Graphic Design students nab Pinnacle Awards
6/7/2013 10:52:04 AM
Alan Moore of London, England is one of several Graphic Design students recognized during the annual International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Pinnacle Awards Gala in St. John’s on Thursday, May 23.
Students from College of the North Atlantic’s (CNA) Graphic Design program picked up several awards through the annual International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Pinnacle Awards Gala in St. John’s on Thursday, May 23.
Awards of Excellence were presented to Aaron Bishop of Paradise for his ad for Quidi Vidi Brewing Company; Alan Moore of London, England for food photography; Jessie Meyer of St. John’s for a minimalist horror movie poster; Krista Power of St. John’s for her Wunderstrands show poster and Splash; Krista Power of St. John’s, Tasha Power of Chapel Arm, Meyer and Danyelle Hoddinott of St. John’s for their Are You Here, A Wayfinding Project; and Moore, Melissa Parsons of Flatrock, and Ed Kearley of Conception Bay South for their LED laser etched board game.
Awards of Merit were presented to Aaron Bishop of Paradise for his ad for Thunder Guitar Strings; Meyer for the Bound album cover design; Vanessa Iddon of Brockville, Ontario for an Alcohol Awareness poster; Krista Power of St. John’s for the Harvest Breed T-shirt design, as well as the Driver Chauffeur Services project ad.
This is the second time in two months that students from the Graphic Design program were recognized. In April they swept the provincial Skills competition with Jessie Meyer winning gold, Aaron Bishop the silver and Vanessa Iddon the bronze in the post-secondary category.
“Congratulations to all the students on their hard work and to their coach, Craig Chislett for preparing them so well for competition,” said John Barry, coordinating instructor for Graphic Design.
“Jessie is now in Vancouver representing Newfoundland and Labrador at the National Skills Competition where she will be trying to win the Graphic Design program's 10th medal over the past 11 years.”
According to Barry, CNA’s Graphic Design program is the only post-secondary program in Canada with such a strong track record of success at that competition, claiming five gold medals at Skills Canada over the past decade.
“It is a real pleasure to be able to report on our students' successes,” Barry said. “Their achievements are built on a solid foundation of support at all levels, from within the college and in the community.”
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