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KU Design Wins Best School, Dominates Individual Awards at the National Student Show Conference

Friday, April 5, 2019

It is easy to claim that your school is the best, but KU Design proved it by reclaiming the Best School award at the 2019 National Student Show.

The 16 students and their faculty advisers travelled to the Show’s annual Gala on March 30 in Dallas. There they swept multiple categories and reclaimed the Best School title after two years. 

“KU dominated in the “Best Of” categories including 3 of 5 judges choice awards, 3 of 5 top portfolio awards and the Illustration Scholarship,” said faculty advisor Andrea Herstowski. “KU students took home more than $10,000 in cash awards.”

The full list of awards is listed below.

Best in Show, Senior Portfolio:

Lauren Hakmiller

Faculty Advisors: Patrick Dooley, Andrea Herstowski, Jeremy Shellhorn and Alex Anderson

Judge's Choice:

Kiosk 59: The Coming of Age edition

Lauren Hakmiller, Michael Zager, Alyssa Engel, Jordan Graham, Cole Drees

Faculty Advisor: Andrea Herstowski

Judge's Choice:

Costco Rebrand  

Skyler Baker

Faculty Advisor: Alex Anderson

Judge's Choice:

Columbia Records Rebrand

Maggie Witherow

Faculty Advisors: Jeremy Shellhorn and Alex Anderson

Best Misc. Design/Icons:

Salem Mages Minor League Baseball

Skyler Baker

Faculty Advisor: Alex Anderson

Best of Branding Campaign:

Columbia Records Rebrand

Maggie Witherow

Faculty Advisors: Jeremy Shellhorn and Alex Anderson
 

Best of Illustration:

From Europe With Love — Postcard Series

Lauren Hakmiller

Best of Typography:

KU Design Week

Jacob Gaunt (designed the font), Olivia Feathers, Roya Rostampour, Beth Snow, Lauren Murphy, Courtney Bohnert, Hannah Wexler

Faculty Advisor: Andrea Herstowski

Best Senior Portfolio:

Lauren Hakmiller

Faculty Advisors: Patrick Dooley, Andrea Herstowski, Jeremy Shellhorn and Alex Anderson

2nd Place Senior Portfolio:

Maggie Witherow

Faculty Advisors: Patrick Dooley, Andrea Herstowski, Jeremy Shellhorn and Alex Anderson

Best Sophomore Portfolio:

Hampton Williams

Faculty Advisors: Patrick Dooley, Andrea Herstowski, Jeremy Shellhorn and Alex Anderson

Illustration Scholarship:

Hayley Cleary

Faculty Advisors: Matt Cook, Barry Fitzgerald, Stephen Johnson, Kent Smith



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