Cover: Brick Adamos' Design Work

2021 Manitoba Studio Fund Scholarship Recipients Announced

GDC and the GDC Foundation proudly announce the recipients of the 2021 Manitoba Studio Fund Scholarship Awards.

About the GDC Foundation Manitoba Studio Fund (MSF) Scholarships

GDC Foundation and seven Manitoba design studios have come together to provide annual scholarships, from the Manitoba Studio Fund, to support historically marginalized students, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, (BIPOC), who are pursuing a degree or certificate in the field of design and design communications.

The Manitoba Studio Fund was created by and for designers, to assist students from traditionally racialized and disenfranchised communities in the province.

Four scholarships are awarded: two to students at Red River College, and two to students at the University of Manitoba. 

2021 Foundation Manitoba Studio Fund Student Scholarship Recipient

Harlen Betrand
Brick Adamos, recipient of the 2021 Manitoba Studio Fund Scholarship.

Brick Adamos
Red River College, Manitoba

"My end goal is to give my best, have a career in Product Design, and to work for big tech companies such as Microsoft, Google, or Amazon.”

“As an immigrant from the Philippines who just recently moved here to Canada, this opportunity would be a tremendous aid in setting myself up, and settling in much faster after I graduate
."—Brick Adamos

 

 

Annual Report
Brick Adamos
Movie Poster Designs
Brick Adamos

Judges’ comments:

“Great work, all of it presented in a professional manner."

“Brick has a very vibrant, bold and clean approach to his work and you can tell that’s he very passionate about what he does.”


2021 Foundation Manitoba Studio Fund Student Scholarship Recipient

Kathrin Teh
Jenna Li, recipient of the 2021 Manitoba Studio Fund Scholarship.

Jenna Li
University of Manitoba, Manitoba

"With the skills I will learn and the experiences I will gain from this scholarship, I am committed to building a future where BIPOC designers can thrive within the creative industry."

"My future goal is to create a space where BIPOC designers can freely converse and share ideas by either establishing a studio, a collective or creating a series of publications highlighting contemporary BIPOC designers. I believe having representation within studio spaces is important because it produces work that is inspiring, valuable, relatable, and inclusive."
— Jenna Li

Jenna Li
Jenna Li

Judges’ comments:

"Terrifc work and presentation. Very uplifting letter."

“I think Jenna Li already has a very well-developed sense of design and I REALLY want to see where she goes in the future because I guarantee you that she will be making her mark in this city.”


2021 Foundation Manitoba Studio Fund Student Honourable Mention

Feabie Medina, Honourable Mention 2021 Manitoba Studio Fund Scholarship.

Feabie Medina 
Red River College, Manitoba

“With solid, artistic training in the techniques and philosophy on graphic design gained through the program at Red River College, I am confident that I have the skills and knowledge that will enable me as a successful designer within this industry.”

“Though my art style is still in the works, I hope to inspire other young BIPOC artists and designers to push through the cultural boundaries and pursue their passions
.”—Feabie Medina

 

 

Feabie Medina
Feabie Medina

Judges’ comments:

“I wanted to see more! Nice blending of subtle illustration in the map.”

“Beautiful illustrations! I think Feabie has the potential to be a great graphic designer.”


2021 Foundation Manitoba Studio Fund Student Honourable Mention

Joshua Wesey, Honourable Mention 2021 Manitoba Studio Fund Scholarship.

Joshua Wesey 
University of Manitoba, Manitoba

"A priority of mine is to use and amplify cultural voices using design. People and their stories inspire me and I am very interested in using their voices to create user-centred designs."

“Being a designer means everything to me and I would love to work in a studio with like-minded individuals who have similar values to the ones that I hold and be able to create an impact in society. I believe that this scholarship would give me the tools to help me pursue this goal.”—Joshua Wesey

Joshua Wesey, Crescendrec Typeface 
Joshua Wesey, Crescendrec Typeface 

Judges’ comments:

“Very impressive & professional work. The typeface project is quite ambitious!”

“You can tell that Joshua is very forward thinking and very innovative with his work.”


Judging took place remotely in June 2021 and was coordinated by GDC Education Chair, Aidan Rowe CGD.

Recipients receive scholarships that are applied directly to their tuition fees.

The GDC National Scholarship Awards are funded through the GDC Foundation and are coordinated by the GDC. Since 1956, the GDC has been dedicated to establishing professional standards and supporting design practice in the workplace and in schools.

Click here for Information about the GDC Foundation.

Click here for information about the MB Studio Fund.

For information regarding GDC scholarships or other education matters please contact Aidan Rowe, GDC Education Chair.

Want to give back to your community by establishing or supporting a scholarship to honour a designer, educator or company? 
Contact Peggy Cady, GDC Foundation Committee Chair.