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The world of design is a very strange one. We see the world through a unique prism, noticing the space between letters, the specific RGB value of a sunset and judging books solely on their covers. We also have heroes and idols that none of our friends have heard of. One such hero of mine is Peter Mendelsund. Last year I attended my first “DesignThinkers” conference held in Toronto by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers. One speaker that I was able to attend, really caught hold of something in my mind and I’ve carried a lot of what he said with me. Peter...

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Blog, Design, Opinion, Process -

So I have a job! I started working in a student bursary position at the College I study at. I work in the marketing department as a Graphic Design assistant. It has been an education, no that isn't the right word. Education is when a young hunter learns to use a spear what I have been doing is learning how to hone that spear into a weapon. I think I can distill everything I have learned into one single lesson. "Commit." I've found myself not knowing exactly how to do many things in my job so far, but I convince...

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Design, GRAP201, Process, RGD, RGD Student Committee, St. Lawrence College -

Standing at the edge of my second year of Graphic Design school at St. Lawrence College one aspect has continually surprised and thrilled me; the people I meet and work with. Early last term I decided to become a member of the RGD Student Committee. I wanted to begin becoming a part of the larger world of Design and I saw RGD as a gateway to that. These meetings and projects connected me to wonderful students in other programs across the province and I feel part of a much larger community now. One of the best parts of RGD is...

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Accessibility, Design, GRAP201, Process, St. Lawrence College -

"Accessibility means to me, equal opportunities for any individual within our society to have access to whatever it is that the average person would have access to." Michael Whiteman, Associate Director of Accessibility and Counselling, Health Centre for St. Lawrence College had that to say when I asked him the question "What does accessibility mean to you?" I believe accessibility encompasses one of the grandest aims of design to be tackled yet: designing a product or experience that can be used by an audience regardless of any particular boundary that might prevent a user from using or enjoying what is...

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