“The opportunity to collaborate with the Humber College Online Solutions/The Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning – Applied Research and Innovation – has been nothing short of an amazing experience for our new company, Purple Stage Door Productions. From our very first introduction to the team, we felt welcomed and encouraged to share our story and were immediately in awe of the talents, diversity, creativity and professionalism that surrounded us.
The ability of Hanadi Alnawab – Program Coordinator, Digital Business Management, Humber College to connect us with a team of students and instructors who had a drive and willingness to grow and an endless enthusiasm to play each of their parts to their fullest potential, was truly remarkable. With a few paint swatches and a dream, the sub-teams of Web and Graphic Design, Content Strategy, and Media dove right in to learn more about us, our goals, and our values.
Jacqueline and Jennifer were our dynamic design duo – they shaped and delivered our company’s essence and mission with simple yet effective branding and graphics. We are so unbelievably proud of our brand new logo, marketing materials, and revamped mascot.
Prabhavi – Webmaster Extraordinaire! Her expertise and patience with us – as we maneuver this online world – has been truly integral and appreciated beyond measure. We feel privileged to have had the opportunity to work alongside her and cannot wait to see what the future holds for her in web design.
Michallia put her heart and writing strengths into countless blogs for our website. She has a gift for capturing relatable experiences with the beauty of language arts.
Maia and Chris were all-stars as they filtered through our content, making it simple, concise, and accessible to our audiences and future members. They are true language artists and we deeply appreciate their significant contribution to the project.
By combining their strengths and specialities, the hands-on and engaging approach of Isabella, Andrew, Silvio and Spencer captured our company’s energy and passion through their videography and photography in the most natural and comfortable way possible. We are extremely proud of these media achievements and the valuable roles they have played, along this journey.
We are humbled and honoured to have collaborated with the endless potential of so many young individuals through this partnership. The opportunity to unlock potential for individuals of all abilities, not just on the theatre stage, has been rewarding and motivating. Much like the run of a theatre production, our time together felt way too short, but in the end, we produced results worthy of a standing ovation. Heartfelt thanks and appreciation to our Humber STARS!”Tara Taylor, Purple Stage Door Productions
“I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed working with the entire team assigned to our project here at Unique Sand Casting. The Website(Content & Blog) team,Graphic Design/Branding Team & Media team all surpassed what I anticipated working with students learning the profession. Everyone showed me such a high level of professionalism from start to end, their talents are amazing!
What I enjoyed and valued most is how the Graphic design / Branding team listened to our company vision, created various logos ( we originally had none), choose the perfect colours, imparted strategic ideas and gave me a clear “ why” to their strategy. All this with just a sentence from me and it usually feels as if they are an extension of my brain, my thinking process. Incredible. I found Ricky and Jeremy to be a brilliant dream team.
Thomas in Content and web design, provided a professional, quiet and strong system. He worked proactively in the background, and has such a strong knowledge of SEO’s and how to navigate traffic to our site. He will be a treasurer to any organization. His pleasant demeanor provides an easy working relationship. Another quiet storm is Devon for blogging. He had great ideas for Facebook, but showed his true talents in taking my point notes and spinning them into a masterpiece that grabs your attention and pulls out a chuckle while reading. I couldn’t have started without him. Our blog is completely his creation.
Jonah’s in Photography is a talented perfectionist. He has brought to life our dull pieces. The care, the detail and the unrushed time he devoted on media day made the owners feel proud and it allowed us to take a second look at our products that we already knew were skillfully produced. Thank you Jonah! The media team, Jean-Luc and Avery led by Lauren did an excellent job showcasing our facility and producing the interview video with one of the owners. We thank you for your hard work and for your second visit to ensure we had the best exposure. And Gabriel Davin, video editor and my story creator behind the scenes, who took those video clips and put it all together in a beautiful strong visual story. Thank you.
Professors Hanadi, Leslie and Lauren, thank you so much for choosing this dream team for our project. I believe we had the best people on our team. You have guided your students throughout this project in such a professional way, while allowing them free rein to work with us imparting their talents and knowledge. Hanadi, you are such a strong force, a superwoman, I heard one of the students called you. You always get things done! And I leaned on that and I appreciate it.
Thank you for this sponsorship, We needed it as a new and small business and you have now placed us on equal grounds in social media with our competition. Having brochures, website, Facebook and publicly access avenues allows our sale staff less travelling time, and makes us more visible to prospective customers. An important thing that I would like you to know is that through the social media avenues created it has helped us to attain 1 new substantial business which promises to bring in enough work to hire another employee over the next month. Thank you and all the best to you and your students. I wish I could hire you all and keep you with me. I will miss your talents and your kindness.”Simone Stephenson, Unique Sand Casting Ltd.
“A Balanced Life Inc. benefited greatly from the solutions provided by the Humber team through the CVTA grant. As a small company with limited resources we would not have been able to create the quality of the work produced by the Humber Faculty and students in this project. The end products were of the highest professional standard and exhibited such creativity. At all levels of this project the process with the students and faculty of Humber was enjoyable, respectful and very much collaborative. I would happily work again with Humber College. Thank you so much for this opportunity.”Lisa Marucci, A Balanced Life Inc.
