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A Year in Review

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A Year in Review

Meggan Michaud

2014 was a great year for the SDS. We had many opportunities to further our visibility in Sudbury by providing a conference, a creative exhibition, and several opportunities to further our community involvement.

Here are some of our achievements over the last year:

3-Point Perspectives Conference

Last year, we successfully launched our first 3-Point Perspectives conference, featuring architect Amber Salach, graphic designer and author Andrew Knapp, as well as UX/DI designer Kyle Haapala. The theme revolved around “Change”, with specific focus on art and design. It was a full house, and we hope to make this a bi-annual event.

To further the success, the proceeds from the conference enabled us to present a cheque of $600.00 to Better Beginnings, Better Futures, the Pre-Teen After School Program and Pre-Teen Summer Program.

Sudbury Design to Art

The Sudbury Design Society invited local creative professionals and students to submit work to our second exhibition of the best our community has to offer, design to art. We have a website to display this years winners. The website will display the winners until our next exhibition which we will start accepting entries in 2016.

To check out this years winners please visit www.sd-a.ca.

We worked with RGD to display this years Sudbury Design to Art winners at Design Thinkers in Toronto. Attendees were able to view our gala as a sneak peek for our Sudbury show.

Studio Tour

The Sudbury Design Society hosted its 2nd annual Studio Tour last November. Several design and architecture firms were on the tour so students and the public can see what it’s like to work in a firm and discover more about design in Sudbury.

Our Participating Studios for 2014 were:

  • 50Carleton
  • Perry + Perry
  • LU School of Architecture
  • Studio 123
  • Media Concepts
  • Fuel Multimedia

Thank you to each of the firms that participated in this event.

We are restructuring the Studio Tour to be an event earlier in the fall (September or October) so stay tuned for the next one!

Taylor Ferguson Memorial Ride

To further our community involvement we partnered up with the Taylor Ferguson Memorial Ride. We invited two designers (Nick Caswell and Chantal Abdel-Nour) to design the t-shirts for this years event. We sold out of all of the t-shirts and we were able to give a maximum donation. Through the t-shirt sales, $1140.00 was raised! 100% goes towards the Send-a-Kid to camp program, which gives local underprivileged children the opportunity to go to summer camp and create memories in the great outdoors.

Throughout the year we have a number of annual events we host. Some of these regular events include: our Annual General Meeting (AGM), and the Design Horror Stories Night.

We will be posting a yearly calendar shortly which outlines our events for the year! We look forward to 2015 and continuing to develop programming for students, and professionals within Sudbury.