The Salazar Awards Speaker Event 2019 — MAY 15

Join us for the 2019 Salazar Awards, presented by GDC BC and MET Fine Printers, as we celebrate the achievements of talented and inspiring design students in BC. It will be an evening of conviviality, inspiration and networking.

Tuesday May 15th @ 6:00 PM, Creekside Community Recreation Centre

Please join the BC design community as we celebrate the achievements of the Salazar Awards winners. It will be an evening of conviviality, inspiration and networking. Light refreshments will be provided.


The GDC/BC Salazar Student Awards, established in 1985 by the British Columbia Mainland Chapter of The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, were created in honour of Enrique Salazar. Mr. Salazar was one of the founding members of the society and the national representative for the BC chapter for two years. He was a partner in Salazar Graphics, and taught graphic design at Capilano College until his death in June of 1985.


"Stories Around the Digital Campfire" Byron Dowler.

Principal/Creative Director at Coastlines Creative Group.

Byron has created and produced design and promotional campaigns for clients in Canada, USA, China, Australia, Kuwait, England and France. His work has been recognized in major design industry publications and has been honored in international award competitions, including the Applied Arts Awards, Summit, Redgees and Creativity Annuals. He has judged various design competitions including the Salazar Awards and the RGD Student Awards. As Creative Director, Byron understands the challenges facing decision makers today and feels great projects are the result of collaboration, with clients and within the studio. Byron is the visionary and guiding force behind Coastlines and dedicates himself to creating breakthrough creative, outstanding user experiences and brand solutions that are ‘real’ , inspiring and take advantage of the latest media platforms. Byron is a former Senior VP of Sponsorship with the Graphic Designers Association of Canada BC chapter and a current member of the AIGA. Specialties: When not running Coastlines, he is passionate about modernist interior design and architecture and his dedication to work in this area has been featured in Luxury Homes Magazine, The Contemporist and very recently profiled on Vancouver based reality TV show: ‘Real Houses of Vancouver’ .



Student (member and non-member): FREE

GDC Member: FREE

Non-member: $20 (Become a Member & Save)