UNIVERSTY PARK, Pa. — Designs by 10 Penn State graphic design students and their professors earned awards in the Graphis New Talent annual 2021 competition, with another eight designs earning honorable mention awards.
Awards are presented at the platinum, gold and silver levels, as well as honorable mentions, in the Graphis annual showcase of the best student advertising and design work produced in the past year. Design 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.
Scottie Everhart, a third-year student, earned two awards for her submissions: a platinum award for her "Something Blue" design in the poster category with Taylor Shipton, assistant teaching professor of graphic design, and a silver for her literary magazine based around the art of creative writing with Emily Burns, assistant professor of graphic design.
Cassie Luzenski, a fourth-year student, and Shipton earned the top prize in the advertising, beauty and fashion categories for their “Glossier” project.
Second-year student Rachel Smith and fourth-year student Megan Tam were each honored with gold awards. Smith’s “Ocean’s 11”design with Burns was recognized in the book and publication category while Tam’s submission with Shipton was awarded in the photography and portraits category.
Taylor Mazzarella, a fourth-year student, earned gold and silver awards: gold for her film title sequence with Ryan Russell, associate professor of graphic design, in the film/video and film title categories, and silver with Shipton in the design and editorial categories. She also earned two honorable mention awards; one with Shipton in the poster category and the other with Russell in the interaction design category.
Fellow fourth-year student Amber Lai earned a silver award for her submission with Russell in the film video and film title categories, and an honorable mention award, again with Russell, in the interaction design category.
Those design collaborations earning honorable mentions were:
- Abby Blend, fourth-year student, and Shipton in the photography and portraits category and the editorial category.
- Michaela Lucas, fourth-year student, and Russell in the film/video and film title categories.
- Lai, Blend and Tamar Najarian, fourth-year students, with Russell in the branding category.
- Lucas, Siry and fourth-year student Christie Warren with Russell in the branding category.
- Anna Gumaer, third-year student, with Burns in the games category.
All of the projects selected for 2021 New Talent Awards can be found on the Graphis website.