Saturday, October 29, 2011

Jacqui Lee

s seen this week on Design*Sponge, recent ACAD grad Jacqui Lee has completed a festive series of cards for Hello! Lucky.
Jacqui's website: Jacqui's blog:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Zahra Al-Harazi

ahra Al-Harazi is founder, creative director and two-thirds owner of Foundry Communications in Calgary. She grew up in Yemen, married at 17, and has raised four children. She is one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40 (2009) and was named a finalist for Canadian Woman of the Year by Chatelaine (2011). The Globe and Mail has published an article/interview recounting the ACAD grad's experiences starting out in Canada. There is also a profile article about Zahra in the current Alberta Venture Magazine. Visit her company's website:

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Byron Eggenschwiler

yron's been a busy illustrator of late for clients such as The New York Times and the National Post, but he has taken the time to post some great new work. This ninja illustration is one of my personal favorite illustrations of the year. What could be better than being hired to draw a ninja - maybe having such a great concept too! Visit his site here: Also if you are walking through the main mall at ACAD try to pick out his student work in the current ACAD Illustration and Character Design Exhibition.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Lauren Tamaki

auren has designed and illustrated the promotional material for Theatre Junction's 2011/2012 season. This is her second year working with Theatre Junction, she designed last year's as well - while still a student at ACAD. I had trouble selecting which pages to showcase, they are all so good. You can see all the pages at her website HERE

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Nic Wassill & Ryan Von Hagen

CAD students, alumni and faculty came together to create the College's first Admissions Recruitment Video as part of a new project commissioned by the departments of Student Experience + Admissions, and Communications. The result: a remarkable animated view into the life and work of ACAD students covering all aspects of student life - from snowboarding to sketchbooks! Directed by ACAD VCD grad Nic Wassill and MADT student Ryan Von Hagen. Produced by Kevin Kurytnik.

Creative Thinking Begins at ACAD - 2011 from ACAD on Vimeo.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Kim Biggs

im Biggs is the creative force behind her namesake company Biggs & Co. An alumni of ACAD the website for her company describes itself as follows: Biggs & Co. is a multidisciplinary creative agency with expertise in Brand Identity, Packaging Design, Art Direction and Advertising. Our mission is simple. Deliver exceptional creative with particular attention paid to quality and detail. We blend imaginative thinking with strong marketing principals that can launch a new brand or evolve and refresh an existing one. Unique to the Biggs & Co. creative process is our extensive experience with celebrity talent and world-class photographers. With offices in New York and Los Angeles, we are able to assemble and direct a first rate creative team, which underscores our commitment to client service. Visit the website here:

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Josiah Bilagot

osiah is an art director at Grip Limited, a marketing and advertising agency from Toronto. He graduated only a short time ago, 2010 to be specific, from the design department at ACAD. Visit Grip's website BIGORANGESLIDE.COM to see more and to visit a really great marketing industry blog.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

elf proclaimed creative ambassadors Michael Mateyko and Hans Thiessen offer certified fresh ideas on tap. Visit their blog/website to get your fill!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Strut Creative

dvertising agency Strut Creative was featured in the Calgary Herald discussing the benefits of having an in-house web team. Strut Creative partner's Aaron Salus and Russ Bugera both attended ACAD's design department. Check out the article HERE.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Lincoln Agnew

icture Book illustrator Lincoln Agnew has two degree's from ACAD, one in Photography and another in Design. He also has two books (not including several in development). Both books follow the adventures of Harry and Horsie and feature a unique retro comic book style that combines old fashioned comic books with a graphic design/screen printing aesthetic related to Lincoln's experience in t-shirt and poster design.

Praise for HARRY AND HORSIE: "Young boys and space adventurers will adore this captivating, exuberant, and contagious tale." — KIRKUS REVIEWS (STARRED REVIEW) Praise for HARRY AND HORSIE: "With dashing visuals that capture Harry's deep-space adventure with verve to spare, and a comforting resolution, this has potential to be a bedtime favorite." — ALA BOOKLIST Praise for HARRY AND HORSIE: "A delightful story with even more delightful illustrations. Agnew's art is wonderfully retro-modern - like what the future looked like in, say, comic books of the '50s" — NEW YORK POST Agnew's high-energy, retro look makes a dashing complement to Van Camp's hyperpowered flight of fancy. — BOOKLIST

 Visit the Harry and Horsie website here:

 A trailor made by Lincoln to promote the latest book Cookiebot!