• This is my old office, on the 7th floor of the British Columbia Securities Building. I rented this beautiful corner suite from 2003 - 2007 as a shared office with another designer.

View from the Digital Graphic Design lab at Vancouver Community College

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I finished teaching for the year. 33 brand new graphic designers are launched. They started their design studies here in the Vancouver Community College Digital Graphic Design lab on the 7th floor with this view. As a surprise and memento, I drew this view last week and gave copies to them all as a goodbye gift. They are a great group with an unusually high level of talent and skill. I wish them well and I miss them already. But I am also looking forward to catching up on my business and on sleep now.

Go out there and get'em, DGD 2012!

By the way, the panorama looks straight north and shows the following Vancouver landmarks: second window from left, the Harbour Centre with its revolving viewing platform and restaurant. Third window from left, the City of North Vancouver across Burrard Inlet, with the Seabus very small, just arriving. On the right of the window, the historic Dominion Building (gold and red). The 4th window is dominated by the new Woodwards condo tower and the old rotating W sign on a new structure, and the 5th window shows the Sun Tower, once briefly the tallest building in the British Empire back in 1911, when it was built.

One can even see, and I have tagged it, my former design studio space on the 7th floor of the old BC Securities Building. I ran my business in there from 2003 – 2007 and enjoyed pretty much this exact view, until I moved my operations into the ground floor of my house. Now I see only my tiny backyard, frequented by urban creatures: crows, raccoons, squirrels, skunks, and the neighbourhood cats.

Sketching Chris, RedHarp, cjimhow, and 26 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Martine Paquet 34 months ago | reply

    Beautiful view..beautiful sketch!

  2. RedHarp 34 months ago | reply

    Amazing and stunning. This is a wonderful gift to your students, as I'm sure your teaching was as well.

  3. bigoudene46 34 months ago | reply

    Gigantesque !

  4. Eric Ngan 88 34 months ago | reply

    Very well done!

  5. jehvicvbc 34 months ago | reply

    Thanks for sharing this interesting image in the Your BC: The Tyee's Photo Pool

  6. Mr Dewhurst 34 months ago | reply

    Awesome view! Great gift idea.

  7. Don McNulty 34 months ago | reply

    Great drawing!

  8. Matthew-1 34 months ago | reply

    Wow, excellent!

  9. Sharon Smart 33 months ago | reply

    What a stunner! Wonderfully executed. Lucky you. If I turn and look out of my window I just see the building opposite. It's a good looking building, but that's it. Mind you, it means I concentrate on work. I imagine you must find it difficult at times...

  10. Emmanuel Buenviaje 33 months ago | reply

    great sketch and a wonderful fish-eye perspective!
    what a great idea for a gift.

  11. Jeckenzibbel 33 months ago | reply

    Hi Sharon, yes, the view distracted me at first, especially in January when I'd teach early in the morning and the sunrise would suddenly light up a small part of downtown that wasn't covered in clouds, so the dark sky was like a stage set with the sunlight beam like a spot light. I stopped in mid-sentence a couple of times to oooh and aaahhh at the view, to the amusement of my students.

  12. Stephan Rosger 32 months ago | reply

    I took the program in 07-08 and still look back at when I had this amazing view everyday!

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