Modern Design Academy Award for Motion Design Winner: Christopher Brown

Winning Project: Nocturnal by Christopher Brown, Conestoga College, Kitchener, ON


Award sponsored by Modern Design Academy



The project's goal was to craft a convincing title sequence for a fictional TV show, making it seem real. This was achieved by constructing a storyline featuring a 1940s detective and developing design, imagery and motion to communicate the narrative to the audience. Stylistic choices, like a film noir and Saul Bass-inspired aesthetics, played a crucial role in conveying the show's tone and setting effectively.

Educator Support: John Baljkas, Mike Powell, Molly Hill


Honourable Mentions:

  • Resolve Brand Video by Tri Nguyen, Sami Anguaya, Tommy Brennan, Algonquin College, Ottawa, ON
  • Branding - Maitres Nageurs de la Capitale by Charles-Antoine Boudreault, Audréanne Côté, Sarah Dandois, Annie Pépin, India Tanguay Doucet, Sarah Dandois, Université Laval, Québec, QC
  • For Tomorrow & Consciously Launch Teaser by Jiachen Wang Student RGD, George Brown College, Toronto, ON
  • Knockout, Fight the Plaque-stic by Alison Koo Student RGD, Celina Zhong Student RGD, Capilano University, North Vancouver, BC



  • Theodore Daley, Freelance Art Director & Creative Director, New York, NY
  • Aidan Searle Provisional RGD, Co-Founder of hood+searle, Halifax, NS
  • Ashlea Spitz RGD, Chief Creative Officer at Modern Design Academy, Vancouver, BC