PrizeWinner in Illustrate (graphic)
University/SchoolUniversity of California, Davis
ArtistAlireza Vaziri Rahimi

As graphic designers, we have a responsibility to our society, especially in this surreal pandemic. Nowadays, when we all have to wear masks and hide our faces to protect our health under these thin fabrics, we are witnessing the true self of our leaders! The masks instead of covering their face, are representing their thoughts more than ever.

Alireza Vaziri Rahimi is a Designer specializing in Graphic and Interactive Design. Over a decade of professional and academic experience has equipped him with extensive creative methods and collaborative skills in visual communication design. He has received national and international design awards. His projects have been published in several design books and websites and displayed in exhibitions and galleries around the world. After earning his MFA from the Department of Design at the University of California, he is currently an assistant professor of design at the University of Texas.