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The Intermission: Grad Show


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Industry Reception


Doors Open



The Liberty Grand

25 British Columbia Rd, Toronto

The Intermission is the 2016 York/Sheridan Program in Design’s annual showcase of the best work produced by its graduating class. It is a night for the industry to connect with emerging designers and explore their works, and for students to celebrate their past four years of hard work with you!

Getting to the Show

Getting to the Show

29 Dufferin → Saskatchewan Rd
504 King → Dufferin St
509 Harbourfront → Manitoba Dr
Lakeshore West → Exhibition
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the show free?

Yes, absolutely. However, we do help fund the event through sponsorships. If you’re interested in supporting this or future years, get in touch.

What can I expect to see and do at the show?

The show is an opportunity to browse the work and meet in-person with grads from one of Canada’s top design programs.

Will there be drinks?

Yes, we’ll have a cash bar available throughout the night.

What is the 'Industry Reception' portion of the show?

We dedicate a part of the night exclusively to people working in the design and creative industries. All students will be there to answer any questions about their work and experience. No ticket or registration is required.

I'll be at FITC on April 19th. Can I still come?

Definitely! The FITC schedule ends at 6pm on April 19th. We’re open until 11pm, so there’s lots of time if you’d like to swing by in the evening.

Where can I park my car?

There is a parking area located beside the Liberty Grand that will be available.

Come Meet the Cast!

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Elixr Apothecary

Headaches can come at the most unlikely times and when possible, should be dealt with as quickly as possible. This can be difficult when out and about as it isn’t easy to carry all the needed tools to help relieve the pain of a headache. In these situations the person suffering from a headache ends up having to go out of their way to find the necessary relief and this can take precious time out of their busy schedules.

With people’s busy schedules, a kit that would include all the necessary items for quick and effective relief will allow people to stay on track with their schedules and deal with the headaches in a quick and efficient manner.


To begin this project I began researching headaches, their causes and the most effective way of treating them. From the research, I chose the best methods of relief and began creating ways to use these products within the kit and different ways of storing them. Secondly, colour played an important role in this project as colour has a direct effect on headaches and their intensities. Research on colours and their effects on the eyes helped in creating a package that would cause minimal discomfort for the users eyes during a headache.


Challenges that were presented during the construction of this kit were size and materials. With several pieces to the kit it was a challenge to keep size to a minimum. Size is important in this kit as it is meant to be carried item that doesn’t take up much space. Material wise, it had to be durable and be able to handle heat as hot water would be added to the container during use.

Testing was used to work through different possibilities in overcoming these challenges and in the end the challenges were overcome and proper materials and methods of packing were found to create the desired end product. A glass container ended up working best for the main form and a cork wrap was applied for heat protection and grip. After several trial and error attempts at packing the products into the container, the needed size and packing arrangement was found and worked with to create the end product.


Elixr Apothecary, the name of the end product, is a glass container holding ibuprofen, peppermint oil, a heat pack and three packets of black tea. These products provide excellent headache relief when used individually or together. The container, when drinking tea, can be emptied and filled with hot water so no outside cups are needed.

To keep the users hand from being burned if using the container for tea, a protective cork wrap was used on the jar that can be removed when being washed then re attached. Cork acts as a good insulator for the glass container and melds well with the shape of the container. The cork also sticks so the sleeve does not slide off while being used. The colours chosen for the package are light purples that are calming to the eye and promote relaxation that will not further aggravate a headache.

Elixr Apothecary provides anon-the-go method of headache relief for people so that they can quickly and effectively get back to their daily tasks.