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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
Get directions on Google Maps

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!

Let us know if you're coming on Facebook and add the event to your calendar. We hope to see you there!

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Graphic Design
Words Matter Campaign and Exhibition


In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians experiences a mental health or addiction problem

That means that 20% of this country experiences these issues yearly

7,000,000 Canadians each year

Project Statement

I am designing an exhibit that will allow Canadians 18 years of age and up to interact with the information, issues and scenarios related to the stigma of mental health issues. While walking through a visual and text driven designed space in a predetermined pattern, viewers will learn about people affected by these health issues, and how they can help end the stigma of these illnesses. After understanding the problems and negativity sufferers face, viewers will be challenged to interact with visuals that will change their behaviours and be faced with a call to action to do something in light of what they’ve learned.


The purpose of this project is to educate my users on mental health and illness in Canada and change the initial views most people have around the subject.

I want this project to promote the idea of acceptance and understanding towards these groups of people and change the words we use to talk about/talk to people who experience these issues.

The communication objectives for this project is that we are all equal, and overall that someone’s mental health or mental illness does not define them.

The primary takeaway message is that having anxiety and (or) depression does not define anyone. People who experience these issues are just like anyone else and should not feel ashamed or embarrassed to come forward with them in search of help or support.

The secondary message is that we need to be responsible for the words we use and change the conversation on mental illnesses.

During the experience of this project, I want my users to be shocked by the phrases and words they see. I want them to take a step back and look within themselves and their own lives and see how they contribute to this stigma.

After the project, I want people to be able to talk about anxiety and depression and not feel ashamed or embarrassed to bring these conversations forward. I want them to realize how much there is to know about the topic, and even explore these issues further in their own time so that they can be prepared and have the tools necessary if someone they know and love is affected.


Exhibition Poster Set: 6 variations

Exhibition Take Away Card: 1 variation

Exhibition Advertising Posters: 2 variations

Sticker Set: 6 variations (36 total)

Twitter Page

Mockup/Blueprint Booklet


1) Creating an environment where people are exposed to harmful sayings

2) Allowing them to learn about what is right and wrong

3) Giving them a chance to engage on social media about their experience


We are all AWARE of mental health & illness

What we need is SELF AWARENESS

This project creates a CALL TO ACTION