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Twisted By Design



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In a city where creativity is often more challenged than encouraged, we invite you to embark on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery and artistic defiance. Think of it as a bold leap into the unknown, where thinking outside the box is not just a catchy phrase, but a way of life.

Here, where the norm is to play it safe, twisting the truths we’re familiar with while crafting new worlds through art and design becomes an act of courage and a declaration of your true self. Defying the norm is not just about rebellion, but letting go of expectations and giving yourself the freedom to create from the soul, discover your personal brand, and influence the shape of art as we know it.

Join Joel Mackenzie, Emma Orhun, and Pearly Pouponneau as they share their own experiences of how daring to push the boundaries of the conventional opens the door for them to craft new worlds through artistic direction, character illustration, and unique art mediums.

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!

Joel Mackenzie
Animation Director, Filmmaker, Character Designer

Emma Orhun
Artist, Content Creator, Graphic Designer

Pearly Pouponneau
Visual Artist, Creative Director, Event Curator

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
@emmaorhun
Emma Orhun

Emma Orhun is a creative multi-tool, content creator, graphic designer and walking science experiment. She has gone from being a software developer and creative technologist at Shopify to full-time freelance designer working with local and international brands. You can find her work on the bottom of Nike shoes and all over the internet. Emma uses curiosity as a compass and the nature of the internet to create feedback loops to elevate her craft. Combining her background in computer science, her fascination for art and growing up chronically online, Emma is driven by observing patterns, connecting the dots and sharing it all unapologetically on social media.

emma.design
Ottawa Design Club
@pearllyyb / @pearly.media
Pearly Pouponneau

Pearly is a beloved community builder and creative based in the Ottawa-Gatineau area. As the founder of PEARLY, she creates one of a kind experiences through multiple artistic mediums to bring community, art and visions to life. From creative directing, producing, to curating events, she is able to bring forth a unique design experience.

Pearly captures a diverse range of art forms from commercial, industrial and editorial clients with a raw and provocative perspective.

pearly.media
Joel Mackenzie
@Joeltron2000
Joel Mackenzie

Joel Mackenzie is a fuzzy, partying lobster from Halifax, who currently works and breeds here in Ottawa. Primarily working in Film and Animation as a director, character designer and illustrator, he attempts to conjure artwork that is gritty, fresh, and FUN. He has been commissioned to do work for Nickelodeon, Shadow Machine, HBO, BBC, Collective Arts Brewing, and at least one other place. Aside from the client work, there is always a soft spot on Joel’s underbelly to develop independent music videos, show pitches, and group art shows. If there is a cool visual story to be told, or a way to bring artists together, Joel want’s to be a part of it.

joel-mackenzie.com
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Twisted by Design: Highlight



Twisted by Design: Twisted by Design: Emma Orhun on Thinking of Herself as a Walking Science Experiment



Twisted by Design: Pearly Pouponneau on Embrassing All Sides of You



Twisted by Design: Joel MacKenzie on How to Get Rich or Die Trying



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