“Hiring Kiran from the Humber Online Solutions Program was one of the best decisions I made for my business in 2017. She was well prepared for her role as Digital Media Manager, and even taught me a few things she learned from her studies at Humber. Kiran excelled in her Shopify skills, and finally went on to receive an offer for full-time employment with Shopify because of her experience at Bspoke Media Inc. I would definitely take on another student from the Humber Online Solutions Program.”Margaret Reffell, Bspoke Media Inc.
“From the first meeting at the College, I felt as though the task was in capable hands of the students. They had prepared thoroughly, had an outline set, and asked all the questions necessary. This enabled them to set forth on the CVTA – College Voucher for Technology Adoption project. The way they interacted with me, the professors and the other team members was courteous, respectful and enthusiastic. As a diverse group, they were keen to acknowledge the contribution each other would make. There were students involved from the Business School, Media Studies and IT, and Liberal Arts & Sciences. The team started with eight students and three professors, with Professor Hanadi Alnawab as the program lead. As the project progressed there were five more students included. In my case, the project involved a complete update of my website, and development of e-solutions. I now have a website and social media choices which current and potential clients can go to for information and an overall view of the services offered. The project not only refreshed the website, but also allowed me to take on a new perspective and approach to my business. I am very grateful for the time, effort and the results that the Professors and their team of students accomplished. As well as each student being able to practice their own skill set, I feel that this was a very valuable hands on experience for real world interpersonal communication. It was truly a privilege to have been involved.”Jewel Kirkham, Regenesis Fitness
“Ripple Effect Children’s Services would very much like to thank Professor Hanadi Alnawab of Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning and her Voucher for E-Business team for their exemplary work on our recently completed project. We would like to specifically recognize the tremendously valuable contributions of Kiran Bajwa for website development, Anna Ballares and Samantha Mollicone for graphic design, and Spencer Fu, Rebecca Petersen, and Tenzin Genpo for photography and videography.
The team was at all times completely professional and reliable under the guidance of Professor Alnawab. Each member of the team was highly knowledgeable and skilled, as well as a pleasure to work with, and we are thrilled with the end results of their efforts. Humber’s VEB Program has made a significant contribution to our start-up company, and has allowed us to launch our company in a far more professional and competitive manner than would have otherwise been possible.
Thank you all again, and best wishes for future success in your endeavours,”Ron Old, Ripple Effect Children’s Services
“It was a pleasure to work with the entire VEB team, especially Kiran, Anna and Hanadi. They were very accommodating, knowledgeable and patient with all of our questions. They share a wealth of knowledge from website design, to promo videos and graphic design. They helped us upgrade our website to something more modern and inviting. Thank you! ”Danielle Ratford, Hanover Storage Inc.
“It was a pleasure to work with the VEB team to redesign our website and refresh our brand, including new business cards and updated graphics. The team was able to help turn our ideas into a website that we love, meets our business needs and catches the eyes of our clients. The entire team took our graphic designs and digital presence to the next level. With their help, our website now attracts current and potential clients. The VEB team took the time to understand our goals and find creative solutions to showcase our brand’s values and products. In addition to graphics, they even created a video, which shows how Maple Drapery & Carpet creates its window furnishings. The talented and motivated team of students, led by Professor Hanadi Alnawab, made the development process smooth and easy – they helped us every step of the way. We would definitely recommend this program through Humber College to other businesses looking to revamp their current e-business. We truly appreciated the team’s expertise and high-quality work. Overall, a great experience! Thank you to the VEB team!”Agata, John and Lukas, Maple Drapery and Carpet
“We are absolutely DELIGHTED with the project completed by the VEB team led by Professor Hanadi Alnawab at Humber College. For years, the platform we had been using was negatively impacting our business due to functional limitations. We made the decision to take another run at finding a new web design system. Professor Alnawab and her team introduced us to another system, WordPress and an overall better design approach to our website. We signed up for the VEB program right away.
Yesterday, we finished our migration to WordPress. The import process was flawless! We are DELIGHTED with the results. The new and improved website demonstrates a more ‘warmth and compassion’ perspective, and most importantly will yield high-level views that will allow us to run our business more effectively.
Each member of the project team worked collaboratively to design our ‘improved’ website. Farihah’s web design was attractive and expressed compassion in our senior caregiving services. Samantha and Anna were creative in designing the new Tree of Life logo and additional materials. The two Spencers’ were skillful with photography capturing ‘real life’ senior experiences.
The Tree of Life is grateful for all their hard work and that we got to meet and work with such amazing, creative individuals. We feel very privileged to have been a part of this amazing project.
Congratulations to Professor Alnawab & her team on a project well done.”
“I was highly impressed by the VEB team led by Hanadi Alnawab. Each member of the project team that designed my website did a superior job. Irina’s web design, coding skills and recommendations were top notch. Spencer has a very creative and skillful ability both with video and photography as well as overall input into the site. And Pedro came up with such bright, eye catching logos that it was difficult to choose just one. Overall the team is extremely gifted and the contributors far surpassed my expectations. Their promptness, responsiveness and patience were exemplary. Under Hanadi’s leadership they delivered superior results. Thank you team!”Nadine Galszechy, Career Path Coaching