Spring Break 2017

March 15, 2017 Artona 0 Comments

It’s finally here...Spring Break! For so many of us, Spring Break is what gets us through the semester, that oh-so glorious week off for relaxation, sleep and FUN!

Now that it’s here, you need to make the most of it because before you know it, it’ll be over! Do not let Netflix take over Spring Break, unless of course you want it to.

Here is a list of awesome things you can do this Spring Break, rain or shine! Although it will most likely rain. Disclaimer: you will have to get out of bed, but we promise it’ll be worth it. 

Be a tourist in your own city!
When was the last time you visited Science World, the Capilano Suspension Bridge (the forest is prettier in the rain anyways) or our beautiful Vancouver Aquarium?

Munch Out
We’re lucky enough to have an amazing start-up culture here in Vancouver, take advantage and try out some of the city's cuisine.

Movie day?
Cineplex is offering  $2.99 movies everyday part of their family favorites event this spring break. The offer only includes select movies some of which include The Secret Life of Pets and Fantastic Beasts! 

Window shop till you drop
Being a student can be expensive but window shopping isn’t. If you haven’t already, check out one of the new outlet malls, Tsawwassen Mills or McArthur Glen or spend the day at Nordstrom

Play Dome is back

Our beloved indoor amusement park, Play Dome is back at BC place this spring! The rain can’t stop us!


5 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Professional Headshots For Your Career

March 02, 2017 Artona 0 Comments

They make the right impression and set the right tone. It takes people 3-5 seconds to make a first impression.  Do yourself and your career a favour and put your best foot forward and make sure you're represented correctly.

Headshots make you look professional and help people take you more seriously. Your audience will recognize that by investing time and money into professional images, you're taking your career seriously.

It makes it easier for the media to recognize you. Chances are if you're being mentioned in a publication or anywhere online, the writer will make an effort to perform a search on you and see what they can dig up. If they don’t find a professional image or aren’t provided one that is up to their standards, they will most likely omit using an image overall. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to get your image out there.

They help you stand out, in the right way. You don’t want to be competing for a job and be the only one without a professional headshot, it’s a small change that can make a big difference.  

They can be used for more than your business card. When you have a great image that represents you properly, you'll want use it everywhere. Throw it on all your social media profiles and create a sense of cohesiveness that makes it easy for people to recognize you. A selfie doesn’t exactly scream professionalism, and definitely won’t cut it in today’s digital era.

Start your career off on the right foot. If you don’t have any or would like to update older ones, Artona has got you covered!

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Questions? We’ve got the answers. Visit our FAQ page here, email social@artona.com or call us at (604) 872- 7272. 


Cool Ways to Display Your Portraits

March 02, 2017 Artona 0 Comments

It’s the big day! Your portraits have arrived, now what? You're happy with these beautiful images and you want to the world to see them, or at least your family. Switch things up and try one of these creative ways to frame or display your portraits. In fact, you could turn it into a fun weekend project and add some of your other favourite images too to create something special. 

Bonus: we’re sure parents would love to receive any of these as a Holiday or Mother’s Day/Father’s Day present.

Create a stunning time piece    

Go for the art gallery look    

Get funky with binder clips

Add some colour to your space

Go big with small images

Wrap vases for a memorable centre piece

Create cubes and fill up a glass vase for the coffee table

Use a rustic clipboard display that’s easy to switch up

Do you have any ideas for unique ways to display portraits?  Comment below!

Questions? We’ve got the answers. Visit our FAQ page here, email social@artona.com or call us at (604) 872- 7272.