It always disappoints me when art and design is separated from science, technology and business. These things can be a lot more connected than you realize, and it is possible to combine many interests and areas of study in with your art or design studio practice. Artists and designers are creative thinkers and problem solvers, and this is an extremely valuable skill set in many areas outside of the creative sector. Many of our students work as entrepreneurs solving real world problems, this can range from Industrial Designers designing objects for the healthcare sector to medical illustration, as a few examples.
OCAD U Faculty member Francis Lebouthillier is a perfect example – learn more about his sculpture work that is saving lives as he works alongside doctors and scientists.