Surrounded by energetic students and inspiring scholars, designers working in higher education enjoy a meaningful and worthwhile career. Whether by creating student recruitment materials seen by high school students across the country, a billboard promoting the upcoming sport season, or a poster promoting a campus visit from a Nobel Prize winner, UCDA believes that designers working in education impact the lives of students, university communities, and beyond.

In sharing this belief that design matters, and that university designers and design educators can make a powerful impact in the world, students were encouraged to create a poster that visually communicates this idea loud and clear!

Now in its fourth year, a panel of design educators from across North America reviewed the 57 entries and awarded a single first-prize, two second-prizes, and six honorable mentions. The designer of the first-place winning poster will receive free registration to the 2018 UCDA Design Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

FIRST PLACE
Emily Savage, Central Connecticut State University

SECOND PLACE
Sidan Chen,
Wenzhou-Kean University
Liz Gallic, Central Connecticut State University

HONORABLE MENTION
Troi Arnold, Chadron State College
Yulu Chen, Wenzhou-Kean University
Catherine Jenks, Ohio Northern University
Ilze Spilde, Kutztown University
Ziye Weng, Wenzhou-Kean University
Yixin Yang, Wenzhou-Kean University

REVIEWERS
Denise Bosler, Kutztown University
Jane Milike, Northern Michigan University
Kelly Salchow MacArthur
, Michigan State University
Kevin Smith, Aubrun University


FIRST PLACE


Emily Savage, Central Connecticut State University

 

SECOND PLACE


Sidan Chen, Wenzhou-Kean University

 

SECOND PLACE

Liz Gallic, Central Connecticut State University

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Troi Arnold, Chadron State College

 

Yulu Chen, Wenzhou-Kean University

 

Catherine Jenks, Ohio Northern University

 

Ilze Spilde, Kutztown University

 

Ziye Weng, Wenzhou-Kean University

 

Yixin Yang, Wenzhou-Kean University