All in Student Work
The first big design project for 2nd Year this term produced some great work. The students created annual and community reports that really highlighted their conceptual thinking, design and illustration skills. Shown above: Haluka Yagi (IDEA21) Annual Report Design for Braille Literacy Canada. Check out some of our favourites by Anna Tsybulnyk, Haluka Yagi, Sophie Young and Valeriya Kim!
Congratulations to our 2018 GDC/BC Salazar Student Award winners: Alice Zeng (IDEA18), Winner and Finalist (Brand Identity) for City of Valencia Rebrand, Ata Ojani (IDEA20), Finalist (Brand Identity) for Qmunity Building Campaign, Pamella Pinard (IDEA18), Finalist (Print Design) for Rhyme & Reason Lyric Festival branding and posters and Heather Haughn (IDEA20), Honorable Mention (Print Design) for Martin Guitar Annual Report!
Each year at IDEA School of Design students dress up for Halloween and there’s a party. Though there’s a lot of work, there’s a lot of fun too. Sketch “A witchy crow wishes you a happy spooky season!” by first year IDEA22 student, Talia Rouck. Early Applications for Fall 2019 open this Friday, November 2, 2018 and Open Studio Day is this Saturday November 3, 2018!
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Twice a year we invite the public to our Open Studio Day, for an overview of the entire program and to show what makes it distinctive from other schools. Plus, it’s a chance to see where the action happens, and meet both faculty and current students. Mark the date: Saturday, November 3rd, 1 – 4 p.m.
We begin at 1 p.m. with a Keynote presentation, followed by studio tours, friendly portfolio reviews, and a drawing session. Shown above: Book cover illustration by Maxwell Littledale (IDEA18).
This project dates back to Cynthia’s first year in IDEA and still keeps its place as one of the most memorable yet “mildly traumatizing” projects for her. She wanted to get more familiar with Adobe Illustrator so this was her opportunity. She kept with a simple theme of animals, limited herself to basic shapes and a limited palette.
On Sept. 22nd, Capilano University officially marked its fiftieth birthday with CapFest, a campus-wide celebration open to the general public. Part of the festivities involved the dedication of nine newly painted murals. Where does IDEA come in? Nine of the thirteen jury-selected artists hail from the IDEA School of Design, both as alumni and current students. Their varied and vivid contributions have transformed the North Vancouver campus. From left: Capilano University President Paul Dangerfield; Brynn Staples (IDEA Grad 2020); Vancouver Mural Society Executive Director David Vertesi; Emily Huynh, Courtney Lamb, Ata Ojani (all three, IDEA Grad 2020)
Jeff Burgess mentors four IDEA students in his studio one day a week over the summer which he's been doing for eight years now. The purpose is to create a body of small works that are then exhibited early in September where the students sell their pieces for reasonable prices. Check out the recent paintings by IDEA students Jominca J Engelbrecht, Nicole Shewchuk, Graeme Duckett (shown above), and Heather Haughn including photos from the show!
Last year IDEA21 students designed album covers and mood boards that capture the spirit of the 1960s psychedelic art movement or the beatnik feel. Shown here is “Psychedelic Gaga” by Anna Tsybulnyk. Check more out!
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.
Typographic principles taught throughout the course were put to practice in tradebooks featuring a diverse range of themes. Have a look at of some of the books produced.
Second year students will be selling their Cheeky Valentine's Day Cards at Capilano University's library and cafeteria the week of Feb 5th to 9th, 2018. Check them out. Sales will help support their class field trip next year!
The 2017 IDEA Challenge is an annual event designed to introduce 1st and 2nd students in a friendly, cooperative, creative contest. Check out the photos and the winning team.
Check out some of our favourite illustrated poster series for a music festival from third year students, Emily Rose, Jominca Engelbrecht, and Rae Maher.
Applied Arts is pleased to present the 12th annual Creative Calendar showcasing 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.
Under the mistletoe: an illustrated holiday greeting by Juliana Vieira.
Check out the digital illustrations by Cynthia Tran Vo and Charmaine Cheng printed as Capilano University postcards.
Taeyeon Kim wins q30 design Award for Brand Design and Jesse Ellingson gets Honourable Mention for Intent Award for Print Design at RGD's 2017 Student Awards.
IDEA School of Design students Pamella Pinard (Honorable Mentions) and Alice Zeng (Honorable Mention and Merit) both placed in the prestigious 3x3 Illustration Annual contest. Their illustrations are reproduced in the 3x3 Illustration Annual No.14 shipping November 2017.