Turning the Table: Cody Sennyuen

Taking a Look at Work by Our 2021 Student Awards Judges

September 10, 2021

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Cody Sennyuen is a Senior Designer at Quake in Toronto and Alumni of Humber College. He was one of our 2021 Student Awards judges, tasked with judging an impressive crop of future talent. When asked to provide a bio, Cody wrote: "Some people grow up loving art because of the history and stories behind different styles. Personally, I just really loved colours. Design gave me an opportunity to create something colourful, bold, and timeless. That's what inspired me to pursue graphic design as a career and I'm happy I did." Cody showcased his skills on big brands like Miller Lite and McDonald's, and was awarded by Cannes, The One Show, the Clios, the LIAs, the Marketing Awards, and Communication Arts. When not working, you can find Cody on the soccer field, in the gym, or in the middle of a FIFA tournament. Today, we found him answering some of our questions about a project he worked on that he thought was particularly impressive.

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Why is this particular project a fave?

As an up and coming designer in Toronto, I've attended DesignThinkers and have dreamed of being able to design the look and feel for the event one day. While working at john st., I was finally given that opportunity with a few other designers, and I think it's one of my best projects yet.

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What were some unique features of the campaign?

DesignThinkers is Canada’s largest annual graphic design conference, held in Vancouver and Toronto, connecting designers from around the world with speaker-led talks and events.

The 2020 identity highlights the unique voices of design leaders who are shaping the industry and rallies behind the idea that great design should be seen and heard. We created unique posters for each speaker as well as an ever-changing logo for the campaign that reacts to sound, allowing us to have many versions that are never identical. 

We can’t thank Cody enough for taking the time to act as judge and provide us with some insight into his design thinking. You can see more of Cody’s work at his website here.

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