Fatima Khalifa, a senior graphics student in Applied Communications at Sharjah Women’s College, has struck double success by winning the Dolphin graphics award for the second year in a row with a design for an Eid celebration card.
For her excellent work and outstanding graphic design skills, Fatima was awarded the 10,000 dirham first prize.
“I am so happy to have won this competition,” Fatima said. “And to win it two years in a row was a feat beyond my wildest dreams.
“It is all thanks to my graphics teacher Susan de Guzman who encourages me to strive for my best work and to try things that other designers do not think of. She is an inspiration to me and I am very happy to have been taught by her. My success is all due to her skills.”
Dolphin is a major energy company based in Abu Dhabi and has an annual competition to promote the best graphic design work of students in the GCC.
Sharjah Women’s College senior director Dr Farid Ohan was on hand to deliver the prize and to congratulate Fatima on her success.
“This is another case of our talented graphics department scooping a major prize,” Dr Farid said. “They produce impressive portfolios and it is no accident that our students are rated so highly in competitions across the Gulf region.”
Fatima is looking to complete a bachelor program next year and then she hopes to take on some studio work. In her spare time she already does some graphic designs for a developing studio in Ajman.