Award sponsored by Polyester Studio
Hand-animated and pieced together at 12 frames per second, this motion graphics video is a 90-second narrative sequence created by combining sound and kinetic typography to accurately portray the sleep paralysis experience. Grungy-textured brushes and the black and white colour was used to show shadowy figures, darkness and the fear of the unknown that is experienced in the state of sleep paralysis.
OFF Original Soundtrack: “Silencio” and “Clockwork” by Alias Conrad Coldwood.
Educator Support: Zab Hobart RGD
- Learning Hangeul by Nicole Lee Provisional RGD, York University, Toronto, ON
- AIR (Augmented Intelligent Reality) and Packaging: Designing for socially sustainable practices by Allan Gomes, York University, Toronto, ON
- Mindfuel by Daria Khazova Student RGD, George Brown College, Toronto,ON
- We Are Not Amused by Kaitlin Calbery, Sheridan College, Oakville, ON
Seowon Bang RGD
Jeremy Dimmock, Partner at Polyester Studio in Toronto, ON
After working in corporate branding and with entertainment designstudios across North America, Jeremy returned to Toronto to launch his own motion design and animation studio. He’s picked up awards from the usual places for his work for brands that include Nike, Sony and Target, and now advocates strongly for spending resources to help tell stories that are meaningful, important and help change the world for the better.
Josh Dudych RGD, Director of Creative Services, True North Sports + Entertainment.
Now in his 14th year at TNSE, Josh leads a Creative Services department responsible for the brand creative of a diverse set of brands ranging from the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose pro hockey franchises, to two performance venues, a summer camp, a food hall and boutique grocery, a luxury apartment, a charitable foundation, a chain of sports retail stores, and more — seeing growth that has tripled the size of his company since his hiring. With a team currently comprised of five designers and three photo staff, they have been responsible for the design, branding and photo needs of the largest sports and entertainment business between Toronto and Calgary.
Steven Efondo, Senior Graphic Designer at Champion Petfoods LP in Edmonton
With his leadership, work ethic, teamwork and design sense, Steven has been a true asset to the marketing team at Champion and has been overseeing the creatives from the export team and working a team lead to the creative team in the company. Prior to joining Champion, he has 17 years of freelance experience in the design industry, with clients in Toronto and US.
David Nuff RGD
In 2010, David caused extensive delays to European travel when he erupted in a fit of rage and fury. On second thought, that might have been the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull. Yep, it was definitely the volcano. So what was David doing in 2010? Designing a Nintendo Wii game where you catch fish. In a submarine. It was a different time, OK?