You are invited…

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Solo exhibition by Karenia Niedzwiecki
June 1-8, 2012

First Friday of June
7 – 10 pm

Please note that you don’t need to RSVP. However I am interested to know how many people are planning to come to the opening reception. With that in mind, would you mind filling in this super short RSVP form? Thanks ever so much!

10 am – 3 pm

Monday to Thursday
10 am – 5 pm, 6 – 8 pm

10 am – 4 pm

PrairieView Gallery
200-464 Hargrave St.

ps. I’d appreciate it if you can help promote my show. Download the promo card here and spread the news!

The end of an era

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Friday, November 25, 2011 marks the end of an era for me. After 11 years, I will no longer be an employee of The FaQtory. It has been a long road, at times incredibly fulfilling, while at other times, ‘challenging’ to say the least. I’ve learned so much there; starting as a Junior Designer and ending as a Creative Director & Account Manager, plus a member of the Management Team.
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Two things

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I’m a big fan of detail and communication; better yet, detailed communication. Perhaps it’s because of my background working as both a Creative Director and Account Manager at The FaQtory and have a solid history of handling projects start to finish (and know how a lack of detail at the start can cause unnecessary complications at the end), or perhaps it’s just because I’m a detail kind of woman. Either way, those two things always serve me, our team and our clients well.
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Why join the GDC?

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The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) is a member-based organization of design professionals, educators, administrators, students and associates in communications, marketing, media and design related fields.

Since 1956 the GDC has been an advocate, voice and resource for Canada’s graphic design profession. The GDC is a nationally-certified body of graphic and communication designers promoting high standards of visual design and ethical and sustainable business practices for the benefit of Canadian industry, commerce, public service and education.

The GDC is the only national association in Canada for the graphic and communication design profession and has over 1,300 members in nine chapters across the country.

The Manitoba Chapter of the GDC has recently launched a mini-site that helps to explain the benefits of membership. Why join the GDC? The answers can be found here.

Gibson typeface to support Canadian design education

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Gibson is a san serif, OpenType typeface designed by Canadian type designer Rod McDonald and produced by Patrick Griffin and Kevin King of Canada Type. The typeface was created to honour John Gibson FGD, one of the original Society of Graphic Designers of Canada founders and a highly respected Canadian typographer.

Gibson is designed to be a workhorse typeface to be used for both text and display. Its four weights, with matching italics, will cover most design applications. The design is based on two popular sans serifs; Futura, Paul Renner’s 1927 classic geometric sans, and Adrian Frutiger’s more humanist 1988 Avenir.

The Gibson font family is available through Canada Type and popular distributors. All the revenue generated is being donated by Canada Type to the GDC where it will be used to support design education initiatives.

Read the whole story here.