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ODU Graphic Design Students were winners at the Richmond Ad Club Show!

Graphic Design in the News!

It has been an exciting year for the graphic design program and its students. The list below briefly highlights the recognition graphic design students have received for their work the 2018-2019 academic year.


May 2019

ICDE: Brand Identity Competition

The Innovation Center for Design Excellence (ICDE) is an organization dedicated to fostering opportunities for design students, organizations, and professional designers. ICDE is positioned to leverage the expertise of both the design industry, diverse corporations in all fields, business partners, young talent, and individuals who share a passion and need for design. Their design competitions are meant to showcase the most talented students within the field of Communication Design. Brianna Cole won a Gold medal and Hannah Zach won a Silver medal for the ICDE 2019 Brand Identity Competition.


April 2019

ODU Exit Review Image 2019

2018 Graphic Design Senior Exit Review

The Graphic Design program is proud to announce the ODU Graphic Design Senior Exit Review, an exhibition of the graduating senior portfolios, on Thursday, April 18 at the Gordon Art Galleries. A private review for professionals and faculty is from 6-7pm. The open review begins at 7pm and ends at 9pm. The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend.

This year's poster was designed by Trisha Irving.

The Robert McCullough Prize

The Robert McCullough Prize is a cash award bestowed yearly to an exceptional Graphic Design student, regardless of class standing (graduating seniors may apply). This year's prize winner is Brianna Cole.

Richmond Ad Club

Since 1960, the Richmond Ad Club has brought together professionals from across the industry, from interns to agency CEOs, copywriters to media planners. Every year, they host a juried competition for professionals and students. This year, graphic design students Brianna Cole won a Gold Cannonball, Meghan Smith won a Bronze Cannonball, and Hannah Zach won a Gold and Silver Cannonball, Kahlia Finch won a Gold Cannonball, Jean-Taylor Zimonick won a Bronze Cannonball, Ryan Witherow won a Gold Cannonball, Jasmine Gasca won a Silver Cannonball, Jamie Relleva won a Silver Cannonball, Brandon Harrell won a Silver Cannonball, Ian Cox won a Bronze Cannonball and Julia Drake won a Bronze Cannonball at The Richmond Ad Club Show.

ICDE: Logo Competition

The Innovation Center for Design Excellence (ICDE) is an organization dedicated to fostering opportunities for design students, organizations, and professional designers. ICDE is positioned to leverage the expertise of both the design industry, diverse corporations in all fields, business partners, young talent, and individuals who share a passion and need for design. Their design competitions are meant to showcase the most talented students within the field of Communication Design. Jamie Relleva won a silver and bronze medal for the ICDE 2019 Logo Competition.


March 2019

MSU GLITCH

2018 MSU GLITCH National Student Design Competition was created by the AIGA Student Group at Mississippi State University. Out of over a hundred entries from schools nationwide, the judges chose 1 winner, 2 runner ups, and 2 honorable mentions for each category. Each winning piece will be displayed online, published in a Blurb book, and exhibited at a one night only show in Starkville, MS. Brianna Cole won 2nd Runner-up in the advertising category, and Jasmine Gasca won 2nd Runner-up in the illustration category.

American Advertising Awards: District 3 (ADDY's)

Hannah Zach won a Silver ADDY in the American Advertising Awards Student Division for AAF District 3, which includes North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Her work will move forward to the national competition.

National Student Show and Conference

In 2004, The Dallas Society of Visual Communication created the National Student Show and Conference, the nation's largest competition and conference for graphic design students. Brianna Cole and Jamie Relleva got work into the show this year. Their work was on display during the 3-day conference, which hosts around 400 students. It's exciting to see ODU student work included in such a prestigious and competitive show. This year, Professor Ivanete Blanco was awarded the Golden Apple, NSSC's Educator of the Year award.

American Advertising Awards: Local (ADDY’s)

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club (Ad Club) competitions. The Addy's competition has a unique system, which includes 3 judging levels (local, regional and national). If a gold or silver is awarded, it moves to the next level. The following students won awards for their design work at the American Advertising Federation of Hampton Roads competition: Hanna Zach (Gold and Silver ADDY), Ryan Witherow (Silver ADDY), and Brandon Harrell (Silver ADDY). We wish them the best of luck as their work moves to the regional competition.

ICDE: Poster Competition

The Innovation Center for Design Excellence (ICDE) is an organization dedicated to fostering opportunities for design students, organizations, and professional designers. ICDE is positioned to leverage the expertise of both the design industry, diverse corporations in all fields, business partners, young talent, and individuals who share a passion and need for design. Their design competitions are meant to showcase the most talented students within the field of Communication Design. Julia Drake won two bronze medals for the ICDE 2019 Poster Competition.


February 2019

CMYK

Meghan Smith and Kahlia Finch were selected as winners in CMYK's Top 100 New Creatives 58. Their work will be featured along with 75 of the most inspiring and enterprising emerging artists and designers from 29 different design schools and programs across the globe.


January 2019

2018 AIGA Blue Ridge Flux Student Design Competition

The largest collection to date of ODU student design work was accepted into the 2018 AIGA Blue Ridge Flux Student Design Competition. Established in 2006, Flux celebrates the best creative work produced each year by undergraduate and graduate students from across the country. Flux recognizes outstanding design work produced in the categories of identity, publication, poster, packaging, and web/interactive. This year, 126 projects were selected by a jury of creative professionals including Sue Hough, Christine Taylor, and Russell Toynes. 896 entries were submitted making the 2018 Flux Student Design Competition one of the largest and most competitive yet. Congrats to the following ODU students whose work was accepted into Flux: Hannah Zach (4 pieces), Carla Leanzo, Danielle Page, Mary Marlene Wynn, Jamie Relleva (2 pieces), Julia Drake (2 pieces) and Max Tran. Danielle Page received the Best Category Award for her Happy Period Poster.

2018 iJungle Illustration Awards

Cherlyn Rebultan received a merit award for her Music for the Hungry Poster Series at the iJungle Illustration Awards 2018 New Talent (Student) Competition. iJungle 2018 Illustration Awards is a competition to celebrate the world´s art of illustration. Located in Europe, it is opened to illustrators, agencies, representatives, students and teachers all over the world.

Graphis New Talent Annual

Cherlyn Rebultan and Marlene Wynn received Honorable Mentions for Graphis' 2019 New Talent Annual Competition. Graphis is an international publisher of books on communication design. Based in New York City, Graphis presents and promotes the best submitted work in graphic design, advertising, photography and art/illustration.


October 2018

Bellwethers Exhibition

Marlene Wynn's National Spelling Bee Poster was selected to be included in the Bellwethers exhibition at the West Tennessee Regional Art Center in Humboldt, TN.


August 2018

Adobe Design Achievement Awards

The ADAA is a global digital media competition for student creators. Connected to industry professionals, academic leaders, and top brands, the ADAA aims to launch the next generation of student careers. Cherlyn Rebultan (4 pieces), Breanna Parker (3 pieces), Brianna Ivey (2 pieces) and Julia Drake are official Semifinalists in the 2018 Adobe Design Achievement Awards.