PechaKucha Presentation

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Tabatha Ptashnik

Graphic Designer in Winnipeg

An Ode to the 13 RRC Grads


In this presentation, Tabatha Ptashnik reveals who is the best designer in the newly graduated class from Red River College.

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Photography Along the Loire River

@ VOL 6 ON JUL 04, 2013

We follow over the Loire river the inspiring vision of this contemporary woodworker & designer, Damien Hamon. From Oscar Wilde to Audiard to Brancusi, he takes us on a journey through his photos while showcasing their bright colors. Damien explores and illustrates the process of creation: difficulties, doubts, surprises. (In French)

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An Ode to Tokyo

@ VOL 111 ON FEB 20, 2014

Since coming to Japan 13 years ago, Julian Worrall has had a true passion and love for the country. He decided to participate in an art project to showcase this passion, and here he gives a brief overview of a project that presents a different view of the city and what makes it fascinating and interesting. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 14, 2014.

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In House Designer

@ VOL 30 ON MAY 11, 2017

Climbing the scale of what it means to be an in-house designer, breaking the stigma, and embracing your assets.  Amanda Parker discusses her 17 years as an In-House Designer with the Investors Group.  

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Manitoba Mutts Rescue Presents: Life Lessons

@ VOL 30 ON MAY 11, 2017

Manitoba Mutts Rescue Volunteer Colleen Holloway Presents: Life Lessons from the most resilient and loveable creatures in Manitoba.  From learning to love the couch and trust others to the gut wrenching misery behind those that just never make it to their foster homes.  If this presentation doesn't tug at your heart strings - you my friend are made of ice.  

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An Active Life, Is a Life Well Lived

@ VOL 30 ON MAY 11, 2017

Faced with the ultimate end, Lindsay Somers discusses how her Mother's lust for life even in her final months inspired her to chase her dream. Her work embodies her Mother's spirit and allows it to live on every day.  She bares her heart and soul in this beautiful ode to her Mother, the Thursday before Mother's Day.  

Take a moment to stop and smell the roses, watch the clouds roll across the summer sky, and take a deep breath in the middle of all the bustling about. 


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This Guy is NOT Creative

@ VOL 30 ON MAY 11, 2017

"I started to get a feeling that creativity didn't have to happen as that brush stroke that Bob Ross did, but it became something more than that.

In "This Guy Is NOT Creative" From PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 30Bob Somers, having been surrounded by talented people since his younger years, claims to not have a single creative bone in his body. Inspired by the famous artist, Bob Ross and the people around him, Bob found his passion in architecture and has discovered that there is more to creativity than meets the eye.  


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Success is a Moving Target

@ VOL 30 ON MAY 11, 2017

Although her talk begins with a small history lesson on milestones the true history lesson was that of Andi herself.  In this honest and freeing presentation Andi describes how all at once her perfect world had unravelled and left her without a sense of direction or purpose.  How she regained her footing and succeeded to find her way to the next goal line, with more of her future still ahead of her.  

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[Re-]: The 2018 Winnipeg Design Festival

@ VOL 35 ON SEP 06, 2018

Meighan Giesbrecht and Tia Watson, the Curators of the 2018 Winnipeg Design Festival, have organized this year's five-day celebration of all things design around the theme of "[RE-]". With this theme, they intend to give light to the opportunities of the many underused spaces in and around the City of Winnipeg and have the design community participate in filling in these areas with consciously-designed interventions. Learn more about the theme and the festival itself by taking a listen to this PechaKucha Night Winnipeg talk.

To learn more about the Winnipeg Design Festival, visit their website at

Meighan and Tia's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 35, on September 6, 2018, at the Park Theatre. 

For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook ( PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.

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Fear, Technology, and Why You Should Be Friends With Me

@ VOL 35 ON SEP 06, 2018

Ayla Manning is a student and heritage interpreter at the Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, where she dresses and acts as though she's living at Red River in the 1850's. It's a fascinating job that requires you to not only manage answering questions from extremely modern visitors, but also absorb an exorbitant amount of knowledge on how to live without technology. Ayla explains in this PechaKucha Night Winnipeg talk that this knowledge is extremely useful and practical in many situations, including the apocalypse.

Ayla's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 35, on September 6, 2018, at the Park Theatre. 

For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook ( PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.