‘Bombay’; Thailand’s Latest World Champion

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‘Bombay’; Thailand’s Latest World Champion
‘Bombay’; Thailand’s Latest World Champion

Congratulations to Apirat Horvichien, better known by his nickname ‘Bombay’, a Stamford Creative Media Design student, who has won the gold medal at the Adobe Certified Associate World Championship.

The global competition tests students’ creativity and design skills using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Top students are invited to represent their respective countries at the World Championship where they created a designated design project for a chosen non-profit client. After being chosen to represent Stamford University, Khun Bombay competed against 120 students from 42 educational institutes across the country before becoming the Thailand representative with his graphic presentation of “What is a Smart City”. In August Mr Horvichien, represented Thailand in Orlando Florida pitted against competitors from 50 different countries to win first place.

He earned a US $7,000 scholarship to further his studies as well as a gold medal and cup. A celebration took place in Hua Hin with Mayor Nopporn Wutthikul joining Stamford Assistant President Pierre Bourgoin and mentor Assistant Dean Ajarn Wari Chokelumlerd. Bachelor of Arts in Creative Media Design students learn and develop skills needed for advertising and communication in various media, including the highly indemand field of digital media. In congratulating Khun Bombay Mr Bourgoin said “this award demonstrates the essence of what we value; practical learning to ensure a high level of employability.”

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