UVU AVC Faculty Named Winners In Latest Regional Design Annual Awards
November 26, 2013
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Whitney Wilkinson
Written by: Heather Wrigley
Projects by two Utah Valley University Department of Art & Visual Communications faculty members were recently recognized, along with 343 other award-winning designs, by Print magazine’s 2013 Regional Design Annual.
This highly selective and well-regarded competition is the most comprehensive survey of graphic design in the United States and recognizes outstanding creative work produced by individuals and groups.
The winning projects, by AVC Department Chair Jim Godfrey and AVC faculty member Stephen Hales, beat out more than 4,000 other entries to be selected.
Stephen Hales and Kelly Nield of Provo’s Stephen Hales Creative designed a logo for Kyazma Business Consultants of Lehi, Utah. The innovative design implies Kyazma’s goal to provide tools and services to help customers select and adopt technology that meets their needs. Stephen is a lecturer in the UVU Department of Art & Visual Communications.
“Print’s Regional Design Annual is one of the top two design competitions in the country, so we’re always grateful when our work is selected for inclusion,” Hales said. “For my branding students in particular, I think it’s helpful for them to see the process we used to create something that’s not only successful for a client, but receives national recognition as well.”
Jim Godfrey created the Typographic Matchmaking poster as a way to share with others some typeface combinations that work well together. To make it interesting, he highlighted famous combinations from life, literature and history. Simon and Garfunkel, Romeo and Juliet, and even Jack and Jill are featured on the poster. Patrick Wilkey, Tyrone Gibson and Courtney Davis served as consultants on the project. The poster was printed on a letterpress by Rowley Press.
“There are many design competitions, but this is one of the most sought after in the country. Designers always hope to get into Print,” Godfrey said. “As far as what this means to students, I think it helps confirm that their instructors practice what they preach and do it at a significant level.”
Competition entries were divided into six geographical regions — South, Southwest, Midwest, East, Far West and New York City — and selected for demonstrating an ideal mix of design, communication concepts, strategy and execution. Designers and creative teams from across the U.S. representing individuals, small firms and major corporations and organizations were among the entries.
All winning entries will be prominently featured in the December 2013 issue of Print magazine.