Community Projects

Community Projects by NSCAD Design Students


Human Rights Poster Project: Posters by NSCAD design and illustration students were unveiled at a national human rights conference on May 30, 2013.

For more information about this project, please see the story Spotlight on Design, poster galleries by human rights issue, and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission Art and Design Exposition program (PDF). 

Poster galleries:


  • Brand and print campaign for Chrysalis House, Halifax
  • Logo for the Halifax Security Forum, German Marshall Foundation, Brussels
  • Desire for Magic Website, University of New Mexico
  • The Fictitious Profile, Halifax Regional Municipality Police Force
  • Exhibition Design for 2009 Open Architecture Challenge, Architecture for Humanity, San Francisco
  • Water Quality Evaluation System product and web concepts, St. Mary's University, Halifax
  • Identity and web design for a special needs community, Bonny Lea Farm, Nova Scotia
  • Yarmouth 250th Anniversary, Town of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
  • Social Marketing Fair Trade Study, Just Us! Education and Development Society, Halifax
  • Identity, website and collateral for "The Green Interview", Silver Donald Cameron
  • Granville Mall redesign concepts, Halifax Regional Municipality
  • New corporate identity for AMANS, Association for Municipal Administrators, Nova Scotia


  • Website redesign for Just Us Development and Education Society, Wolfville, NS
  • Promotional materials for the Midwifery Coalition of Nova Scotia, Halifax
  • Website for annual gala fundraiser, Phoenix House, Halifax
  • Complete redevelopment of visual identity, with application to signage, print collateral, and online presence, Kings College Cooperative Bookstore, Halifax
  • Development of new visual identity for Christmas and Summer Craft Markets with application to promotional materials, Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council, Halifax
  • Development of a national publication dealing with family violence, YWCA, Halifax
  • Redesign of the Waiting Area + Patient and Family Information Centre, QEII Health Sciences Centre Cancer Care Unit, Halifax


  • Development of visual identity with application to the organization's primary awareness and fundraising campaign, Prospect Road Community Centre, Halifax



  • Visual identity, Family Help Program, Halifax


  • Visual identity, poster, space use study, interpretation and wayfinding for the Black Cultural Centre, Halifax
  • Snozolin Room design (Design for Health), Veterans Memorial Hospital, Halifax
  • Design of the Certificate of Excellence for its Millennium Excellence Award Program
  • Poster and brochure for the XXX International Ethology Conference
  • Identity for the “Municipal Pollution Prevention Program” for the NS Dept. of Environment and Labour


  • Project direction, “Living Spaces”, with Design in Business Nova Scotia
  • Website redesign, Dalhousie University School of Occupational Therapy
  • Identity and website design, SHARP Conference hosted by Dalhousie University
  • Product development prototypes for the Memory Disability Clinic at the Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Hospital
  • Logo for Tourism Industry Association Nova Scotia (TIANS)
  • Poster and brochure to promote Dalhousie University’s Environmental Science Major


  • Visual identity for the Clean Nova Scotia Foundation
  • Poster for the Contaminated Property Conference 2003
  • Logo and book design for the NSCAD Press’ Artist Talk publication.
  • Web standards document for NSCAD website
  • User interface for an online series of patient support modules for the “Bringing Health Home”, IWK/Grace Hospital in Halifax
  • “14 Prototypes: Tools for Health,” for patients and staff of the Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Hospital


  • Identity for Acute Stroke Team of the QEII Health Sciences Centre
  • Logo for Canadian Institute of Planning (CIP)
  • Two brochures for the CRABapple Foundation of the Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Apprenticeship Training Logo for the Province of Nova Scotia
  • Tree ornament templates for annual Boston Christmas Tree for the Province of Nova Scotia


  • Poster for the Network for Entrepreneurs With Disabilities
  • Visual identity, forms and strategies for “Thousand Eyes - Watching Nova Scotia,” Museum of Natural History
  • Corporate Identity for Live Art Productions
  • Identity for Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians


  • Communication strategy for the Calgary Centre for Medical Product Development
  • Communication strategies for the Nova Scotia Hospice Palliative Care Association
  • A visual symbol for the local Stepping Stone Association
  • Newsletter for the Dalhousie Faculty of Management
  • Website and layout prototypes for the Nova Scotia Go for Green Fund’s Get Active! Go Green! Project
  • Thousand Eyes, Identity, Fall Recording Form, Field Guide


  • Communication strategy for HyPower Fuel Inc. in Alberta; a project coordinated by The MettNet Institute, a national network with its head office in Calgary
  • Visual symbol for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Nova Scotia, to celebrate their 40th Anniversary
  • Designed a journal “Self-Management Program for Chronic Pain” for the Department of Physiotherapy at QEH II Health Science Centre
  • Identity proposal for Annapolis Royal Tourism, University of King’s College Campaign Office
  • Web site for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music in New York


  • Visual Identity project for the Peer Leadership Program at Cole Harbour District High School.
  • Information and fundraising brochure for Adsum House
  • Logo for the Nova Scotia Department of the Environment Pollution Prevention Program
  • Mural - “Smart City - Smart Move” for the Greater Halifax Partnership
  • Visual identity for Halifax-based Terezin Studio Project staging the opera “The Emperor of Atlantis”
  • A five minute interactive learning unit for children, addressing the theme “Halifax Explosion,” was developed by a team of four students for the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic Graphic Communication class developed a range of graphic imagery for application at the Halifax Adult Services Centre


  • Communication strategy for the TUNS Mechanical Engineering Program. Collaborative project with Mechanical Engineering students at TUNS
  • Established the Consortium of Universities for Family Reunification in collaboration with California Polytechnic Institute at Pomona. Researched and presented a prototype interactive database to aid in family reunification in Rwanda and surrounding areas


  • International poster competition – “Traffic Safety” – for the Alberta Motor Association. Grand prize winner and two additional prizes went to NSCAD students
  • “Javaphone” design research and interaction design, for Nortel Inc., Ottawa


  • “Annapolis Count Treasure Hunt”, a proposal for the Annapolis Royal Community Organization
  • “Biodiversity”, a full-colour poster (18”x24”) for Caretakers of the Environment, Nova Scotia
  • A full-colour cover for “A Student’s guide to Financial Survival,” Don Mills
  • “The African Presence”, an internet project for the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia
  • “Sea and Air Acoustics”, a large scale wall chart for the Institute of Acoustics of Atlantic Canada
  • “The McLuhan Probes”, a monthly electronic journal, produced by students in the Communication Design degree program, in conjunction with the Herbert Marshall McLuhan Foundation and distributed on the web


  • Students in Communication Design Studio II and senior students from the School of Business at Acadia University cooperated in a research study funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and produced a variety of visual products
  • A full colour poster (18”x22”) for the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Mathematical Society
  • A Visual Identity for Wild Card Productions, Chester
  • A Visual Identity for the Annual Conference of the National Association of University Board Chairs and Secretaries in Halifax
  • A logo design for Nova Scotia Regional Health Board


  • Poster for the exhibition “Relics for the Future”, Nova Scotia Design Craft Council
  • Visual Identity Program for St. Vincent Guest House, Halifax
  • Poster for the Canadian Federation for the Humanities, Ottawa, to celebrate their 50th Anniversary
  • Identity proposal for the local Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
  • Redesign of the Journal Epilogue, published by the School of Library and Information Studies, Dalhousie University
  • Two book jackets for McGill-Queen’s University Press
  • Poster and brochure promoting New Year’s Countdown, City of Halifax
  • Newsletter, brochure, cover and logo development the Nova Scotia Council on Higher Education


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