Strong showing at 2014 Salazar Awards

2014 Salazar Awards

The Salazar Awards ceremony, presented by the BC Chapter of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDCBC) and Metropolitan Fine Printers, was held at the VFS Digital Design campus this past Monday night. This annual event celebrates excellence in student design work in British Columbia based on the criteria of “the quality of the design solution, the validity of the designer’s rationale for the solution, and the quality of the execution of the piece itself.”

Congratulations to recent Digital Design alumni Macarena Poo and Cesar Martinez for capturing the top prizes in the Interactive and Motion & Video categories, respectively. Both of them received a cash prize and an award certificate. Macarena won for Quins, a mobile app designed for the 2014 FIFA World Cup that allows users to predict the upcoming matches and win points based on their accuracy. This app also promotes local businesses by encouraging them to provide rewards to the users of the app.

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Digital Design Talks : Coast to Coast

Digital Design Talks May 22 : Coast to Coast

On Wednesday May 23, 2013 VFS Digital Design presented another in its series, Digital Design Talks, featuring current and past students, as well as key industry representatives of the Design field. The theme for Wednesday’s talk was Coast to Coast. The two guest speakers, who presented to students from all the current classes, were Arm Sattavorn and Marcos “Boca” Ceravolo. Arm is a current student in the program (Class 26) and Boca, who just happened to be in town visiting from São Paulo, Brazil, is a graduate of the Digital Design program (Class 7) and now Partner / Head of Design of the São Paulo based creative powerhouse Consulado.tv.

Digital Design’s Head of Department Miles Nurse introduced the evening and the first speaker, current student Arm Sattavorn.

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Digital Design Student Wins a Salazar Award



Digital Design student Stefan Ramirez Perez recently won a 2009 Salazar Award for Web Design and Interactive Media with his short, “Venice.” Congrats, Stefan! The Salazar Awards honour and recognize “the cream of the crop” of each year’s graduating student designers.

Be sure to check out the works of Salazar Finalists Jorge R. Canedo Estrada – a current Digital Design student – and the Iran: A Nation of Bloggers team, including grads Aaron Chiesa, Hendy Sukarya, Lisa Temes, and Toru Kageyama. Their project has received a ton of attention online.

You might recognize Jorge’s and Stefan’s names as two of the winners of VFS/YouTube Scholarships. We knew you guys would be making a big splash!

Congrats to all!