You won't want to miss these inspiring and informative virtual speakers. Rising-star young bloods and seasoned pros provide their tips for success and share their stories about launching their careers. It's all virtual, and all to help set you up for success in your own career. PLUS, don't miss our Creative Challenge for an opportunity to win an internship and scholarships.



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Wednesday, Nov. 14 - 1pm (Toronto time) - LIVE WEBINAR

Creative Challenge - ENTER & WIN:  a john st. internship, Miami Ad School Toronto scholarships and cash rewards from Applied arts.

Join us live for "The Brief" - Speakers: MOOREN BOFILL & JACQUELINE LANE -  john st. and STEPHEN JURISIC - Miami Ad School Toronto 

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Wednesday, Nov. 14 - 2 pm (Toronto time) 

The Collective Catapult: Creating Opportunity with Community

Speaker: MICHELLE YEE - Artist, Photographer, Writer & Co-founder of SOFIA 

Moderator: ANN URBAN - Professor, OCAD University and Principal & Creative Director, Urban & Co.

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Thursday, Nov. 15 - 1 pm (Toronto time) - LIVE WEBINAR

Cadavers to Cannes: Lessons on breaking into advertising in a big way

Speakers: PATRICK GODIN - Copywriter & MICHAEL ROMANIUK - Art Director, Zulu Alpha Kilo

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Thursday, Nov. 15 - 2 pm (Toronto time) - LIVE WEBINAR

Beyond Ideas: The skills you need to get and keep a job

Speaker: STEPHEN JURISIC - Dean, Miami Ad School Toronto

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Friday, Nov. 16 - 1 pm (Toronto time) - LIVE WEBINAR

From Humber Beginnings: A snapshot of the first year in advertising

Speakers: ANDREA POR - Art Director & CHRISTINA ROCHE - Copywriter, Zulu Alpha Kilo

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Friday, Nov. 16 - 2 pm (Toronto time) - LIVE WEBINAR

The Illustration Market Today: Artists' Agent Advice for Young Illustrators

Speaker: MOHAMED DANAWI - Professor, Illustration, Savannah College of Art and Design

Moderator: KATIE AINSWORTH - Executive Creative Director, Cossette Vancouver

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Monday, Nov. 19 - 1 pm (Toronto time) 

Calgary: Canada’s Creative Wild West - The career view from an untapped market

Speaker: NICK ASIK - Creative Director, WAX

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Monday, Nov. 19 - 2 pm (Toronto time) 

Breaking out of the Niche Bubble: How visualizing the voice of authors led to finding my own 

Speaker: JUSTINE ANWEILLER - Alumni of ACAD, Creative Consultant and former Senior Book Cover Designer, Pan Macmillan Publishers, London, UK

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Tuesday, Nov. 20 - 1 pm (Toronto time) 

From OCAD to Silicon Valley: Seizing opportunities to get where you want to be

Speaker: VICKY LI - Senior Interactive Designer, Hero Digital

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Tuesday, Nov. 20 - 2 pm (Toronto time) 

Sans limites : Comment construire une carrière grâce à la créativité (anglais avec sous-titres français)

No Boundaries: A guide to creative directing your own career (English with French sub-titles)

Orateur: KRISTIAN MANCHESTER - Directeur de création exécutif global et associé chez Sid Lee

Speaker: KRISTIAN MANCHESTER - Global Executive Creative Director & Partner, Sid Lee

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Wednesday, Nov. 21 - 1 pm (Toronto time) - LIVE WEBINAR

Announcing the Winners of our Creative Challenge - See who will win:  a john st. internship, Miami Ad School Toronto scholarships and cash rewards from Applied arts.

Speakers: JACQUELINE LANE -  john st. and STEPHEN JURISIC - Miami Ad School Toronto 

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Wednesday, Nov. 21 - 2 pm (Toronto time) 

Mastering the Art of Job Search: Portfolio, Prospecting and Interview Dos and Don'ts

Speaker: BRAD MONK - Creative Director & Partner, Central Station

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"Working for television and movies, you're able to showcase your work to a large family audience. It is always rewarding to hear from a parent how much your work has positively influenced their children."

-Katherine Lim
Storyboard Artist

"There's no other industry that better pairs problem-solving with adding beauty into the world. I get to answer the question "how do we make this tell a story AND look good while doing it?" and there's nothing better, to me, than that."

-Andrew Kolb

"What I love most about being an illustrator is being able to bring my most wild imaginings into my work on a daily basis. How many jobs make that possible?"

- Jessica Fortner

"The more I learned about advertising—its culture, people, and influence—the more I knew it was for me."

-Brian Howlett
Creative Director

"What I love most about my job is that I get to help entrepreneurs, small businesses, and innovative companies figure out how to build awareness and grow their sales. We feel like we have a real impact on these businesses every day—and that's really satisfying."

-Erin Bury
Managing Director

"This industry is more than just a job. A healthy creative industry facilitates people to keeping doing what they’re passionate about and also creates a community that leads, inspires and also support others."

-Jinah Lee
Art Director

"I’m never bored. On the surface, that sounds like a weird thing to love about your job, but it’s important. When you’re bored, you feel discouraged, depressed and uninspired. That’s why it’s great to wake up every morning and go to a job that’s always challenging you with fresh projects — it keeps you on your toes."

- Jordan Finlayson