Spring 2022

Outstanding Students

Outstanding student awards are voted on by the faculty with nominations from students and faculty. Award winners receive a trophy or certificate.

Outstanding GIT Graduate Student

Rheta Whittington

Requirements

  • Applied for MS GIT graduation
  • 3.40 GPA minimum
  • Student engagement activities
  • Community activities

Outstanding UX Graduate Student

Cynthia Storm

Requirements

  • Applied for graduation
  • MS UX
  • BS GIT/HSE/TWC w/UX Concentration
  • Academic Achievement
  • Student Collaboration

Outstanding GIT Graduating Senior

Amy Hector

Requirements

  • Applied for BS GIT graduation
  • 3.40 GPA minimum
  • Student engagement activities
  • Community activities

Outstanding GIT Graduating Senior

Ava Hansen

Requirements

  • Applied for BS GIT graduation
  • 3.40 GPA minimum
  • Student engagement activities
  • Community activities

Outstanding GIT Graduating Senior

Marissa Turnage

Requirements

  • Applied for BS GIT graduation
  • 3.40 GPA minimum
  • Student engagement activities
  • Community activities

Super Star

Christian Marran

Requirements

  • Upper division
  • Undergraduate
  • Academic achievement
  • Community activities
  • All around amazing

Rising Star

Fen Poland

Requirements

  • Lower division
  • Undergraduate
  • Academic achievement
  • Community activities
  • All around amazing

Outstanding Design

Taylor Spencer

Requirements

  • Undergraduate
  • Achievement in design

Outstanding Motion Graphics & VFX

Aaron Toyne

Requirements

  • Undergraduate
  • Achievement in animation/motion graphics

Outstanding Print & Digital Publishing

Ally O'Brien

Requirements

  • Undergraduate
  • Achievement in print & digital publishing

Outstanding Photo & Video

Mya Scott

Requirements

  • Undergraduate
  • Achievement in commercial photo & video

Outstanding User Experience

Daniel Poltorak

Requirements

  • Undergraduate
  • Achievement in user experience

Outstanding Web Design & Dev

Ivy Siltala

Requirements

  • Undergraduate
  • Achievement in web design & dev

Achievement Awards

Achievement Awards are unique awards given by the faculty to students whom are excelling at specific skill. Winners receive a token of appreciation from the faculty.

Dark Horse
[Perez-Fox]

Lujain Albanawi

Grader+
[Prewitt]

Cynthia Storm

Raising the bar
[hentges]

Aaron Toyne

The Gem Girls
[Ralston]

Adeline Pate, Maclaine Morgan

Eyes Lit
[Carrasquilla]

Ivy Siltala

souza spirit award [aiga poly]

Lauryn Armstrong, Ashley Samulak

the braintrust
[Hentges]

Aaron Toyne, Dane Fuller, Jeremy Taylor, Julian Abraham, Khai Nguyen, Nicole Ramos, Nicole Ramos, Robert Torres, Sebastian Duran, Phoebe Lashley, Robyn Peters

the crew
[hentges]

Phoebe Lashley, Robyn Peters, Marianne Simshauser, Rachel Epps, Tyler Lamp, Zachary Bruner

Industry Awards

Industry Awards are voted on by local design leaders from projects submitted by freshman to graduates, individuals to teams. Winners receive a Credly digital badge to embed in their digital portfolio.

Branding Systems & Campaigns

A collection of elements which work together to create unified, consistent, and flexible brand/campaign assets that communicate the brand/campaign value.

Digital Products

Products viewed or interacted with via a browser on a computer, on a handheld device, or through a combination of interconnected surfaces and interaction models (web, mobile, kiosk, exhibit, game console).

Illustrations & Composites

Single pieces or series of pieces that are hand drawn or digital. Composites or photo manipulations combine multiple images and/or vector elements into a new composition. 

Motion Graphics & VFX

Narrative character-based or dynamic animations with any combination of computer-generated graphics, visual effects, text animations, or digital reproductions of drawn images.

Photography

Single image or series of related images that are photographic in nature– images captured in camera images and edited (or not).

Print & Digital Composition

Print or digital design output that excels in its layout and composition.

User Experience

Documents aimed at developing a particular product, system or service considering a person’s emotions, behaviors, and attitudes. This includes the practical, experiential, affective, meaningful, and valuable aspects of human–computer interaction.

Video

Cinematic or live action examples where at least one aspect was captured in camera.