WELCOME TO CREATIVE FUTURES



Creative Futures Virtual fair is the ultimate resource for students planning a career in the #visualarts. Logging in to Creative Futures allows you to experience the wide array of creative careers where you can thrive, creatively and financially. Plus inspiration, practical advice, videos featuring the next generation of creative industry stars, and more.

It's fun. It's informative. Welcome to your creative future! 



VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL
Visit the virtual hall and check out the schools offering everything you need to know about their programs in creative arts. Plus digital brochures. Video. Contacts. Program info.  

Where to study
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the cool Canadian colleges and universities offering state of the art creative programs in animation, creative advertising graphic design, interactive design, illustration, photography and more.

Visit:
Algonquin College School of Media and Design, Ottawa
Cambrian College, Sudbury
Capilano University, IDEA School of Design, North Vancouver
Centennial College, Toronto
Fanshawe College – Media and Design, London
Fleming College – Haliburton School of Art + Design, Haliburton
George Brown College, Toronto
Georgian College, Barrie
MacEwan University, Edmonton
Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design, Toronto
Sheridan College, Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design, Oakville
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
University of Toronto Mississauga, Visual Studies, Mississauga

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VIRTUAL AUDITORIUM 

The Creative Futures virtual auditorium features panels with agency creative directors, designers, animators and photographers, plus inspiring profiles of young creatives in our GradTalks series.  You'll also find handy videos from our exhibiting schools. Grab a coffee and soak it up! 

CREATIVE FUTURES PANELS
CREATIVE ADVERTISING TEAM:
Ela Kelonen, Art Director & Maddie Rosenberg, Copywriter - john st.

WEB & GRAPHIC DESIGN:
Dave Watson, Creative Director  - Mosaic North America

IMAGE MAKER: 
Pam Lau, Independent Photographer

 

GRADTALKS
Inspirational video series showcasing the next generation of creative talent.

ADVERTISING:
Michael Romaniuk, Art Director - Zulu Alpha Kilo

GRAPHIC DESIGN:
Julie
Vander Herberg, Art Director - Vanderbrand

IMAGE-MAKERS:
Sam Tsang, Photographer - Sili Studio
AnneMarie Jackson, Videographer - AMJ Visuals



CAREER INSPIRATION

  • How to build your portfolio
  • Financial aid
  • Interview questions
  • How to land that first job

To read more in-depth information on how to map out your creative future, CLICK HERE.

A visit to the Creative Futures Virtual Career fair will help you find the right school to set you on the path to a career in the creative industry. If you’re looking for a job that will allow you to exercise your creativity on the daily, you’re in the right place. Learn more about creative studies and how finding a perfect-fit program can help you land your dream job.


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"Applied Arts was such an important part of my design career, from being a student to a professional."

 

- Kristina Valiunas
Senior Brand Designer, Amazon, Seattle, WA
Alumni of George Brown College

"Seeing my work in print made me feel like I was accomplishing something! It gave me confidence … that confidence helped me make those all-too important cold calls to CDs knowing I could say I had already won an award, before graduation." 

- Nicole Ellerton
Group Creative Director, Leo Burnett, Toronto, ON
Alumni of Academy of Design & Western University

"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

"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

"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

"The Applied Arts Student Awards annual is distributed to a very large number of art directors and art buyers – and it showcases student work along with their contact details, making it a vital promotional vehicle and an excellent way to gain exposure." 
Mohamed Danawi, Professor, Illustration, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA 

- Mohamed Danawi
Professor, Illustration, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA 

"I won an Applied Arts Award as a student at AU Arts, and it was a very exciting boost in my early career."

- Morgan Curley
Partner & Designer, Bamff Studio
Alumni of Alberta University of the Arts

"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

"After getting my work published in the Student Awards issue of Applied Arts, I was extremely fortunate to have been contacted by two agencies ... and was hired!"

                                                                                        -  Marvin Veloso
                                                                          Art Director, Student RGD
                                                                          Alumni of Seneca College

"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

"I can’t begin to express how much your awards program has done for my career as a design professional. It’s opened so many doors being a past winner."

- Vicky Li
Senior Designer, Hero Digital, San Francisco, CA
Alumni of OCAD University

"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