Super Design Intern wanted – Toronto

We’re on the hunt for a rad Graphic Design Intern.

IMG_1477As you read this, a lone rolley chair sits at an empty desk, silently weeping your name. Well, right now its silently weeping “Graphic Design Intern…”, but it’s really sad nonetheless. Don’t let that poor chair be cold for much longer, it’ll make you a bad person.

If you are obsessed with ideas, details and Pantone, read on!

Quick and Dirty Facts About Synthetics – Better Alternatives Are Possible

I think a part of all of us living now has been desensitized to pollution. The fact that so much of it has already been translated to mass media is yesterday’s news. We’ve all seen images of landfill again and again; pipes of smoke filling the air with black soot; acid rain causing forest to die and wither. So the list goes on. But it all seems so distant and alien to us, and not at all a part of who we are and how we live. Those are rather the immediate and visible effects of pollution decades past. What we have on top of that now is the slow and chronic effects of invisible toxins that enter our bodies on a regular basis.

Make Your Life Easier by Using a Pen Tablet

It’s been about a month already since I started internship at derooted. In this month there was this one time I forgot to bring my pen tablet. Working with the trackpad on MacBook irritated me all day. (Although I love MacBook’s multi fingers trackpad feature) Whether you’re professional graphic designer or someone who just love doing something arty on your computer, a pen tablet is the best tool to make your life much easier. When I first got my pen tablet, I wasn’t interested in graphic design or computer-related illustrations. I did a lot of analog drawings on paper. I didn’t find any use for the tablet. I remember when I first tested out the tablet from pure boredom, I realized how easy it was to use with computer games because I scored much higher with the pen tablet than the mouse (especially the kind of shooting game that require you to aim and shoot at target).

How InDesign Almost Killed Me

Sometimes reflecting on your educational experiences once they are over allows you to view them with a sympathetic outlook you wouldn’t have had otherwise. For example, while I was in school, tacked on for two or three days at the end of the semester in second year we were given a quick crash course in InDesign. As a three year program with a specific focus on packaging design, it just wasn’t a priority. The end product was to make a booklet, which I did as a guide to knowing your monsters, and all said and done I loved it, made a nice glossy little piece of work and got a great mark.

Troubadour – All Guitar. All The Time

So you wanna learn to play guitar do ya?

Then why not learn from a member of a genuine international rock band? At Troubadour Entertainment you can do just that. Jeremy Gontier, bassist for the emerging Canadian band Sterling, provides one-on-one, personalized lessons for students of all levels. With over thirteen years of teaching experience and having received top honors from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Jeremy is a truly gifted instructor. While continuing to work with Sterling on their next album, Jeremy has been collaborating with derooted creative agency to spread his passion for guitar to the masses. Derooted has developed a strategy involving social networking sites and a guerilla poster campaign to expand Troubadour’s exposure and help Jeremy spread the love. The colourful posters are eye-catching, clever, and reflect the essence and attitude of the guitar. To find more about Troubadour Entertainment or to contact Jeremy please visit Troubadour Entertainment

Derooted Client: Artbound

Artbound is a non-profit organization that is striving to end the cycle of poverty through art initiatives. Founded in 2009 in support of Free the Children, Artbound builds schools dedicated to the arts in developing countries. Their mandate is to enrich and empower the students, and engage a global audience to take action through financial support or volunteer work. They also strive to raise greater awareness as to the plight of the children in these developing countries.