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Lake Erie College visual communication and graphic design (VCGD) students Brittney Alfieri ’23 and Holly Wright-Fletcher ’23 have received another competitive award from Graphic Design USA (GDUSA). This comes after they were named winners of the GDUSA Graphic Design Award competition in 2022, along with LEC junior Abrar Ghazy. This spring, Alfieri and Wright-Fletcher submitted their work to the GDUSA American Package Design Award and were among less than 10 percent of the more than 4,000 entries who were chosen as winners.

Alfieri and Wright-Fletcher created their individual design pieces for a package design class in the VCGD major under the oversight of Anthony Ezzo, Associate Professor of Visual Communication and Graphic Design. The VCGD program, under Ezzo's leadership, has become known for its creativity and innovation. The package design class is one of the final courses of their college careers, as both students will be graduating in May 2023. In addition to their GDUSA success, Alfieri and Wright-Fletcher will also be presenting their Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) showcases in April.

Alfieri is a VCGD major with a double minor in business administration and marketing. She said she enjoyed showcasing her creative and unique design to make a product memorable. Her designs featured a fictional chocolate factory, “Chocolate Fantasy.”

Wright-Fletcher is finishing her BFA in graphic design alongside a minor in marketing. Throughout her senior year, she’s worked three internships, including with the LEC Office of Marketing and Public Relations. She greatly enjoyed putting together the packaging design for the class and submitting it to the GDUSA package design award.

“The concept was using art nouveau movement and then combining with the 1920’s,” Wright-Fletcher explained. “I picked Rosie the Riveter as the main icon, so I came up with Riveter Chocolate. What I enjoyed most about this project is my conceptual design style and building the project from start to finish.”

Artwork by Alfieri and Wright-Fletcher will be up in the B.K. Smith Gallery starting Thursday, April 6, 2023 for their BFA Student Show: Symmetry. Their work will be showcased alongside the Physician Assistant Program art contest and the spring student art show. The reception will be on April 6 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

(Lead image credit Holly Wright-Fletcher. Footer image credit Brittney Alfieri.)