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Sheridan Design Student Wins Two Major Awards

November 09, 2011

Man Wai Wong, a student in the Sheridan/York Bachelor of Design program, was a winner at the 11th annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards

For Immediate Release: November 9, 2011
Oakville, Ontario


Man Wai Wong, a student in the York/Sheridan Bachelor of Design program, was a winner in the Packaging category at the 11th annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards, announced at the Taipei World Design Expo in late October. Wong won the award for her “Tissue Box” design. Her entry was selected from over 4,600 entries submitted by students in 73 countries.

And this week, Man Wai Wong scored again at the Advertising & Design Club of Canada’s 62nd annual award show, winning the Student Competition Gold award for her entry “The Official Meterology Handbook for the Institute of Serious Learning”.

Man Wai Wong
Man Wai Wong

The Adobe Design Achievement Awards honour the most talented and promising student graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, animators, digital filmmakers and computer artists from the world’s top higher-education institutions. Winners are recognized in 12 categories.

In addition to Wong’s win, Sheridan’s Bachelor of Design program was also represented among the finalists. Both Christina Lo and Christia Fung were finalists in the Packaging category. All winners received a $3,000 cash prize, Adobe software and round-trip airfare to Taipei plus two nights accommodation during the World Design Expo. Winners and finalists can be viewed on the awards website: www.adaagallery.com

The York/Sheridan Bachelor of Design has earned national recognition for design education excellence since its launch in 1999. The program features a rigorous design course sequence that emphasizes innovation, creativity and strategic thinking, combined with the practical skills to turn ideas into art. Graduates find work in a range of industries, from branding to web design to packaging and merchandising.