| Pittsburgh -- Fourteen Robert Morris University media arts students won graphic design awards from Neographics, an annual tri-state professional competition sponsored by the Graphic Arts Association.
The judges split their decision for Best of Category: Student between RMU students Jeanine Sandora, for her typographic poster (right), and Tiara Neal for her shopping bag (below). The other students won Franklin Awards of Excellence. This is the fifth year that RMU won best student work in the competition. The students are classes taught by Associate Media Arts Professor Ferris Crane.
Students winning Franklin Awards of Excellence are: Douglas Calkins, Taylor Burnett, Annie D’aloiso, Holly Crees, Francisco Vieira, Chris Roberts, Deb Ostrander, Nicole Redmond, Michael Dawson, Emily Peiffer, Noah Sahady and Dan Jezerski. Sahady and Jezerski won for their poster designs while the others won for their shopping bags.
Neographics is one of the nation’s largest regional graphic communications competitions. Calls for entries are sent to over 6,000 organizations, including graphic design firms, typographers, printers, advertising agencies, public relations professionals, packaging firms, finishers and design programs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.