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‘Inspired By’ talk for the Advertising and Design Club of Canada.

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Shot by Rick Etkin

It’s been almost a month since I did the talk for the Advertising and Design Club of Canada, where I was invited to talk about my creative journey as an advertising art director for almost 2 decades. It was truly an honour to be invited to speak among all my peers in the advertising and design community in Vancouver at the Anza Club. It’s a beautiful full circle kind of story since it was the ADCC that inspired me to pursue a career in advertising and it felt like it was my turn to help inspire the next generation for all the young creatives that attended the show.

Here a few screen grabs from the video (thanks Aiken! for shooting the entire talk on my Google Pixel) that feature the slides of the people who have had a real positive impact on my professional life.

My good friend and mentor, Glen Hunt.
My good friend, Alex Beim, Founder of Tangible Interaction
My good friend, Mike Nowland, Co-founder of Company Policy.
My good friend Adam Richards, Award winning D.P. based in LA.

Thank you to everyone that came and watched me ramble. It was so great to see so many familiar faces and meeting new people.

Here a few IG story screen caps, click ‘Read More‘ below.

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Inspired By. A night of creativity hosted by The Advertising & Design Club of Canada. June 6th.

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June 6th 2019 | The Anza Club, Vancouver, 6-9pm.

I’m really honoured to be invited to be a featured speaker at this event called ‘Inspired By’ hosted and organized by The Advertising & Design Club of Canada. This club has inspired me since the very early days of art school at OCAD. I still remember vividly how I used to volunteer at the club by handing out the beautifully designed annuals and swag bags to all the attendees during the awards ceremony hosted at the Royal Museum of Ontario. I would try to identify all the advertising superstars that walked through the doors to make sure I got a chance to introduce myself and maybe even get a business card or two.

This was over 2 decades ago and the club has never stopped inspiring me since that day so I’m incredibly flattered and honoured to have been invited to speak at this event called ‘Inspired By‘ where I’ll be talking about why I do what I do and all the inspiration behind it all.

The Vancouver advertising scene has been fairly fragmented and devoid of any sense of community since the passing of the Lotus Awards so I’m really happy to see an event like this is happening.

Hope to see you all there! Grab your tickets here via Eventbrite.

ADCC Silver and Merit Winner: Design, Graphic Design Miscellaneous

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Super stoked and proud to be part of this worthwhile anti-bullying cause by Telus. Today we just found out we got a Silver and Merit design award for this year’s Advertising and Design Club of Canada award show this week. Big thanks to the team at The & Partnership for bringing me on board for this project.

Full credit list

Agency The&Partnership
Client TELUS
Category Design Sub-Category Graphic Design Miscellaneous Year 2018
Award SILVER + MERIT
Executive Creative Director Ron Smrczek
Creative Director Noreel Asuro
Design Director Kammy Ahuja
Art Director Jamie Brand
Illustrator Carson Ting
Account Director Ashleigh McEwan, Lindsay Di Tolla

ADCC Silver. Last piece of recognition to cap off 2017.

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It’s been a very rewarding year especially with our very first win at the Advertising and Design Club of Canada for our studio. Again, big thanks to our friends at Tool of North America, we couldn’t have picked up so much hardware for our Webby’s 20th annual video animation. And in keeping with our tradition for the past couple of years, we’re working on our year-end video to summarize all the work we’ve done in 2017. With bigger plans in the new year, we hope 2018 will be even better.

2017 ADCC Silver Award winner. Film & Animation category for the Webbys.

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Super happy to find out we won SILVER at the Advertising & Design Club of Canada show earlier this week! We got in for the Film & Animation category for our Webby Awards animation video that we collaborated with Tool of North America – Wished we were at the show in Toronto earlier this week.