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Q&A with a VCC Award Recipient - Graphic Design student Vanessa Yu

Posted on October 17, 2022

Q&A with a VCC Award Recipient


Vanessa Yu, recipient of the Glenn Hyatt Memorial Scholarship for Excellence, June 2022


What do you like most about studying at VCC?

Studying at VCC is one of my favorite life experiences. People are kind and friendly. Going to VCC every day is always a new story to tell. It is conveniently located near the Skytrain, Vancouver Public Library, food trucks, city events and downtown cafes. I also like it when there’s filming going on in the area. You will never run out of things to do when you study at VCC!


What do you do in your spare time?

Whenever I have a spare time, I cycle. Vancouver is such a great place for bikers. The trails are really good. I also love going to groceries. I love to cook for my family and play with my nieces and nephew.


Photo credit: Vanessa Yu


Why did you choose to study graphic design?

I love arts and design! I majored in Interior Design and worked as a designer and visual merchandiser for major retailers in the Philippines. I wanted to get a formal education in Graphic Design to enhance my design skills, which will help me be globally competitive and updated with trends. I chose VCC because of its straight-to-the-point courses and hands-on training and projects.


How is your learning experience? How do you find your classmates, instructors and overall learning environment in the school?

I didn’t have a hard time blending in with my peers and instructors; they were all kind and friendly. The instructors are the best! They teach us all the things that we need to learn and equip us with skills to become a graphic designer. They are very patient and accommodating; they guide us in every step. I love everything about VCC – from the instructors and program, my peers, the classroom view, cafeteria food and the salon!


What excites you about the future?

I am looking forward to working in a design agency. I am excited about any design opportunity that I’ll come across. I also like volunteering in the community to give back.


Photo credit: Vanessa Yu - VCC classroom view


Interested in seeing Vanessa’s work? Follow her on Instagram @vanessayudesign!