Paul Twa Provisional RGD
September 10, 2018
Areas of SpecialtyBranding, Illustration, Print Promotion
Other CapabilitiesBook Design, Packaging, Signage/Wayfinding
Interested in FreelanceYes
Availability for freelance work
Available for Freelance and Contract Work.
Company descriptionPaul Twa is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Edmonton, Alberta. 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 the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation, Paths for People, ParityYEG and the UofA’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. 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?Graphic Designers take snapshots of everyday cultural moments. Whether it be an event poster or a brand’s corporate image, the work we produce reflects the time in which we live and will serve as a reminder of that moment for years to come. How design work ages and its role as an indicator of larger cultural movements continues to fascinate me. Just as design visually reflects a society’s values, behaviours, and concerns of the present moment, so too does it have the power to be a time capsule and inform how we look back at moments in human history. Being a part of this history has been an essential motivator for my career. Graphic designers also have incredible access to constantly learn about different industries which is full of reward. I can not imagine a better way to express my creative energy than in an industry which serves so many different fields and is constantly evolving.
Why should you hire me?I am incredibly invested in developing my skills as a designer and communicator. This translates into research being an integral part of my process which helps me consider projects from various angles. My education in Bussiness/Marketing allows for concepts to be considered from this lens and I highly value the importance of verbal communication throughout the process. My work has been recognised by several national awards including the RGD Entro Award for Placemaking Design (2018), RGD So(cial) Good Design Award (2018), and the GDC Ray Hrynkow Scholarship (2017).
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. It will be important for me to always consider how to challenge conventions and find new ways to solve a problem and experiment.