Inspiration

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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The Design World Needs More Photos of Women by Women

In the 1940s and 1950s, Lillian Bassman was one of a small cohort of prominent women in fashion photography, the significance of which was not lost on her female models. “It was sexually a very different thing when they worked with men,” the photographer would later say. “They were posing for men. I caught them […]

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Samsung Wants You to Meet the Workplace of the Future

As modern office spaces evolve, technology is transforming the way we work. Samsung Electronics Canada knows that it’s a requirement of modern businesses to offer digital solutions that provide employees with high-quality tools that encourage collaborative work and advance creative thinking. These solutions are especially important to companies who want to inspire new and existing […]

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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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Our Judges: Leo Burnett’s Petra Cuschieri

Our salute to Applied Arts Awards judges continues.  Say hello to Petra Cuschieri, Design Director of Toronto’s Leo Burnett. Petra is an award-winning designer with a focus on branding, packaging, editorial, digital design and illustration. She has a broad range of both agency and in-house experience in multiple categories including food & beverage, fashion, beauty, […]

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Photographer David DeStefano

Montreal based food/lifestyle photographer David DeStefano’s path to photography has had some twists and turns but always had food somewhere in the equation. From his early teens, David DeStefano worked in the Montreal restaurant scene, and once he graduated in Communication Studies at Concordia University, he went on to work as an AD at McCann’s […]

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Our Judges: Pendo’s Peter Ladd

Our salute to Applied Arts Awards judges continues.  Say hello to Peter Ladd,  Creative Director & Co-Founder of Vancouver’s Pendo. Humber College graduate Peter Ladd launched Pendo in 2015.  Since then, the company has taken on projects covering strategy, naming, identity, print materials,  environmental graphics, websites and video.  Here’s a personal walkthrough from Ladd of what […]

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Brutal Postings on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Did you know that every 23 seconds, a homophobic or transphobic comment gets posted online? Kudos to Rethink for their work with FondationEmergence on “Brutal Postings”, a social experiment highlighting the role of social media in promoting homophobia.  The stunt involved setting up a  display of 74 hateful posts from the last six years that […]

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Eyes on Eye on Design

A new publication from America’s most prestigious design organization both hits and misses the mark. For whatever reasons, publications aimed at the graphic design community are still a lot more interested in what’s fashionable than in what’s critical. Design industry magazines tend to shy away from examining issues that are critical of the industry and […]

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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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In Wade Hudson Portraiture, Subjects Shine

Wade Hudson portraiture is sharp and clean; through his understanding and use of light, his raw and seemingly effortless aesthetic allows his subjects to shine.     Born and raised in Jamaica and currently living in Toronto, Hudson is a graduate of Humber College’s photography program. With an impressive list of clients including Def Jam […]

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