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Our graduate students have been brewing up some great work and earning both national and international recognition.

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2020 Graduate Student Achievements in Design

AIGA Flux Student Design Competition

        Gabriela Di Sarli. Grief Connections. Social Impact Award.

Graphis New Talent Award

        Gabriela Di Sarli. La Boca, Argentina. Honorable Mention.

Graduate College Thesis Fellowship Award (University)

Barajas, Flor. 2020 Recipient.
Mitschke, Sara. 2020 Recipient.
Nguyen, Thi. 2020 Recipient.
Riojas, Yocelyn. 2020 Recipient.

College of Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference (International)

Johnson, Kelsey. Children's Picturebook as Critical Practice: Constructing a Collaborative Counter-Narrative with Resettled Refugees.

Mitschke, Sara. Lost on the Trail: Investigating Hiking Wayfinding and Trail Navigation within our National Parks.


2019 Graduate Student Achievements in Design

Tipografia Mexico Conference, Universidad de Monterrey (International)

Barajas, Flor. Letters in my Head. How Typography & my Heritage Influences my Design.

11th Annual International Research Conference for Graduate Students (University)

Buck Tjarks, Mikaela. American Woman: Societal Perceptions of Femininity as Impacted by Gendered Branding, and the Social Responsibility of Designers.

Mitschke, Sara. Lost on the Trail: Investigating Hiking Wayfinding and Trail Navigation within our National Parks.

Wingfield, Teresa. Influencing the Future: Communication Design in the 19th Century Magazines and its Impact on 21st Century Innovation.

Design Incubation/Research in Communication Design (International)

Buck Tjarks, Mikaela. American Woman: Societal Perceptions of Femininity as Impacted by Gendered Branding, and the Social Responsibility of Designers. Published https://designincubation.com/.

Design Incubation Colloquium 6.1 Conference (International)

Buck Tjarks, Mikaela. American Woman: Societal Perceptions of Femininity as Impacted by Gendered Branding, and the Social Responsibility of Designers.

Digitally Engaged Learning Conference (International)

Nguyen, Thi, and Long, Stephanie. A Dessau Approach to Data Visualization.

Long, Stephanie (with students McKenna Strain, Marissa Servantez, Jose Meza, Joshua Avery, Cedrik Chavez, Zachary Turov & Samantha Hollensbe)No Books, No Classes, No Assignments: The Future of Cross-disciplinary Learning.

AIGA Grow Conference at St. Edwards University (Regional)

Barajas, Flor. Data Speaks, Public Art in East vs. West in the City of Austin.

Riojas, Yocelyn. To Hell with Good Intentions: Designing with, rather than for, Community Partners.

SXSW 2019 Innovation Lab (International)

Barajas, Flor. Data Speaks, Public Art in East vs. West in the City of Austin.

Haefner, Nathaniel. Let's Go For A Ride.

Long, Stephanie. Using Data to Argue for Better Housing Solutions in Austin, Texas.

Nguyen, Thi. Austin Bicycle Commute.

School of Art & Design Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship (School)

Nguyen, Thi. 2019 Recipient.

Haefner, Nathaniel. 2019 Recipient.

Graduate College Scholarship Award (University)

Nguyen, Thi. 2019 Recipient.

Wingfield, Teresa. 2019 Recipient.

Sorenson, Dillon. 2019 Recipient

Concept Juried Award (MFA Program)

Soto, Brianna. Find Julie Alert System.

Harris, Leslie; Long, Stephanie; Modi, Palak; and Soto, Brianna. Eden: Customer Experience in South Austin.

HOW Design Awards (International)

Rodriguez, Victor. Trans Forming Politics. Merit Award

HOW 10th Annual Logo Design Awards (International)

Rodriguez, Victor. Provincetown's Rebranding. Top 20 Winner.


2018 Graduate Student Achievements in Design

OEB Global Conference, Berlin (International)

Wingfield, Teresa (with faculty Claudia Roeschmann and Alvaro Soto). As Professions Change, How Can Curricula Keep Up?

School of Art & Design Outstanding Graduate Student (School)

  Wingfield, Teresa.

Graduate College Scholarship (University)

Wingfield, Teresa.

Showcase 2018 Juried Exhibition (MFA Program)

Harris, Leslie. 2018 Best of Show.

Mitschke, Sara. 2018 Best of Show.

Ngyuen, Thi. 2018 Best of Show.

Graduate College Thesis Fellowship Award (University)

Jakhar, Yamna. 2018 Recipient.

