Startup Edmonton will be hosting a presentation for members of the GDC Northern Alberta Chapter. Startup Edmonton is a fusion of geekery and artistry, and the creative members of the design community play a crucial role in helping Startup Edmonton with their goals of making neat things in our city. Join fellow designers for a tour of their space to see how they can offer to enrich your creative and professional life.
Haven’t updated your portfolio for a few months? Maybe even years? Want to gain a professional edge? Become a Certified Graphic Designer (CGD). The CGD certification mark allows designers to demonstrate that their services have met a rigorously defined standard, and establish a level of professionalism in your work will prove invaluable. Get your portfolio looking great, spend a bit of time fussing the details, then drop your portfolio off in order to take part in the CGD review.
We will be accepting Case studies/portfolios up to 3:00 pm on May 3, 2013.
Please mail or drop off your portfolio, and completed application to:
Attn: Heather MacDonald, Portfolio Review Chair, GDC
10160 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 2L6
Drop off times are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm MON-FRI.
Portfolios will be ready for pickup on May 17,2013.
Application deadline April 15, 2013
The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC®) Foundation is pleased to announce its first scholarship for graduate students in Canada.
The Marc Brisbourne Scholarship Fund has been created through a generous donation from the GDC Alberta North Chapter to provide a scholarship for a graduate student pursuing research with a focus on visual communication at a Canadian post-secondary institution.
The $500 GDC Foundation Marc Brisbourne Scholarship award was created in honour of Marc Brisbourne LGDC, MacEwan University Chair of Design Studies, who passed away in early February 2013. Marc earned his Master of Design degree from the University of Alberta in 2005. He was passionate about design research and education and well respected in the design community.
“This new fund allows the GDC Foundation to support a higher level of education in the design and communication field, and encourage design research which will benefit the profession and Canada,” said Peggy Cady, GDC Foundation Committee Chair. “We are pleased to be able to honour Marc Brisbourne's memory and his contributions to design education in this manner.”
Donations to the scholarship fund can be made at
The scholarship is open to any Masters or Doctoral degree student pursuing research with a focus on visual communication in Canada at a Canadian post-secondary institution
For the application and guidelines click here >
The application deadline is April 15, 2013.