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BE A PART OF: A one-on-one engagement between YOU and an Art/Creative Director of your choice to look-over your books. Be it creative or technical; you are presented with 45 minutes to juice out as much detail, input, thoughts and direction. You will have the opportunity to engage, exchange and connect. Seats are limited to Showbook Week.
By attending, ShowBook Week you will gain a compliemtary upgrade to padpholio. The web spot to upload your work and be noticed by the industry.

SATURDAY, OCT 20TH
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Art Director, Loe Russell | Anderson DDB
Detail to follow... stay tuned...
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  • 3 Spots Remaining
  • Near Dundas W & University (location will be emailed to registrants only)
SUNDAY, OCT 21ST
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Creative Catalyst, Jeff Mann | Method
Passionate, strategic and eclectic best describe Jeff’s approach to creative work. Plucked from Humber College Ad & Graphic Design, Jeff jumped right into the deep end of the ad game, producing ads for Mercedes-Benz, CIBC, Nestle (Coffee Crisp), Coors Light and Coca-Cola with a roster of agencies that included Lowe/Roche and Draft FCB. His experience on the agency side led him to be recruited by one of the worlds most loved brands, Virgin Mobile. Initiating the role of creative director from the company’s Canadian start-up phase, he was responsible for the overall VM Canada visual brand design. Jeff thrives on the potential of big ideas, creative innovation and entrepreneurship. It is not surprising that when the opportunity arose, he founded Method Creative Studios Inc. In 2010 he was named Youth Entrepreneur of the Year by the Toronto Business Development Centre in recognition of his work building Method. Jeff is currently launching his third business, RenderLife.com, a VC backed online marketplace for buying and selling 3D stock models and assets.
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  • 3 Spots Remaining
  • Near University & Dundas (address will be emailed to registrants only)
MONDAY, OCT 22ND
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Creative Director / Partner, Pietro Gagliano | Secret Location
Spirited and innovative Creative Director, Pietro Gagliano has always had the knack for combining seemingly disparate concepts and channels into creations that heighten user perceptions, interaction, and experiences. To date, as Partner and Creative Director of Secret Location, he has both carved out a career merging disciplines and platforms, as well as a unique niche space his agency now regularly plays in.
Pietro and his award-winning work have been recognized by the creative and interactive communities through numerous awards and nominations including: an International Emmy, a Gemini Award, multiple FWAs, Webby Awards, and a Cannes Lion nomination.
Drawing from over 12 years experience in branding, motion graphics, videography, interactive design, and web development, Pietro is a true multidisciplinary digital native. He has done work for clients that include Coca-Cola, Nissan, the National Film Board of Canada, Smirnoff, Nickelodeon, and HBO.
When he's not creating ground breaking work with his team, he may be found watching a space documentary or collecting parts for his robot cat.
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  • 6 Spots Remaining
  • Near Yonge & Queen (location will be emailed to registrants only)
TUESDAY, OCT 23RD
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SPECIAL LEAD DISCUSSION FEATURE
President / Founder, Alkarim Nasser BNOTIONS

Formally educated in business, technology and design, Alkarim Nasser founded BNOTIONS- a 50 person innovation company based out of Toronto, Ontario. Alkarim’s ability to excel in a rapidly changing field is rooted in his constant pursuit of knowledge, his understanding of the features and benefits of a wide variety of web platforms and technologies, and his insight into the use of technology as a competitive advantage for his clients and investment portfolio.
With extensive hands-on strategy, programming and art direction experience in web and mobile deployments for Fortune 500 companies (such as Rogers, TELUS, Mercedes, Manulife Financial and Toyota), Alkarim is well-versed in the business and technology procedures that drive web and mobile initiatives.
In the last five years Alkarim has co-founded a learning facility, Yorkville Media Centre – created one of Canada’s most successful open-source technology events, AndroidTO, deployed ~700k dollars into early stage start ups, incubated revenue generating start-ups and has grown one of Canada’s fastest growing innovation companies, BNOTIONS. Alkarim is on the board of advisors at CYBF GEW and many Canadian and US start-ups, an active angel investor and a thought leader in Toronto’s digital media industry.