Sides, Roxanne. 2018 Recipient.

Turner, Thomas. 2018 Recipient.


2017 Graduate Student Achievements in Design

Graduate College Thesis Fellowship Award (University)

 Willard, Lisa. 2017 Recipient.

2017 Hackathon Team Juried Innovation Award (Regional)

 Golembeksi, Jordan. Smart Cities Hackathon.

Dallas National Student Show (Regional)

 Willard, Lisa. Inside Dutch Design.

Rice Business Competition (National)

 Nguyen, Thi. 2x2o Team.

Graduate College Merit Scholarship (University)

Wingfield, Teresa.

School of Art & Design Outstanding Graduate Student (School)

  Buck, Mikaela.

Concept Juried Award 2017 (MFA Program)

  Himes, Matthew. LocaLore. First Place.

  Jakhar, Yamna. Fighting Stigma in the Cannabis Industry. Runner Up.

  Malate, Asha. A Comparative Study on Japanese and American
    Packaging Design and its Impact on Cultural Eating Habits.
    Runner Up.

Print Magazine / Print Typography & Lettering  (National)

  Nguyen, Thi. Simply Canon – Typeface Design. Merit Winner.

Communication Arts 2017 Annual Typography Competition (National)

  Paz, Analee. Grimms Poster. Publication and Trophy


2016 Graduate Student Achievements in Design

National Student Show (Regional)

Soto, Brianna. Twilight Zone Poster Series. Merit

Soto, Brianna. Brand Book. Merit.

Graduate College Merit Scholarship (University)

Wingfield, Teresa.

OsoBay XIX (Regional)

Gosnell, Patrick, and Rivera, Cesar. DeL 2014: Forging Creative Connections. Texas Hall of Fame Exhibit.

Starr, Lindsay. Carrie's War Book Cover. Texas Hall of Fame Exhibit.

College of Fine Arts & Communication Outstanding Graduate Student (College)

Starr, Lindsay.

Showcase Juried Competition (MFA Program)

Gomez, Patricia. Edible San Antonio. Best of Show.

Quarterman, Chase. Wander. Best of Show.

Starr, Lindsay. Book & Mortar. Best of Show.

Terrell, Trey. A Song of Smoke & Pixels. Best of Show.

Graphis Design Annual (International)

Gosnell, Patrick, and Rivera, Cesar. DeL 2014: Forging Creative Connections. 2015 Merit.


2015 Graduate Student Achievements in Design

Poster for Tomorrow – Right to Healthcare (International)

Chattin, Cameo. Access to Universal Healthcare Maze. Shortlisted.

Golembeski, Jordan. The Cost of Healthcare. Shortlisted.

Starr, Lindsay. Eternal Slumber. Top 100 posters in Print & Exhibit.

Penguin Random House Book Cover Competition (International)

Starr, Lindsay. Carrie's War. 2015 Shortlisted.

Texas State University Graduate College Thesis Fellowship Award

Rivera, Cesar. 2015 Recipient.

Creative Summit 28 (National)

Rivera, Cesar. Bound by German Design Tradition Innovation. Medal of Excellence. 

Rivera, Cesar. Design Jobs. Medal of Excellence.

Rivera, Cesar. Land of the Floating World Book. Medal of Excellence.

Rivera, Cesar. Bound by German Design Tradition Innovation. Coveted Memorial Ralph. 

Rivera, Cesar. Land of the Floating World Book. Special Merit Award

Starr, Lindsay. Book & Mortar. Medal of Excellence. 

Starr, Lindsay. Insta-Type. Medal of Excellence. 

Starr, Lindsay. Flip the Myth Find the Truth. Medal of Excellence. 

Starr, Lindsay. Letterpress Abcedarium. Medal of Excellence. 

Starr, Lindsay. Paper Sweethearts. Medal of Excellence. 

Starr, Lindsay. WAC. Medal of Excellence. 

Starr, Lindsay. Book & Mortar. Clampitt Award. 

Vernon, Zachary. Typographic Profile "Skin Deep". Medal of Excellence.

Quarterman, Chase. PJ China. The Chris Hill Creative Passion Award.

Soto, Brianna. Homeless. Medal of Excellence.

MFA Concept Award Scholarship 2015 (MFA Juried Locally)

Ryan, Erica. Winner. 


2014 Graduate Student Achievements in Design

Creative Summit, Cronan Intensity Award (National)

Rivera, Cesar. The People Book. 2014 Recipient.

