Faculty of Design
In Canada's top advertising program, students take a combo of classes including graphic design, branding, strategy, art direction and creative copywriting. More than half of students get offered jobs before they even graduate at Canada’s only four-year university advertising program. Students learn storytelling from many different points of views and are encouraged to challenge tradition and consider different viewpoints and values.
“Hi there! I am an art director, designer, team player, talkative introvert, part-time photographer, doodler, second-gen kid, arts and crafts enthusiast, gift-giver, and forever student. Let's be friends! ”
“Design is like poetry; it showcases expressions, creativity, uniqueness and emotions. It holds great power for those who can explore the world of the creative minds. ”
“Has a passion for weaving design and technology together to create innovative work. Out-of-the-box ideas over run-of-the-mill solutions every time. ”
“Empathy is the driving force that allows your art to have a true impact on the people it targets. That is why I dedicated a lot of my work exploring solutions to social and environmental issues through my passion for social innovation design. ”
Wing Yan Chan
“I'm a strategic thinker with a love of clean lines, good stories and a curiosity to learn. I apply my skills as a visual communicator to explore social change in creative outlets. ”
“My work explores diversity and inclusivity in the advertising industry and aims to amplify minority communities ”
“To design is much more than simply to assemble, to order, or even to edit: it is to add value and meaning, to illuminate, to simplify, and to persuade, and perhaps even to amuse. To design is to transform prose into poetry. ”
“Graphic design is constantly evolving and has a significant impact on social change. I strive to create work that is designed for good or at least work that leaves an impression through creativity and out-of-the-box ideas. ”
Celebrate the work of OCAD U’s class of 2021/2022!