Seniors getting ready to earn degrees in integrated marketing and graphic design yesterday showed off portfolios of their best work during The Connections, the Senior Capstone and Portfolio reception, yesterday.
But the work wasn’t that of college-level quality, Assistant Professor Kate Gray said.
“Everything in here is professional,” she said during the event held at Stamper Studio in Windsor Lounge. “This work is at the level of someone with one to two years of professional experience—and a lot of them do have that because they worked for Creative Ink.
“From my perspective, our seniors have reached a level where when they graduate, they’re not just ready to walk across the stage. They’re ready to walk into a job and start making a difference.”
Bree Martino used the event to showcase her span of work from print pieces to digital designs, all with her signature style.
“I like a clean aesthetic,” she said. “Everything is deliberate. I pride myself in doing something very true to each project—nothing extra unless it’s necessary.”
Martino received two “Awards of Merit” for her work.
Andie Albin showcased 314, the innovative app she designed. The app is tailored for young adults wanting to find specific venues and events in the St. Louis area.
“It allows the user to design what they’re looking for,” she said.
Designing an interactive application is tougher than designing a still print piece, Albin said.
“You have to think about the interaction—users moving forward and backwards and how they navigate different places,” she said.
Albin also received an Award of Merit.
Other award recipients were:
Marcum received two awards, including one for her overall portfolio.
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