Graphis New Talent 2020
“Winning awards means it’s no longer your instructors, friends, or parents saying your work is good. It’s the professionals saying that your work is good.” —Mel White
For over 80 years, Graphis has been one of the most coveted international design competitions for professionals and students in Design, Advertising, Photography, and Illustration.
As a student, my ultimate goal was to get my student work published in Graphis. It ultimately happened in 2010 while enrolled in the MFA program at the School of Art and Design at Texas State University. I received two Graphis Gold Awards for one poster and one trademark.
Today I received my copy of Graphis New Talent 2020 in the mail and, for a brief moment, totally forgot about the troubles related to the current circumstances in the world. Ten years after I received my awards, the amazing Communication Design students at Texas State took home 12 Golds, 53 Silvers, and 100 Honorable Mentions in the prestigious Graphis New Talent 2020 publication!
I wanted to share the amazing accomplishment of these students. An amazing 165 adjudicated pieces! I am so proud and honored to share the hallways with my students, colleagues, and mentors. Go Bobcats!
Teaching what I love, loving what I teach.