Local artist nominated for Premier’s Award

Published November 29, 2017


Freelance artist and graphic designer Patrick Hunter was one of more than 100 distinguished college graduates to be nominated for a Premier’s Award in 2017. The awards first launched in the early 1990s to honour “important social and economic contributions” that college students were making post graduations.

This year 118 distinguished college graduates were nominated to categories including business, community services, health sciences, and technology.

In the creative arts and design category 17 nominees were chosen from the across the province including locally raised Patrick Hunter. At the Awards Gala held in Toronto Monday night the government announced the award had been presented to Sheridan College graduate and casting director Stephanie Gorin.

Hunter, who graduated from Sault College’s Graphic Design program in 2011, took to his facebook page to congratulate Gorin.

“A win didn’t come my way, but the woman who did was amazing and was nominated 5 times for Emmy’s, I think to be in a running with that caliber of work is a win in itself.”

The artist launched his own design company Patrick Hunter Art & Design in 2014 and has held roles in the Junior Economic Club of Canada conference in Toronto, the eBay Canada Fall Designer Collaboration charity program, and has hosted community workshops in his hometown.

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