We take great pride in the achievements of our students and graduates, who have won Applied Arts Magazine awards, GDC/BC Salazar awards and GDC National Scholarship awards – to mention just a few – for many years running. This tradition of outstanding achievement, grounded in creative ability, intensive training and an industry-ready skill set, makes our graduates highly sought after.
Congratulations to Sharleen Ramos (IDEA Grad 2021) for gaining the RGD Honourable Mention for Logo Design for her “Wilder Tales Brewing” project. Shown above: Additional enamel camping mug collateral that fits with the brand. Instructor: Dominique Walker. Course: IDES 249, Brand Identity. Check out her logo and packaging design project.
Congratulations to Valeriya Kim (IDEA Grad 2021) for winning the RGD Award for Visual Web Design with her educational website prototype dedicated to Reconciliation and designed with in InVision. Instructor: Judy Snaydon. Course: IDES 244—Design Studio II.
Truth and Reconciliation Week takes place between October 15–18, 2019. This important week at Capilano University demonstrates our commitment to deeper understanding and systemic change.
Many congratulations to Sara Nguyen (IDEA Grad 2021) for winning the 2019 GDC Foundation Ray Hrynkow Scholarship for “Cheers: Craft Sparkling Water” brand identity. Instructor: Dominique Walker. Course: Branding IDES 249. Check out her winning project!
Congratulations to Tina Trinh (IDEA22) on winning 2nd place in this spring’s CAPIC's Rodeo 11 national Canadian student competition for her oil painting and surpassing 15,000 Instagram followers! Her body of original work is rapidly growing. Shown above: ‘Sara’ oil painting. Check out more from this talented young emerging artist!
Congratulations to Teresa Cantu (IDEA Grad 2020) for gaining the RGD Honourable Mention for Packaging Design for her “Scotch & Ginger” branding project.
Teresa incorporates storytelling of Celtic mythology into her product packaging for a fictitious barber shop with Scottish roots. This was a very fun project for Teresa and she learned that thorough research is extremely important in design.
Congratulations to Annika McFarlane (IDEA Grad 2022) for gaining the RGD Honourable Mentions for Social Good Design (The Calm Commute) and Print Design (Collectible City Shopping Bags).
Congratulations to Joyce Chan (IDEA Grad 2022) for gaining the RGD Honourable Mention for Print Design for her “The Great Gatsby” Book Cover Design.
Congratulations to Haluka Yagi (IDEA Grad 2021) for winning the Global Class of Top Talent award from Adobe! Braille Literacy Canada Community Report was her first big design project in 2nd Year at IDEA School of Design at Capilano University. This fictional community report incorporates braille and braille imagery throughout the book to familiarize the reader with this non-verbal form of communication. Check out this award-winning project!
Capilano University’s IDEA School of Design students won 14/50 Advertising & Design Club of Canada (ADCC) Student Awards this year. Not bad for our first time entering! We didn’t get any golds, but 3 silvers and 11 merits. Shown above: Adventure Bug by Danielle Adams (Graphic Design Silver).
Congratulations and thank-you to all the students for making time to submit your work. It’s a huge benefit for you and the school!
Congratulations to IDEA20 students Brynn Staples, Emily Huynh, and Courtney Lamb for their winning interactive design, Muse app (shown above) by the Jim Rimmer Community Scholarship for Design Awards.
Congrats also to our IDEA19 finalists: Charmaine Cheng, Emily Rose, and Jominca Engelbrecht. Well done!
Congratulations to our 2018 GDC/BC Salazar Student Award winners: Alice Zeng (IDEA18), Winner and Finalist (Brand Identity) for City of Valencia Rebrand, Ata Ojani (IDEA20), Finalist (Brand Identity) for Qmunity Building Campaign, Pamella Pinard (IDEA18), Finalist (Print Design) for Rhyme & Reason Lyric Festival branding and posters and Heather Haughn (IDEA20), Honorable Mention (Print Design) for Martin Guitar Annual Report!
Heather Haughn shows us that even First Year students can win awards! Congratulations to Heather (IDEA20) for winning the Applied Arts Design category award!
The Brief: You are helping to brand an urban, mid-priced restaurant called The Harvest Room that prides itself on its changing regional menu with healthy ingredients sourced from local farmers. The clientele is mostly millennials and young families. Giving back to the community is important to The Harvest Room, so it also donates 2% of its total sales to a local food bank and shelter.
The Harvest Room, indeed! IDEA School of Design students Ashley Loo (Design), Charmaine Cheng (Advertising), and Jominca Engelbrecht (Illustration) were all selected by Applied Arts judges as the top winners of the annual $1,500 scholarships! Congrats also to our runner-up, Emily R Powers (Illustration) who won a $1000 scholarship!
IDEA School of Design continues to dominate CAPIC Rodeo student awards! Shown above (the top 10 works on display as a part of CAPIC Exhibition 2018 in Toronto). IDEA winners: Jennifer Panata (illustration), Teresa Cantu (illustration), Isaac Mak (illustration), Aidan Zecchel (photography), and Liann Huang (photography). IDEA Runners up: Alex Joukov (illustration), Danielle Adams (illustration) and Courtney Lamb (photography).
Taeyeon Kim wins q30 design Award for Brand Design and Jesse Ellingson gets Honourable Mention for Intent Award for Print Design at RGD's 2017 Student Awards.
Many congratulations to Rae Maher, who won a $1,000 Jim Rimmer scholarship last week for her poster series on albinism at the GDC's Type Night in Vancouver. Finalists from IDEA School of Design include Annie Chang, Angela Schmold, Ashley Visvanathan and Charmaine Cheng.
IDEA School of Design students Pamella Pinard (Honorable Mentions) and Alice Zeng (Honorable Mention and Merit) both placed in the prestigious 3x3 Illustration Annual contest. Their illustrations are reproduced in the 3x3 Illustration Annual No.14 shipping November 2017.
Shay Klassen wins Advertising category in the 2017 George Haroutiun National Scholarship Awards, with Jesse Ellingson runner up in the Design category.
IDEA Grad18 student, Cheyenne Manning, wins You Can Now (YCN) design award to future proof tomorrow’s learners for her ad campaign to complement a mentor-connecting app.
Many congratulations to third year student team Pamella Pinard & Max Littledale for winning a $1,000 Jim Rimmer Scholarship!
Fantastic results for our IDEA illustration students in this spring’s CAPIC's RODEO8 Competition. The IDEA domination in the illustration category here is total!
We're very pleased to announce that Grad 16 student Shyronn Smardon won one of three new Applied Arts Georges Haroutiun Scholarships! The $3,000 award (design category) also comes with tickets to the Applied Arts Magazine 30th Anniversary Gala in Toronto where the awards will be presented and work shown in front of Canada’s top industry creatives.
2015 IDEA graduate Cristian Fowlie just snagged a Merit (for his illustration, “New Energy” and three Honourable Mentions in the international student competition for 3x3: The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration.
IDEA students Jeremy Michael, Jessica Ngo, and Tierney Milne scored First, Second and Third Place respectively in the Illustration category of CAPIC's Rodeo7 Contest this spring.
Grad 2015 students Lilian Leung and Aimée Grimes each won a $1,000 Jim Rimmer Scholarship, open to all design students in British Columbia, Canada.