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Our Students

Our students make our world go 'round! They are driven, curious, critical-thinkers who come to us from as near as our local community of Richmond to far-flung places like Brazil and Australia. They are all connected in their pursuit of graphic design excellence and a need to understand and master the art and skill of graphic design within the real-world context of the marketplace. We are constantly amazed by their perspectives, ideas and skill! 

Collaboration is a key component of our program. We often will host fun and challenging team events for our students to connect with each other, from across all program years. A first year student will have a chance to meet students from third and fourth year, and so on. Our Start-Up events are held at the beginning of the year and are always memorable events!


Student Work

Below you'll find a selection of some incredible projects our students have produced in the past year. Our innovative curriculum includes a broad range of project work through all four years of the Graphic Design for Marketing program, including:

  • Web and integrated media design
  • Information and publication design
  • Packaging and display design
  • Corporate communications, branding and advertising design
  • UX/UI research, prototyping and design

Graphic Design: Student Project Highlights


Student Awards

Our students have been recognized with awards from notable bodies such as Adobe, Applied Arts Magazine, the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC), and the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD).

2021 Award Winners

Brett Boivin, 2021 Graduate
Project: Dancing Pickle Sandwiches
Silver, 2021 ADCC Student Competition (Category: Graphic Design)

Marta Caduhada, 2021 Graduate
Project: Next Fest 2021
Winner, Applied Arts Student Awards 2021 (Category: Promotional Design - Series)

Project: Folkhouse Brewery: Meet the Gang Series
Bronze, 2021 ADCC Student Competition (Category: Graphic Design)
Finalist, Award for Packaging Design - 2020 RGD Student Awards Program

Carmen Cheung, 2021 Graduate
Project: Departure
Winner, Applied Arts Student Awards 2021 (Category: Design - Single)

Project: Folkhouse Brewery - Chicken Tales Beer
Winner, Applied Arts Student Awards 2021 (Category: Packaging Design - Series)

Project: Chinatown Vancouver Tourism Guidebook
Bronze, 2021 ADCC Student Competition (Category: Editorial & Book Design)

Miguel Manrique, 4th Year
Project: in the thick of the smoke
Winner, 2021 Salazar Awards (Category: Motion)

Akram Shaban, 4th Year
Project: Zaytun
Winner, 2021 Salazar Awards (Category: Branding)

Cassidy Van Delft, 2021 Graduate
Project: Hereabouts Locally Sourced Eatery
Gold, 2021 ADCC Student Competition (Category: Graphic Design)

2020 Award Winners

Brett Boivin, 2021 Graduate
Project: Data in Motion
Finalist, 2020 ADCC Student Competition (Category: Graphic Design)

Project: Folkhouse Brewing Cooperative
Finalist, 2020 ADCC Student Competition (Category: Graphic Design)

Carmen Cheung, 2021 Graduate
Project: Soul Soup
Winner, 2020 Salazar Awards (Category: Print)

Melissa Fraser, 2020 Graduate
Project: Polari
Finalist, 2020 ADCC Student Competition (Category: Graphic Design)

Joshua Groom, 2021 Graduate
Project: Coco Bark
Winner, Applied Arts Student Awards 2020 (Category: Packaging Design)

Liam Kennedy, 2021 Graduate
Project: The Runaways
Winner, 2020 GDC Foundation Ray Hrynkow Scholarship
Winner, 2020 Jim Rimmer Scholarship
Winner, Applied Arts Student Awards 2020 (Category: Editoral Design)
Honourable Mention, 2020 RGD Student Student Awards Program
Honourable Mention, 2020 GDC Salazar Awards

Project: The Folk Ales Beer Series
Winner, 52 Pick-Up Award for Typography (Print) – 2020 RGD Student Awards Program
Bronze, 2020 ADCC Student Competition (Category: Graphic Design)

Arden Leidl, 2021 Graduate
Project: Marmitts
Winner, Applied Arts Student Awards 2020 (Category: Packaging Design)

Linda Luu, 2020 Graduate
Project: The Ugly Dumpling
Winner, 2020 Salazar Awards (Category: Branding)

Paris Summers, 2021 Graduate
Project: Residential School Infographic
Winner, 2020 Cheryl Lynn Rutledge Northern Indigenous Student Award 

2019 Award Winners

Melissa Fraser, 2020 Graduate
Project: Folkhaus Brewery - The Ale Tales (Limited Edition Beer Series)
Top Talent, 2019 Adobe Design Achievement Awards (Category: Print/Graphic)
Winner, Applied Arts Student Awards 2019 (Category: Packaging Design)

Julianne Herbert, 2020 Graduate
Project: Amie Birth Control App
Bronze, ADCC Student Competition 2019 (Category: Interactive)

Project: Folkhouse Brewery - Founding Fathers (Limited Edition Beer Series)
Winner, Applied Arts Student Awards 2019 (Category: Packaging Design)
Bronze, 2019 ADCC Student Competition (Category: Graphic Design)

Liam Kennedy, 2021 Graduate
Project: No Country for Old Men - Cover Design
Winner, Applied Arts Student Awards 2019 (Category: Editorial Design)

Sarah Kraft, 2020 Graduate
Project: Saver - Meal Planning App
Honourable Mention, 2019 Salazar Awards (Category: Interactive)

2018 Award Winners

Hannah Friesen, 2018 Graduate
Project: Pick Your Poison
Winner, Applied Arts Student Awards 2018 (Category: Design)
Project: Burt's Bees Rebrand
Finalist, Salazar Awards 2018 (Category: Brand Identity)

Mackenzie Gooch, 2018 Graduate
Project: Gutless Vegan Butcher Shop
Winner, q30 Design Award for Brand Design - 2018 RGD Student Awards Program
Honourable Mention, Gravity Award for Social Good Design - 2018 RGD Student Awards Program
Honourable Mention, 2018 Salazar Awards (Category: Print Design)

I-Chen Hsu, 2019 Graduate
Project: Folkhouse Brewery - New Icons (Limited Edition Beer Series)
Winner, Applied Arts Student Awards 2018 (Category: Packaging Design)

Dustin Matos, 2018 Graduate
Project: LVLCAP Gaming Blog
Winner, Studio123 Award for Visual Web Design - 2018 RGD Student Awards Program

2017 Award Winners

Mackenzie Gooch, 2018 Graduate
Project: Gutless Vegan Butcher Shop
Winner, 2017 Jim Rimmer Community Scholarship for Design

Ashbel Ong, 2017 Graduate
Project: Caribou Coffee
Winner, Mosaic Award for Story-telling - 2017 RGD Student Awards Program
Honourable Mention, q30 Design Award for Brand Design - 2017 RGD Student Awards Program

Graphic Design Student Award Projects