The Salazar Awards are handed out every year by the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (BC), and recognize the best in student design work for that year. This year, VFS Digital Design students walked away with two of the major awards and an Honourable Mention in the Motion Design and Interactive categories.
Kim Oxlund won in Motion Design for ‘Paper War‘.
Also for Motion Design, Luis Barros and Bruno Marchand were given an Honourable Mention for ‘Cyclus‘.
And in the Interactive category, Salim Hassan, Arcelia Ocana, and JL Lum won for ‘Square One“, an interactive website aimed at sharing immigrant experiences with new immigrants.
‘This area of the country is occupied by immigrants,’ says Salim’s mentor, Mark Busse, of Industrial Brand. ‘Smart, talented people who, were it not for the kindness and support of their community, might struggle to find their way when they arrive in Canada. Square One can act like that community and help others find their way. The people here work hard. Very hard. So did the team behind Square One. So much so, that even though I was technically only Salim’s mentor, his dedicated team mates showed up to many of his mentor meetings.’
Congratulations to everyone!
Big congratulations to Shawn Hight, who only just graduated from Digital Design, for winning a Salazar Award in the Motion category last week!
The awards are handed out by GDC/BC to celebrate student achievement in design. Shawn won for his Digital Design project Art Is, which you can watch right here:
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!
Digital Design students and grads made a big showing at the Salazar Student Design Awards last night with a near-sweep of the Interactive & Motion Design category. It was the very first time VFS had work up for Salazar consideration. Impression: made.
Carlos Guimaraes took top prize in the category with his Angolan hip-hop motion project Sindicato. Stefan Belavy (Link.TV), Jeff Greenberg/Eric Wada (Orgasmic Brand Condoms), and Ryan Uhrich/Marcos (Boca) Ceravolo (Typographics) all picked up honourable mentions.
The awards are run by the BC Chapter of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, and our friends over at Emily Carr hosted the ceremony. After the awards, guests were treated to a presentation by design luminary Ian Grais.
Winners of each of the three categories took home $500, and winners and honourable mentions alike will get their work featured in the GDC newsletter, distributed to design firms across Canada.
Unfortunately, Carlos was out of the country and couldn’t accept his award in person, but the rest of the gang were out in force.
Great work, everyone!
Pictured left to right: Marcos (Boca) Ceravolo, Stefan Belavy, Eric Wada, Ryan Uhrich, and Jeff Greenberg
VFS Festivals & Awards – 2007