AIGA Texas Show (Regional)

Rivera, Cesar. 3rd Place Student Award.

University and College Designers Association (UCDA) Scholarship (National)

Gosnell, Patrick. 2014 Recipient.

Outstanding School of Art & Design Graduate Student (University)

Gosnell, Patrick. 2014 Recipient.

2014 Green Chemistry & Engineering Business Plan Competition (National)

Rivera, Cesar. Member of the SioTexas team. Grand Prize.

Graduate College Scholarship (University)

Rivera, Cesar. 2014 Recipient.

DSVC National Student Show (Regional)

Rivera, Cesar. The People Book. Show.

Rice Business Plan Competition 2014 (National)

Rivera, Cesar. Member of SioTex team. Texas HALO Fund $125,000 Investment Prize.

Poster for Tomorrow (International)

Weissenbuehler, Andrea. Wave and Music. Shortlisted.

Graduate College Thesis Research Support Award

Wright, April. 2014 Recipient.

SHOWCASE 2014 (MFA juried locally + exhibition)

Rivera, Cesar. The People Book. Best of Show.

Pliego, Jonathan. A Home for Everyone. Runner-up.

Frank, Bill. Animals. Jurors Award.

McDaniel, Lisa. The Help. Jurors Award.

Rivera, Cesar. Dick & Jane. Jurors Award.


2013 Graduate Student Achievements in Design

Pixels of Fury Competition – San Antonio

Rivera, Cesar. Home for the Holidays. Runner-Up.

City of San Marcos Storm Water Manhole Cover Contest

Weissenbuehler, Andrea. Marvelous San Marcos Salamander. Grand Prize.

Austin Ad Federation (Regional)

Goode, Larry. Burton's Big Adventure. Silver Addy Award (Professional Category)

Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection–Art Institute of Chicago (National)

Goode, Larry. Look Up Art Book. Acquired for special collections library.

Goode, Larry. Lacuna Art Book. Acquired for special collections library.

Associated Student Government Scholarship (2013–2014)

Rivera, Cesar.

Graduate College Scholarship Award (2013–2014)

Beane, Maria.

Gosnell, Patrick.

Rivera, Cesar.

Creative Summit 27 (National)

Beane, Maria. Dreams. Certificate of Excellence.

Beane, Maria.  United We Consume. Certificate of Excellence.

Gosnell, Patrick. World Wide Wasteland: A semi-scientific analysis of one man's digital footprint. Certificate of Excellence.

Miller, Blake. Jello. Coveted Memorial Ralph Award.

Miller, Blake. Girl in Box. Coveted Memorial Ralph Award.

Miller, Blake. Deify & Crucify – Rise and Fall of Professional Athletes. Certificate of Excellence.

Rivera, Cesar. The People Book. Cronan Intensity Award.

Rivera, Cesar. PeaceOneDay.org Sept. 21. Certificate of Excellence. 

CMYK Magazine's Top 100 New Creatives (National)

Blake Miller. Bambroom Sustainable Product & Packaging. Top 100 New Creatives.


2012 Achievements

Poster4Tomorrow
In Effect
Creative Summit 26
SHOWCASE 
Graphis Logo Design
San Antonio Addys: Student
Graphis Poster Annual


2011 Achievements

AIGA Blue Ridge Flux 11 Student
GOOD50X70 Poster Competition
The Walker Art Center
Poster4Tomorrow
LogoLounge 7
Graduate College Awards
San Antonio Advertising Federation
Creative Summit 25
Brass Ring Awards 25
Graphis New Talent Annual


2010 Achievements

Graphis: Design Annual 
Hiiibrand 2010
SHOWCASE 
CMYK Top 100 Creatives #49
AIGA Blue Ridge Flux 10 Student Design Competition 
Art Director's Club of Houston 
WOLDA—The Worldwide Logo Design Annual 
Designboom 
Mediabistro Logo Awards 
Graphic Design USA 
UCDA
GOOD50X70 Poster Competition
Creative Quarterly 19
Green Patroit Posters 
CMYK Top 100 Creatives #47
LogoLounge 6 
Creative Summit 24
Creative Quarterly


2009 Achievements

Poster4Tomorrow 
Art Director's Club of Houston 
AIGA Blue Ridge Flux 
LogoLounge 
Harvard University Graduate School of Design Canary Project 
GOOD50X70 Poster Competition
Step Inside Design Step100 Competition

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