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State of Mind



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In a tale as old as time, creative careers have been irrevocably intertwined with mental health—a double edged sword that heals and wounds simultaneously. For some, producing art is a tonic to ease the pains of mental health. For others, the pressures of artistry can spark the flame of mental struggles. More even rely on emotional highs and lows to create their best pieces.

Come out and gain some valuable insights, find inspiration, and connect with a community of like-minded individuals who understand the unique struggles and triumphs of pursuing a creative path while maintaining a healthy state of mind.

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!

Corinne Blouin
Multidisciplinary artist

Ava Margueritte
Multidisciplinary artist

Jared Lebel
Brand Designer, Musician, Artist

Get yourself a zine!
Zines 0004 to 0006 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.

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Agenda:

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

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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

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Motion graphic done by Ignacio Osorio
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Ottawa Design Club
@coblou
Corinne Blouin

Corinne Blouin aka Co/CoBlou, is a multidisciplinary artist, with a background in graphic design. She uses her art to explore concepts of dreamlike dimensions through various media such as illustration, painting and most recently, tattooing. You can find her visually contributing to the local festival scenes through street art and find her murals painted around Ottawa. She also DJs under the alias Bleu Pâle as a way to connect to her love of dance music and the culture that surrounds it. Through that, she explores an eclectic mix of psychedelic electronic and breakbeats that move energy. Her focus is on sounds that put us into flow and encourage self love/discovery on the dance floor.

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Ottawa Design Club
@avamargueritte
Ava Margueritte

Ava Margueritte is a neurodiverse multidisciplinary artist creating introspective imagery that evaluates finding meaning in the ordinary. In 2022 she was awarded the Deaf and Disability Arts Projects: Materials for Visual Artists from the Ontario Arts Council, shortlisted for the Athens Photo Festival and was a finalist for Project X. Her work is in personal and private collections and has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She graduated from OCAD University with a BFA in conceptual photography and a diploma from SPAO.

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Ottawa Design Club
@lebelator
Jared Lebel

Jared Lebel is a brand designer, musician, artist, and human being. With a knack for the peculiar, he strives to connect art and design in meaningful and unique ways, often going against the grain, and challenging the status quo. His struggle with mental health has guided his work and processes, and he’s always looking for a way to achieve ambitious ideas while balancing mental wellness. Co-founder of the Ottawa studio Salt, Jared has designed for companies like Algonquin College, Simple Story, Dan Rascal, Seyer Group, LVD Fitness, and more. Most recently, he spent 3 years leading the brand team at Perpetua and now runs his own studio called Lebel Studio.

jaredlebel.ca
Watch Them Again

State of Mind: Corinne Blouin's Artistic Journey and Dreamscapes



State of Mind: Jared Lebel on Embracing Disorientation



State of Mind: Ava Margueritte on Neurodiversity and Art



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