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2022 Student Award Winners

Screenshot of Bella Sanchez's personal website landing page

.design Award for Personal Website: Bella Sanchez Student RGD

Winning Project:

Award Sponsor; School: Wilson School of Design, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond, BC

Honourable Mentions:


On the left, a black notebook with the title "mimic" in a bold typeface and bright green colour. On the right, three of the same notebooks in smaller scale and different colours.

52 Pick-up Award for Typography Winner: Mary Getsen

Winning Project: The Parcel From The Future: Biomimicry + Design

One day you step outside and find an unfamiliar parcel coming from 2072.
 A futuristic project, exploring evolution of graphic design and typography in 2072, through the lens of biomimicry. It not only reimagines the graphic design practice from the perspective of functionality and production, but also explores the future of the visual form and type. The primary typeface UBU_Habak, merges strict geometry with fluidity of stems, illustrating such possible transformations in the future. The secondary typeface is a Sans Serif Degular, used for long-form body copy, is coupled with monospaced Courier to highlight captions and short blurbs of text. The last typeface Quench is used for the logo and meant for internal communications of the imagery MIMIC network of designers from the future. The typefaces are barely decipherable for us today but may be easily read by designers from 2072. Since its letterforms are understood only by people of 2072, it should be paired with transcription text when used in materials directed for the readers in 2022.

Award Sponsor: 52 Pick-up; School: George Brown College, Toronto, ON; Educator Support: Paul Haslip

Honorable Mentions:


Multiple squared business cards for Purpose Contracting, shown front and back.

Artista Award for 1st Year Student Winner: Alli Thompson

Winning Project: Purpose Contracting 

Purpose Contracting, a contracting company that prides itself in its hardworking employees and energetic spirit. In keeping with the spirit of the company, three bright colours were selected for its logo along with a bold typeface to represent their strength and dedication to service. The square frame and sharp angles display the company reliability and soundness.

Award Sponsor: Artista; School: Conestoga College, Kitchener, ON; Educator Support: Molly Hill RGD

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