Call for Applications - Ubisoft Toronto Career Launcher: Junior Graphic Designer

UBISOFT Career Launcher logo
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 10:00am to Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 12:00am

Are you a recent grad or a final-year Graphic Design student at OCAD U?

The Ubisoft Toronto Communications team and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the Ubisoft Toronto Career Launcher.

UBISOFT is committed to enriching players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Ubisoft creates worlds where people can express themselves, explore, and discover new possibilities.

Ubisoft Toronto was founded in 2010 and has contributed to many award-winning Ubisoft brands including: Assassin’s Creed®, Far Cry®, For HonorTM, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell®, and Watch Dogs®. In 2018, the team at Ubisoft Toronto developed its first new IP, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, and is leading development of Watch Dogs: Legion. Ubisoft Toronto is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for four consecutive years and in 2018, one of Best Places to Work.

Are you looking to work with enthusiastic experts who are tackling game-changing challenges in entertainment and beyond? Ubisoft offers an open environment where bright ideas have a chance to shine and everyone is eager to share knowledge. Challenge accepted? Join Ubisoft Toronto and Create the Unknown.


You will work directly with Ubisoft’s Lead Graphic Designer and Creative Services team. The successful candidate would be a strong visual communicator who wants to be part of a creative, dynamic, and innovative environment. You will design creative assets for web, social media, video, presentations, events, swag, studio space, and print that inspire and captivate the Ubisoft teams. You will work closely with other members of the communications and studio teams on design projects.



  • Sunday, February 23, 2020 at midnight



Located in Toronto's up-and-coming Junction Triangle neighbourhood since 2010, Ubisoft Toronto is a studio full of passionate and experienced game developers focused on making innovative and exciting games. With over 35 languages spoken, Ubisoft Toronto is as diverse as the booming city it calls home. At Ubisoft Toronto, we are passionate about positive culture. Ubisoft hosts monthly team celebrations, organize events for employees and their families, and we offer a variety of health and wellness initiatives like on-site yoga, on-site occupational therapists, flexible days, and an abundance of fresh fruit to promote a balanced life.

Ubisoft Toronto is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all interested parties. The studio welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities and are committed to providing reasonable accommodation upon request.


  • $21.63 /hr


  • Full-time 4 months paid internship
  • Starting May 2020



  • Recent OCAD U grad (2019) or current student graduating in spring 2020
  • Strong graphic design experience
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), PowerPoint, and Keynote are required
  • Demonstrated experience designing for at least some of the following mediums: web, social media, video, presentations, events, swag, and print
  • Open to direction, can accept feedback and acts on it; adapts to change
  • Brings a positive attitude and desire to work collaboratively with other members of the communications and studio teams
  • Highly organized with excellent time management skills to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to demonstrate creativity, originality and resourcefulness when searching for solutions

Nice to haves

  • Previous experience in a creative industry considered an asset
  • Familiarity with both PC and Mac environments would be helpful (but not mandatory)
  • Understanding of design within brand guidelines would be considered an asset
  • Passion for the video game industry
  • Basic photography skills would be a plus
  • Illustration skills and/or an interest in illustration would be considered an asset
  • Experience with Adobe Premiere and/or After Effects would be a plus
  • Experience with WordPress (or similar CMS), HTML or CSS considered an asset


  • Current resume including full contact information (Name, phone, and email)
  • Cover letter outlining your interest in the opportunity and relevant experience
  • Creative portfolio (PDF or website). Please highlight 3-5 key communication design projects.


  • Apply via Typeform here

Anson Liaw winner of Hiii Illustration 2018 International Competition

by Anson Liaw
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 6:15am

Hiii Illustration 2018 International Competition received 1700 pieces of works from more than 50 countries and regions around the world. 673 works have been chosen to enter the second round, 241 works have been chosen to enter the third round, including 54 works from the Commercial group, and 187 works from the Noncommercial group. The Organizing Committee will announce the winner lists in August 2019. (TBD)


The following Hiii Illustration 2018 competition award categories listed below will be completed by the judges and will be completed as a finalized list of winners from the remaining 241 works selected.


The finalized list of winning works for the following list of competition categories below will be announced some time during August 2019 after the 3rd & final round of judging is completed are:


Grand Prix

Jury Award

Best of the Best (Commercial)

Best of the Best (Nocommerical)

Merit (Commercial)

Merit (Nocommericial)

Most Popular Award

Nominations (Commercial)

Nominations (Nocommercial)


Anson Liaw's illustration entitled, Part of Us (version 3) was originally created during the 2017 and was donated to help raise money to help feed and house previously distressed and/or abused monkeys at the Story Book Primate Sanctuary.


