Born and raised in Ottawa, I am a fourth Year BMPD student looking to graduate this year. My ambitions after graduating will be building a personal brand through content creation online. Throughout my time in the program I’ve been heavily focused on the analytical aspects of data visualization and storytelling. I’ve also become quite adept at prototyping and design document creation. One field that I'm really passionate about outside of academia is game design and how developers create their game systems.
Ethan is currently completing a degree in Media Production and Design from Carleton University’s School of Journalism, while simultaneously pursuing minors in both Industrial Design and Sociology. Ethan specializes in design of all types, both of physical and digital products and uses the background in Sociology to provide a human centered approach to his design work. In this project, Ethan is using his skillset and experience as a User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) designer to provide insightful feedback to the Saunders Farm company. Instagram: @eaeburgar
Christopher Chow, from Gatineau Quebec, I am a avid board gamer and movie fan. I have always had a passion for creating video and mixed media whether it be with my camera, computer or just speaking out into the void. I've been video editing for as long as I could have hobbies, ever since my older sister taught me how to use Sony Vegas in elementary school. I love to write and tell stories and laugh about stories others have written.
Laura Mahmoud Hassan Mahmoud
I am a Lebanese immigrant to Canada that has been living in Ottawa for nearly nine years now. I have been in the BMPD program for four years and hope to graduate this spring. I look forward to starting a career in social media management and/or graphic design as they are both fields I am heavily passionate about and see myself pursuing in the near future. Currently, I am a market leader in Ottawa for NUDESTIX - a Canadian owned makeup brand, and I work as a freelance social media manager for See You Next Tuesday media. Other hobbies I enjoy include makeup artistry, visual arts and weightlifting. My social media handles are laurahmahmoud for Instagram, Youtube & Tiktok.
Shirley was born and raised in Jinan, the capital city of Shandong province, situated in the eastern part of China. As a child, Shirley learned traditional Chinese dance, piano, and clarinet. In her spare time, she loves watching movies, travelling and photography. There are five people in her family and all of them aside from Shirley are working at the Shandong Radio & TV Station. They tried to raise her interest in the multimedia field by taking her to the broadcasting studio in their work. From their introduction, Shirley became a big fan of digital media from an early age. Shirley is now enrolling herself in the Media Production and Design at Carleton University. In addition to her original interests, she found herself pretty good at programming and web design. After four years of study, Shirley accumulated a wide range of abilities that combine design and programming. Instagram: shirleyyyy24
My name is Quincere Ip, Quin for short. Raised in Oakville, Ontario, I was born in a Chinese-Canadian family. I came to Carleton University four years ago, studying in the Bachelor's Media Production and Design program. Currently, my family and I moved to Kanata, Ontario. I am passionate about audio production, cultural inclusion and storytelling. My goal is to utilize audio storytelling to create an influence on youth cultural activities. Since high school, I have worked with youth aged four and above and am currently volunteering in youth activities as a mentor and assistant. After post-secondary graduation, I aim to study in a one-year college program to gain further practical experience in audio production. I have been inspired by my family's work ethic, their support, the BMPAD family and friends, my ancestry background in Hong Kong-Britain and Canada immigration, my drive to learn, and my love for music.
Art Kaplan Myrth
Art Kaplan-Myrth is a fourth year student at Carleton University pursuing a bachelor's degree in Media Production and Design. Art has been behind the camera doing photography for over 10 years, constantly seeking creative methods of telling life’s stories. When he isn’t behind a camera, he is exploring the limits of virtual reality. Throughout the last two years Art has focused on adapting virtual spaces to optimize accessibility, his focus is to increase public access to art in a constantly changing digital space. Instagram: @art_kaplanmyrth Twitter: @ArtKapMyrth Website: https://ArtsArt.XYZ
Yilin Li is a fourth-year student who studies at Carleton University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Media Production and Design (BMPD). She was born and raised in Weifang, which is a city located in the east coast of China. She's passionate about photography, painting, video production and graphic design. She enjoys leveraging technology and design to communicate and hopes to get a job that is related to her major and hobbies. Digital media is the area Yilin intends to pursue in the future, and she believes that digital technologies are significant in the development of culture, economics, politics, and society.
Everett Rama is a 22 year old originally from Russell, Ontario. He now lives in Ottawa where he enjoys walking around fantasizing like he’s in a music video, seeing movies at Mayfair theatre, and making music in his bedroom (available to listen to on most streaming platforms, just search Everett Rama!). His favourite colour is forest green and he strongly recommends you check out the movie Ouija Shark. Everett hopes to be happy in doing whatever he chooses to do after graduating from Carleton but feels a particularly strong pull towards working as an audio specialist. Only time will tell how bright this star shall burn. Instagram (Personal): everettrama Instagram (Music): everettshreds Twitter: Caabderel
Jada Rodgers is a 4th-year undergraduate student in the Media Production and Design program, focusing on interactive media. Her interests include gaming, art, and media. She hopes to combine her interests and expertise with Interactive Media in the future. She has collaborated on numerous projects and studies throughout her undergraduate experience, including Augmented Reality-based learning and a Virtual Reality storytelling project about COVID-19. Instagram: @jadarodgers
Ben Simmonds, from Niagara on the Lake, I like to run around and throw frisbees, play music, and take mediocre photos of whatever I feel like. Obviously all of these fall short of my endless passion for online school during a global pandemic.
I'm Shangzhou Xia, a professional media production designer with four years of experience. My passion for media started when I was in high school. Whether choosing the traditional blogs or fashion 360-degree visualization, I always felt media was an exciting way to express myself. Right now, I'm committed to analyzing and expressing research events by data visualizations for the Carleton International information office. Outside my work, I enjoy writing novels and travelling. I recently ran a social media account to post my original writing.