The $500 GDC Vancouver Island/Hemlock Printers student scholarship is for GDC VI student members enrolled in a multi-year, full-time, graphic design program at a post-secondary institution. Applications for this year's award were reviewed by a panel of CGD™ certified members from the Chapter.
Congratulations to the winner of the 2021 scholarship!
Bachelor of Graphic Design program
Vancouver Island University
Patrick E. Foster
"... I want to send a sincere thank you to the GDC for picking my submission. I am heading into my fourth year in graphic design at VIU and I am so looking forward to it. Receiving this scholarship helps ease the financial stress of university, so I can really enjoy my last year! " – Mary-margret Degraaf
A bright, entertaining, well-thought-out and beautifully illustrated concept! Love the refreshing colour palette, choice of typography and understated logo. I think Mary-margret has really hit the mark with this app design!
...a very successful concept, solution, and execution with a brightness and energy that truly suits the application.
About The Squeeze: "The client is Generation Squeeze, a Canadian organization that advocates on behalf of young adults. The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the narrative of “The Squeeze” to effectively communicate the problems facing younger people in Canada today. I wanted the viewer to feel fired up and create a sense of urgency on these issues plaguing young people today."
Judge's comment: Straightforward and clean use of quotes, great colour choices and stats.
The designer’s portfolio samples show powerful simple organization of elements, strong use of dynamic appealing colours and shapes to capture and direct readers’ attention, and excellent use of white space to control attention and drive clarity. Well done
This designer’s work is attractive and involving. It is a pleasure to review it.
It is obvious this candidate is not afraid of applying herself and already has an impressive list of volunteer achievements! Well done!
If this is what Mary-margret is doing as a third year design student, I cant wait to see what she does a year from now! Great work!!
Many thanks to Hemlock Printers for partnering with the VI Chapter and supporting Vancouver Island students with this scholarship.