IDEA School of Design student and graduate work showcased in Applied Arts 2018 Creative Calendar

IDEA School of Design student and graduate work showcased in Applied Arts 2018 Creative Calendar

Capilano University Bachelor Of Design Applied Arts Calendar

From the publisher: "As a thank you to our subscribers for their ongoing support, Applied Arts is pleased to present the 12th annual Creative Calendar. The 2018 calendar showcases a stellar collection of student and graduate work from Capilano University's IDEA School of Design. Congratulations to Capilano University on its 50th anniversary and to the wonderful talent it is adding to the creative industry. Thanks also to Mi5 Print & Digital Communictions for helping to make this calendar possible."

Cover (shown above)

CRISTIAN FOWLIE

"VCR, was produced for a personal project. It was inspired by the song 'VCR' by the xx."

Cristian graduated in 2015 from the IDEA diploma program (now the Bachelor of Design). The cover image, VCR, was produced for a personal project. Cristian is an illustrator who splits his time between Vancouver and Toronto. He works with clients in publishing, packaging, and advertising.
cristianfowlie.com | hello@cristianfowlie.com


Presenting Sponsor

Capilano University is a teaching-focused university in North Vancouver, Canada. In 2018, the University celebrates its 50th anniversary. The IDEA School of Design is pleased to celebrate this milestone by showcasing the work of students in the Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication, and graduates of our previous IDEA diploma program. The year will also see the first cohort from the Bachelor of Design graduate – another exciting milestone highly anticipated by design and illustration industry professionals. While almost all the work selected for this calendar is illustrative in nature, equal emphasis is given to graphic design in the program. With concentration options in illustration, branding, and interactive design, our students produce a wide variety of work, which can be explored by visiting our grad show website at ideagradshow.com.

For details see: capilanou.ca/idea


January

VIVAY LI

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"I'm very honoured that one of my illustrations, 'Mount Brutal', was selected for this year's Applied Arts calendar. The illustration’s namesake was inspired by the Brutalist architectural movement. Key characteristics of Brutalism include raw concrete, monolithic proportions, and blocky shapes."

Vivay will graduate in 2018 from the Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication. The above image, Mount Brutal, was produced for a school project. After working as a graphic designer, Vivay returned to Capilano University to pursue illustration and concept art for the video game industry.

vivayli.comviv@vivayli.com


February

NADA HAYEK

Nada will graduate in 2020 from the Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication. The above image, Picasso Paints Iggy Pop, was produced for a school project. Nada is interested in everything that allows her to be visually creative, and plans on graduating with a concentration in illustration.

nada.celsha@gmail.com


March

SHU CHEN LI

Shu Chen graduated in 2014 from the IDEA diploma program (now the Bachelor of Design). The above image, Greed, was a personal project. Shu Chen likes creating artwork that bridges across cultures. She currently works as an illustrator in the gaming industry.

shuchenli.comhello@shuchenli.com


April

MARIA CENTOLA

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Maria graduated in 2016 from the IDEA diploma program (now the Bachelor of Design). The above image, Seeing Dollar Signs, was produced for a student newspaper, the Capilano Courier. Maria is an illustrator-designer hybrid who believes in building community.

'Seeing Dollar Signs' was a piece created for Capilano University’s on-campus newspaper The Capilano Courier. It was in response to the article which broke down the reasons why corporations act unethically. Naturally, the topic lent itself to the monopoly banker — an icon for corporate corruption — so I depicted Mr. Monopoly in a dynamic pose as if he were running away with the money. This emphasizes the main point in the article, that most companies will choose money over ethics. Special thanks to Cristian Fowlie for being the art director on this piece and to IDEA School of Design and Applied Arts for publishing the piece.

mariacentola.com | hello@mariacentola.com


May

ALEX THOMPSON

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Alex will graduate in 2018 from the Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication. The above image, Lac Du Bois, was produced for a school project. Alex is focusing on illustration, but also loves branding and long hikes in the woods with her dog, Roo.

