Nathan Unger of Struthers, Ohio, and Carson Fryman of East Liverpool, Ohio, students of Youngstown State University’s Graphic + Interactive Design program, were semi-finalists in this year’s Adobe Design Achievement Awards Contest.
“This exhibition and competition features student entries from across the globe,” said Rich Helfrich, YSU assistant professor, Graphic + Interactive Design. “Having work selected is a true indicator of the quality of our students.”
Unger of Struthers is a senior at YSU studying Graphic + Interactive Design. His project included developing a brand identity for a fictional company called ChowDown, an all-natural dog food and treat company. He also created an infographic that could be used to help raise awareness for any social cause.
Fryman graduated this past summer from YSU and is working as a creative content specialist for Via680 at the Youngstown Business Incubator. Her project was a persuasive, fictitious advertisement campaign consisting of a magazine ad, bus shelter and billboard. Fryman said the project was inspired by her cousin, Hailee, who has Downs Syndrome. “I wanted to display that having a disability is not a negative thing – I wanted to bring out the positive side of it,” she said.
The Adobe Design Achievement Awards celebrate student achievement reflecting the convergence of technology and the creative arts. The competition showcases individual and group projects created with industry-leading Adobe creative software and honors the most talented and promising student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, game developers and computer artists from the world’s top institutions of higher education.