CCBI Speaker Series
The Humber College Centre for Creative Business Innovation is launching our CCBI Speaker Series! These free online sessions will feature different subject matter experts from a range of creative disciplines, sharing their years of experience and knowledge with attendees. Join us for the opportunity to ask questions and learn how to advance your career, discover new and innovative trends, and network with industry professionals at all levels.
Graffiti Art Culture and Professional Practice
The first CCBI Speaker Series is being led by Evond Blake (Mediah). This three-part speaker series on February 9,10 and 11 will give you a fully rounded picture of what it’s like to build a career practice around the art form known as graffiti.
Session One: Mediah will share his knowledge gained from his 25 years' experience as a graffiti artist and provide context about graffiti art street culture and drawing.
Session Two: In the second event, learn how to build a professional path that is customized and authentic to individual influences, styles, and experiences.
Session Three: In the last session, you’ll learn how to innovate with your brand and build multiple streams of revenue to support an on-going artistic practice and career.
MEDIAH is a Canadian multidisciplinary artist who weaves graffiti/street art forms with painterly techniques and digital media to create cinematic environments. Heavily inspired by avionics, mechanical engineering and schematics, MEDIAH’s abstract work utilizes speed, motion, dynamism, and force to depict otherworldly dimensions.
With a career spanning 25 years, MEDIAH is described as ‘one of the most respected and revered graffiti artists in Canada’ due to his extensive and prolific career painting large-scale murals, participating in solo and group art exhibitions, and creating immersive, cinematic video and animation productions.
MEDIAH’s industry experience in broadcast design, motion graphics, VFX and video post production combined with his 25 year graffiti, contemporary art career has given him a unique toolset which allows him to create immersive environments that combine animation, digital media, graffiti, and traditional fine art which can then be manipulated in real-time. MEDIAH produces his fine art and immersive projects in his state of the art IAH Digital art facility that specializes in fine art, print production, animation, VR, VFX, and video post-production.
Centre for Creative Business Innovation (CCBI)
Humber’s Centre for Creative Business Innovation (CCBI) is a hub for problem finders, solution builders and innovative creators. We work with your industry to build and then manage cross-disciplinary teams of students, faculty experts and industry partners to help you leverage change and boost business through uncertain times.
The CCBI helps businesses and communities reap the benefits of creativity-driven innovation. In an era of digital disruption and growing competitive pressures, creativity is a key driver of competitive advantage and business success.
CCBI research projects involve three partners, a community/industry partner, and cross-disciplinary teams of Humber students and faculty.
The process begins with a community or industry-based individual or organization looking for a creative and innovative solution to a real-world challenge. Humber students and faculty work alongside the community/industry partner to identify, test, and implement potential solutions.
This event will be event will be hosted on Zoom and will have captioning available.