"The Lac du Bois Grasslands Protected Area in Kamloops is one of my favourite places to explore. This playful piece showcases the wildlife that live there, including rattle snakes, California bighorn sheep, and cougars."

alexandraillustration.com | alexandra.t.thompson@gmail.com


June

TIERNEY MILNE

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Tierney graduated in 2015 from the IDEA diploma program (now the Bachelor of Design). The above image, Green Thumb, was produced for a school project on urban green technology. Originally from Montreal, Tierney now works as a freelance muralist, designer and stop-motion animator in Vancouver. 

The piece “Green Thumb” was an illustrative look at the interplay between green technologies, active environmentalism and ecological protection in the future. To emphasize how interconnected these elements are, a complex mosaic was created that allows you to enjoy the piece as individual units or, if viewed from afar, the profile of a bird.

@tierneymilne | hello@tierneymilne.com 


July

BRYNN STAPLES

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Brynn will graduate in 2020 from the Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication. The above image, Beach Day, was produced for a school project. Brynn particularly enjoys brainstorming and working digitally. She is considering pursuing either branding or interactive design as her 3rd year concentration.

“Beach Day is based on an image taken on a family trip to Hawaii. It was inspired by Expressionist landscape painting and the colours of the island, and created as part of an acrylic illustration project for Jeff Burgess.”

brynn-staples.com | brynn824@gmail.com


August

RILEY O’DELL

Riley O’Dell will graduate in 2019 from the Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication. The above image, Port of Vancouver, was produced for a school project. Riley is enrolled in the illustration concentration but also enjoys branding. He is aiming for a career as a freelance illustrator.

rileyowenodell@gmail.com


September

SHAY KLASSEN

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Shay will graduate in 2018 from the Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication. The above image, Acrocats, was produced for a school project. Shay is completing her degree in the illustration concentration and plans to pursue a career in character design and background development in animation.

“This was a spread I produced in 3rd year for my children's book "The Acrocats". The story follows two hyper cats who insist on performing a noisy circus every night. I wanted to make a children's book specifically for cat loving families who understand the quirks of owning a cat.”

shayklassen.student@gmail.com


October

KSENIA KOZHEVNIKOVA

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Ksenia graduated in 2014 from the IDEA diploma program (now the Bachelor of Design). The above image, Snake Princess, was produced for a school project. Ksenia is an illustrator and concept artist in Vancouver. She works for animation studios and does freelance work.

This illustration is part of personal project dedicated to Russian folklore. It depicts Snake Princess, a character from Russian folk tale called The Magic Ring. In this moment of the story she is about to be consumed by the fire that was started by her enemies. In the sparks of the fire we can see the ghosts of them about to attack her.

kseniakoz.com | kseniazver@gmail.com


November

AARON CAMPBELL

Aaron graduated in 2014 from the IDEA diploma program (now the Bachelor of Design). The above image, Heights, is from a personal graphic novel project set in the fictional city of Fleetwood, BC. Aaron is a digital illustrator who uses Photoshop to create environments, characters and stories.
aaroncampbell.ca / hi@aaroncampbell.ca 


December

CRISTIAN FOWLIE

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"Cabin in the Woods, was produced as part of series of travel illustrations for Sad Mag's 'Secrets' issue. "

Cristian graduated in 2015 from the IDEA diploma program (now the Bachelor of Design). The above image, Cabin in the Woods, is part of series of travel illustrations for Sad Mag. Cristian is an illustrator who splits his time between Vancouver and Toronto. He works with clients in publishing, packaging, and advertising.

cristianfowlie.com | hello@cristianfowlie.com 


January 2019

EMILY HUYNH

Emily will graduate in 2020 from the Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication. The above image, Inedible Arrangements, was produced for a school project. Emily plan to enroll in the interactive design concentration but also has a passion for art direction, and enjoys working with colour and photography. 

emilyhuynh.comemilyhuynh6@gmail.com


2019 calendar

LERA NYUKALOVA

Lera graduated in 2016 from the IDEA diploma program (now the Bachelor of Design). The above image, In the Forest, was produced for a school project. Lera is a designer and visual development artist based in Vancouver and working in the games industry.

leranyukalova.com | lera.nyukalova@gmail.com


Design Systems + Illustration = One of our favourite projects to mark.

Design Systems + Illustration = One of our favourite projects to mark.

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