The grade nine science trip to Calgary was pretty cool. Four-and-a-half hours by school bus (without seatbelts, woohoo) from Cranbrook to Calgary at some god awful early hour. A visit to the planetarium, another to the zoo, and a stop at a shopping centre (I think it was Chinook, but I can’t really recall), and then four-and-a-half hours in the school bus back across the mountains. It was a very, very long day.
Archive for June, 2009
When I was a younger man, I thought being book smart made me smart in life, but I was absurdly ignorant about the latter.
At 21, I was years away from understanding anything about myself, and I was at the end of my first three years at the Alberta College of Art (now The Alberta College of Art & Design : ACAD). College was not like high school, and the visual communications program demanded a level of maturity, discipline and talent I did not have at that point in my life. And not being able to deal with it, my behaviour was disruptive and not appropriate for someone who was hoping to become a contributing member of society, let alone a creative professional.
Best Communities started as a feature in Alberta Venture magazine. Then working with the staff web programmer, he built the basic structure, while I provided art direction and interface details. It was a successful collaboration.
This project won in the Best Cross Platform category at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards in 2009.