STUDENT AWARDS JUDGES 2021: Catherine Wong

Inspiration and Advice for the Next Generation of Creatives

March 16, 2021


Catherine Wong, LOBSTER PHONE, Client: Art Garage. 

Our 2021 Student Awards Judges have built some incredible careers, and an Applied Arts Student Award is an excellent foundation to start building yours.

Regardless of what stage in their career our 2021 Student Awards Judges are at, one thing they all share is that they were once students looking to get their work into the world; just like you. They know where you’re coming from, now you can get to know a bit about where they came from, what inspires them, and even some nuggets of creative counsel.

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Catherine Wong, Group Creative Director at Leo Burnett in Toronto, Alumni of OCAD University

The secret to my success is surrounding myself with smart, nice people. Without the smart, nothing good gets done. Without the nice, nothing done is worth doing.

My one piece of advice to the next generation of creatives is the importance of having a healthy life outside of work. Be with family. Hang with friends. Go do things. Bring that nugget of life into your work. It adds insight and humanity, and often, those are the best ideas.

Student Awards Deadline: May 21, 2021