Graphic Design Students, Alumni Win Advertising Accolades

Published 02.12.2015

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Four seniors enrolled in graphic design at Pennsylvania College of Technology and three graphic design alumni recently earned recognition in the American Graphic Design & Advertising awards, a national competition recognizing excellence in design by professionals and students.

The "Lucky Break Lanes" logo earned Brenna C. Richner, '14 graphic design, an Award of Distinction from American Graphic Design & Advertising's annual awards competition. The entry was also a finalist in the "Best of Category Award" for logos. Erica M. Hoover, of Milton, a senior in graphic design, won an Award of Distinction for her “Chocolate Dipped Fortune Cookies” packaging in American Graphic Design & Advertising's annual awards competition.Penn College students receiving Awards of Distinction in AGDA’s 29th awards year are Mark R. Barone, of New Freedom, for his “In The Red” magazine feature in the category of Publication Design; Zachary G. Bird, South Williamsport, for “Arsenic & Old Lace” in Posters; Erica M. Hoover, Milton, for her “Chocolate Dipped Fortune Cookies” in Packaging; and Alexa A. Januchowski, Montoursville, for two designs in Posters: “Romeo & Juliet” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

Three alumni honored for their creations with Awards of Distinction were Stephen W. Houseknecht, of Montoursville, for his “Lunacy Film Festival” logo in Logos & Trademarks; Brenna C. Richner, Hamburg, for her “Lucky Break Lanes” logo in Logos & Trademarks; and Erin M. Schlesinger, Lock Haven, for two designs in Stationery Package: “5 Little Monkeys” and “Fitness Factory.” All three graduated in May. Richner’s logo was also a finalist for the Best of Category Award.

All winning work will be featured in a full-color, hardcover book. An online version of the publication will be posted.

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“Arsenic & Old Lace” earned Zachary G. Bird, a senior in graphic design from South Williamsport, an Award of Distinction in the posters category of American Graphic Design & Advertising's annual awards competition.