Graphic Design Student Wins Gold at National Competition
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - A third-year St. Clair College Graphic Design student won top honour at a national competition last week.

Ryan Frith won a gold medal in Graphic Design at the Skills Canada National Competition held in Saskatoon May 27-30.

"It feels great to have won. It was such a great experience," said Frith who will graduate from St. Clair later this month. "My win is definitely a testament to the great Graphic Design program and instructors at St. Clair. I was definitely well prepared for this competition."

Ryan Frith with his gold medal
Ryan Frith with his gold medal.

The Skills Canada National Competition is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. The event tests the best and brightest students from across the country. Competitors are measured against exacting industry standards in the skilled trades.

The event provides competitors with an opportunity to further develop their skills through hands-on competition with their peers, and the distinction of being named the nation's best in their chosen field.

This year, more than 500 young Canadians showcased their talent, reaching for gold by competing in over 40 disciplines across six industry sectors in front of a crowd of thousands.

Frith said he was challenged to create several graphic design plans for the competition, including posters, postcards, a brochure and a t-shirt design in only six hours each day.

"He did an outstanding job representing St. Clair College and the Graphic Design program," said Nick Kuipers, coach and faculty member in the Graphic Design program.

Ryan Frith with coach and Graphic Design faculty Nick Kuipers
Ryan Frith with coach and Graphic Design faculty Nick Kuipers.