Lake Erie College Student Named Winner of a National Graphic Design USA Competition | Painesville, OH

Congratulations to Marina Puhalj for Being Named a Winner of the 57th Anniversary Graphic Design USA Graphic Design Award Competition

Lake Erie College senior visual communication and graphic design (VCGD) major Marina Puhalj was recently named a winner of the 57th anniversary Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) graphic design award competition. The competition saw more than 10,000 entries this year, and only the top 10 percent were selected as winners.

Anthony Ezzo, Assistant Professor of Visual Communication and Graphic Design, submitted pieces created by VCGD students to the competition. Marina’s piece, “Furniture Show Conceptual Project,” came from a concept and design class project. Marina’s winning piece will be featured in GDUSA'sDesign Annual, to be seen by thousands of designers who receive their newsletter.

My posters are for a contemporary furniture show based off the EmilBach House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. One poster design is based off the windowpane inside the house, one poster is based off the blue prints, another one is based off the sunroom in the house, and the last one is based off the outside of the house.

Marina Puhalj

"We are so very proud of Marina and are delighted that her talents have been recognized with this prestigious award,” said Dr. Jennifer Swartz-Levine, Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences. “She is an outstanding student in our program, which, under Professor Tony Ezzo's leadership, has become known for its creativity and innovation. Marina's winning of this award is not only a testament to her own excellent work but also to the leadership and vision of Professor Ezzo. How very proud we are to count them both as members ofour LEC community."

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