Graphic design student receives honorable mention in national competition

Colton Floris, who recently completed first year of the Graphic and Digital Design program, received an honourable mention in the Applied Arts scholarship category of the Graphic Design national scholarship competition.

Floris impressed the judges with “iMAGiNE” — an original interactive children’s book design and story. This project showcases exceptional writing, design, illustration and cross-platform media application. His submission was one out of 140 graphic design student entries from across Canada. See the award recipients here: GDC National Scholarship Recipients.

Floris Imagine

Project Brief:  D.I.Y. Publication Project
GD159 Digital Design Media II, Instructor: Jason Neve

You develop the concept • You develop the format/materials • You build the project • WYSIWYG Presentation; not a dummy/not a mock-up • Include at least one interactive element (web link or QR-code) on the print version • Include at least two interactive elements on the digital version  • All content must be original.

Colton Floris’ solution:  iMAGiNE – A Children’s Story Book

My solution was to create a children’s book where the child is the star in a story that inspires imagination. This interactive story allows for the character’s name to be modified so the reader becomes part of the story. The book is hard cover, as well as a digital download for iPad and iPhone. The digital book features animated illustrations bringing the story to life, and is aimed at kids aged 3-8.

See the complete iMAGiNE Story Book

One Response to Graphic design student receives honorable mention in national competition

  1. Josh Re: Background for photo booth August 26, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

    Good work Colton! Great looking book. In addition to the story book being available as an iPad download. Some of the story background designs would look great as backdrops on iPad’s photo booth.