Graphic design convention to promote local artists

Jul. 06, 2015

DAVAO CITY – The 4th year of Graphic Design Conference or Graphicon 2015 aims to promote local artists and intends to offer a venue for individuals to show their skills in multimedia and graphic designing.

Local artists such as Jojie Alcantra, Marvin Te and April San Pedro, will share about their skills and knowledge on photography, animation and paper crafting.

Other talented speakers who will be joining the convention are the following: Harvey Tolibao (comic illustration); Patrick Cabral (typography); Lester Cruz and Carlo Castillo (branding and designing).

Julian Hellmuth, a young artist, said that the convention has increased the interest of the people on graphic designing.

“For the first Graphicon, we had over a thousand of attendees and it has been consistent since,” said Hellmuth.

She added that the participants do not only come from Davao City, but also to other parts of Mindanao like General Santos, Surigao, Cotabato and other cities.

“They all come here in Davao to join this convention to learn more from the speakers,” she said.

Graphicon 2015 will be held at the SMX Convention Center on July 18, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. (Diana C. Tomale/

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