Congratulations to the 2016 graduates of Sheridan College’s Visual Merchandising Arts program! The end of year exhibition, BrandX7, tells a story of unwavering strength, perseverance, and a thirst for re-birth. Envisioned as a post apocalyptic revival, the designers of BrandX7 invited visitors to travel to each of the planet’s continents to explore the new and innovative trends that this imagined world brings.
Thank you, Dr. Zabudsky, and good evening everyone. This truly is an honour to be asked to speak to you tonight. Look at all these happy faces. Well you have done it, you have delivered unto the world the best artistic talent of 2014. You must be exhausted: the late nights, the stress, the demands, the balance of work and school. I am talking to you friends and families, it is a lot of work getting these people through school and you have done it. Graduates, give your friends and families a hand for their endurance. It was thirty years ago when I first put my friends and family through the obstacle course that was me graduating from Design School. I was 5 going into the program. In preparation for tonight I was trying to tap into the mind of today’s graduate to explore what may be fundamentally the same… Read More