In correlation with the annual Ribbon Rouge Gala, Graphic Designers of Canada Alberta North works with 15 student illustrators in a mentorship opportunity.
Working with student members of the GDC (max of 15) a series of illustrations are created related to an annual theme. Each student is mentored by people living with HIV to tease out relevant social justice issues to be conveyed through the arts. Each week students will be introduced to a new local professional illustrator and will have the chance to discuss their work. This is a great opportunity for students to find out more about the business of illustration and make connections that may serve them well if the future.
The art pieces created are used in cause marketing for the artist, for fund raising and to spread relevant social justice messages.
This opportunity is open to student members as well as recent graduates (within 2 years).