It’s been a strange few weeks for us all. As many of you have heard, the 2020 Red River College Design Show, our annual event at the Roblin Centre was cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus.
The students have been working hard to find new ways to showcase their work. You can check out our student work via our Instagram and portfolio websites.
There is also a special virtual event planned online for May 7. Read all about it in this RRC article.
A Program Information Evening will be held on:
Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 7 to 8:30 pm
Exchange District Campus, 160 Princess St.
Main Floor Lecture Theatre A104
This information evening for students, parents and high school staff who would like more information about admission to our program. No need to register. The evening will begin with a presentation in the lecture theatre at 7 pm.
After the presentation we invite you to:
• tour our design studios,
• meet with instructors, and current students,
• ask questions about the entrance portfolio
• view samples of work.
A pdf invitation is available for download here.
For more information contact: Diane Livingston, Program Coordinator at email@example.com.
Design student Ayla Manning spent her three week work placement at IKEA in their communication and design department. She was tasked with designing a sustainability mural for their customer recycling area.
“I love Winnipeg, and I love telling stories about Winnipeg. This project was a dream come true – a chance to illustrate all the things I love about Winnipeg plus sustainability for a brand that’s been part of my life since before I could walk.”
“It was daunting, at first, to even think of illustrating on such a large scale. I got a lot of support from the IKEA team who helped me figure out how to think big. They showed me how to work my way up from small sketches to full-sized prints to create the full story.
Stop by the store and see her work near the main entrance. #IKEAWinnipegCoCreate
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.