Post-secondary students - this speaker series is for you

 

Grad Week the live version is over, but the recorded speakers are all still here! We hope you didn't 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 ... and all to help set you up for success in your own career. Details on all the speakers and their talks are in our Resources Section under Virtual Speakers.

 

MASTERING THE ART OF JOB SEARCH: PORTFOLIO, PROSPECTING AND INTERVIEW DOS AND DON'TS 

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

  

FROM OCAD TO SILICON VALLEY: SEIZING OPPORTUNITIES TO GET WHERE YOU WANT TO BE 

Speaker: VICKY LI - Senior Interactive Designer, Hero Digital

 

MARVIN GETS A JOB: FROM GRADUATE TO JUNIOR IN ONE WEEK 

Speaker: MARVIN VELOSO - Recent grad, Seneca College, Graphic Design & Recent hire, The Hive

 

 

SANS LIMITE : une carrière guidée par la creativité (ANGLAIS AVEC SOUS-TITRES FRANCIS 

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

NO BOUNDARIES: A GUIDE TO CREATIVE DIRECTING YOUR OWN CAREER' (ENGLISH WITH FRENCH SUB-TITLES)

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

 

 

The Wild Wild West of Design: Tapping Canada's Untapped Job Markets 

Speaker: NICK ASIK - Creative Director, WAX 

 

 

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

 

 

FROM HUMBER BEGINNINGS: A SNAPSHOT OF THE FIRST YEAR IN ADVERTISING 

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

 

 

THE ILLUSTRATION MARKET TODAY: ARTISTS' AGENT ADVICE FOR YOUNG ILLUSTRATORS 

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

 

 

CADAVERS TO CANNES: LESSONS ON BREAKING INTO ADVERTISING IN A BIG WAY 

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

 

 

BEYOND IDEAS: THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO GET AND KEEP A JOB 

Speaker: STEPHEN JURISIC - Dean, Miami Ad School Toronto

 

 

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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"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
Illustrator

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

-Brian Howlett
Creative Director

"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

"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

"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
Copywriter

"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
Illustrator

"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