2015-10-22 00:00:00 2015-10-24 00:00:00 America/Toronto COLLIDE 2015 Welcome to COLLIDE! Where students and aspiring professionals COLLIDE with established creative minds to see and shape the future. Up-and-comers can uncover new role models and explore the world’s best ideas from the leading edge. A one-of-a-kind conference in Atlantic Canada – Collide is an interactive… Halifax FITC Halifax


Using scientific proof and state-of-the-art multimedia techniques, Aaron James Draplin of the Draplin Design Co. delivers a suckerpunch of a talk that aims to provide bonafide proof of work, the highs and lows of a ferociously independent existence and a couple tall tales from his so-called career in the cutthroat world of contemporary graphic design. Just a regular guy with a trajectory a little dirtier than yours, his talk is open to all oncomers brave enough to show up. If you are a youngster, you may find yourself inspired to attack your design future in a different way. If you are established, you may just leave feeling grateful you don’t have anything to do with him. Hard to say. Be there, Halifax!


To prove that anyone can invent the life they want.

Target Audience

Brave, Freedom-Loving Canadians of the Highest Order.

Assumed Audience Knowledge

A real thrill ride. A curiosity for logos, creativity and independent designer and living.


Five things audience members will learn

  1. That bigger isn’t necessarily better.
  2. New ways of thinking about working.
  3. Tips and tricks for logo designers.
  4. To be thankful for the work we get to do.
  5. How to roll the dice in creative ways.