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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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Information Design
Mental Health Awareness Package

Project Purpose

The idea for this project was to create an informational package about mental health awareness targeted towards young people, especially those in university. Mental health is an extremely important component to living a well balanced and healthy life. Despite this it is often neglected, from lack of understanding, education and the age old stigma that continues to plague it.

Although anyone at any age can have a mental health issue, the most vulnerable demographic is young people aged15-24.

As this encompasses the age most people attend university, handling issues of mental health and mental illness are becoming growing priorities at Canadian universities. The goal of this project is to educate people about mental illness as well as showing them daily ways to be mentally healthy.

The Brochure

The inside of this brochure is made up of 8 panels,(top image) each discussing a different topic, from general information to a focus on anxiety or the issue of stigma. These portions are meant to educate people about the truths of mental health and mental illness to reduce misconceptions that cause stigma. The outside of the brochure is a poster that focuses on stress and ways to manage it in order to take care of yourself and be mentally healthy.

In creating the brochure I wanted to use bright colours and clean forms to develop visuals that would make an impact while engaging with the reader. I wanted it to be clean and organized without appearing medical and to embody calmness without seeming to tip toe around the issues at hand.

DPS Application

As a complement to the printed brochure I also created a DPS version of this project so that the information could be made available in more than one medium. Creating the DPS version allowed me to add more details and additional information to the piece, such as active links to web pages referenced in the text. My biggest concern in creating this component was making it intuitive and easy for the user to interact with.

Check out a video of the application in action!

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The Social Campaign

The idea for this portion was to establish and develop an integrated and unified media campaign that continues with the same goals as the print and digital brochure — providing awareness, preventative strategies for handling stress in a healthy way and support for those going through mental health struggles. The campaign consists of a website, social media components, (facebook and twitter), and physical promotional material.

See the campaign website and related links here: