FINALIST: Mel Sutjiadi RGD, Calgary

Mel is an immigrant, non-binary, queer, asian multi-disciplinary agency owner, designer and illustrator, living with a mental illness. 


Mel is the Founder of ArtOverMatter and Ripple of Change. Mel specializes in projects with a focus on equity, inclusion, accessibility, social justice and social impact. Carrying within them the conflicting dialogues between eastern vs western cultural values, direct vs indirect communication styles, minimalist vs non-minimalist design standards, Mel is forever evolving as a designer and an artist.