Design Student of the Month – Adam Bourret

There are a lot of creative students in Canada who are doing innovative work to improve people's life through interactive, visual, informational, and other aspects of User Experience Design. I invited them to introduce who they are and share their work with you. To nominate a Design Student of the Month, email us. The Design Student of the Month for October 2008 is Adam Bourret! Congratulations!! Let's hear from Adam.


Who’s Adam?

I’m a recent grad of the Centennial College Centre for Creative Communications in Toronto. I came to this city after graduating from Brock University with a degree in Fine Arts, intent on becoming a graphic novelist. I started designing web sites to pay the bills and wound up making something of a career of it.

What cool stuff is Adam doing?

I just finished my first book - “I’m Crazy” and I’m taking on a variety of sites, principally for arts organizations. I think the web is such a great place for learning and free expression, so I think it’s important that arts have a presence there. Sometimes I feel like the whole web is moving towards this boring template style. I want to bring a sense of originality, personality and fun to my work. The internet is not a boring place.

Recently I’ve been working on flash games. I’m a big geek in my private life and making flash games is like a whole new level of geekiness. My favourite game so far is an adventure game I built out of old Super Nintendo graphics. I’m also very proud of a little game called “Science Fair” a deductive reasoning adventure for kids. I loved computer games as a kid and I think they’re a wonderful tool for teaching.

What are Adam’s plans after graduation?

As much freelance work as I can muster. I’m working on developing a series of flash games that follow a soap opera story line. I’m really interested in how user input can influence a narrative and I think it would be an interesting fusion of comics and code.

Want to learn more about Adam?

I’ve launched an online portfolio at, most of my web projects are featured there, and some of my art projects as well.

Comments (4)
  1. Izabela Szydlo says:

    Adam is a great example of someone who works hard and follows his dream. Although he had obtained a degree, Adam enrolled in Centennial College’s Interactive Digital Media program, which obviously introduced him to new ways of producing content for the Web, and a new career. With his training at Centennial College and his raw talent I hope Adam is able to prove that the Internet really isn’t a boring place.  

  2. brenda bourret says:

    congrats Adam.  All your stuff looks great

  3. Bruce Hemphill says:

    Well done Adam. Recognition and with Science too! What did I do to you?



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