Paul Twa is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Toronto. Born and raised in Edmonton, Paul graduated from 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. 
In his spare time, Paul develops illustrations for people's homes and wardrobes, including sweaters, throw pillows, and other colourful products. He has sold his goods at Royal Bison, General Concern, and pop-up shops at Kingsway Mall and West Edmonton Mall. A collector of print ephemera from the 1950s and 60s, he enjoys using collage as a more tactile approach to image-making and a way to explore new techniques.
Awards
Advertising Club of Edmonton (ACE) ACE Award - Illustration (2022) – Sticks & Stones

Advertising Club of Edmonton (ACE) ACE Award - Poster Series (2022) – Sticks & Stones
Advertising Club of Edmonton (ACE) Award of Distinction - Typography (2022) – Sticks & Stones

APPLIED ARTS Young Blood Illustration - Single (2021)
Advertising Club of Edmonton (ACE) Award of Distinction - Permanent Branded Environment (2021) – Sticks & Stones

RGD UltraBold Awards Finalist (2020) 

RGD So(cial) Good Design Award: Government (2020) – Sticks & Stones

AD Rodeo / ANVIL Award for Craft: Illustration (2019) – Sticks & Stones

RGD Entro Award for Placemaking Design (2018)

RGD So(cial) Good Design Award: Student (2018)

GDC Ray Hrynkow Scholarship (2017)

Honourable mention for the RGD Zulu Alpha Kilo Award for Advertising/Promotion Design (2017)

John Baldwin Memorial Prize in Visual Communication (2016)

Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship (2015, 2016)

Universiade '83 Scholarship (2015, 2016)
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