Canadore’s Graphic Design Showcase goes digital for a second year
Apr 13, 2021 | Cindy Males, Public Relations and Communications Specialist
For a second straight year, the graduating students of Canadore College’s Graphic Design Program will move the showcase of their work to a digital space. Traditionally, the College’s annual graphic design showcase is a physical display on campus, but last year it became a virtual event because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 Graphic Design Showcase will launch on the program’s website www.canadoregraphics.com on Thursday, April 15, 2021.
“Who knew that we would still be dealing with the constraints of the pandemic? The showcase focuses attention on the incredible talent, effort and accomplishment of the third-year students.” said Shirley Mondoux, Program Coordinator and Professor. “Our students have all shown incredible resilience, maturity, compassion and kindness. It has been a great pleasure to see everyone support each other throughout their last year which has been delivered completely remotely.”
“My three years at Canadore in the Graphic Design Program has been such an enlightening experience – pushing me to my limits and allowing me to prove that I am able to overcome any obstacles,” said student Gillian Hebert. “Even through a global pandemic the staff has been the best at keeping me and my classmates inspired and excited to learn.”
Graphic Design Program Technologist and part-time Professor, Eryn Corbeil, worked with student technologists Ange Miller and Chelsea Schmidt to assemble all the elements -- as contributed by everyone -- in a succinct and pleasing manner for the online launch.
“This graduating cohort continues to impress and amaze. Their resilience, creativity and determination has brought them huge success during this fully remote-synchronous delivery,” said Corbeil.
The students have been hard at work finishing their course and project work online. And, just as in 2020, the program team was not going to let the pandemic restrictions stop them from introducing the student designers to the community. Each of the students has compiled a creative portfolio of their projects, showing off their designer skills. They will use the portfolio as they search for employment.
“We will always be there for our graduates and hope they will continue to share their successes with us. We will remember them always – in fact, going through this experience together gives us a deep connection and understanding beyond education. We truly feel that we are a graphics family and we are sincerely proud of all of our grads.
“Following graduation, with my three years in graphic design, I will be able to become a registered graphic designer, and I have started my own business as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer thanks to my experience at Canadore,” said Hebert, who has opened StudioGillian (www.studiogillianillustrationdesign.com)
The 2021 Graphic Design Showcase is also available at https://canadoregraphics.com/2021/03/25/2021-showcase/