Design event coming to Mission’s Clarke Theatre Friday

University of the Fraser Valley design students bring design event to Mission

Local students are leading the charge on a unique event in Mission featuring modern design.

Graphic and digital design students at the University of the Fraser Valley are organizing a Designing Under the Influence (DUI) event this week.

“It’ll give a new perspective about what design is,” said UFV’s design program coordinator Karin Jager in a release. “There’s a lot of variety. We’ll be talking about the power of design in a very different way.”

The event will focus on various types of modern design, including urban planning, storytelling, web and environmental interaction, and branding.

Ten speakers will show 20 images, each for 20 seconds, in a presentation format called the PechaKucha 20×20. PechaKucha encourages people to keep their presentations moving at a fast pace.

Students receive real-world practice in event planning, networking, branding, and presentation through the event.

Graphic and digital design students are also creating a book of recipes, entitled Appetite for Design.

Both the DUI event and the Appetite for Design cookbook raise funds for a portfolio exhibit and graduation show to take place in April 2014.

This will be the first graphic and digital design class to graduate since UFV re-instated the program after a 10-year hiatus.

The Designing Under the Influence event is on Friday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Mission’s Clarke Theatre.