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GDC/BC 2016 Launch Conference
Fri, 14 Oct 2016, 12:30 PM – Sat, 15 Oct 2016, 5:00 PM PDT
A 2-Day event helping you launch your way towards a successful design career. Launch! is a GDC/BC initiate aiming at supporting designers' careers. This event provides an unparalleled opportunity for attendees to learn new skills, connect with peers, receive guidance navigating their career path and inspire creative thinking.
The two day event includes a tour of three design studios plus a tour of MET Fine Printers, followed by an eventing networking social, portfolio review and 2 interactive workshops.
Friday, Oct 14, 2016 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm
$25 GDC (student) Members
Meet at VCC Downtown @ the Dunsmuir and Hamilton entrance.
12:15 Registration opens
12:40 Walk to the studios.
Studio tours include visits to:
• ReThink Advertising an independent creative agency based out of Vancouver, Toronto & Montreal.
• Subplot Design Inc a leading brand design firm with international experience in creating category-defining corporate and consumer brands..
• The new Microsoft Excellence Centre, a state of the art facility for innovation, training and software development.
• Vancouver-based MET Fine Printers, the leader in environmentally friendly offset printing, serving North America. We will be taking a bus from Microsoft to MET.
Friday, Oct 14, 2016 - 5:30pm at Dubh Linn Gate (1601 Main St. Vancouver)
FREE (All designers are welcomed)
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
The GDC/BC POGO Portfolio Review is open to recent graduates aspiring to enter into a career in communication design and to students currently enrolled in a design program. Several industry professionals will be in attendance to provide insightful and constructive advice to attendees about their current portfolio. This is a great opportunity to practice 'real-world' interview skills and receive honest feedback from industry professionals in a non-competitive environment. This is also a great opportunity to network with the who's who in the Vancouver design community.
$15 GDC (student) Members
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
VCC Downtown. 4th floor
1:30 Registration opens
$15 GDC (student) Members
The Muse and the Manager with Johnathon Vaughn Strebly
CGD and President of the Graphic Designers of Canada / Founder and Director of The Notice Group
Inside Packaging Design with Creative Director Richard Hatter, Hired Guns Creative
To find out more, and to register, visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/gdcbc-2016-launch-conference-tickets-28347888297
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Friday, Oct 14, 2016
12:30 - 1:00 Registration
1:00 - 4:30 Studio Tours
4:30 - 5:15 Tour of MET Fine Printers
5:30 Network Social
Saturday Oct 15, 2016
9:00 - 9:30 Registration
9:30 - 12:30 Portfolio Review
1:30 - 2:00 Registration
2:00 - 3:00 Workshop 1
3:00 - 3:15 Coffee break
3:15 - 4:15 Workshop 2
4::15 - 4:30 Mingle