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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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Package Design

The goal was tore-designa product or brand in a sustainable manner. We decided to work on improving the standard shoebox by reducing the amount of material required for production. Thinking aboutin-depthsolutions, we decided to create a sustainable, reusable shoe care kit for breast cancer support, fundraising and awareness.

Research and Strategy

During the research we discovered that breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis in Canadian women with 1 in 4 women diagnosed. Deaths have decreased 44% since 1986 (Statistics provided by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation). Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and CIBC team up for the annual Run for the Cure to raise breast cancer awareness and reduce the stigma behind it. I wanted to create a product specifically for the run. These shoe care kits are perfect for ‘on the go’ preparation for marathons and walks and will attract new supporters to get involved. All proceeds and donations from the shoe care kit will be given to The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The sooner we find a cure, the less people will be affected with the disease.

Thinking Outside the Box

How can we make a shoebox that doesn’t look like a box? I didn’t want to create just another rectangular box and slap on a nice label. I did a bit more research into the structure of shoes and typical shoe accessories. I also wanted to incorporate instructions on how to take care of your shoes so I decided to create a shoe kit rather than just an enhanced shoebox.

After creating a few more sketches of how I wanted the kit to be laid out the next step was researching materials. Finding the right material was tough because I wanted to find something that fit the theme of the care kit. The material needed to be inexpensive, flexible, and sustainable. I tested out different materials such as cardboard, different paper stocks, PVC and finally canvas. Canvas fit all of the criteria and best of all I was able to use heat transfer paper to transfer on my design onto the canvas.

Final Stretch

Instead of improving the standard shoebox I created a new product based on the idea of a shoebox. On the Run is a sustainable, reusable; portable, compact, lightweight shoe care kit mainly used for Breast Cancer walks and runs. On the Run is a universal package that can also be used for other fundraising events. The kit includes a pair of shoes with variant colour options and shoe sizes ranging from6-12, a shoehorn, a pair of socks, extra shoelaces, and insoles. There are care instructions included to ensure longevity in wear.

During the design process I learned that there is always room for improvement and you can always expand on ideas along the way. I made many multiple changes to the product but the idea never changed. There was a lot of trial and error but in the end I finally produced something completely new from the original prototype.