PROFILE Ehren Seeland

We first met Ehren while we were out and about in Vancouver. She later contacted us regarding an interview for a design site that she was writing for—we loved her stuff, and soon began collaborating with her on our e-papers, press releases and other marketing materials. She is a consummate professional with an eye for detail that never lets us down.


Company/Organization: I'm affiliated with Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Inside Vancouver, and ROLLOUT.




Education: Emily Carr University of Art + Design and Edinburgh College of Art


Describe your work: I went through school for photography, and graduated with my BFA in 2000. In 2001, I moved to New York City and worked as a designer in conjunction with organizations like The Aperture Foundation, Columbia University Press, and The Nielsen Company.

In 2009, I was craving some fresh Canadian air, and headed back to Vancouver. I moved into student recruitment with Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and now travel about half of the year in order to build visibility for the University, review portfolios, and present various options to prospective students, parents and counselors.

I also write a weekly column for Inside Vancouver (a division of Tourism Vancouver) that highlights the inspiring people that make up the city, and work on various freelance digital media, editing and writing projects.


Inspiration: Swapping passions at Pecha Kucha, stories at The Flame, and experiences with new people in new cities.


How did you get to know ROLLOUT? I met them through a mutual acquaintance.


Please list a few cool or inspirational websites you visit and love:
Chris Berens 
Dear Photograph 
Irina Werning 
Roland Brückner 
The Selby 


What resources do you use for generating your work? The inspiration of the everyday.


Can you share any of your secret tips? Build and nurture community, feed your wanderlust, respect deadlines, and create a home within yourself.


Is there a piece of art you wished you had created, and why? I was recently back for a visit to New York City and had the chance to experience the Alexander McQueen show at the Met—my heart skipped a beat.


What gets you excited about tomorrow? New stories: experienced, dreamed, shared, and written.


How would you refer to the current artistic style and mindset you live in today? Open.




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