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Videos
Adobe Live - Create a Funky Tattoo Design Book with Isabelle Poirier - 1 of 2


Join graphic designer Isabelle Poirier as she designs a Coffee Table book for a Tattoo artist using Illustrator and InDesign. In collaboration with Maxwell from No Way Tattoo Collective, Isabelle will be using Illustrator to create interesting vector designs to support her editorial design. Come back on Day 2 and learn quick social media advertising tips in Adobe Express!

Guest: Isabelle Poirier
Host: Kladi Vergine

Adobe Live - Create a Funky Tattoo Design Book with Isabelle Poirier - 2 of 2


Join graphic designer Isabelle Poirier as she designs a Coffee Table book for a Tattoo artist using Illustrator and InDesign. In collaboration with Maxwell from No Way Tattoo Collective, Isabelle will be using Illustrator to create interesting vector designs to support her editorial design. Come back on Day 2 and learn quick social media advertising tips in Adobe Express!

Guest: Isabelle Poirier
Host: Kladi Vergine

Adobe Live - Creating a Typographic Zine with Ariane Bédard - 1 of 2


Tune in with Graphic Designer Ariane Bédard as she creates a zine on Adobe Live! This week, she’ll challenge herself by designing a 20 page type forward layout of an Edgar Allan Poe short story. Design your own zine alongside Ariane as she experiments with composition, fonts and color in InDesign!

Guest: Ariane Bédard is a graphic designer and co-founder of the Ottawa Design Club
Host: Isabelle Poirier is Lead Graphic Design founder of the Ottawa Design Club

Adobe Live - Creating a Typographic Zine with Ariane Bédard - 2 of 2


Tune in with Graphic Designer Ariane Bédard as she creates a zine on Adobe Live! This week, she’ll challenge herself by designing a 20 page type forward layout of an Edgar Allan Poe short story. Design your own zine alongside Ariane as she experiments with composition, fonts and color in InDesign!

Guest: Ariane Bédard is a graphic designer and co-founder of the Ottawa Design Club
Host: Isabelle Poirier is Lead Graphic Design founder of the Ottawa Design Club

Podcasts


Building A Creative Community: The More Life Podcast

Isabelle (Izzy) is the founder and lead designer of IP Design; a studio focused on brand identity. IP Design has a distinctly modern aesthetic and is characterized by its bold, adventurous use of colour and artistic approach to developing highly conceptual creative solutions.

Isabelle is the founder of the Ottawa Design Club. The club celebrates design through speaker events, panel discussions, workshops, and zines.



Isabelle Poirier: Building a Graphic Design Community and Zine

In this episode of the See Through Design podcast we interview Canadian designer, zine publisher and founder of the Ottawa Design Club, Isabelle Poirier. We discuss Izzy's background, Canadian design, Ottawa Design Club's community and zine, Marty Neumeier's Level C Brand Workshop, how she is using brand strategy in her work and more!



Isabelle Poirier: "This is Why We Create"

This week, the wonderfully contagious Isabelle Poirier is on the podcast - Izzy is a creator and founder of the Ottawa Design Club - She sent me a copy of the beautiful semi-annual zine they produce, and... it is like a present from a friend with perfect taste! The two of us talk about how cool it is that we get to create with other people, how her team made their zine through the pandemic, and of course - pantones/kerning. Great one, do it up.



Ariane Bédard - The Shy Creative

Designer for over 10 years, Ariane currently works as a Senior Graphic Designer for the University of Ottawa. There, she works in a dynamic marketing team to promote the Student Experience. Outside the 9 to 5, she is also the co-founder of the Ottawa Design Club, a community-driven club bringing creatives together through events and projects. Multi-passionate, she loves to learn and to try new things!



Ariane Bédard - Ottawa Design Club - Ariane Bédard & Isabelle Poirier

In this episode we are talking about the start of the Ottawa Design Club and our we had to pivot due to the pandemic.

Articles
Inspiration, Innovation, and Collaboration: Inside the Ottawa Design Club's Creative Journey - by Amodini Allu at Nosy Mag

With an aim to walk down memory lane with the founders of ODC, I asked Ariane and Izzy about their memories of the early days, and they shared their inspiring journey of how ODC was put into action.

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How Can Storytelling Transform Your Perception of Design? - by Amodini Allu

Exploring the Importance of Storytelling through an Event by Ottawa Design Club

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“Beyond the Mark” with Ottawa Design Club - by Sonya Gankina from Apt613

This was “Beyond the Mark,” organized by Ottawa Design Club (ODC) and held at Club SAW. Highlighting three local artists and designers, the late-February event allowed us to learn how to integrate community into our work beyond our craft, as demonstrated by the event speakers.

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Ottawa Design Club - by the Awesome Foundation

April’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Ariane Bédard, Isabelle Poirier, Firdous Nizar, and the Ottawa Design Club to help create a strong community of creative people in the city.

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Ottawa Design Club is back! First in-person event and 2022 programming - by Sonya Gankina from Apt613

“If you like creativity, you’re in the club,” declares the Ottawa Design Club‘s (ODC) motto. But it’s one thing to say it, and another to bring it to life with a spectacular event! The first-ever in-person gathering for ODC, Event 0005 – ORIGINS, brought together Ottawa creatives at Club SAW on Thursday, May 26.

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Représenter le Mois de l’histoire des Noirs, le défi d’une jeune graphiste - by Maud Cucchi

Thirtsa Sémajuste a également collaboré avec le Ottawa Design Club à la publication d'un magazine intitulé Quarant-Zine inspiré de la période pandémique.

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Blogs
How to: Create a Portfolio Website (Hint.. It's not just about pretty pictures!) - by Isabelle Poirier and Rebel.com

Not sure where to start? We’re here to help—and we’ll make it fun! Below we’ve outlined 7 strategic steps that will help you build your dream portfolio website.

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RAW – The Unprocessed, Unfinished, Unpolished - by Mazarine Memon

The Goal of A Zine is Expression and Creation: When creators Isabelle and Ariane, came up with this idea the goal for them was to dive into cool concepts and create a deep connection with the community. This led to creating the ‘Ottawa Design Club’ and the zine was the perfect way to empower the artistic community.

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