20 Winners Announced for DesignThinkers 2020 Shopify Scholarship

We received applications for the Shopify Scholarship Program from 40 professionals & recent grads and 29 students. 5 professionals and 15 students/recent grads have received an All-Access Pass and a One-Week pass, respectively, to attend DesignThinkers 2020 Virtual starting November 9. 


One-Week Pass Recipients 

Athul T Alexander Provisional RGD

Kate Bradfield Provisional RGD

Anne-Marie Connolly Student RGD

Nadia Carolina Da Silva Otake Student RGD

Mary-Margret Degraaf Student RGD

Lora Denis Provisional RGD

Luisa Jahn Student RGD

Sabrina Mantovan

Phoenix Mounce Student RGD

Julieana Moon Student RGD

Sharleen Ramos Student RGD

Jacobo Roldan Student RGD

Thiago Santarem Provisional RGD

Emma Sun Student RGD

Kylie Woo Student RGD


All-Access Pass Recipients 

Clair Forshaw

Natasha D'Costa Provisional RGD

Fiona McBean

Sanjay Pinnock

Marcos Terenzio RGD


This is what some of the applicants had to say about the DesignThinkers Conference


"Each DesignThinkers conference I have attended has helped me dramatically become a better designer and business owner." - Clair Forshaw

"DesignThinkers is an inspiring conference that brings together creatives, innovators and delivers a real positive outlook to the design community. This positivity is so needed in these times of uncertainty." - Marcos Terenzio RGD


"I have attended DesignThinkers in the past and it has been an incredibly valuable experience. As I transition from the corporate world to freelancing in the new year, it would be amazing to be able to attend DesignThinkers 2020 and get a fresh perspective and inspiration." - Kate Bradfield, Provisional RGD


"As a graphic design student, I'm always trying to learn. Having the opportunity to attend one of the most important design conferences in Canada would mean the world to me. Being able to absorb as much knowledge as possible from this conference will be the absolute goal of mine" - Jaccobo Roldan, Student RGD


"This year's conference is online which is amazing for someone like me in a semi-isolated area. I would like to attend this year as travel will not be an issue and I'd have the chance to meet and network with creatives from all over the world. This is an opportunity of a lifetime." - Mary-Margret Degraaf, Student RGD


"I would like to have the opportunity to attend the DesignThinkers 2020 Conference because when I attended for the first time last year I felt completely awakened creatively. I was exposed to so many incredible creative minds that challenged me to think about design differently and encouraged me to explore the different avenues that the field offers." - Anne-Marie Connolly, Student RGD


This year DesignThinkers will take place virtually over 2 weeks from November 9 to 20.


Click here to download the latest DesignThinkers 2020 Schedule.


About Shopify
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About DesignThinkers 2020
DesignThinkers is Canada's largest annual graphic design conference, connecting designers from around the world. For the first time in the conference’s 20-year history, we’re hosting the event online over two weeks with additional lead-up programming. This new format means more: more accessibility, more learning, more voices, more intentional connection. So turn the Sound On and the speakers up. What will DesignThinkers mean for you?