BC

Launch Conference 2019

GDC BC’s annual career development conference for design students, graduates, educators, and employers.

LAUNCH! CONFERENCE 2019 

Launch! is a two-day GDC/BC initiative aiming to help new and budding designers launch toward a successful design career. 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 a local print shop, followed by an evening networking social, education fair, projects review and workshops.

 

STUDIO TOURS

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm (We all meet at 12:30pm - location TBA) After the first visit, transportation will be provided to continue with the tour. Final stop is at Dublhin Gate.

Studio tours: (We'll meet at 1280 Homer Street, Vancouver at 12:30pm)

GLENMORE PRINTING

ENGINE DIGITAL

FLUEVOG SHOES

SUBPLOT DESIGN

 

$25 GDC (student) Members

$45 Non-Members

 

NETWORK SOCIAL

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Dubh Linn Gate. 1601 Main Street. Vancouver, BC.

FREE (All designers are welcome) 

*Free and open to all designers and anyone in the creative industry. We are looking forward meeting you! (food and beverages to be paid by each attendee)

 


 

DESIGN EDUCATION FAIR

Interested in pursuing a creative career? Want to learn about design programs in BC? Twelve design schools in Greater Vancouver will be at hand to provide information required to pursue an education -and ultimately a creative career.

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 - 10am to 1pm 

Location: Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Schools include:

  • BCIT

  • Brainstation

  • Capilano University

  • Emily Carr University

  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University

  • Langara College

  • La Salle College

  • Red Academy

  • VanArts

  • Vancouver Community College

  • Vancouver Film School

  • Vancouver Island University

  • University of Fraser Valley

Open to Public: FREE

*Register for a chance to win a one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud!

 

PROJECTS + POTFOLIO REVIEWS

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm  (Please arrive by at 9am. Wilson School of Design) 

The GDC/BC Launch! project (and/or portfolio) review is open to students currently enrolled in a design program, recent graduates aspiring to enter into a career in communication design and to designers in the early years of their careers. You will get the opportunity to show your work (portfolio or work in progress) to several industry professionals to obtain insightful and constructive advice about your work. This is a great opportunity to practice 'real-world' interview skills and receive honest feedback 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

$35 Non-Members

 

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm (Registration opens at 1:00pm - Wilson School of Design)

Panel Discussion 

Pursuing a Creative Education? A world of possibilities.

A world of possibilities. A panel of designers in several disciplines will share their career path and will be available to answer questions and talk about how their creative education put them in the path of success in different disciplines. 

Susan Major (Public), Zia Somjee (ZAK), Mike Priebe (PNI Digital Media)

Moderator: Troy McNamara (Creative Others)

Workshop 

How to write a killer case study

Mike Cober

 

$15 GDC (student) Members

$25 Non-Members


 

LOCATION:

KPU - Wilson School of Design (map)

8771 Lansdowne Road
Richmond, B.C. V6X 3X7

 

SCHEDULE

Friday, Oct 18, 2019

Studio Tours:

12:30 - 1:00 Registration 
1:00 - 5:15 Studio Tours
6:00 - 9:00 Network Social
 

Saturday Oct 19, 2019

Design Education Fair
10:00 - 1:00 Open to Public - Open to the Public

Projects Review:
9:00 - 9:20 Registration 
9:30 - 12:30 Projects Review

Creative Workshops:
1:30 - 1:50 Registration 
2:00 - 3:15 Panel Discussion
3:15 - 3:25 Coffee break
3:30 - 4:45 Workshop 2
4:45 - 5:00 Mingle 

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