Graphic Design

Junior Graphic Design Major Lindsay Neilson Wins AAF Buffalo’s Annual Portfolio Review  150 150 Villa Maria College

Junior Graphic Design Major Lindsay Neilson Wins AAF Buffalo’s Annual Portfolio Review 

Earlier this summer, AAF Buffalo held its annual student portfolio review. The event, which was held online this year, gives current college students the opportunity to spend 20 minutes chatting with an advertising professional, asking questions and sharing their work.  According to AAF Buffalo, the day’s winners were selected a bit differently than in years past. Their blog states, “In order to offer opportunity to…

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Villa Student Takes Top Spot in AAF Buffalo’s Don Nichols Scholarship Competition for the 6th Consecutive Year 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Student Takes Top Spot in AAF Buffalo’s Don Nichols Scholarship Competition for the 6th Consecutive Year

Kelsey Sikora, a sophomore graphic design student at Villa Maria College, was named the first-place winner of the 2020 Don Nichols Scholarship Competition. Her win marks the sixth consecutive year in which a Villa student has claimed the top spot. This year’s competition, which was hosted by AAF Buffalo, required students to submit of a…

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Student Work Showcased in Virtual End-of-Year Shows 150 150 Villa Maria College

Student Work Showcased in Virtual End-of-Year Shows

One of the biggest losses of the Spring 2020 semester is the cancellation of all in-person end-of-year shows. These shows are annual opportunities for students to showcase the work they’ve created over the course of the academic year. For graduating seniors, these shows are the culmination of their college careers – their final chance to display what they have learned during their time at Villa.   Hosting these shows…

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2020 ADDYs: Graphic Design Professor Julie Zack Wins Levy Osborn Award for Excellence in Communications; Students Earn 8 Awards 150 150 Villa Maria College

2020 ADDYs: Graphic Design Professor Julie Zack Wins Levy Osborn Award for Excellence in Communications; Students Earn 8 Awards

Before social distancing became a way of life, team Villa had the chance to celebrate the hard work of local advertising professionals at the 2020 ADDY Awards. As always, several of Villa Maria’s graphic design students submitted their work to be critiqued alongside the work of students from other local institutions. Twenty awards were given…

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End of Year Happenings at Villa 150 150 Villa Maria College

End of Year Happenings at Villa

With so much to celebrate at the end of another academic year, it’s hard to keep track of all of the events that are taking place. Below is a list of some of those events, which take place both on and off-campus, showcasing the talented work of Villa’s students and faculty. April 4/11: Emerging Students…

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SKALD 2018 Scores Nationally 150 150 Villa Maria College

SKALD 2018 Scores Nationally

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced on Friday, March 8 that SKALD 2018, Villa’s art and literary magazine, has earned a Silver Crown Award. The magazine is one out of just 10 college publications to receive the Silver designation, putting it on the same playing field as several notable institutions, including Miami Dade College, Columbia…

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Graphic Design Students, Alumni Win 14 Awards at ADDYs MMXIX – Saints + Sinners 150 150 Villa Maria College

Graphic Design Students, Alumni Win 14 Awards at ADDYs MMXIX – Saints + Sinners

In another impressive showing, Villa students and alumni won seven awards at AAF Buffalo‘s annual ADDYs — more than a third of the awards handed out in the student category. Students were recognized for their exceptional efforts on individual and group projects that were created during the 2018-2019 academic year. Their work was scored by…

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An Interview with Travis Springer, ’18, the Newest Designer at Crowley Webb & Associates 150 150 Villa Maria College

An Interview with Travis Springer, ’18, the Newest Designer at Crowley Webb & Associates

Meet Travis Springer, a 2018 graduate of Villa’s graphic design program. After high school, talent took Travis to Villa. Now his talent — plus four years of really hard work, a few internships and some good advice from his design profs — has taken him to Crowley Webb, a top design agency in Buffalo, where…

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Graphic Design Students Sweep Top Spots in Annual AAF Buffalo Competition 150 150 Villa Maria College

Graphic Design Students Sweep Top Spots in Annual AAF Buffalo Competition

The 2017-2018 academic year may be over, but the summer break doesn’t stop Villa Maria College’s students from winning awards. Three of Villa’s graphic design students took the top 3 spots in the 2018 Don Nichols Scholarship Competition. Hosted annually by AAF Buffalo, the Don Nichols Scholarship Competition is a student communication contest that honors the memory…

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2018 Honors Convocation Awardees 150 150 Villa Maria College

2018 Honors Convocation Awardees

Honor Convocation is an annual event at which we celebrate our students’ academic achievements. This year’s Convocation was held on April 26, 2018. Eighteen students were recognized as outstanding in their major, for presenting at this year’s Symposium and received the faculty association achievement award, and 11 students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international…

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