Author Archives: GilesWoodward

Inspirational Lectures

Necessity Solves Problems by Giles Woodward The answers to all our questions are right in front of us. We just can’t see them. We’re looking in all the wrong places. Once a year the Enactus Club at Medicine Hat College

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Inspirational Lectures

Necessity Solves Problems by Giles Woodward The answers to all our questions are right in front of us. We just can’t see them. We’re looking in all the wrong places. Once a year the Enactus Club at Medicine Hat College

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: D Happiness

Finding Happiness in Everyday Objects. “The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.” Henry Ward Beecher. Surprise smiles hidden inside the opening flaps of Milk Tetra-packaging A Happy place – The Gents washroom at

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: D Happiness

Finding Happiness in Everyday Objects. “The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.” Henry Ward Beecher. Surprise smiles hidden inside the opening flaps of Milk Tetra-packaging A Happy place – The Gents washroom at

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Solving Problems

Solving Problems resourcefully with an efficient use of materials. How do you block two pay lanes at Costco? Simple, make a barricade using two shopping carts.

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Solving Problems

Solving Problems resourcefully with an efficient use of materials. How do you block two pay lanes at Costco? Simple, make a barricade using two shopping carts.

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Paper Folding Techniques

An Art Exhibition Catalogue Design created by Fishten was featured on the website; Fold Factory. Fold Factory is a resource for graphic designers specializing in innovative paper folding techniques. The project Hand Read is reviewed in a 60 second fold of

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Paper Folding Techniques

An Art Exhibition Catalogue Design created by Fishten was featured on the website; Fold Factory. Fold Factory is a resource for graphic designers specializing in innovative paper folding techniques. The project Hand Read is reviewed in a 60 second fold of

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Breakfast time for “g”

#perceive #see Breakfast time for “g” – Honestly no photoshop or clever stirring. This is the real deal – a true found object.

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Breakfast time for “g”

#perceive #see Breakfast time for “g” – Honestly no photoshop or clever stirring. This is the real deal – a true found object.

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#Suitable clock for a restaurant

#Suitable clock for a restaurant. There is good fitness and appropriateness shown in the use of this clock. Image taken in a Brandon, MB, Family Restaurant : D

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#Suitable clock for a restaurant

#Suitable clock for a restaurant. There is good fitness and appropriateness shown in the use of this clock. Image taken in a Brandon, MB, Family Restaurant : D

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#local #perceive A good visual analogy

#local #perceive A good visual analogy. W&M = Shoelace = Shoe = Walking = Logo (sign) for ‘Walk for Miracles’.

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#local #perceive A good visual analogy

#local #perceive A good visual analogy. W&M = Shoelace = Shoe = Walking = Logo (sign) for ‘Walk for Miracles’.

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#Perceive Seeing the obvious

#Perceive #Seeing Can you see the Duck? Is this ability to ‘see’ a common skill? Could it be taught?

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#Perceive Seeing the obvious

#Perceive #Seeing Can you see the Duck? Is this ability to ‘see’ a common skill? Could it be taught?

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Visual Communications Faculty Exhibition 2011

Medicine Hat College Visual Communications Faculty Biannual Exhibition showing at Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat from November 5 until December 18, 2011. Visual Communications Faculty Exhibition 2011 My installation takes the form of the ‘Design Kindness’ visual branding process. Design

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Visual Communications Faculty Exhibition 2011

Medicine Hat College Visual Communications Faculty Biannual Exhibition showing at Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat from November 5 until December 18, 2011. Visual Communications Faculty Exhibition 2011 My installation takes the form of the ‘Design Kindness’ visual branding process. Design

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Design Kindness

Design Kindness is a new collaborative design practice. The spirit behind the practice is to donate design time and expertise as an offer of help for non-profit organizations. The website will initially serve as a opportunity for design collaboration. Users/visitors are

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Design Kindness

Design Kindness is a new collaborative design practice. The spirit behind the practice is to donate design time and expertise as an offer of help for non-profit organizations. The website will initially serve as a opportunity for design collaboration. Users/visitors are

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396 AVC I Course – Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign

396 Applied Visual Communications I Course taught at Medicine Hat College – Class Assignment The new Alberta Distracted Driving Law prompted me to initiate an awareness campaign within Medicine Hat College. Students were each allocated a different part of the college

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396 AVC I Course – Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign

396 Applied Visual Communications I Course taught at Medicine Hat College – Class Assignment The new Alberta Distracted Driving Law prompted me to initiate an awareness campaign within Medicine Hat College. Students were each allocated a different part of the college

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High School Student Recruitment Poster

As part of the 2011 Visual Communications departmental recruitment strategy, I designed and built (in Photoshop) a poster to appeal to High School Students. Why design a poster in this day and age? Research has shown us that posters like these

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High School Student Recruitment Poster

As part of the 2011 Visual Communications departmental recruitment strategy, I designed and built (in Photoshop) a poster to appeal to High School Students. Why design a poster in this day and age? Research has shown us that posters like these

