Category Archives: Graphic Design

Marketing in the Digital City

By Sophia Penna (GDDM ’19)

MKT 350 teacher Mariella Katz in the classroom (Sophia Penna)

Digital marketing (MKT 350) is a new course offered on the Montreal campus, taught by first time teacher Mariella Katz. I decided to take this course because my advisor and I both believed it would be a beneficial class to take as a Graphic Design major. My hopes before entering this class were to learn how to better market myself as an artist as well as any businesses I may work with in the future.

Mariella started her career as a photographer when she was just 16 years old, six years after her family moved from Bulgaria to Canada. She later went on to study interactive media and web-tv in college and then advertising and public relations. Mariella used her experience as an influencer and her background in marketing to take a risk and open her own company, Frenzr, which works with clients by managing their social media accounts and creating relevant, marketable content. They work with clients in an effort to pair them with influencers to make the brand seem more tangible. Mariella also hosts social media workshops where she teaches companies how to use social media to their advantage. Many of the topics she brings to MKT350 come directly from these workshops. Continue reading

The Internship Chronicles – Katie

By Katie Boynton (GDDM ’17)

Maybe it’s the sentimentality of these Montreal days, or the rapidly approaching end of my college career, but I can’t seem to stop reminiscing– sorting through and reliving my memories of the past four years. I don’t mean this to sound bleak. In many ways, my introspection is happily and embarrassingly self-indulgent. I’m beyond proud of everything that I have been able to accomplish during my time at Champlain College, but this semester has definitely been the cherry on top.

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The Internship Chronicles – Tyler

By Tyler Chermely (EGPR ’18)

One of the things I wanted most while at Champlain College was to get workplace experience with an internship. Luckily, Champlain College has an abroad campus in the heart of one of the biggest game development hubs, Montreal. With over 150 different studies ranging from AAA to Indie, I knew I had to go abroad.

During this semester, I have been an intern at Moment Factory as a Unity Programmer. Moment Factory is a multimedia studio which combines many different skillsets in order to create incredible experiences for the public. From decorating LAX to creating a beautiful interactive experience in a forest, there is no company that does it better.

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The Internship Chronicles – Scott & Alex

By Scott Barter and Alex Frey (GDES ’18)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Scott & Alex interned at Champlain Montreal, helping to realize a long-held campus dream. Both are returning for the Spring session, so they’ll be here to tweak the project!

Scott Barter

scottInternships and coffee are synonymous. It’s expected that you’ll be making pots of coffee for anyone who needs it. I made a lot of coffee this semester. All of it was for myself.

My internship this semester in Montreal was with Champlain College. I was tasked with creating a virtual reality tour of Champlain’s Montreal campus, using the virtual building as a showcase for the work of students who have been in Montreal previously. I was incredibly excited to be working in VR. As the most recent and most impressive emergent technology that will seriously affect the games industry, it’s important that I familiarize myself with the design process early on. Champlain has given me the opportunity to do so with quite a bit of personal design freedom.

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The Internship Chronicles – Kayla Sawyer

By Kayla Sawyer; Game Design, ’18

I hear a lot of people say you have to be crazy to want an internship on top of everything else you do while studying in Montreal. Yeah, I guess you do have to be crazy. Crazy ambitious!

I’ve had the amazing opportunity of interning at Edoki Academy this semester. I initially had an interview with C4M Prod, but they recommended me to the company across the hall after learning about my skill set and interests. You never know what kind of connections you’ll make in Montreal!

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Let’s (Game) Jam!

By Jake Pierce (GPRO ’17) As we slowly shuffled through the Bonaventure Metro at seven in the morning, all team members were feeling a mixture of pride, happiness, and exhaustion. We had just spent the last 12 hours at École de Technologie Supérieure, attempting to develop a game revolving around the theme of a ritual. […]

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Night At The Library

By Sara Deloach For all that Montreal offers to do and see, the winter has to be taken into account. Though I’ve been reminded unwaveringly by locals, this year has been kinder to its inhabitants than previous. Still, you become pretty choosy about where you’re willing to venture out to. Little nooks of the city can […]

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Re-Generation at the S.A.T.

By Amanda Deep For our Advanced Seminar in Art & Animation, we took a walk back to the S.A.T. (Montreal Society for Arts & Technology) building; an area we’ve gone to at least three or four times now for various interesting events and meetups. What some of us didn’t know was that the building had […]

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The Internship Chronicles: Part II

Eva Fahantidou @ Minority Media As a Game Design intern at Minority Media I got to be part of the Time Machine VR development team. The game, which is available on Steam Early Access for the Oculus Rift, tasks the player with examining Jurassic-era creatures in order to save humanity. It is slated for full release in early […]

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The Internship Chronicles: Part One

Jeremy Davenport, Game Design Major For my internship, I have been working with Professor Sardet on a game for a museum audience that focuses on plankton. (https://www.planktonchronicles.org/en) This game is being developed on Unity for tablets to be, ideally, placed on podiums for anyone to walk up and start playing. The game will focus on having […]

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