TABPI announces 2020 Young Leaders Scholarship winner

VANCOUVER (March 27, 2020) — TABPI is proud to announce its 2020 Young Leaders Scholarship winner: Luiza Augusto of The Scientist Magazine in Canada.

Luiza Augusto

The Young Leaders Scholarship is awarded to those 30 years or younger who have spent at least two years working in B2B media. TABPI is sponsoring Augusto in tandem with the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE), which is recognizing six U.S.-based YLS winners. Past TABPI honorees have come from South Africa, Australia, the U.K., Canada, and The Netherlands.

Augusto has proven to be a creative graphic designer with extensive experience in print and web. Currently, she oversees the production for The Scientist Magazine, a part of the LabX Media Group (LMG). This includes supervising all artwork related to the publication, commissioning artists and photographers, and working with editors to create artwork that resonates with the content.

“With all the responsibilities, skills, and knowledge I had acquired over the years and with LMG, I proved to be the right candidate for the job and stepped into the role of interim art director…I worked hard and persevered,” she wrote, as part of the Young Leaders Scholarship application. Participants are asked to write a short essay (500 words or less) explaining how they became involved in B2B press and where they see themselves in five years.  

Augusto received a bachelor’s degree in design at the Federal University of Technology of Paraná (Brazil) before relocating to Ontario, Canada. In January 2017, she began working for LMG as a junior graphic designer and in 2019 took on the role of art director for The Scientist.  As for the future:

“As LMG continues to grow over the next decade, I hope to advance into a management role so that I can be more involved with offering design support to all of LMG’s brands and ensure they continue to prosper and evolve,” said Augusto. “This evolution will see me leading a seamless transition for LMG’s magazines to the online world, fostering even more engagement and interest in their already stellar content. 

For now — and as part of the TABPI sponsorship — Augusto has earned herself complimentary registration and up to $250 U.S. toward mileage or airfare to one of ASPBE’s 2020 Regional Awards celebrations. Additionally, TABPI is offering her free access to ASBPE’s upcoming webinar series.

Thanks to all of those who have entered and congratulations to the winners!