Vancouver-based artist, Camilla d'Errico, makes waves in fine art and comics

Since graduating from Capilano University’s IDEA School of Design in 2005, Camilla has gone on to work with publishers, companies and galleries across North America and worldwide including Disney, Hasbro, Mattel, Dark Horse Comics, Random House Books, Line Webtoons and Skillshare. While a lot of her art style is self-taught, she says that IDEA School of Design taught her how to  complete her work to the best of her ability and meet your deadlines. Her big solo show with Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles debuts April 7, 2018!

Pamella Pinard | First Month at Will Creative

Surrounded by a healthy serving of IDEA grads (Briony Crane, Allison Chambers, Rory O’Sullivan, Will Erickson, and Jenn Hicks), the transition from school to agency has not been too overwhelming for Pamella Pinard. Quiet by nature, her biggest challenge has been being more vocal as there is always someone laughing about something or at someone at Will. She's worked on an infographic, event posters, presentation materials, brand guidelines, assisted Creative Director Lisa Lebedovich on concept preparation for a project, supported others, and did some moodboarding for a project with a flower company. She's found herself sketching faster and more efficiently by the end of it all. Read her story.

Alex Maertz | First Month at Danica

“With discomfort and change come new opportunities, connections, and learning experiences” writes Alex Maertz who is in practicum at Danica Imports. Her first day was overwhelming but she knew that she was in the right place. In her first month she has explored server files and Basecamp discussions, went through client lists, converted artwork into JPEGS, worked on Instagram Stories, pattern creation, organizing, sat in on a 3 hour design meeting and helped them move their studio! Read her story.

The first Bachelor of Design grad show will take place on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Harbour Centre.

Capilano University’s IDEA program is now a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication. We invite you to come celebrate with us at our first ever grad show! These fine individuals are ready to work so find out what they have to offer. Opening Gala Monday, April 9th, 2018. Industry Preview 6–7pm. Friends + Family 7–9pm. Show runs through April 13th, 2018 at Harbour Centre Lobby in Vancouver.

Danielle Vallée – First two weeks at Tealeaves feeling "super supported"

IDEA18 student, Danielle Vallée has been blogging about her practicum at Tealeaves, a luxury tea company with offices in Seattle, London, Guadalajara, Shanghai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Vancouver. She's been working on new product dielines, planning the company Instagram, sketching illustration concepts, research, moodboarding, a "nerve-racking" presentation, planning product photoshoots and editing some images. Read her practicum story.

Congratulations Dominique and Grad 2020—Jury identifies top case studies submitted by RGDs in 2017

Capilano University's IDEA School of Design prioritizes soft design skills with unique first-year assignment. The assignment asks first year students to visit Silver Harbour Seniors' Activity Centre in North Vancouver to interview seniors about their experiences and use graphic design to help share an important life lesson. Check out a winning case study by instructor, Dominique Walker.

Practicum stories start today on @ideaeighteen's Instagram feed—check out the highlights

Check out the Instagram stories from our fourth-year students on their eight-week full-time placements in local Vancouver companies. @ideaeighteen will have one person storying per day at their practicum place starting starting Monday, Feb 26, 2018. Photos: Shanene Lau at Cossette (left); Max Littledale at Carter Hales (right). Highlights will be added here as a permanent archive.