Designing Under the Influence: Powered by PechaKucha

15 November 2013 - 15 November 2013
18:30 PM
Mission Campus at Heritage Park Centre

Designing Under the Influence: Powered by PechaKucha

Presented by UFV Graphic + Digital Design Students, Mission Campus 

Friday, Nov 15, 2013, 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Clarke Theatre, Heritage Park Centre

33700 Prentis Avenue

Mission BC  V2V 7B1

Design shapes the world around us. It is influenced by our community and influences how we live, work and play. The Graphic + Digital Design students at the University of the Fraser Valley want to share that value of design. Be inspired by the people shaping our community with an event featuring PechaKucha style talks at the Clarke Theatre on November 15. The event supports student professional development, cultural enrichment and raises funds for the graduation show. Admittance is by donation.


  • Dave Perritt, Grab-a-Java: Café Femenino Story 
  • Sharon Fletcher: District of Mission, Mission Revitalization
  • Francis Xavier Edwards, Artistic Director, Mission Folk Music Festival
  • Summer Dhillon, Slap Communications, Abbotsford 
  • Tim McAlpine, Currency Marketing, Chilliwack
  • Crystal Lee and David Lam, Brambleberry Tales, Bringing indigenous stories to mobile apps
  • Patrick Cotter, Independent Writer and Editing Professional, Burnaby
  • Ryan James, Domain7 Seattle, User Experience Design
  • Johnathon Vaughn Strebly, President BC Chapter, Graphic Designers of Canada
  • Julius Siebenga, Abbotsford Christian School, Rebranding

“Powered by PechaKucha” events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights, and that are usually held as part of festivals and conferences, but can also act as standalone events. PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in 2003 as an event for designers to meet, network and to show their work in public. The concept has since gone global, with events happening in cities around the world. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation (“chit chat”), it rests on a presentation format based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds – keeping presentations concise and moving at a rapid and entertaining pace. 

Eager to know more? Check out everything PechaKucha here, or scroll through this PechaKucha backgrounder.




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