Dream Big Brampton: Campaign for Creativity, Innovation and Inspiration

Inspiring you to dream big and get the support to make it happen

Collaborating with The City of Brampton to Promote Entrepreneurship and Creativity

Dream Big Logo VignetteNow Creative Group is honoured to have designed the identity for the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre’s initiative, Dream Big. Local Brampton creatives Andrew Ly and Daniel Francavilla were behind the identity and various social media and print graphics for the campaign.

“As an entrepreneur from Brampton, it is always rewarding to be involved with initiatives that support other local entrepreneurs and creatives. The Brampton Entrepreneur Centre is doing some amazing work and the Dream Big event series includes so many exciting opportunities.” — Daniel Francavilla, Founder and Creative Director, Now Creative Group

This fall, be inspired and informed by thought leaders, innovators and creative thinkers – headlined by David Usher – at events and programs around Brampton.

Core Creativity: How to Bring Creativity, Innovation and Inspiration to the Work that You Do

Dream Big Brampton Poster David UsherThe Internet has changed everything we know about business and art…and it continues to do so. You can no longer get by because you’re the best in your town, or even in your country. Now, everything has a global audience and products and services need to do more than simply perform — they need to sing.

David Usher understands this. The multi-platinum artist has sold over 1.4 million albums as a solo artist and frontman for the rock band Moist, won countless awards and sold-out venues all over the world, and has worked tirelessly to improve his creative process. He believes that creativity is a learnable skill that anyone can master.

At Dream Big on October 29, David Usher will share his fascinating formula to stimulating creativity through a mix of music, video, and experimentation, and brings to life the core elements needed to build a more dynamic, fulfilling, and innovative creative process at work.

Be More, Learn More, Do More

Other Dream Big events include a Business of the Arts Workshop during the day on October 29, as well as networking and sessions on Get Your Business Up and Running, Tech Talks on The Future of Touch Technology, and more.

Culture Days Brampton, an interactive, free celebration of local culture also takes place September 25-27 throughout the city, including free Social Media Workshops lead by Now Creative Group.

Visit Brampton.ca/DreamBig for full details on the events and offerings of The City of Brampton Economic Development, Brampton Entrepreneur Centre, and Culture Days.

Marketing Your Business in Brampton

If you’re looking for Marketing, Graphic Design or Social Media services in Brampton, please reach out via email to connect@nowcreativegroup.com.

Brampton’s Creative Hub

Brampton has launched a MakerSpace at Brampton Library, Four Corners Branch, 65 Queen St E, Downtown Brampton.

Get hands-on with cool technology like 3D modeling and design software, 3D printers, robotics software and tools, and architectural modeling software. Expert support from Sheridan College is on-hand during scheduled programming times to help provide guidance and instruction on using the tools and software. Solve household or commercial design challenges, or simply create and play!

Using a makerspace model, the MakerSpace Creative Hub combines manufacturing equipment and technology with community and education to help users to design, prototype and create manufactured works that wouldn’t be possible to create with the resources available to individuals working alone. It’s also a great place to learn how to use cutting edge tools, and develop 21st century job skills.

Sheridan College Faculty of Applied Science and Technology’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT), Brampton Library and the City of Brampton Economic Development Office have partnered to establish the MakerSpace Creative Hub downtown Brampton where residents, students, entrepreneurs and visitors can come together and collaborate while sharing tools, resources and knowledge.

Why Visit?

  • Opportunity for all ages to explore 3D Printing & Modeling, Robotics, Architectural Design & More
  • Hands-on and interactive – learn to use tools and materials, and develop creative projects
  • Increase your knowledge of current technologies and trends
  • Exposure to new technology and innovation
  • Access to expert guidance and support materials

Quick Facts

  • This is the first community-based Library MakerSpace of its kind in Canada to boast a professional grade 3D printer, thanks to a generous in-kind contribution from Cimetrix Solutions, a leading provider of 3D printing technology serving academic, design and manufacturing communities across Canada.
  • Residents can get hands-on with technology like 3D modeling and design software, 3D printers, robotics software and tools, and architectural modeling software.
    • The MakerSpace Creative Hub is the product of a partnership between Sheridan College and the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT), Brampton Library and the City of Brampton.
    • Brampton has a strong foundation in the creative economy, employing 36,095 people from a broad range of creative and cultural industries.

Creative foundation by choreographer Tré Armstrong

After many achievements as a dancer, choreographer and actress, judge of CTV’s So You Think You Can Dance Canada Tré Armstrong continues to grow as an artist. Her goal in life is to “rise as a philanthropist in order to support and guide youth around the world who need quality, life-empowering engagement through creative arts.”

The vision of the The Tré Armstrong Give Back Foundation is to inspire, motivate and lead creative and artistic expression across Canada. It is dedicated to improving people’s health, self-confidence and self-esteem through dance, and also focuses on developing life skills through youth programming and performing arts in the community.

The website was developed to launch the foundation in Summer 2011 and provide information about its projects.

As a newly-formed organization, a logo was also designed to represent the foundation on a variety of mediums. Variations were established, to allow for flexibility as a creative organization.

To learn more about the foundation, visit TreFoundation.org.