Announcing the 2019 Design Awards Winners

Winners will have their work and credits published on premium paper in the Summer 2019 issue of Applied Arts. They’ll also appear in our tablet edition, and in our online Winner’s Gallery (coming in June), where their work will live on in perpetuity in our searchable archive. A huge thank you to our 15 amazing […]

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Marvin Veloso: From Unemployed Graduate to Junior Art Director in Seven Days

Marvin Veloso graduated from Seneca College’s Design program back in August 2018. Even though he was eager and ready to find a job, nothing seemed to land. Until this October. After Marvin’s piece had won in our Student Awards and was published in our fall annual, he was directly contacted by two ad agencies in Toronto. In a span of one week, Marvin went from unemployed graduate to junior art director at The Hive.

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McMillan Brings Ottawa to Life

Ottawa-based B2B agency McMillan has been creating the design aspects and campaign for the Ottawa International Animation Festival (the second largest animation festival in the world) for the last five years. For this year’s campaign, McMillan’s core team (designer Jared Barter, illustrator Michael Zavacky and writer Ian Driscoll) decided to push the envelope even further, in hopes of broadening the festival’s attendees beyond industry insiders and animation nerds.

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Creative Futures Grad Week

For almost a decade now, Applied Arts has had a two-day in-person career fair in Toronto for high school students every fall. The Creative Futures Expo has become a must-attend for colleges and universities with visual arts programs who want to reach high-schoolers in the Greater Toronto Area. About 1,800 high schools students attend the free event.

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