Introduction: Fan Zhang(Phoebe)

April 11, 2011

I came from China and have been live in Canada for about 2 years. In my hometown, there just happened catastrophic earthquake two years ago. And now my some of friends and their parents still wait for moving in the new apartments which are assigned by government.

In ten years, I may already going back to China or become a graphic designer in certain field. Based on my character is not quite stable right now, so it is hard to imagine I will take job more incorporate with people or tend to do more self-work. I am a quite person so far, so I want to push me a little bit to more involve in social activities.

In China I learned fundamental skills of Photoshop, and more recently I just grasp how to use it smoothly.

Introduction: Sandra Frankel

February 11, 2011

Hi All,

My name is Sandra Frankel, by now everyone should know that I am the spontaneous, at times loud, and small girl in your Experience Design class. I love to travel I have been to a few countries since I was young. I was given birth to in the coldest of winters in the year of 1991, this all took place in my hometown where I was born and brought up, in Stockholm, Sweden. Ever since I have known that I am the youngest in my first family I not only like, but love to have my voice heard therefore expressing my opinion(s) comes naturally to me. As the youngest, I’m not always taken as the serious and motivated woman that I am becoming. And as a Designer of any type, your voice has to be heard.

At this time in my life I am currently pursuing my major in Graphic Design. It all began when I decided to check out a workshop in the year 2007 called Experience Design. One of the hosts was a current Graphic Design Manager at Citytv; she showed us some of her employees’ creative works. At that workshop I got a chance to have a one on one Q&A with her and from there my inspiration blossomed, and my doubts of other career paths were over.

In 10 years I see myself traveling the world getting inspiration from many different countries, their cultures, their history and so on. One day I would like to work for a Graphic Design company such as, Citytv or any company that allows creativity to be acknowledged and explored. And from the experience I receive I would love to become a freelance Graphic Designer, traveling the world and hopefully making an impact, that may make a difference in the world. I set high goals for myself to show that anything is possible. And as I always say: “If they can do it, so can I”

Graphic Design has become my focus of interest, and in the past couple of years I have studied Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign. As well as photography, it has become one of my favourite types of mediums, because I can capture a moment that is occurring, and if I’m not satisfied I am able to upload pictures and edit on Photoshop. I also take into account drawing, painting, and exploring any surfaces and materials to create interesting productions. I also know how to use Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and a little bit of Excel. I would really like to learn how to use Adobe Flash, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Dreamweaver and to learn how to make websites.

I hope that gave you an interesting tidbit of myself, and I hope to get to know you all for the next couple of months 🙂


January 27, 2011


My name is Samantha Staddon, pursuing Graphic Design as my major.

In 10 years I’m not too sure where I see myself. Possibly working with a company, using the skills and lessons I will take with me from OCAD. Or, if I am forunate enough, I will be halfway through my world-wide travel, witnessing the wonders the earth has to share.

Since I enjoy graphic design, I have knowledge in using photoshop applications and programs, multi-media programs such as Movie Maker, and a generl knowledge of three-dimmensional software. I also have some skills in photography and illustration (mostly drawing in photoshop).

Thank you for taking the time to read. I hope we all get along.

Introduction: Brian Pierce

January 21, 2011

Hey everyone, I’m Brian and I’m in Graphic Design.

In 10 years, I hope to either be touring the world with my band SEIZE THE DAY or be a freelance designer/photographer designing album covers, packaging, posters and websites for bands. There’s always the possibility that I could do both too though!

As far as software goes, I have a lot of experience working with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign CS2 and CS3. I’m still getting used to CS5 and I look forward to learning other programs like Flash and Dreamweaver. I also use GarageBand quite a bit and of course, Microsoft Word and Powerpoint.

Introduction: Carrie Harden

January 21, 2011

Carrie-Anne Marie Harden (preferably just Carrie but whatever floats your boat)

Graphic Design is my choice of major, though I’m still uncertain I’ve learned exactly what Graphic Design is. Two years ago, I knew I wanted to go to school, and I knew I loved learning about and creating art. I didn’t want to limit myself to only the art side, so I decided to go into something with a broader horizon that I thought pretty much combined both the art and design programs.

In 10 years, I could not possibly tell you where I will be. I’ve always been the type to make impulsive decisions and go with the flow, so only time will tell where my feet take me. I don’t like to limit myself to much, because there are a lot of things I can picture myself doing, but I’d like to say that 10 years from now I will have landed a decent paying job (maybe with a magazine company, design firm, or even working freelance), and hopefully I will have saved oodles of cash to explore the world and move out of my parents house!

