I had the pleasure yesterday of traveling to the town of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia to be the guest speaker at the NSCC Lunenburg college as part of their orientation day (photos above). As some of you may already know, I am an NSCC alumni and it was that college that first introduced me to design along with software such as Photoshop and Illustrator. I graduated from Graphic Design in 1996, and Interactive Technology in 1998.
Doing public speaking is something I’ve always enjoyed, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to get away from work and have a personal connection with those who already know my work, or introducing Signalnoise to new people who enjoy the same stuff we do. Making people laugh, showcasing work and getting people jazzed and inspired is always the goal of my talks and my presentation is packed full of artwork, gags and stories. Having the chance to shake hands and hang out with people afterward is always a great time.
This is the fifth time I have presented. Earlier this year the NSCC Waterfront Campus brought me over twice to speak to new and graduating design students, the Centre for Arts and Technology had me speak to their design class, and I was speaker at FITC Toronto 2010 this past April. As I work on some edits to the website, I will be including a new section dedicated to this topic in hopes of speaking at other colleges and to new design students. That being said, if your class or institution likes bringing in guest speakers and you think a Signalnoise Lecture might fit, by all means shoot me an email.
Big thanks to Chris Toms for snapping the photos above, and to everyone at the NSCC Lunenburg Campus for such a great time! Hope to see you soon.