UFV Graphic & Digital Design program helps Relaunch Mission’s Biz-e-news

For those of you who are joining us for the first time, the Mission Biz-e-news is a publication focused on the business, investment and development community in the Lower Mainland. Subscribers include business owners, managers, realtors, developers, investors and interested local community members who like to stay engaged with local business activity and growth.  Featured stories include major project updates, sector development initiatives in areas like tourism, film and technology, and business spotlights that feature the success of our home grown entrepreneurs.

Working in partnership with Mission’s very own University of the Fraser Valley, Graphic and Digital Design Department, a new sleek look has been created with “hot off the press” stories sent directly to your e mail.

Successful team from UFV Graphic & Digital Design Program
Successful team from UFV Graphic & Digital Design Program

Graphic and digital design students were challenged with the task, given nothing more than the original layout and a design brief, with the mandate to create a newsletter format that was in keeping with the interests of the business community. The class worked in teams and the final work was presented to District of Mission staff Stacey Crawford (Economic Development Officer) and Michael Boronowski (Civic Engagement & Communications).

Congratulations to the successful team, Nicole Hatter, Shayleen Bain, Eugene Kulaga, Paige Nelmes and Shelby Smithson. When asked how they worked through the process they advised it began with brainstorming the logo, which then allowed them to refine the typography and colour scheme. They also researched many websites to create the most user friendly platform.

The University prides itself on giving students the opportunity to do class assignments based on real world projects.  The group added “We would like to thank Mission Biz-e-news for choosing our design and for the honorarium donated to the Graphic & Digital Design program which will go towards our portfolio show in April. We hope to see everyone at our next fundraising event “Don’t Stay Home Alone” on November 28th, 5:30pm at Finnegan’s Pub in Abbotsford.”

I think you will agree – there is some great talent coming out of Mission right now.

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