Friday, February 26, 2010

Jessica Phillips

Jessica is a 3rd year VCD student at ACAD. Click on image to read.
Visit her blog to see more:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Kyle Metcalf

This is the first of an ongoing series of student sketchbooks. Kyle is a 3rd year VCD student at ACAD. Click on image to read.
Visit his blog to see more:

Monday, February 22, 2010

Lionel Cipriano

Lionel is a member of this years graduating class from the Visual Communications Design department at ACAD.

This is Lionel's bio from his website,

Lionel Cipriano's simple and minimal design aesthetic has taken him to his 4th year at the Alberta College of Art and Design and he’ll be graduating this spring of 2010 with a Bachelor of Design. His OCD-like attention to detail is heavily influenced by the clean simplicity of Swiss design and love for typography. When he's not pursuing his degree, he stays busy with freelance work on the side, conveying his passion for design as he believes that design is a tool which can enhance the quality of life and accessibility for everyone in our society--design shouldn’t just be pretty to look at, it should communicate a message and connect with its audience. Recently, he had the opportunity to work in New York City for the fashion publication, NYLON magazine.

This experience was a definite change from his humble beginnings in Calgary, as in New York he was placed in the middle of an overwhelmingly fast-paced environment where he was constantly busy working. Nonetheless, he enjoyed his experience in the Big Apple and recall his most memorable moment: sitting down with the creative director of GQ Magazine, legend Fred Woodward; having him review his portfolio, while listening to Jeff Buckley’s version of Hallelujah…was an amazing privilege. As he continues on his creative journey, he hopes to infuse New York’s eclectic design sensibilities with his current style.
Visit his website to see more of his work:

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Best of the 09 Ottawa International Film Festival

Touring program will be presented this Tuesday February 22, 2010 in the Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre at ACAD from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Free screening, adult content +18 only.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Brennan Kelly

Illustration grad Brennan Kelly now lives in Montreal, Quebec where he does amazing work.
Work that also happens to be amazingly strange - but in a good way!

Here is the link to his sketch blog:

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Sketchbook of Kipling West

Kipling is not an ACAD grad but her husband Tom Bagley is. Anyway she has a great sketchbook, very intense.
Check it out HERE

Her website can be found at:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Uppercase magazine finalist for magazine of the year!

ACAD grad and instructor Janine Vangool has posted that her 'Uppercase Magazine' is a finalist for magazine of the year from the Society of Publication Designers. Some of the other 16 magazine nominated include Esquire, GQ, New York Times Magazine, Real Simple, Time, and Wired. WOW!!!

Visit her site for more:

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Geoff McFetridge Lecture

Here is a lecture from ACAD's favorite design son. It includes Geoff discussing his background from his beginnings in Calgary and onward as well as his design philosophy.

Definitely do check it out, great talk for students!


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Kelly Sutherland

You may have seen these images around Calgary for last month's High Performance Rodeo at One Yellow Rabbit. They were created by ACAD illustration grad Kelly Sutherland in collaboration with another grad, Darcy Parke from Cattleprod Creative, as graphic designer.

These are some of the Kelly's wonderfully expressive and energetic sketches for the project.