Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Future by Design: Creative Collaboration

This webcast panel discussion explores tools and best practices for effectively collaborating and achieving success in an age when collaboration is key.
4 February 2014
6:30pm - 8:30pm
(Doors open at 6:00pm)

Sault College
443 Northern Avenue,
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Room: M1030

Pricing: FREE
Design is a fundamentally collaborative and interdisciplinary activity, a fact that has become even more relevant in the last 10 years. Multimedia design solutions, holistic branding and steeper competition for winning clients are just a few of the reasons that successful graphic designers must understand how to incorporate all phases of the design process, from brainstorming to concept development; from getting feedback to making refinements; from file-sharing to project management.
Join our experts for a discussion of best practices and tools to collaborate effectively within creative teams, with related professionals and with clients.
This edition of Future by Design features international panelists streamed virtually, as well as interaction with audiences from coast to coast.
Creative Collaboration is the ninth in RGD's ongoing Future by Design series. These events are broadcast live via webcast. Contact to find out how to participate.

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Vanessa Eckstein RGD, Founder of Blok Design
"A prerequisite of a great collaboration is a seductive tension that pushes each participant out of their comfort zone and takes the work to another dimension." Vanessa will share examples from her experience with collaboration that questions both the medium and the preconceptions that exist in the world.
Bob Hambly RGD, Creative Director at Hambly & Woolley Inc.
In 2013 H&W created a publication entitled BEES for Flash Reproduction's Wayward Arts series on "Community". An editor, four writers, five photographers, two illustrators and three artists all contributed their efforts to this project. And they all did it pro bono.
Bob discusses how this collaboration came about and how H&W approached, excited, art directed and acknowledged this pool of very creative individuals.
Jake Lefebure, CEO & Co-Founder, Design Army
Design Army works on many projects that require a small team of designers, writers, printers, and sometimes multiple clients. Jake will share his experience working on projects that involve creative input from multiple sources. 
Emily Oberman, Partner at Pentagram
In close collaboration with SNL producers and photographers, Emily has been designing the opening titles for Saturday Night Live since 1994. The show has an established visual personality, and for Oberman part of the fun of designing the opening sequence several times has been creating new, different takes on the same theme. "For us this job never gets old. It’s an exciting challenge to take the same basic elements year after year and reinvent them in a way that keeps the brand feeling new and vibrant.” 
*RGDs and Provisional Members attending this event will receive a FREE copy of Creative Intelligence by Bruce Nussbaum, in addition to other RGD giveaways!
Designedge Canada is the official Media Partner of Future by Design

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Round Table Event

Jan 29th, 2014
12:30 – 1:30 PM
Sault College
Room G2000

Come out and discuss some design related topics with local designers, while gaining some valuable real world knowledge.
… and FREE Pizza!

Exclusive to Graphic Design Students Only