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November 6, 2020 5:02 PM

Student designs illuminate Cambridge’s Old Post Office

A special digital projection show featuring content developed by third-year students in Conestoga’s Graphic Design program is now showing at the Old Post Office in Cambridge.
A light show featuring content developed by students in Conestoga’s Graphic Design program will be on display at the Old Post Office in Cambridge until November 15.

The development was built into curriculum for the fall 2019 class, presenting students with an opportunity to engage with real-life clients, collaborating with the city and Align Vision. The project challenged students to employ the design process while learning concepts involved with motion design and light projection. Each student created a 30-second animation piece to be stitched together to create a projection mapping light show on the building’s façade.

“The Old Post Office was envisioned as a community hub with an emphasis on technology and innovation,” said Mayor Kathryn McGarry. “This partnership furthers that vision. We were thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity for local students to gain real-world experience in their field while creating something special that the whole community can enjoy. Congratulations to the class. I am so impressed with their creativity.”

The light show will be on display in a loop every Thursday to Sunday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. until November 15. Originally scheduled to play in March 2020, the show was postponed due to the ongoing pandemic.

“Providing opportunities for students to apply their knowledge and participate in real-world, work-integrated learning experiences is essential to polytechnic education,” said Conestoga President John Tibbits. “We greatly appreciate the support and partnership of the City of Cambridge in our efforts to help students build the skills and knowledge for successful futures.”

For more information, visit the City of Cambridge.

Conestoga’s three-year Graphic Design advanced diploma program is recognized as one of the top design programs in the province. It employs a project-based learning approach that addresses design, digital content creation, communication, inter-personal, mechanical, technical and enhanced employability skills.