Our Judges: Hangar 18 Design Continuum’s Vida Juric

Our salute to Applied Arts Awards judges continues.  Say hello to Vida Juric of Vancouver’s Hangar 18 Design Continuum. Vida is a founding partner of Hangar 18 Design Continuum, a Vancouver design firm with a legacy of award-winning strategic design solutions spanning over two decades. Vida has design in her DNA, having a designer mother and […]

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Snack by McMillan Offers Bite Sized Agency Services

 Snack by McMillan offers an Uberized process for one-off creative agency projects. Introduced today, Snack by McMillan will provide clients interested in quick turnaround projects across the agency spectrum with an alternative to the traditional agency experience. Snack plans to adopt Uber-like qualities over the next year and offer e-commerce payment options, online project brief submission, […]

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Meet Our Judges: Lime Design Inc.’s Lara Minja

Lara Minja of Lime Design Inc. Lara Minja’s love of art, craft, learning, and storytelling has led her to the focused design of exhibition catalogues, scholarly books, magazines, educational materials, and postage stamps. Her work has been widely recognized, which she hopes is the result of making useful and meaningful pieces. She holds bachelor degrees in […]

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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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