GDCBC 2020 Launch Conference

Launch is the annual GDC/BC event focused on helping new and emerging designers launch toward a successful design career.

Launch provides an opportunity for attendees to see what it's like inside successful design agencies, receive design critique from industry professionals, connect with peers, and listen to guidance and advice for navigating their path into industry.

The event includes portfolio/project reviews, agency showcases, a panel discussion on the challenges of entering the industry during a global pandemic, and the 2020 Jim Rimmer Design Awards.

Launch provides an opportunity for attendees to see what it's like inside successful design agencies, receive design critique from industry professionals, connect with peers, and listen to guidance and advice for navigating their path into industry.

The event includes portfolio/project reviews, agency showcases, a panel discussion on the challenges of entering the industry during a global pandemic, and the 2020 Jim Rimmer Design Awards.

 

LAUNCH SCHEDULE — Friday, Nov 13, 2020

4:00pm — 6:00pm

PORTFOLIO/PROJECT REVIEWS

The Portfolio/Project Reviews are open to students currently enrolled in a design program in British Columbia, recent graduates aspiring to enter into a career in graphic/communication design and to designers in the early stages of their career. You will get the opportunity to show your work to at least 3 industry professionals — one on one —  to obtain insightful and constructive feedback. This is a great opportunity to practice 'real-world' interview skills and receive honest feedback in a non-competitive environment. It is also a great opportunity to network with Vancouver industry professionals.

$15 GDC/BC Student Members

$35 Non-Members

 

 

7:00pm — 9:30pm

AGENCY SHOWCASES

Vancouver design studios Powershifter, Dossier Creative, and UBC will showcase their studio and work and will be available for Q&A.

JIM RIMMER SCHOLARSHIP

The Jim Rimmer Community Scholarship for Design Award is presented annually by Hemlock Printers in cooperation with GDC/BC to students whose design work supports a community program, non-profit, social, or environmental cause.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Pandemic Portfolios: Entering the industry during a global pandemic.

A panel discussion including opportunities for Q&A with industry professionals who will share their personal experiences and their thoughts on entering the industry during these challenging times.

Panelists:

Shinead D'Souza — Art Director, Clio

Zia Somjee — Co-founder/Designer, We are Zak

Jen Yamasaki — Saki Creative, Chief Creative Officer

Moderator:

Marga Lopez, CGD — M/L Design

FREE GDC Student Members

$15 Non-Members

 

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