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FM AdFocus Awards

by 29 Mar 2023News & Events

Angelina Faria, a third-year student from the Cape Town Creative Academy, was named the FM AdFocus Awards Student of the Year at the recent FM AdFocus Awards that took place in Johannesburg.

Written by Danette Breitenbach, Bizcommunity

Faria was one of three finalists for the Award together with fellow Cape Town Creative Academy student, Robyn Burger. The Student Award is an important part of the FM AdFocus Awards as it highlights new talent coming into the industry. Bizcommunity chatted to the three students about their aspirations for the future.

Have you always wanted to enter the creative industry?

From a young age, I loved everything creative. Originally, I wanted to do architecture, I did maths and art at school. But after doing some job shadowing, I knew I wanted to go into the creative industry. I grew up in a small town, so I had to do research to find out about graphic design, and then I realised this was exactly what I wanted to do.

What was it like being named an AdFocus Awards Student of the Year finalist and then winning the Award?

It’s amazing to have won and I was not expecting it at all.

What are your plans for the future?

Next year is still a little bit up in the air but I would love to work or do a paid internship, for six months at a design studio and then travel for a while. I get a lot of my inspiration from the things I see around me, and I think that will really help my design career.

 

Robyn Burger

Have you always wanted to enter the creative industry?

I have been a creative person since I was very little. My dad is an architect, so I spent a lot of time at his work when I was little, and I really enjoyed it. I was quite lucky to know at a young age that this is what I wanted to do and so I studied design throughout high school and matric.

What was it like being named an AdFocus Awards Student of the Year finalist and then winning the Award?

It’s a big deal being nominated as a finalist and feels very special. I am quite proud of what I have achieved.

What are your plans for the future?

I plan to do quite a few internships next year to find the place that suits me and where I can imagine myself working. After that I will apply for work and hopefully work at a small studio.

BY: DANETTE BREITENBACH

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