Kaleidoscope show transitions students into professional designers

Sarah Minor won best advertising and second best in show for her thesis project What’s #Your Call? Photo: Rachel Levitt/The Dialog

The School of Design’s year end show Kaleidoscope was not just a display of assignments, but a demonstration of hard work and creativity.

There was so much variety and creativity that made the works distinct from one another, showcasing the originality of George Brown design students.

Some aspects of the exhibit included drawings, a selection of video shorts and a wall of advertising samples from graphic design students.

There was a room for game design which featured a variety of student-created games. There was an array of video games that could be played on televisions provided, as well as some that could be played on iPads or even projected onto the walls. Needless to say the area was always cramped with people eager to play with their creations.

The main attraction of Kaleidoscope was the Design Thesis projects done by the graduating students of the graphic design program.

“in the fall we have to put forth a proposal with research basically just outlining our idea,” explained student Carrie Lula-Faulkner. “So there basically just has to be a way that you can display your idea whether it’s through a guidebook or a mobile app or a website. So you just have to have deliverables and brand applications for your project.”

Sarah Minor won best advertising and second best in show for her thesis project What’s #Your Call?

“it addresses rape culture within athletic culture. It addresses that young people don’t understand what consent means and it’s through an interactive means so you answer questions that are presented on the screen,” said Minor. “It’s a means that they’re used to, it’s a global interactive. So, it’s inherently more respectful than just a poster on the wall. They’re not going to listen to a poster on the wall, they’re going to tune that out because they see that as traditional advertising.”

To learn more about her project, check out whatsyourcall.ca

Graduating student Edgard Cuallo who won the Dean’s Award of Excellence for graphic design said, “(Kaleidoscope) represents to me the transition between being a student and moving into the real world. The pieces moving around like you are in the school and you’re forming this shape, but then suddenly you realize that you have to do the next turn and make the next shape in the kaleidoscope. And the next shape is being a professional.”

List of Awards

Emily Gallant: Best Overall Year One Game Developer

Crystal Fernandez: Best Overall Year Two Game Developer

Erika Fantinic: Best Overall Year Three Game Developer

Emily Gallant: Best Asset Developer

Cheuk Chun Yau: Best Modeller

Eric Frech: Best Animator

Suhela Kapoor: Advanced Digital Design Award

David Proctor: Game Design Award

Christopher Stevens: Best Game Design Thesis Pitch

Danying Gao: Design Management Award

Alejandro Cortes Lefranc: Design Management Award

Takako Tanikawa: Design Thesis Award – Best Corporate Communications

Sarah Macalisang: Design Thesis Award – Honourable Mention

Joshua Brinksman: Design Thesis Award – Honourable Mention

Takako Tanikawa: Design Thesis Award – Best in Show Third Place

Sarah Minor: Design Thesis Award – Best in Show Second Place

Stephanie Tan: Design Thesis Award – Best in Show First Place

Sarah Minor: Design Thesis Award – Best Advertising

Na Kyung Oh: Design Thesis Award – Best Digital

Letitia Calver: Design Thesis Award – Best Branding Application

Dario Ljutic: Design Thesis Award – Best Typography

Stephanie Tan: Design Thesis Award – Best Packaging

Korneliusz Izbinski: Design Thesis Award – Best Editorial

Georges Sarkis: Design Thesis Award – Honourable Mention

Wei Lin Zhong: Design Thesis Award – Honourable Mention

Shea Michael: 1st year Portfolio Scholarship

Jonathan Aguilar Lozano: Albina Skibicka Bursary for Excellence in Magazine Page Layout

Magen Mccallum: George and Dorothy Dilworth Graphic Arts Scholarship

Paula Lafleur: Francis Mak Memorial Award for Most Helpful Peer Tutor

Niusha Derakhshan: Francis Mak Memorial Award for Most Helpful Peer Tutor

Joshua Brinksman: StudioLab Award

Anselmo De Oliveira Lourenco: Award for Innovation in Graphic Design

Tyler Madill: Cundari Scholarship

Ian Gough: Umbra Award of Excellence

Sara Gonzalez: CSL Silicones Inc. Label Design Bursary

Devon Millard: CSL Silicones Inc. Label Design Bursary

Aaron Mou: Chair’s Design Competition: Experimental Type Award – 1st Place

Brittany Cowie: Chair’s Design Competition: Experimental Type Award – 2nd Place

Stefania Lanfanti: Chair’s Design Competition: Experimental Type Award – 3rd Place

Angelo Roldan: Chair’s Design Competition: David Suzuki Foundation, Homegrown National Park Campaign – First Place

Ian Sullivan Cant: Chair’s Design Competition: David Suzuki Foundation, Homegrown National Park Campaign – Second Place

Scott Kobewka: Chair’s Design Competition: David Suzuki Foundation, Homegrown National Park Campaign – Second Place

Kristine Buerano: Chair’s Design Competition: David Suzuki Foundation, Homegrown National Park Campaign – Third Place

Xiaojie Jiang: Chair’s Design Competition: David Suzuki Foundation, Homegrown National Park Campaign – Third Place

William Alibaba: Chair’s Design Competition: David Suzuki Foundation, Homegrown National Park Campaign – Honourable Mention

IuliiaKostiuk: Dean’s Award of Excellence – Digital Design

Edgard Cuallo: Dean’s Award of Excellence – Graphic Design

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Kaleidoscope show transitions students into professional designers