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 AU Graphic Design Students Win at National Competition

AU art student also wins prestigious “Best in Show” honor

Continuing their successes at the national level, Anderson University graphic design students recently received top awards at the 2010 National AIGA Flux Design Competition including the coveted “Best In Show.“

AIGA is the most universally respected and recognized professional graphic design association in the country. AIGA now represents more than 20,000 design professionals, educators and students through national activities and local programs developed by over 60 chapters and 200 student groups.

The AIGA Blue Ridge competition garners prestige because it is a national competition, unlike other contests that feature local and regional awards. Additionally, winners are selected by AIGA members, who are recognized as leaders in the professional design community. This year’s contest was the organization’s fifth annual competition.

Anderson University’s winners included:

CHRIS WALDROP / MELANIE CHARLTON / KAT CARTER / ANDREW HIGGINS / LAURA JONES:
-Ivy Leaves Journal of Literature & Art Web Site – Best In Show 2010 AIGA Flux National Student Design Competition Winner
CHRIS WALDROP / MELANIE CHARLTON / KAT CARTER / ANDREW HIGGINS / LAURA JONES:
-Ivy Leaves Journal of Literature & Art Web Site – Web/Interactive Design 2010 AIGA Flux National Overall Winner
KAT CARTER:
-American Scientist Magazine – Publication Design 2010 AIGA Flux National Winner of Merit
-GreenCat Packaging – Package Design 2010 AIGA Flux National Winner of Merit

CHRIS WALDROP:
-Barnes & Noble Classics - Publication Design 2010 AIGA Flux National Winner of Merit
-Mowa Company - Identity Design 2010 AIGA Flux National Winner of Merit

Dr. Timothy Speaker, Assistant Professor of Art at AU, said, "The prominent positions our graphic design graduates hold in the creative community and the great work we see here everyday lets us know we have something special here at Anderson, but to win third-party recognition like this on a national level consistently as we have for several years now is special. It cements our place as a premiere destination for serious graphic design talent, and for that we are grateful."

The selected entries are currently on display in Frederick, MD. They can also be seen at http://flux.aigablueridge.org/index.html.

Anderson University is a comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention offering bachelors and masters degrees. Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier (top 25) of colleges and universities in the South, and one of “77 Schools to Watch in America, by U. S. News & World Report.  Anderson has also been named one of “Americas 100 Best College Buys,” Located in The Upstate region of South Carolina near the foothills of the Appalachians, Anderson University features a rigorous education in a supportive Christian environment.

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