6th Annual Associations Summer BBQ
Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 from 6pm - 9:30pm
Trout Lake Park Picnic Area Pavilion
Located in the SE corner of John Hendry Park, view map here
Burgers & Hotdogs Provided
Please RSVP to help ensure we have enough food for everyone!
GDC/BC, CAPIC, TAAC, BCID, SEGD, SIGGRAPH, IXDA
Poster design by Stu Ross CGD
Register by August 15 for a huge 25% discount!
From the Crafting Type series
Creating a Typeface from Sketch Through Software
with Dave Crossland
Aug 27-31, 2012
Dave Crossland is a UK-based type designer, best known for creating the Cantarell typeface: a beautiful contemporary Humanist sans serif. He perfected his craft of type design during his study of MA Typeface Design over 2 years in the Department of Typography at the University of Reading (UK) and is currently working as ‘Font Consultant’ to the Google Web Fonts project.
This workshop will focus on the entire process of creating a typeface: proper paper sketching techniques; digital font creation; OpenType features and more. By the end of the five days, you will have all the tools to complete your typeface family you started in this workshop; plus, we’ll even talk about the business side of type design.
The GDC Alberta North Chapter is proud to be one of the sponsors for this exciting event. As part of our sponsorship, we are able to offer our valued GDC members a discount.
Until August 15: 25% discount off the conference fee.
After August 15: 10% discount off the conference fee.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get your discount code today!
For more information: http://craftingtype.com/
To purchase tickets: http://craftingtype.eventbrite.com/
RGD Ontario Webinar: Free for GDC Members
Educators' Webinar Series:
Design Drawing: Renewed Potential in Design Education
Presented by Timothy Samara
August 22, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Drawing can be a powerful tool for designers on many levels, yet it seemingly occupies a diminished role in the current teaching of graphic design. In this webinar, designer, author and educator Timothy Samara will discuss the relevance of drawing in contemporary education and practice, stressing its importance as a design process for fundamental skill development and ideation. Far beyond the notion of historically academic pictorial realism or illustration, the discussion will assume a broad definition of drawing that encompasses iconography, symbolism, diagramming, non-pictorial representation, and typography. Find out more >
To register for the webinar, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/970114754
Call for Submissions:
Interaction Awards 2013
Submission deadline: October 1, 2012
Founded by the IxDA in 2012, the Interaction Awards recognize and celebrate examples of excellence in interaction design across domains, platforms, environments and cultures.
For 2013, IxDA will award up to 40 prizes for outstanding work that embodies and improves meaningful relationships between people and the products and services they use, exemplifying outstanding interaction design.
Marc Rettig, Founder & Principal at Fit Associates, will serve as this year’s Interaction Awards Jury Chair. Marc is joined by an international panel of experts across design domains. The six jury members for 2013 are:
Steve Baty (Sydney, Australia)
Matt Cottam (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Liz Danzico (New York, USA)
Matias Duarte (Mountain View, USA)
Dan Hill (Helsinki, Finland)
Anab Jain (London, UK).
Entry to the awards competition is open to all companies, individuals and students from now until October 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm PST. To reflect the diversity of the global IxDA community and support fair and inclusive participation, entry fees are based on geography and professional status.
A shortlist of up to 75 projects will be announced in October 2012, and will be showcased online. The community will be invited to evaluate the shortlist and their favorites for People’s Choice.
Each shortlisted entry will have the opportunity to submit additional materials, including a physical or digital prototype, for evaluation by the jury at an on-site final judging event in New York City, November 10-11, 2012.
The final award winners in each category will be announced in January 2013, at IxDA’s Interaction13 conference in Toronto, Canada. Winners will receive a trophy and a cash prize.
More information: awards.ixda.org
International Design Awards & Competition
Submission Deadline August 15, 2012
HOW International Design Award recognizes excellence on a global scale. There are several international design competitions out there, but HOW’s is the only one that prominently recognizes winners in its award-winning magazine, telling deep stories of award winning designs for the Outstanding Achievement winners and the one Best of Show Winner.
Read more >
Design Thinkers 2012
November 8-9, 2012
Be there for the biggest Canadian design event of the year. The 13th annual DesignThinkers Conference gears up to take Toronto by storm.
The conference also boasts parties, workshops, a Studio Open Doors and more. Through strategic partnerships with TIFF, The Gladstone and others, related events will run throughout the week, rendering Toronto a hub for creative activity. More details TBA at http://www.designthinkers.com/extra_events.php.
This year’s theme, Explore the sacred order of alternative ideas, is representative of the innovative thinking, cutting edge ideas and inspiration that is unique to DesignThinkers.
Prepare to meet 25 of the world’s leading visual communicators, from New Zealand, Italy, England, Spain and more as they share their insights and impart their wisdom to an audience of over 1,300. The diverse line-up includes:
David Butler, VP, Innovation, Coca-Cola Company
Lisa Strausfeld, Global Head of Data Visualization, Bloomberg
Julia Hoffmann, Creative Director, Advertising/Graphic Design, Museum of Modern Art
Tom Esligner, Worldwide Creative Innovation Director, Saatchi & Saatchi NYC. Clients: Toyota, Adidas, Heineken, Procter & Gamble
Susan Bradley, Film Titles Designer, Pixar. Projects: Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, The Lion King, Wall-E
Jonah Lehrer, Author of New York Times best-seller Imagine: How Creativity Works
Harry Pearce, Partner, Pentagram UK. Clients: Saks Fifth Avenue, Phaidon Publishing, Williams F1
Francesco Franchi, Art Director, leading Italian financial newsmagazine Intelligence in lifestyle
Glenn John Arnowitz, Director of Global Creative Services, Pfizer
Jake & Pum Lefebure, Co-founders, Design Army. Clients: GE, Disney, Ritz Carlton, Chronicle Books
Registration For conference pricing and to register, visit www.designthinkers.com/register.php. Early bird rates end October 5.