An Online Social Event for the Design Industry

Connected by Design

22 July | 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Join us for this experimental and interactive online event focused around helping design industry folks meet each other, engage with new ideas, and be creative together.


Why you should come

One of the biggest things we’ve been missing in this time of social distancing is meeting new people with like-minded interests at group events. The solution? #connectedbydesignvcc

1. Meet people and network

You won’t just be listening to someone talk on your screen for two hours. We’ve designed our activities specifically around discussions and collaborative challenges that will help you connect with other design enthusiasts like yourself.

Attendees laughing together
Hand using an iPad for illustration

2. Get Inspired

In between connecting with other attendees through discussion and creation activities, you’ll get your creative engines fuelled with short talks and demonstrations from a variety of industry professionals.

Hand using an iPad for illustration

3. Win Cool Prizes

To make our fast-paced interactive program even spicier, we’ll be giving out random door prizes throughout the event, and you can even win additional prizes in our real-time creative challenge.

Photo of prize from Annex Pro included branded cap, notebook and water bottle

Live Illustration Demo

Artwork by Collin Chan

Live Illustration Demo

Collin Chan is a Canadian artist, Corel Painter Master Elite and award winning filmmaker who’s artwork can be seen on most social media platforms.

His realistic approach to digital and traditional artwork (including acrylic, oil, inks, watercolour and other mixed mediums) explores themes of humanity, truth and life.

He has done art for companies including Wacom, Anker, Corel Painter, Zhiyun Tech, Moza, Olloclip, Insta360, Pentel Pens, Daler Rowney and much more.

Our Unique Program

This isn’t your average online event. We’ve used our expertise in education and online learning design to put together an engaging program that will get you interacting with other design lovers on the fly.

Guided Group Discussions

Let the inspiration from our quick talks spill over into small breakout group discussions where you can connect with new people over your passions, insights, and questions.

A Collaborative Creative Challenge

Meet some new friends and create something together! Towards the end of the event, once we’re loosened up from our discussions and inspiring talks, we’ll break into small groups for a real-time creative challenge designed to get you thinking (and laughing) together. Best group wins a prize!

Two interlocking pages, the Connected by Design Logo
Panorama of the view from Vancouver Community College

Who’s behind the event?

We are professional educators from the Graphic Design Diploma program at VCC, and we wanted to use our expertise in online learning to help inspire and connect our design community during these isolating times.

To give back even more, we’re donating 100% of our ticket sales to VCC’s COVID-19 Emergency Bursary Fund to help VCC students in need.

Space is limited!

Reserve your spot in this unique event today.

Regular ticket: $10 // Student ticket: $5 | Contact us to ask about group rates

Our Sponsors

#connectedbydesignvcc has been supported by the following sponsors. Thank you!

Straydog Logo
Martket Logo
Mitchell Press
Annex Pro Logo