September 23, 2013 Graphic Design Team Receives 2013 Regional Design Award

Note:  This story first appeared on the School of Art’s website.

Project selected as an award-winning design from top creative teams and individuals.

Cincinatti — TheUT School Of Art MFA Recruitment Materials, a project developed by Graphic Design Assoc. Prof. Deborah Shmerler in collaboration with faculty and Graphic Design students, Jared Langel, Ben Smith, Chris Ruppelt and Kelton Carter, was chosen as one of 345 award-winning designs in the 2013 Regional Design Annual. This highly selective and well-regarded competition, sponsored by Print magazine, is the most comprehensive survey of graphic design in the United States and recognizes outstanding creative work produced by individuals and groups. The work in the 2013 Regional Design Annual is divided into six geographical regions: South, Southwest, Midwest, East, Far West and New York City.

The six regional judges evaluated more than 4,000 entries and selected winning projects that demonstrated an ideal mix of design, communication concepts, strategy and execution. Designers and creative teams from across the U.S., representing individuals, small firms and major corporations and organizations, such as Turner-Cartoon Network Marketing and MoMA, were among the entries. Submissions were judged by Petrula Vrontikis (Far West), Dana Lytle (Midwest), Stan Church (New York City), Frank Baseman (East), Hank Richardson (South) and Doug May (South West).

All winning entries will be prominently featured in the December 2013 issue of Print magazine.

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