.

Delivered by the Career Development office, this is part of a comprehensive series of FREE workshops intended to support student success.

 

416-977-6000 x3843

 

www.ocadu.ca/careerdevelopment

zfarber@ocadu.ca

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
Room 240 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor Toronto, Ontario

Supporting Documents: Résumé/CV, Cover Letter & Portfolio

Supporting Documents: Résumé/CV, Cover Letter & Portfolio
Friday, September 27, 2013 - 7:00pm

Your professional presence on paper and online!

A repeated delivery of our Sept 25 offering, all students are invited to attend this session where we will outline best practices and explore current trends related to résumés, CVs, cover letters, statements and web portfolios. We will also discuss 4ormat's free services for OCAD U students.

Delivered by the Career Development office, this is part of a comprehensive series of FREE workshops intended to support student success.

 

416-977-6000 x3843

 

www.ocadu.ca/careerdevelopment

zfarber@ocadu.ca

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
Room 1516 113 McCaul St., 5th Floor Toronto, Ontario