Three HCC students win design challenge competition

Brown, Cimaglio, Lee dominate in AIGA Blue Ridge contest

October 28, 2012
  • Three students from Hagerstown Community College won the 2012 American Institute of Graphic Artists MockUp Student Design Challenge. They are, from left, Yun Lee, Meredith Brown and Sarah Cimaglio.
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Three students from Hagerstown Community College recently won the 2012 American Institute of Graphics Artists MockUP Student Design Challenge.

Six colleges competed in this year’s event, including Kaplan University, Shippensburg University, Shepherd University, James Madison University, Frederick Community College and HCC.

HCC’s student design team included Meredith Brown of Fayetteville, Pa.; Sarah Cimaglio of Williamsport; and Yun Lee of Hagerstown.

All three HCC students are design majors. Brown is majoring in Web design and plans to transfer to Towson University to obtain her bachelor’s degree in digital art and design. She ultimately wants to find a job designing and developing websites.

Cimaglio is a graphic-design major who also intends to transfer to a four-year college to obtain her bachelor’s degree after graduating from HCC. Her dream is to find a job designing  posters and other artwork.

Lee is pursuing dual certificates in graphic design and Web design, and after graduating from HCC, she plans to start her own design business.

Held annually each year by AIGA Blue Ridge, the competition challenges college students to design logos and other graphics for a preselected client chosen by AIGA. According to Blue Ridge AIGA, students are given four hours to develop a creative strategy before presenting their designs to a panel of professional designers who choose the winning design.

“Our student design team took the event very seriously,” said Ellen Smith, associate professor, graphic design technology. “They went the extra distance in researching the needs of the client and applying that information to their logo design. We are very proud of them.”

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