About the Exhibition




The Graphic Design Student Juried Exhibition is an annual event showcasing the best graphic design, motion graphics, illustration and web design work of students in the Graphic Design Program at Parkland College.

For the exhibition, a jury of Parkland design faculty selected the best student work from the current school year. The exhibition gives students a chance to present their work in marketing communication, branding, advertising, and design to industry professionals and the community.



Award Winners

The following awards were presented at the opening night reception on May 16, 2013
at 7pm:

  • Graphic Design Best of Show (Mark Melvin $100)
  • President's Award of Excellence (Amber Walters $100)
  • Graphic Design Program Director's Award (Amber Walters $100)
  • Surface 51 Award of Excellence (Scott Sheltra $100)
  • Presence Covenant Medical Center Award for Excellence in Design (Amber Walters $100)
  • Studio 2D Design Strategy Award (Mark Melvin $100)
  • Six Demon Studio Award for Excellence in Web Design (Matthew Farrell $100)
  • McGown Photography Award of Excellence (Benji Frazzetto $100)
  • Larry Ecker Award for Typographic Excellence (Chang Bao $100)
  • Electric Pictures Award of Excellence (Matthew Farrell $100)
  • David M. and Shirley A. Jones Student Art Award (Mark Melvin $100)
  • Fine & Applied Arts Department Chair Award (Mara LaPayne $100)
  • Parkland College Marketing & Public Relations Department Award of Excellence (Gabe Bridwell $100)

Special thanks to this year's judges who selected the winners:

  • Gina Manola, Assistant Director of Marketing & Design, College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Chris Sims, Graphic Designer, Horizon Hobby



Art Gallery Talk

Wednesday June 19 from 10–11am
with Paul Young, Professor of Graphic Design

Digital Media Design

As print media continues to decline, graphic designers are embracing digital media as the creative platform of choice for tomorrow. Similar to print, digital media designers must catch people's attention, communicate a message in a creative way, and do so with visual clarity and wit. Unlike print, today's graphic designer can also exploit interactivity, motion, and even sound to enhance the clients' message. Professor Paul Young will talk about the challenges and rewards of working in the world of digital media.


Print Design