YSDN & Co.


Website Design

Release Date

June 2011



The 2011 York/Sheridan Grad Show website, The RGD Web Design and Applied Arts awards-winning project, was a self-promotional project. The website used an innovative custom content management system allowing students to submit and edit their own projects and biographies. Unique horizontal page scrolling was employed to view additional content, echoing the visual identity and creating a memorable user experience. A sorting system was used to display the students’ lists and design works.

This group project involved five people from York/Sheridan Design Programs. The general idea of the website was to showcase the 2011 design program graduation students’ portfolios, promote the Grad Show, and attract design industry professionals to come to the show and be willing to hire someone to the team.

We decided to use some random shapes under the “YSDN & Co.” logo and gave each student an equal chance to let people view their work online. Horizontal page scrolling was a pioneer design concept at that time and we decided to take the challenge.

Award: Lucidia Award for Web Design, 2011