We're excited to announce Olivia Aguiar and Rand Al-Rubaye as the recipients of the 2023 Format Website Prize for Graduating Students Career Launcher!
Read more about the recipients of this prize in this article by Format Magazine: https://www.format.com/magazine/features/art/career-launcher-prize-2023
RECIPIENT | ART
Olivia Aguiar is an emerging artist born, raised and working in Tkaronto. Olivia's practice is interdisciplinary with a focus on digital collage, painting, experimental animation and community engagement. Olivia's practice is interested in the ontological implications of 'digital corporeality,' or the condition resulting from bodily entanglement with digital technology. Olivia's ongoing research focuses on the implications of 'digital corporeality' after death, drawing on archival imagery from her late grandfather's floppy disks and the ecology of his birthplace Sao Miguel, Portugal. Olivia is in her final year at OCAD University, acquiring her BFA in Drawing and Painting with a minor in Gender and Sexuality.
RUNNER-UP | ART
Rashvena Khosa is a practicing artist in Brampton and Toronto. Receiving a Bachelor of Fine Art in the Drawing and Painting program and a minor in Printmaking at OCAD University. Their practice explores spaces of fragmentation in forms of collage and colour. Primarily their work consists of drawings, paintings, and print work.
RECIPIENT | DESIGN
I am Rand Al-Rubaye, a graduating OCAD U student studying Environmental Design. As a designer, I believe that science-informed architecture can play a critical role in addressing the environmental challenges of our time.
I aim to pursue my interest in science and my passion for architecture to create healthy, innovative, sustainable, and functional buildings that can positively impact society, the environment, and future generations.
RUNNER-UP | DESIGN
Hello! My name is Trinity Leon and I'm a UX Designer committed to developing inclusive and user-friendly design solutions that simplify people's lives. My passion for inclusive design and utilizing technology to solve problems has led me towards focusing on user-centered design. I firmly believe that every user should have an equal opportunity to access and benefit from technology, which is why I'm dedicated to creating designs that are accessible to everyone. My work is characterized by a thoughtful and creative approach to resolving design challenges, and I'm constantly on the lookout for innovative ways to enhance the user experience.
Learn More about our Career Launchers at https://careerlaunchers.format.com/2023formatwebsiteprize