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Art Gallery RFP Book Design

A collaboration with designers at Tap Communications in Saskatoon, SK. This request for proposal (RFP) book was designed to emulate the packaging of a ‘Framed’ work of art in transit. Created to specifically appeal to an Art Gallery audience. The books were made in an edition of eight. Each book contained a different cover featuring

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Art Gallery RFP Book Design

A collaboration with designers at Tap Communications in Saskatoon, SK. This request for proposal (RFP) book was designed to emulate the packaging of a ‘Framed’ work of art in transit. Created to specifically appeal to an Art Gallery audience. The books were made in an edition of eight. Each book contained a different cover featuring

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Casino RFP Book Design

Designed in collaboration with Brian Ohlmann Senior Art Director at Agency MGM Communications in Saskatoon, SK. This request for proposal (RFP) book was intended to excite all the senses. The target audience for this proposal was a chain of Casinos in Saskatchewan. The book was

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Casino RFP Book Design

Designed in collaboration with Brian Ohlmann Senior Art Director at Agency MGM Communications in Saskatoon, SK. This request for proposal (RFP) book was intended to excite all the senses. The target audience for this proposal was a chain of Casinos in Saskatchewan. The book was

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GDC Lunch Talk

GDC Lunch Talk: GDC Alberta South Chapter Society of Graphic Designers of Canada May 06 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm BEAT NIQ Lower Level, Piq Niq Bistro, 811 1st St SW, Calgary, AB Canada Lecture Title: The Vernacular – Who Needs it? The concept of solving problems ‘locally’

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GDC Lunch Talk

GDC Lunch Talk: GDC Alberta South Chapter Society of Graphic Designers of Canada May 06 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm BEAT NIQ Lower Level, Piq Niq Bistro, 811 1st St SW, Calgary, AB Canada Lecture Title: The Vernacular – Who Needs it? The concept of solving problems ‘locally’

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Display Canadian Design Magazine

Article in Display Canadian Design Magazine about the Education Stream Presentation Lecture Title: The Vernacular — Who Needs It? “Giles Woodward commenced the Education Presentations with an exploration into the vernacular, which he defines as the everyday expression of people. His talk, The

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Display Canadian Design Magazine

Article in Display Canadian Design Magazine about the Education Stream Presentation Lecture Title: The Vernacular — Who Needs It? “Giles Woodward commenced the Education Presentations with an exploration into the vernacular, which he defines as the everyday expression of people. His talk, The

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Pica 11 Conference – Education Stream Speaker

Pica 11  BEYOND: the un-convention Society of Graphic Designers of Canada Conference at The Fairmont Banff Springs, Hotel, Banff, AB Canada, May 1-3, 2011 Lecture: The Vernacular — Who Needs It? What does it mean to be design competent? What role should technology play in solving communication problems? Are

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Pica 11 Conference – Education Stream Speaker

Pica 11  BEYOND: the un-convention Society of Graphic Designers of Canada Conference at The Fairmont Banff Springs, Hotel, Banff, AB Canada, May 1-3, 2011 Lecture: The Vernacular — Who Needs It? What does it mean to be design competent? What role should technology play in solving communication problems? Are

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Going Boldly Inspiration Lectures

Going Boldly Faculty PD Ideation & Strategy Sessions, May 3 – 5, 2011 held at Medicine Hat College. A series of three lectures based on the themes of: Think Locally, Innovation and Empathy. Each lecture was given at the start of a Strategy Session. These were developed to inspire Faculty to Think Differently. Videos of Ideation

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Going Boldly Inspiration Lectures

Going Boldly Faculty PD Ideation & Strategy Sessions, May 3 – 5, 2011 held at Medicine Hat College. A series of three lectures based on the themes of: Think Locally, Innovation and Empathy. Each lecture was given at the start of a Strategy Session. These were developed to inspire Faculty to Think Differently. Videos of Ideation

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Anvil Awards, Ad Rodeo Calgary – Best Brochure

Honoured by the Ad Rodeo Association of Calgary at the Annual Anvil Awards. Fishten won the Category for 2011 Best Brochure / Catalogue with the Art Catalogue project Once Upon A Pond.

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Anvil Awards, Ad Rodeo Calgary – Best Brochure

Honoured by the Ad Rodeo Association of Calgary at the Annual Anvil Awards. Fishten won the Category for 2011 Best Brochure / Catalogue with the Art Catalogue project Once Upon A Pond.

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496 AVC II Course – Grad Show Advertising & Graphics

496 AVC II Course – Graduation Exhibition Advertising & Graphics 496 Applied Visual Communications II Course taught in the Winter 2011 Semester at Medicine Hat College. Students within my course were asked to work collaboratively to develop and produce a Visual

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496 AVC II Course – Grad Show Advertising & Graphics

496 AVC II Course – Graduation Exhibition Advertising & Graphics 496 Applied Visual Communications II Course taught in the Winter 2011 Semester at Medicine Hat College. Students within my course were asked to work collaboratively to develop and produce a Visual

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