Judging + Lectures

What’s The Key to Judging Good Creative?

Our Creative Director, Trent Burton is giving a talk on May 20th with the Calgary Marketing Association on how to judge creative ideas. Asked whether he thought it was a good idea that you attend, he said “Totally.”  But don’t sweat … Read More

First Class to Cannes

Last year WAX was honoured to receive a silver Cannes Lion in design for our CSPD ‘Staple’ annual report. This year we are doubly honoured that our design director Monique Gamache is one of ten Canadians selected to participate on … Read More

We’ll second that

Jan 08, 14 // Judging + Lectures

The recognition just keeps on rolling in for our design director Monique Gamache. In her second creative coup in just over a year, Monique has been asked to judge yet another prestigious awards show. This time around it’s the ADC’s  … Read More

Thoughts on judging D&AD

Recently, Monique Gamache, our Design Director, was invited to judge the Graphic Design category at the prestigious D&AD awards in London. D&AD, established in 1962, celebrates the very best in advertising and design from around the world. In … Read More

Can a Walrus talk? Quite intelligently as it turns out.

Recently, the Walrus (along with High Performance Rodeo and Enbridge) decided to put on a talk featuring eight inspiring speakers sharing their views on how people perform, compete and grow. We were there to listen. And now, with this … Read More

Red Rover, Red Rover, London calls Monique over

The time has come for our head of design, the lovely Monique Gamache, to fly overseas and help judge D&AD. What? Did we say D&AD, the most prestigious award show on the planet? Yes, we sure did. Of course, … Read More

She’s not here to judge. She’ll be in London.

In what can only be described as a “Hell yah I will” moment, Monique Gamache, our design director, has been asked to judge next year’s prestigious D&AD awards in the Crafts for Design Category. For those of you who don’t … Read More

Tall tales from a large, inspiring man

Jul 26, 12 // Judging + Lectures

Calgary’s advertising and design community was lucky enough to have the one and only Aaron Draplin drop by town and drop a barrage of f-bombs this past week. Draplin was entertaining as always, sharing stories from his favourite projects, including … Read More


Jun 22, 12 // Judging + Lectures

As a sponsor and the advertising/branding partner for TEDxYYC, it wasn’t hard for WAxers to get excited for the recent event at Telus Spark. Luckily, it lived up to the hype. And so did the speakers. Kali Taylor inspired … Read More