This illustration and many others were collected by illustrator artist, Anita Kunz from various wonderful contributing artists from around the world were auctioned off.

All money was donated to help feed and house the monkeys at the Story Book Primate Sanctuary.


Link to review some more information:

We Made (Pretend) Plans by Susan Campbell, OCAD U Graphic Design instructor

by Susan Campbell
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 11:00am to Friday, July 19, 2019 - 6:00pm

Susan Campbell: We Made (Pretend) Plans


The solo exhibition, titled We Made (Pretend) Plans, opens on May 31st and continues until July 19th, 2019 at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Missouri.


The overarching theme of the exhibition We Made (Pretend) Plans considers the ways that urban environments are manipulated and shaped. Campbell’s process of apprehending inscriptions and boundary marks found on site transpires into artworks which explore patterns of impermanence, perpetuated by technological developments in the production of space. The exhibition takes its somewhat playful title from her practice of reorganizing spaces into performative zones, using codes such as floor plans and clearance zones. The exhibition comprises a range of sculptural installations, photographic works, and video projections.


The artist acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.


We Made (Pretend) Plans will take place from May 31st – July 19th, 2019, with an Opening Reception on Friday, May 31st, 6-8pm at the Foundry Art Centre.


Gallery III of the Foundry Art Centre is located at 520 North Main Center, St. Charles, Missouri.


Venue & Address: 
Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main Center, St. Charles MO 63301
Digital Screen: 

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:

Grip Limited
Konrad Group
Loblaw Companies Limited
Norm Li
PwC Experience Consulting
Spin Master
...and more to be announced!

See more at:

Venue & Address: 
115 McCaul Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto
416-977-6000 x 3848

Burton Kramer: President's Speaker Series: Rescheduled

Burton Kramer
Greg Durrell
Burton Kramer with Greg Durrell
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Dr. Sara Diamond, President and Vice-Chancellor, OCAD University, is pleased to announce the public talk with Canadian design pioneer and newly-minted Member of the Order of Canada, Burton Kramer, has been rescheduled. Originally scheduled for February 6, but cancelled due to inclement weather, Mr. Kramer will be in conversation with Greg Durrell, director of the acclaimed 2018 documentary, Design Canada, and share insights into his experience in the nascent twentieth-century Canadian design industry and a career spanning five decades.

The President's Speaker Series lectures are generously supported in memory of Honey and Barry Sherman.

Please arrive early as seating is limited.

Doors open at 6:30pm





Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street - Auditorium (190)
416-977-6000 x300

COW International Design Festival Illustration 2018 competition & exhibition

Unbreakable by Anson Liaw
A Whisper to a scream by Anson Liaw
Life, camera, reflection by Anson Liaw
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:00pm to Friday, November 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

The COW International Design Festival ILLUSTRATION 2018 exhibition & event will be running from November 16 to 30, 2018 in Dnipro, Ukraine at the Dniprovska Central Library [Voskresenska str, 23, Dnipro, Ukraine].

COW International Design Festival ILLUSTRATION 2018
EXHIBITION DATE: November 16 –30, 2018
PLACE: Dnipro City at the Dniprovska Central Library [Voskresenska str, 23, Dnipro, Ukraine]

Opening reception information and top 10 best of show winners to be announced soon.

Here's a link for you to review some information about the COW International Design Festival ILLUSTRATION 2018 competition and exhibition:


Attached are some of Anson Liaw's illustration images that were selected by the judges for the COW International Design Festival ILLUSTRATION 2018 competition and exhibition.

Venue & Address: 
Dnipro City at the Dniprovska Central Library
Digital Screen: 

The Practice of Puncturing - Making Spaces for Decolonized Graphic Design

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Kelly Walters is a designer and educator whose work investigates the intersection of black cultural vernacular in mainstream media. She feels her role as a designer is to understand how socio-political frameworks and shifting technology influence the sounds, symbols and style of black people. In her independent design studio Bright Polka Dot, she produces websites, print publications and environmental designs for exhibitions. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Communication Design at The New School in Parsons School of Design. >> 

Ramon Tejada is an independent Dominican/American designer and teacher based in Providence. He works in a hybrid design/teaching practice that focuses on collaborative design practices working with not-for-profit and educational organizations. His recent design research interest lies in the area of Decolonizing Design—disruption of the Canon, inclusivity, diversity, collaboration and the expansion of design narratives and languages beyond the “traditional” Westernized narratives of design. Ramon is an Assistant Professor at RISD in Providence. >>


This event is organized by Ali Qadeer, Patricio Davila and the Public Visualization Lab at OCAD University.


Venue & Address: 
OCAD U, Room 230
To get free tickets go to:
The Practice of Puncturing
Digital Screen: 

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 (

* 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. 


Deadline to apply: September 13, 2018