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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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Computer Cookbook

Computer Cookbook is a personal project that I created to better understand the bits and pieces inside a computer. Since I have always enjoyed working with computers, I wanted to learn the details on how they work and what is needed on the inside. A cookbook consists of various ingredients that follow a recipe and are put together to create a yummy meal, my book is similar, except well, you can’t eat the computer. You enjoy it.

Gathering up parts and ideas

The first part of my project consisted of finding as many computer parts as I could, through friends, through discount stores, anything relevant that I found I added it to my collection. Eventually when I had enough to work with, I started researching. The research phase was the lengthiest and required a lot of editing, I condensed my research into a readable size that was easy to understand and still informative.

Throughout this process I learned so much about computers and found a lot of it to be interesting and fun at times, I included this into my cookbook as it is meant to be a relaxing read. I tried to stay away from the typical computer manual, which tend to be dense with information and technical jargon that is difficult for every user to grasp. My book is different because it is written in a casual conversation tone and is meant to teach the user, it also can make you laugh (if you have my bland sense of humour).

Creating the layouts

Once all of my research was completed, I began experimenting on how I wanted the book to be laid out. I was planning to take close ups of all the parts so I knew that I would have to main the images a highlight. The layout that I chose to do my book in was spreads that had a full size image on the left, and the text and diagrams on the right.

Photo time

This was one of the funnest parts of my projects, I had no previous experience using a macro lens before and had to teach myself. I got my lighting ready and laid out every part and took each part from a few angles as well as top-down, I thought they would all turn out great as they looked nice in the thumbnails. However, I did not account for dust… once I opened up my images on the computer I saw just how much dust there is in all of the parts, and this was dust that I couldn’t really clean off as it would just come back. Then began the tedious work of photoshopping dust out of each photo.

Dust, dust everywhere.

More dust! Out of focus. Boo.

Once I looked through the images and picked the best ones, (and made them dust-free) my book was complete. I am happy with how it turned out, I enjoy the images and the information that it provides, it is enjoyable for me to read and that was one of my original goals. I created a fun book and during the process I ended up teaching myself everything that I wanted to know.