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 AU Graphic Design Students Excel on National Level

 

Anderson University seniors Caryn Karriker and Rachel Spoon were recently recognized for excellence in graphic design at the Flux National Competition held in Washington, D.C. Winners were selected from the top student graphic designers in the country from highly ranked colleges and universities.

AIGA is the most universally respected and recognized professional graphic design association in the country. The AIGA Blueridge 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 fourth annual competition.

Caryn Karriker was recognized for her Penguin Book Series and Rachel Spoon won for her Design History DVD Packaging. All entries can be found at http://flux.aigablueridge.org/.

Dr. Timothy Speaker, Assistant Professor of Art at AU said, “To win several awards at the AIGA National Flux awards is a wondrous blessing. These extremely prestigious accolades attained at the highest level speak to the unyielding desire for excellence by our students in the Graphic Design concentration. These recognitions serve as tangible reminders of what can be achieved through the hard work, talent, and perseverance of our students, as well as the tireless efforts of our Art Faculty to drive our students to achieve their very finest work.”

In addition to the AIGA Flux Awards, Anderson design students were also honored at the AIGA InShow South Carolina awards. Winners included:

  • Winner, AIGA InShow South Carolina, “Li’l Munchsters” plastic ware packaging, Lindsey Dilleshaw
  • Winner, AIGA InShow South Carolina Best-In-Show, “Li’l Munchsters” plastic ware packaging, Lindsey Dilleshaw
  • Winner, AIGA InShow South Carolina, “Clean Lite” Packaging, Silas Godfrey

Winning entries from the InShow competition can be found at http://aiga-inshow.com/.

 Anderson University is a selective comprehensive university offering bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees on campus and online.  Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier of US News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges and is on that publication’s list of the 46 “Up & Coming” universities in America (#1 in The South).  It is also ranked as one of America’s “100 Best College Buys.”



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