Inspiration

A Look Back at Theo Dimson

Graphic designer Theo Dimson (1930-2012) holds a well-deserved place in Canadian graphic design history. The OCAD grad’s exuberant yet elegant designs won awards and international applause with exhibits in Finland, Poland, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, and the US. Couple that with work published in Canadian Art, Creativity Magazine, Studio Magazine, the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, […]

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AA Judge Greg Oznowich Nesnadny + Schwartz

As creative director at Nesnadny + Schwartz, Greg Oznowich guides the company’s founding principle that concept should drive design. He has collaborated with industry leaders on print and digital communication projects for clients like the Cleveland Clinic, Columbia University, the George Gund Foundation, the International Spy Museum, PepsiCo, Planned Parenthood, the Rock and Roll Hall […]

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AA Judge Pamela Rounis Takes a Fresh Approach to Creative

Pamela Rounis is the associate creative director at Rethink Vancouver. After completing a BFA at Emily Carr University in 2006, Pamela studied design and illustration in the IDEA program at Capilano University. Currently, at Rethink, she works with clients such as A&W, Shaw and Uniqlo. She is also the creative director and co-publisher of SAD Mag, […]

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Applied Arts Judge Margherita Porra on the Virtues of Taking Your Time

Known for her unique brand creation, cultural trend clairvoyance and paired down, symbolic design, Margherita launched her design career in fashion, working with top Canadian and US brands. With over 17 years’ experience in consumer goods, her work spans brand vision and strategy to identity, packaging, retail interior experience and product design. Fuelled by health […]

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Our Judges: Hangar 18 Design Continuum’s Vida Jurcic

Our salute to Applied Arts Awards judges continues.  Say hello to Vida Jurcic 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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