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Designer

August 20, 2019

SolarSkyrise is looking for a grad with UI/UX experience. The skills they are looking for include:

  • Print and web design
  • User interface design
  • Graphical/image creation, sourcing, and editing
  • Social media campaigns
  • Web-based marketing materials
  • Branding
  • Content development
  • Website creation and management
  • SEO

If you are interested please contact:

Mark Mandzik, CPA, CMA
Chief Technology Officer
SolarSkyrise

mark.mandzik@solarskyrise.com


 

Graphic Designer – Vita Health

August 20, 2019

Vita Health Fresh Market is currently looking for a Full-Time Graphic Designer.

Job Summary

The Graphic Designer is responsible for the implementation of the Vita Health Fresh Market branding and design.  She/he will design all in-store signage and advertising for various types of print and digital media. Ideal candidates will be detail-oriented and fluent in Adobe Creative Cloud.

Job Duties

  • Create consistent in-store signage, with direction from the Marketing Manager.
  • Produce consistent social media posts for different contests, memes and misc. graphics, in keeping with Vita Health’s mission and marketing plan.
  • Work with Marketing Coordinator to produce new internal/external promotions, communications, and marketing collateral (e.g. brochures, presentations, videos, etc.) consistent with Vita Health’s branding.
  • Attend events (as required) to assist with running event, as well as to cover activities and campaigns from a social media perspective.
  • Design monthly flyer, print and digital ads using information from Marketing Coordinator including ad copy, product images, end branding elements.
  • Create videos and ads to be featured on in-store TV screens.
  • Other duties as assigned by Marketing Manager.

Requirements

  • A Degree or Diploma in Graphic Design.
  • Industry experience is an asset.
  • Strong production design mindset.
  • Detailed oriented, creative thinker, strong planning, organization and execution skills.
  • Demonstrated project management and creative design.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office, MailChimp/CRM, WordPress applications an asset.
  • Energetic, self-motivated, strong collaboration and team-work skills.
  • Experience in a retail environment will be considered an asset.

If you are interested in joining our team, please email your resume to marketing@myvita.ca.


 

Sample DMD Demo Reels

August 12, 2019

Here are two terrific demo reels from two Digital Media Design students. The first one is from a 3D major, and the second is from a Video and Motion Graphics major. Which one appeals to you?

Learn Motion Graphic Design

August 11, 2019

The Digital Media Design program teaches motion graphic design, which nicely complements many of the other skill sets taught in the program: graphic design, 3D animation, DSLR video, photography, and web design. Below an example of a motion graphic assignment, which tasked the students to illustrate and animate a simple fact.

 

Here is another student motion graphic sample. The assignment was to create a 10 second motion graphic that starts and ends with a square. What they did in the middle was up to them. Students were told to focus on using simple shapes, great design, and audio/video synergy to create a compelling motion graphic.

 

Learn Digital Design

August 10, 2019

The core of the Digital Media Design program is rooted in design, and there are several design classes every week for the entire two years. Students also study traditional and digital illustration. Below are examples of a second year design/illustration assignment where students had to make a poster of their favourite movie, TV show, band, or video game.

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3D Computer Graphics Student Samples

August 9, 2019

Ever wonder who designs and builds the graphics for video games? Or have you thought about who creates the visual effects for movies? It could be you.
Below are samples of some recent work from the 3DCG program. Students in that program first need to take the Digital Media Design program or something similar (which could include having a Graphic Design diploma and/or university Fine Arts or Architecture degrees).
The 3DCG program teaches advanced 3D graphics focusing on modelling, lighting, rendering, compositing, animation and production management. The specific software that is taught includes Maya, Z-Brush, Unreal Engine, and After Effects. Graduates of the 3D Computer Graphics program may find employment in visual effects/film, video game development, 3D simulation and prototyping, medical imaging, and 3D simulation industries.

Learn UX and Interface Design

August 9, 2019

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User experience, or UX for short, refers to how a person interacts with a company or brand. This includes interactions with websites, mobile apps, social media, as well as actual face-to-face interaction.
In DMD, we teach the key principles of designing a great user experience. We also teach about responsive web design, or designing for an equally great user experience across a wide range of devices (mobile, tablets, desktops, etc).

Learn Photorealistic Lighting and Rendering

August 8, 2019

The goal of this assignment was to learn how to create realistic lighting and materials in 3D. Students used their camera and composition skills to try to replicate prime lens photography with plenty of depth of field. This was accomplished with Maya and Mental Ray.
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Learn Character Animation

August 7, 2019

For this assignment, students had to film themselves for reference performing an action and then they used that reference to try to replicate their movements with 3D characters.

Learn Web Design and Development

August 7, 2019

Web design and development is one of the most sought after skill sets right now. In DMD, you’ll learn how to design and build a website from scratch using Photoshop and Sketch (to design) and HTML and CSS (to build). You’ll also learn how build websites using WordPress, the world’s most popular content management system. There is a shortage of people in the industry with great design skills AND great technical skills. Our goal in DMD is to teach you both.

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