Mangaluru, Oct 26, 2017: Talented graphic designer Simoul Alva of Mumbai who has her roots in Dakshina Kannada district has won the Medallion of Excellence at World Skills, Abu Dhabi 2017 in the Graphic Design and Technology category. Contestants from five nations including HongKong, Japan, Netherlands, Brazil and Germany participated in the event.
A seventh semester student of Graphic Design at the National Institute of Design (NID), she is the daughter of Mundkur Doddamane Dr Premraj Alva and Padubidre Sipaimane Sadhana Alva.
Simoul Alva has also won the first prize in the mini skills competition, organized by the World Skills Russia at an exhibition centre in Moscow. The mini skills competition was a simulation of the World Skills International Competition held at Abu Dhabi.
Even while being a student at NID, Simoul Alva has dabbled with typography, illustration, motion design and used her creativity to lend her voice to some of the most complex issues of the modern world. From creating an illustration-led campaign on substance abuse to experimenting an animation on the wage gap, Alva’s skills range from subtle to nuance to unorthodox.
Alva was accompanied by lead trainer Anthony Lopez in Russia, who has been the guiding force behind all her efforts and progress. An awardee of the Ratan Tata Scholarship in 2015, she has also been recognised as one of the top 25 among the under-25 visual artists and designers of the country by GenX Tata Nano. Simoul Alva is one among the 28 members of the strong Indian team who would be competing in the Graphic design category from Ahmedabad at Skill Olympics 2017. Around 1200 competitors from over 75 member countries and regions would be participating in 51 skill competitions to prove their mettle in their field. Simoul is also the recipient of the prestigious HLR Scholarship J. Walter Thompson for 2017, which is awarded to only 5 female students across world.