Graphic Design Seniors Selected as Finalists in Design Competition


Design by Herrara

Graphic Design seniors Mariana Herrera, Sydney Moore, Kaitlin Muro, and Jocelyn Sargent were selected as finalists at the Royal Society of Arts Student Design Competition (RSA-US). They are among twenty-five finalists nationwide and will travel to Cooper Union in NYC on April 25 to present their work to a distinguished panel of judges and participate in the national awards ceremony.

Herrera, Moore, Muro, and Sargent entered under the “Communication Design” category. The Communication Design winner is awarded with a three month paid internship at Thirst in Chicago and a $1000 RSA Leadership Grant. The other five categories include Architecture, Applied Industrial Design, Fashion and Textile, Product, and Interior Design.


Design by Sargent

The challenge this year was to create a design intervention and initiative around a simple message: The air in me is the air in you. Students were asked to find the best way to catalyze interest on a global scale and anticipate the synergy of thousands of participating designers responding to the issues surrounding the air we breathe. They are to communicate to the world’s designers that they are being invited to inform and inspire their publics on a global scale around this vital topic through design under the brand banner Deep Breath.


Design by Moore

Richard Clarke, Global Design Vice President for Nike, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for the award ceremony. The RSA-US Student Design Awards (SDA-US) is an awards program that inspires collaborative and multidisciplinary design-led social change. It works to connect design students and faculty with industry needs. The program is open to undergraduate students currently enrolled in colleges and universities across the United States.


Design by Muro

The RSA in the United States (RSA-US) is an affiliate of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), founded in London in 1754. There are more than 27,000 RSA Fellows around the world, a diverse and powerful network of innovators from all walks of life. For more information, visit their website.