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Creative Pursuits


On August 31st, the Ottawa Design Club presents Creative Pursuits: an exploration of the pivotal moments in our creative journeys. From inspirations and leaps of faith, to tough challenges and those inevitable failures that provide the greatest growth opportunities, every creative’s path looks different and we believe that’s something to celebrate.

Join us as Emmy Award-winning Art Director and Motion Designer, Ignacio Osorio, along with brand strategist, designer, and photographer, Ryan Antooa, share their paths as creatives, delving into the steps they took into the realm of uncertainty, all in pursuit of passion and purpose.

Reserve your tickets early on eventbrite.

Here’s what you can expect from an ODC event:

Make new creative friends! The first hour of the event is dedicated to networking. Don’t be scared, we promise the ambiance will be super laid back. Grab a drink, have some food and have a chat with a stranger!

Listen to inspiring speakers!

Ignacio OsorioArt Director and Motion Designer

Ryan AntooaBrand strategist, Designer, Photographer

Get yourself a zine!
Zines 0002 to 0005 will be available for sale at the event.

Have some food and drinks!
Light food will be provided at the event, drinks are for sale at the bar.



6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Chats, snacks, and drinks

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Speaker presentations and panel discussion

8:30 - 9:00 p.m. - More fun chats and drinks


IMPORTANT: Please stay home if you’re not feeling well. Should any speakers fall sick, the event will still proceed. Tickets are non-refundable and any updates will be communicated to you as early as possible.

Questions? Reach out to hello@ottdesign.club


Motion graphic done by Ignacio Osorio

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Ignacio Osorio

Ignacio Osorio is an Art Director and Motion Designer known for crafting memorable and high quality visuals. He has received multiple awards for his work including two News & Documentary Emmys for Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction.

Ignacio started his career as a Graphic Designer in Mexico City. After moving to London, England in 2016, he became Head of Motion Graphics for CNN International. Today, Ignacio is based in Ottawa and works as 2D Lead for New York based motion studio ODD.


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Ryan Antooa

Ryan Antooa is a brand strategist, designer, photographer and artist living in Waterloo, Ontario, working with clients worldwide on brand and content strategies. Midway through his university studies in Nutrition and Human Physiology, he realized he was meant for a different career path because he was incessantly sneaking into art and design classes for the entire four-year period.

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You don't want to miss this!
Tickets are limited and we can't guarantee to have tickets at the door.

The Ottawa Design Club is so excited to get together again!

“I am an amalgamation of all I have been a part of – and the same goes for my creative journey. And I'm betting the same goes for yours.”
— Ryan Antooa

Thank you to our sponsors!

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