Paul Twa Provisional RGD (Junior/Intermediate Designer)
Designer + Illustrator
September 10, 2018
Areas of SpecialtyBranding, Illustration, Typography
Other CapabilitiesAdvertising, Art Direction, Brand Strategy, Creative Direction, Corporate Communications, Design Education, Editorial Design, Exhibit Design, Information Design, Print Production, Signage/Wayfinding
Interested in FreelanceYes
Company descriptionPaul Twa is a graphic designer and illustrator and a graduate of the University of Alberta's Bachelor of Design program, Business/Marketing route. Paul is passionate about using visual communication to tell stories and inspire action. He has worked on projects for such clients as the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation, the City of Edmonton, Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation, and the University of Alberta. Paul’s background as an image-maker translates into his process of developing a brand identity, using the unique personality of his clients to build an identity supported by an expansive visual system. His work as an illustrator is used as a tool in his projects to engage with audiences and make complex ideas accessible.
Why am I a designer?Design is a means to utilize my creativity to influence our visual environment. I love how design allows me to employ the practice of illustration to create a distinct voice for brands that communicates a vision, delights an audience, and informs on multiple levels. The profession stretches and develops my skills as a strategist, technician, and communicator while fulfilling an innate desire to create.
Why should you hire me?I am invested in continually developing my skills as a designer and communicator. This translates into research being an integral part of my process and personal projects a key factor in maintaining stamina in the industry. My education in Business/Marketing in tandem with my technical practice allows me to consider concepts from both a strategic and visual lens. My work has been recognised by several national awards including the RGD So(cial) Good Design Award, Applied Arts, and as an RGD ULTRABOLD finalist.
Where do I see myself in 5 years?I see myself continuing to find ways to develop my skills and elevate the work I produce through personal projects that feed back into my client work. It will be important for me to always consider how to challenge conventions and find new ways to solve a problem and experiment. As I continue to grow in my own practice I hope to give back to the creative community through mentoring, teaching workshops, and giving talks, something I have so valued taking in as I was starting out in the industry.
Contributions to RGDULTRABOLD Awards Finalist 2020, 2022
Articles: The Case For Maximalism: Top 5 Maximalist Design Styles, Top 5 Olympic Design Systems, Navigate through the Graphic Design Industry
Creative Directions Speaker and Panelist: 2020, 2021, 2022
#heyRGD Judge: Typography
So(cial) Good Awards Winner: 2018, 2020