Judging + Lectures

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

In like a lion

Cannes has it all figured out: get some not-so-young lions to teach the cubs how it’s done. Last year Joe judged Applied Arts and this year he moved on to the Young Lions – one of the biggest, most … Read More


Mar 21, 12 // Judging + Lectures

Ad Rodeo recently held its annual Meet the Judges event, and this year’s group were an exceptional bunch: Jeff Harrison from Rethink, Anthony Chelvanathan from Leo Burnett, Carla Madden from CP+B, Hjalti Karlsson from karlssonwilker and Steve Koch from … Read More

Ideas worth stealing

We love hanging out with really smart people. Which is why when we’re not at the office you can usually find us hanging at the Particle Accelerator Building up at the university. It’s also why we got involved with … Read More

Joe agrees to share his ruthless judging abilities with Applied Arts

Not satisfied with only breaking the hearts of WAX creatives—as he tears down our their brilliant ideas—Joe Hospodarec, WAX Executive Creative Director, has been selected as a judge for 2011’s Applied Arts Advertising Awards. Joe has the esteemed honour … Read More

Great advertising and design? We’ll be the judge of that

Last week, our chief designer Monique Gamache took a trip to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. There are many reasons to visit Saskatoon; humble folks, agreeable weather and surprisingly enough, amazing Thai food. However, Monique was there along with Martin Batten, Creative … Read More

Our Designer’s Voice Went Into a Bunch of Ears in Toronto

Isn’t it so nice to get invited somewhere? Out of the 6,790,062,216 people in the world, they chose you … YOU … how flattering. Well, this phenomenon just happened to our lovely design director, Monique Gamache, when she was … Read More

We discovered something new in NY

Oct 29, 08 // Judging + Lectures

Last month, WAX attended CLICK NY, a one-day digital advertising conference where creative minds came together to share stories, spark discussion and ignite inspiration on the ever-changing landscape of advertising.

While exploring the city, we stumbled upon a man … Read More