Graphic design students shine at national competition

February 27, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Seven designs by Penn State graphic design students were selected for the 2019 AIGA Blue Ridge Flux Student Design Competition with one project receiving an additional honorable mention nod.

The nationwide annual Flux competition recognizes outstanding student design work in the categories of identity, packaging, poster, publication, social impact design, user experience/user interface (UX/UI) and video/motion graphics. More than 800 entries were submitted for the 2019 awards, making it one of the largest and most competitive fields in the competition’s history.

Emily Watkins, a third-year student, earned the honorable mention distinction in the UX/UI category for her design of an app called “Lightning.” According to Watkins, the phone application is “…an effortless user interface that utilizes patterns and simplicity while viewing the weather.”

Second-year students Alexander Rupp and Elinor Franklin both placed in the identity category with their respective projects titled “Botanical Festival” and “The New Tradition.”

Designs by fourth-year students Linda Li, Kylie Radick and Carly Weilheimer were selected in the packaging category for their projects “Ink,” “Eco” and “Matcha Package Design,” respectively.

Li was also recognized for her “Duality” submission in the publication category.

All of the designs selected for the 2019 competition can be found on the Flux website:

AIGA, the professional association for design, is the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design.

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Last Updated February 27, 2020