The only software programs I’ve really used are Photoshop and Lightroom. I’ve got the basics down for photoshop and have spent much more time with lightroom, but other than that.. my computer skills aren’t really all that advanced.


Introduction: Mhairi Robertson

January 21, 2011

Hi I’m Mhairi (MAH – REE)!

I’m in graphic design.

Not really sure where I’ll be in ten years, somewhere fun I hope. Ideally I’d like to be working in packaging or branding but I haven’t decided on anything yet! Freelance would be fun but I think I’d prefer to work in a firm where I can work with a team.

My adobe skills… Well, last semester I learned how to put a drop shadow effect on photoshop (very exciting).  I think that says a lot. I’m okay with indesign but I’m looking forward to learning more in this course!

Introduction: Sharon Leung

January 21, 2011

Name: Sharon Leung

Major: Graphic Design

To be honest I’m not really sure where I can see myself in 10 years. Probably working as a freelance designer for people with no taste, pulling all-nighters like I’m still in school and living off meals of kimchi and rice.

My interest in graphic design first began when I was yearbook editor in high school, and after two years of wrong, but necessary, choices, here I am. Somewhere before all of that though, I wanted to be all sorts of things like a fashion/costume designer, a pastry chef and a children’s book illustrator. (I still sort of secretly do.) I guess realistically I’m hoping for a more varied work experience from studying graphic design, instead of becoming a logo-making machine.

I’m quite comfortable with using technology, though most of my knowledge is self-taught. I have experience with design programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign. I think I’m a pretty quick learner when it comes to learning new programs.

Introduction: Judy (sohyun) Chun

January 21, 2011

Hello : )

My name is Judy and my major is graphic design. I’m not completely sure of what I want to do towards the future, but hopefully in ten years I will be employed either in a design firm or a company, and climb my way up towards being a art or creative director from there. I want to be able to do something that I will really enjoy, but my main goal is to make enough money and travel all around the world!

I would say my comfort level with technology is pretty good, I know the basics and I’m familiar with most of the adobe software programs.

Introduction: Andrew Walker

January 21, 2011

Top o’ th’ Mornin’ to Ye

I’m Andrew Michel Walker. All parts of my name consist of six letters and the second to last letter in each of them is “e.” Isn’t that exciting!? (Well, technically my middle name is Michael but I choose to spell it the French way because shut up.) Please call me Andrew, and not Andy or Drew or something. Though I don’t mind being called Your Excellency.


I’m in the Illustration program, and I’m liking it so far. I graduated from Etobicoke School of the Arts in 2009, and after my victory lap I promptly arrived here. I have an avid interest in movie music, and vintage video gaming. You may come to realize during our time together that I’m also a tremendous science geek. My graduating class voted me most likely to “become an eccentric self made millionaire and live in a mansion made of glass beakers and test-tubes.” I don’t think they were far off the mark.

In ten years I will be 30 years old. Firstly I hope to still be alive. I also hope by then that I will have already published at least one successful graphic novel telling my own original story, the first of many. I will live in a gorgeous seaside cottage and have romantic candlelit dinners with my own reflection.

I’m more comfortable with technology than most people. By which I mean I’m more comfortable with technology than I’m comfortable with most people.

So here’s to the future good times here in GDES 1B26 – 19!


Introduction: Hilda Hiu-Ying Lam

January 20, 2011

Name: Hilda (Hiu-Ying) Lam

Major: Graphic Design

Hi, my name is Hilda.I m from Hong Kong and I have been in Canada since grade 8. I was hoping to become an artist when I was little. And now, I think my dream kind of come true because I know what I am going to be in the future, which is being a professional graphic designer. I have been using Photoshop and Illustrator since grade 10. You can say that I know all the basic tools of these two programs, and I am excited and ready to learn some more “cool” techniques in this course!

Introduction: Alexandra Weaver

January 20, 2011

Hello everyone. My name is Alexandra Michiko Weaver and I’m in Graphic Design. I’m not sure where I see myself in 10 years, but I hope it’s somewhere good! I like making both 2-D and 3-D artwork. As far as working with technology goes, I’m okay with it. I know how to do most of the basic things using Photoshop, Windows Movie Maker, and Microsoft Office applications, but I have no clue how to use Illustrator. Have a good school year, everyone!

