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First Recipients of the Kevin Doherty Scholarship To Support Digital Creativity


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This year, CEO of NVISION George Arabian announced that a new scholarship was created to help students and showcase their talents. The scholarship was created to honour NVISION employee Kevin Doherty, who was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer.

“Kevin has been a huge part of NVISION’s growth and creative direction,” says George Arabian, CEO of NVISION. “He is not only extremely gifted creatively, but is genuinely an all around amazing human being who has guided the company and myself in so many ways.”

All of the applicants for this scholarship were asked for references, portfolios, and a short essay to show their creative talents. NVISION was overwhelmed by the talent they saw which made choosing the recipients challenging. However, NVISION has awarded Damiano Perrella and Madison Mesquita the Kevin Doherty Scholarship this year.

2021 Scholarship Recipient Damiano Perrella
2021 Recipient of the Kevin Doherty Scholarship, Architectural and Graphic Designer Damiano Perrella.

Damiano Perrella is pursuing a degree in Architectural Design as an intersection for his love of design and technology. Damiano shares Kevin Doherty’s philosophy of creativity, as he uses design as a way to solve problems. His talents were highly recognized by the NVISION team and we hope Damiano will continue to follow his passion for graphic design and architectural design.

“With everything I produce, I aim to explore the emotive qualities that graphical representation possesses,” said Damiano Perrella. “My dedication to the craft is clear through my involvement with various organizations as a graphic committee member or director of design.”

Damiano Perrella, Firestarter Series, Digital. Courtesy of the Artist, 2021.
Damiano Perrella, Firestarter Series, Digital. Courtesy of the Artist, 2021.

Madison Mesquita is a student at Western University, completing a degree in Media, Information & Technoculture. She’s an active member of the digital marketing industry, previously as an intern at NVISION. She has shown her dedication to the principles represented in the Kevin Doherty Scholarship; creative problem solving and continual learning.

“I am extremely overwhelmed by NVISION’s decision to award me this scholarship,” says Madison Mesquita. “It is truly an honour and I am so grateful to be a part of an initiative who values education and giving back to others.”

George Arabian and 2021 Recipient Madison Mesquita, at NVISION Headquarters holding a large Cheque.
George Arabian with 2021 Recipient Madison Mesquita, at NVISION Headquarters.

Both recipients have displayed exceptional digital creativity and skills. NVISION will continue to promote the scholarship for years to come to highlight new digital talent.

To read more about the Kevin Doherty Scholarship of Digital Creativity, click here. To get notified of next year’s scholarship applications, sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media.

5 Replies to “First Recipients of the Kevin Doherty Scholarship To Support Digital Creativity”

  1. This is incredible! I’m honoured to be part of such an amazing and supportive team.

    Congratulations to Madi and Damiano!

  2. This is a very generous offer by NVISION in Honor of Kevin. Congratulations to the recipients. Well done.

    1. Thank you, Jamie. We are excited to see what the future holds for this year’s recipients and we can’t wait to meet the new young talent of next year’s scholarship.

  3. Congratulations to the recipients and what a fantastic honour that NVISION will be bestowing among future winners as well. I was lucky enough to have worked closely with Kevin many years ago and have nothing but good things to say. As a long time customer of NVISION, kudos to you and your team! Jason Michaels – Arrow Furniture

    1. Thank you so much for all of your kind words, Jason. It is an honour that we have the opportunity to celebrate Kevin and his philosophy through this initiative.


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