TORONTO — Design Edge Canada columnists Craig Swistun and Bob Atkinson are among the presenters at the upcoming Design City show in Toronto. They will speak Sunday Nov. 23, while the full show runs Nov. 22-24 at the Direct Energy Centre (CNE grounds).
Swistun, who writes the popular “Mind Your Business” column, will speak on a topic close the hearts of Design Edge readers: How to Sell Design. He will be joined by panelists representing large, mid-size and smaller firms: Asif Nasim, Partner and Managing Director, Wickware Communications; James Morris, Principal, James Morris Communications and Brand Strategy; and Barry Martin, Partner, Hypenotic.
Atkinson, who pens the “Tool Tips” hardware and software column, will offer his expertise with a session entitled What’s New in Quark 8. He will focus on how to use Quark 8’s new features to save production time and produce better layouts. New features to be reviewed include:
- extensive contol over trapping text and objects
- unique “smart” context-sensitive select, scale and rotation tools for quick “on-object” changes
- quick drag and copy with Alt/Option-Drag
- item styles: save all frame or line specs in a style, the same as type stylesheets
- find and change now support all object attributes
- direct multi-language support
- long-document support (indices, tables of contents, etc.)
This is an essential session for Quark 8 users and those considering an upgrade to version 8.
Other seminars and workshops at Design City include:
Why is My Orange Brown? How to Produce Colour-Accurate Work Each and Every Time with Today’s New Tools
Speaker: Angus Pady, Senior Technical Specialist, Digital Solutions: Digital Solutions, a Toronto-based company providing colour management services, products, training and support to a wide array of clients. This expert session is focused on new techniques and technology for producing stunning colour-accurate work while saving time and money.
Using Footprint Calculators for Greener Design
Workshop presented by Spread the Word. Sponsored by Colour Innovations
Speaker: Patrick Robinson, Co-Founder, Spread the Word and Associate Partner, Grip Limited. Spread the Word is an association of designers, design managers and design educators whose mission is to help make the world a better place by spreading the word of cause-based design. In this workshop, Spread the Word will put sample design projects through multiple footprint calculators to create a new chart giving basic benchmarks for standard projects, with suggested offsetting actions. Visit spreadtheword.org.
The New Creative Brief for a Sustainable Future
Workshop presented by Spread the Word. Sponsored by Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)
Speaker: Patrick Robinson, Co-Founder, Spread the Word and Associate Partner, Grip Limited. In this workshop, Patrick will show how his group has “re-worked” the industry standard creative brief to include sustainability prompting questions. He will walk through this new brief to show how you can use it in your own practice and how it will benefit you and your clients.
Environmental Practices Survey Results and Panel Discussion
Workshop presented by FSC Canada.