Happy Summer! For the month of July and August, our Chapter is delighted to shine a spotlight on GDC Student Members.
Donovan Wong recently graduated with a Diploma from MacEwan University with a focus in Branding, Advertising, Illustration and Photography.
Here's what Donovan had to say about himself.
Hello! My name is Donovan. I am a Canadian based designer with a passion for illustration, photography, traveling and food.
What motivated you to become a designer?
I was motivated to become a designer back in high school when deciding what I wanted to do as a career. I’ve always been heavily involved with the arts from young and being able to communicate through visuals was something that intrigued and fascinated me.
If you were a typeface, how would you describe yourself?
If I were a typeface, I would most likely fall under the san serif category. I like Futura and Avenir, so something a bit more geometric and modern with a nice weight to it but still clean and has an adequate amount of negative space.
Is there a particular project of yours of which you’re especially proud? What makes it so gratifying?
I am particularly fond of my Symphony under the Sky project. It hits close to home because I work for the Winspear Centre & Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and it combined my knowledge of illustrator to create these festival posters. I took a risk trying something new and I was happy with the way it came out.
Serif or Sans Serif?
I could never choose between the two. I like them both for their differences and uniqueness. I choose based on which one is more appropriate for project at hand.
Print or digital?
I am a sucker for print. I love being able to physically hold and feel the design piece.
What would be your dream project? Who is your dream client?
My dream project would be to design an advertising campaign for fashion line. It’s something I’ve never done before but the variety of concepts I’ve seen are endless and unique. I would love to work with either Alexander McQueen, or Adidas as a dream client because I am admire the styles they produce in terms of their fashion and image.