Alkarim has also recently been recognized as one of Canada's Top 30 Under 30 marketers and his company was ranked this year as one of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies in Profit 50.
Event Stats:
  • 40 Spots Remaining
  • Near Front & Lower Jarvis (106 Front Street East, Toronto)
  • $15 to attend (no at door tickets will be available)
  • Doors Open: 7:15pm
Art Director, Trevor Joyce | Iconica Communications
Trevor founded ICONICA Communications in September 2002 and has grown it into a service oriented company focused on helping it’s clientele exceed their sales and meet their business goals. After completing Graphic Design he continued to focus on a career within the print and marketing industry over the past 12 years. Iconica is a design, print photography and web hot house that helps its clients create, maintain or improve their visual identity and increase sales.
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  • 3 Spots Remaining
  • Near Yonge & Queen (location will be emailed to registrants only)
WEDNESDAY, OCT 24TH
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Creative Director, Tm Mahdi | padpholio
Tm holds a forever love to educating oneself. With over a decade in life skills, he has founded one of the fastest growing small business web development enterprises to one of the most recognized and only directories in its sector. Tm has been involved in various projects and initiatives + orchestrated over 34 events to date around entrepreneurship for creative professionals and aspiring startups. Tm has held various executive positions to this day. And is currently Chief Creative Director at PYLOT; Co-founder/ Creative Director of padpholio, Managing Partner at OpenH and the Director & Founder of Cg6 Inc. He's a busy man...
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  • Near King & Spadina (location will be emailed to registrants only)
THURSDAY, OCT 25TH
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Creative Director, Tm Mahdi | padpholio
Tm holds a forever love to educating oneself. With over a decade in life skills, he has founded one of the fastest growing small business web development enterprises to one of the most recognized and only directories in its sector. Tm has been involved in various projects and initiatives + orchestrated over 34 events to date around entrepreneurship for creative professionals and aspiring startups. Tm has held various executive positions to this day. And is currently Chief Creative Director at PYLOT; Co-founder/ Creative Director of padpholio, Managing Partner at OpenH and the Director & Founder of Cg6 Inc. He's a busy man...
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  • 3 Spots Remaining
  • Near King & Spadina (location will be emailed to registrants only)
FRIDAY, OCT 26TH
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Creative Director, Tm Mahdi | padpholio
Tm holds a forever love to educating oneself. With over a decade in life skills, he has founded one of the fastest growing small business web development enterprises to one of the most recognized and only directories in its sector. Tm has been involved in various projects and initiatives + orchestrated over 34 events to date around entrepreneurship for creative professionals and aspiring startups. Tm has held various executive positions to this day. And is currently Chief Creative Director at PYLOT; Co-founder/ Creative Director of padpholio, Managing Partner at OpenH and the Director & Founder of Cg6 Inc. He's a busy man...
Stats:
  • 3 Spots Remaining
  • Near King & Spadina (location will be emailed to registrants only)
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Sponsor
ShowBook Week provides talented designers with a plug to show, share and ask on what matters to them; their designs and creations. Highly inputted, guided and directed by the industry leading Senior Designers and Directors. Proudly hosted and orchestrated by padpholio, ShowBook Week is a 45-minute, 1-on-1 engagement between designer & director. Its a portfolio review and development like no other.
AS A SPONSOR
ShowBook Week presents an opportunity for local and international brands, recruiters and agencies a space to be noted. As a sponsor you will engage and expose your products/services to visual artists, designers, illustrators, programmers, photographers, recent graduates, sernior art directors to experienced talent.
Please contact, Creative Director - Tm Mahdi for further information. +1416.238.6881
|| Spots are limited and exclusive for 2013.
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Volunteers have been tirelessly making a difference in events across the city and around the world. ShowBook Week would not run so smoothly without the help of volunteers, like-yourselves. That’s why we thank you for your interest in volunteering.
Your help may be needed in any of the following areas:
  • Assisting Host
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  • videographer
  • Assisting Organizer
  • Gopher
  • … and other opportunities
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