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Sketch Day 2016

September 9, 2016

At the start of each year our graphic design students head out for our annual sketch day. We met today under cloudy skies at Assiniboine Park. By 11 am the sun came out to make for a beautiful day. The park offered a variety of locations: the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, the English Garden and the zoo. We look forward to seeing the sketchbooks Monday morning.
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Hely Schumann – 2015 Gillespie Award Winner

February 5, 2016

Graphic Design Advanced student Hely Schumann is this year’s Gillespie Award winner. Listen to Hely talk about her experience in our program in our new video.

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Bruce Gillespie was an instructor at Red River College from 1989 until illness in 2007 left
him unable to continue teaching. Bruce left this mortal world in the spring of 2008 at the age of 57.

Over the course of his two decades at RRC, he crossed paths with hundreds of aspiring graphic designers, as a teacher, mentor, big brother and friend. In addition to teaching, Bruce is best remembered by most people for his encyclopedic knowledge of music, for his incredible album collection, and his own musical ability.

Application for the award is in the form of a poster that reflects on the marriage of music and art; collecting, giving, sharing, remembering and passion.

Previous winners are:
2014 Réanne Chamberland
2013 Steve Ramos
2012 Christian Gilbang
2011 Sam Giesbrecht
2010 Madison Zyluk
2009 Marie Hart
2008 Melissa Archer

Annual Poster Sale

December 3, 2015

Second design students are holding their annual poster fundraiser this year Thursday December 3 and Friday December 4 in the atrium of the Princess Street campus.
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Program Information Night This Thursday

November 30, 2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015  |  5 – 8 pm
Exchange District Campus, 160 Princess St.
William Building, Main floor, A104 Lecture Hall
Graphic Design is holding an information night for students, parents and high school staff who would like more information about admission to our program. No need to register. Presentations will be run at 5 pm and 6 pm. After the presentation we invite you to:

  • tour the facilities,
  • meet with instructors, enrolment staff and current students,
  • ask questions about the entrance portfolio and see samples of work.

For more information contact:
Diane Livingston, Program Coordinator at dlivingston@rrc.ca

Aaron Draplin Visits Our Studio

November 30, 2015

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The Manitoba Chapter of the GDC (Graphic Designers Canada) brought in well known US designer Aaron Draplin (http://www.draplin.com/). As part of his visit to Winnipeg our students bid on, and won, a studio visit from Aaron on Thursday November 5. He was very gracious with his time visiting with and answering questions from students. A very dynamic speaker with a great sense of humour, he shared stories and perspectives on design. As part of our winning bid, we also received 5 tickets for our students to attend the GDC lecture the following evening.

Program Information Evening

September 29, 2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015  |  5 – 8 pm
Exchange District Campus, 160 Princess St.
William Building, Main floor, A104 Lecture Hall

Graphic Design is holding an information night for students, parents and high school staff who would like more information about admission to our program. No need to register. Presentations will be run at 5 pm and 6 pm. After the presentation we invite you to:
• tour the facilities,
• meet with instructors, enrollment staff and current students,
• ask questions about the entrance portfolio and see samples of work.

Download a pdf of the invitation RRC_GDinvite2015

For more information contact:
Diane Livingston, Program Coordinator
at dlivingston@rrc.ca

Secret Handshake and GDC

December 7, 2011

The GDC, New Media Manitoba and Secret Handshake meetup group are all coordinating this year to hold a Christmas party. This would be a great opportunity for students to make some new industry contacts!
What is secrethandshake?
http://secrethandshake.ca/
http://www.meetup.com/secrethandshake/
Welcome to Secret Handshake, a Meetup Group for Winnipeg’s freelance creative type people. Our aim is to get out of our shells once a month to share ideas, collaborate, drink a beer, and return home to continue tweeting @ each other as per usual.