Comments on I AM NSCAD
April 15, 2013

It seems alumni are loving our I AM NSCAD campaign. Here are some comments we’ve received:

Robin Barnes (BFA 2000): I am currently employed as an interactive multimedia developer at Atlantis Systems Corp. in Dartmouth. We create training solutions for branches of the military to help increase efficiency in training and retention of information by the students.  Our courseware is delivered across a network and we are updating elements to be usable on hand held devices.  At this time we employ around 60 people, eight of whom are content creators or media developers.  We are (currently) located on Wyse Rd. in Dartmouth and I would love to have a sticker for my office.

Tim Worthington (MFA 1996): Pam Birdsall, my business partner, and I are both grads from NSCAD.  I was actually the first MFA grad in Ceramics back in 1976. We have run our pottery in Mahone Bay since 1977. We use the clay from Shaw's brick factory in Lantz and make a full line of functional and decorative slip decorated earthenware pottery.  We are now doing second generation commemorative birth plates. We've done the plate for a girl's birth, her wedding plate and now plates for her own children. Kind of nice creating your own traditions and heirlooms.

Terry-Lee Bourgeois-King (BFA 1995):  I'd be proud to display the new sticker in my studio.  I'm just opening a new studio gallery (in Hall’s Harbour, Nova Scotia) this year. I took the last four years off to have a baby and be a mommy.  I'm back in the studio now. Thanks a bunch.

Krissi MacKenzie (BFA 2012): I work for a gallery shop in Pictou, Nova Scotia called handiWorks. As a NSCAD grad I am extremely proud of all the NSCAD artists whose work we have on display here. As of date, we have four artists including myself who are all NSCAD-trained and are waiting to hear back from a few other most talented individuals. We would be very proud to have a decal in our shop window.

Jessica Kerrin (BFA 1988): I would be proud to post this decal on the porch of my writing studio and on my website.

Justin West  (BFA 2011): I am a huge advocate for NSCAD U. I work at Peter Green Hall Children's Centre (PGHCC) and have been working with children for the last 10 years, infusing art into daily routines. My grad exhibit is now on display at Megan Leslie's office on Gottingen Street. I work out of the centre which has been great because we made a studio space there for me and I can show the children what I am working on, maybe inspire. I want to help NSCAD any way I can.

From Natalie Chavarie, Food Wolf: Two of our team members are proud graduates - in fact our logo and branding was conceived by two NSCAD grads.  We have seen really positive response to our visual identity, and the process and product was recently submitted to a design competition.  We've been approached by Trampoline to do work with them because the brand has strong appeal. One of the key assets that our team brings to Food Wolf - and I would draw a direct connection with NSCAD - is resourcefulness and creativity.