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Columbus Student's Card Illustration Representing the City to Business Partners
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Dec. 18, 2013)—Columbus College of Art & Design has teamed with the Columbus Partnership for a second year to hold a holiday card design contest for CCAD students and alumni to create the image the Partnership sends to its business partners.
Advertising & Graphic Design senior Lindsay Dale’s winning Columbus-themed design features a festive ornament decorated with a portion of the city’s skyline standing in for the letter “O” in the word “Columbus.”
Dale, a Columbus native, wanted to convey a simple message with her design. “We have such a great artistic community and a lot of emerging artists and businesses,” Dale said. “I think the card should convey how unique Columbus is.”
This recognition reaffirms Dale’s decision to leave her first love of animation behind, in pursuit of advertising and graphic design. “It is nice to be recognized for my work after just getting into my major this semester and being a bit behind in my classes,” Dale said. “I think it’s one of the best things to happen to me this year.”
Dale received a $1,000 cash prize and the card, that has the artist’s name and information printed on it, will be distributed to more than 3,000 clients and friends of the Columbus Partnership.
Jordan Davis, manager of Events and Development at the Columbus Partnership, along with Kevin Conlon, CCAD’s vice president for Academic Affairs, served as the jurors and deliberated over more than 25 entries from CCAD students and alumni.
The Columbus Partnership is a nonprofit, membership-based organization of 49 CEOs from Columbus’ leading businesses and institutions. Its primary mission is to improve the economic vitality of the Columbus region. CCAD and the Partnership plan for the contest to be an annual event, with the Partnership funding the prize money.
Columbus College of Art & Design, founded in 1879, is one of the oldest and largest private art and design colleges in the United States with 1,350 undergraduate and graduate students. CCAD offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Fine Arts. Undergraduate students choose from nine majors: photography, industrial design, advertising and graphic design, animation, illustration, fine arts, fashion design, interior design and cinematic arts.