2014 Student Awards Deadline Extended

This past long weekend may have signalled the unofficial start to summer, but the season won’t really begin until after you’ve finished filing your entries for the 2014 Applied Arts Student Awards. Whether you’ve been busy with final school projects or with your first year after graduation, we know you might need a little more time. [...]

2014 Student Awards Deadline This Friday

When you submit your work to the Applied Arts Student Awards, you’ll join an international roster of talented students who want to get their work noticed. We receive high-calibre entries from dozens of countries including South Korea, Germany, China and the United States— meaning that should your entry be one of the winners, it’ll be [...]

Seneca College Students Win Big

Seneca College animation students had a taste of Hollywood, or at least of Hollywood North, at the Canadian Screen Awards last month when Subconscious Password, the film they helped create, won Best Animated Short Film. The 11-minute 3D short by Oscar-winning director Chris Landreth was produced by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) with [...]

2014 Student Awards Now Open!

The 2014 Student Awards are now open for entry to all students in creative advertising, graphic design, interactive media, photography and illustration. Winning an Applied Arts Student Award can be just the beginning of a very long and exciting career in the creative arts. All entries are judged by some of today’s most talented and relevant [...]

More Valentine’s Day Fun: Cute Cards from York/Sheridan Students

Looking for a last-minute way to woo your Valentine? When Unisource Canada wanted some sweet Valentine’s Day cards, the distributor asked the class of 2014 in the York/Sheridan Program in Design to produce some artwork. The superlative set features hand-drawn sentimental designs, done in watercolour and pencil. Our favourites? The double-scoop ice cream cone and [...]

Nov/Dec issue of Applied Arts is published

There’s something “different” about our 2013 November/ December issue. Specifically, the editorial theme delves into professional differences, ranging from differences of opinions to creative differences. Senior writer Kevin Booker, in his feature “Professional Differences” looks at the history of the RGD and GDC and the range of their activities. Long-simmering tensions between the two have [...]

Colours for conservation

In partnership with Patagonia Toronto, more than 70 first-year design students from OCAD University  (OCAD U) each identified a natural place in Ontario that deserves protection, selected a local environmental organization attached to the landscape at risk and developed a colour poster to raise awareness of both the area and organization. To conclude the semester, [...]