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What is it? Parkland College Graphic Design Student Show 2017

The Parkland College Graphic Design Student Show is an annual juried exhibition that showcases the best in student work from the Graphic Design and Interactive Design Programs at Parkland College. Since 2008, a jury of Parkland faculty has selected the best student work from the academic year in marketing, communication, branding, advertising, and design for display in Parkland’s Giertz Gallery. Local industry professionals are then invited to judge the show and select awards donated by local businesses and supporters of the Interactive Design and Graphic Design programs. Awards include things like Graphic Design Best of Show , Fine & Applied Arts Department Chair Award, and Studio 2D Design Strategy Award.

This year’s judges were Ralph Roether, Graphic Designer for the Champaign Park District, and Maria Ludeke of Neutral Design Studio. The show is an opportunity for students to show off their work and celebrate a good year, while making connections with local design professionals. I visited the Giertz Gallery on Wednesday night May 15th, when a reception was held to announce the award winners. The reception was followed by a short gallery talk by graphic design instructor Liza Wynette.

Liza Wynette gives gallery talk

Marika checks out the annual Parkland College Graphic Design Student Show at Giertz Gallery.

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