Introduction: Tse Hung Hei (Jacky)

January 20, 2011

Name: Tse Hung Hei (Jacky)

Major: Graphic Design

Hi, my name is Tse Hung Hei, you can call me Jacky. I came to Canada 4 years ago for high school, throughout my high school education, I focused my energies in order to become a fashion designer. However, my first year at Ryerson University led me to consider graphic design as a more suitable career path. So I transferred to OCAD for Graphic Design this year. In ten years, my ultimate goal is to become a art director of graphic design in my home town, Hong Kong. Feel free to add me on facebook : Jacky Tse

Introduction: Cindy Lubinic

January 20, 2011

Name: Cindy Lubinic (Cindy Lubnič) [pronouced: SIN-dee LOO-bee-neech]

Major: Graphic Design

Technology Comfort Level: Intermediate

I could not possibly tell you what I’m going to be doing in ten years. However I do hope to eventually retire  in a quiet, possibly remote place of the world. For example: Bhutan. I also would like to have a well established career in freelance graphic design(if that even exists), as soon as I figure out what exactly graphic design is. I also would like to teach design and hopefully inspire and innovate the generation of designers after me. Finally, I would really like to eventually have my own exhibition of my work sometime in the future. But, then again not everything is set in stone. For all I know, I could graduate and realize that all I wanna do with my life is play guitar smoke cigarettes and eat Kraft Dinner.

introduction: Kenny Jia

January 20, 2011

hey, my real name is Yizhen Jia, but since most people in ocad have difficulties pronouncing it, so I go by Kenny.

My major is illustration. I chose to major in illustration because graphic design is really boring, fine art drives me crazy and 3d… I almost failed form & structure. I want to be a full time art teacher in the future and freelance in illustration part time because i heard that illustrators don’t make any money. I think it’s better to have a stable job so I can support myself.

I’m pretty comfortable with most Adobe softwares, but I don’t have a clue when it comes to stuff like imovie or auto cad. I’m also a lab monitor in school. I’ll be in room 665 on Friday from 8am to 1pm. please come and visit me because I’m going to be really bored.

Add me on facebook: Yizhan Kenny Ji

introduction: Cornelia Li

January 20, 2011

Name: Shi Tong Li (Cornelia)

Major: illustration

In ten years I want to be a freelance illustrator or a book illustrator. I enjoy drawing pictures for texts, for I feel like images are more emotionally evoking. I also want to do my own comic with in the ten years, as well as trying a variaty of other kinds of illustration.

Beacause I have been a traditional artist, I am not very familier with how digital art works. I know the fundementals, but more than that, I’m lost.

Introduction: Caroline Van

January 20, 2011

Name: Caroline Van [Care~rol~line]

Major: Illustration

Technology Comfort Level: Low

There is no set 10 year plan, but right now, the idea is to become a freelance illustrator. I want to keep my work options open,and kinda try a little bit of everything. I don’t want to limit myself to one field. This plan will probably change soon since my interests are becoming more fashion based. If 10 years from now, I was the artistic director for Comme des Garcon; that would be amazing.

Introduction: Anonymous

January 19, 2011

Exercise One: Blog Introduction

January 19, 2011

Your first task is to perform a number of administrative tasks that will help our section of Introduction to Experience Design run smoothly.

1) Log in to the blog. I have given all of you access and authorship permission on our course blog. Go to the blog, and log in with your usual OCAD username and password. We’ll go over the blog interface together in class as necessary.

2) Make a post to the blog. Include the following.

  • Your full and (if different) your preferred name.
  • Your OCAD discipline.
  • A photograph of you, that clearly shows your face. This is so that your colleagues and I can identify you.
  • A brief description of where you see yourself in 10 years. You may want to be a small-town architect, the next Karim Rashid, an art director in New York City, a freelance illustrator, or a textile artisan — or perhaps you don’t see yourself as a designer at all. Be honest, be bold, and be concise. Your answer to this question will help me tailor this course to your aspirations.
  • A brief description of your general level of comfort with technology, ranging from “I don’t have a clue” to “I’m an expert at the use of all software and hardware.” Be specific: name the software and hardware that you know, and how well you know it. Your answer to this question will help me tailor this course to your skills.

3) Curate your post. Presentation is always important in design. Publish the post, and see what it looks like. If you’re not happy with the spacing, the image quality, or the graphic composition of your post, revise it. Please visually curate all blog posts (and any other material) you make in the future.

Please title your post “Introduction: [your preferred name].” For example, my post would be called “Introduction: Jesse Colin Jackson.” Please check the box beside the “2.0 – Introductions” category provided. Please consistently follow these conventions for titles and categories in the future.

Exercise One is due at 15:30 on Friday, January 21.