UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Thirteen graphic design students in the Stuckeman School, along with three faculty members, earned a total of 16 awards in the 2020 Graphis New Talent Annual Award competition, which is considered the most respected student design competition in the world.
Platinum, gold, silver and honorable mention awards are given in a showcase of the best student advertising and design work produced in the past year. Categories include beauty and fashion advertising, book and publication design, branding, exhibits, film/video, illustration, infographics, interaction design, logos, packaging, restaurant concept design, photography, posters and more.
Six Penn State projects earned gold awards, including four video projects overseen by Ryan Russell, associate professor. Lauren Myers, Haley Stipes, Madison Urich and Carly Weilheimer each earned a gold recognition with Russell’s assistance in the film/video category.
Two projects assisted by Taylor Shipton, assistant teaching professor, earned gold: Laura Bosak’s submission in the restaurant concept design category and Jeff Buterbaugh’s design in the packaging design category.
Four projects earned Silver Awards, including those from:
• Kristen Campion and Emily Burns, assistant professor, for book design;
• Stipes and Russell for interaction design;
• Kylie Radick and Shipton for packaging design; and
• Linda Li and Russell for film/video design.
Honorable mention awards were earned by:
• Astrid Navas, Stipes, Bosak and Shipton for branding design;
• Lauren Rheaume and Russell for interaction design;
• Stipes and Shipton for restaurant concept design;
• Li and Shipton for restaurant concept design;
• Ben Pietrusinski and Russell for interaction design; and
• Connor Shwenk and Burns for book design.
All of the projects selected for 2020 New Talent Awards can be found on the Graphis website.