Artworks chosen for publication by WBU college students | KLBK | KAMC
PLAINVIEW, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) – The following is a press release from Wayland Baptist University:
Anna Epp, a senior graphic designer at Wayland Baptist University, expands her portfolio as she prepares to step into the real world of graphic design after finishing her college career.
“My dream is to start my own freelance graphic design company,” said Epp. “I would like to have the flexibility to work from home, and with a freelance job I could do a variety of things instead of working for a specific company.”
Epp, from Balko, Oklahoma, will graduate in December and already has an impressive portfolio thanks to her hard work over the past few years. Her latest project, an infographic about the space race, was selected for publication in the 64th edition of Creative Quarterly, an internationally recognized graphic design and illustration magazine published in New York City. Epp was one of the eight winners selected for publication in the student graphic design category.
The infographic created by Epp was a class project for their Graphic Design 2 class taught by Dejan Mraovic. Epp said Mraovic provided a list of subjects and she picked the space race.
“I’ve always been interested in the space race since I was little … the excitement of sending someone where no one has gone before,” said Epp.
In her contribution, Epp compared various aspects of the Russian and US space programs such as the size of the space shuttles and the amount of money each government invested in the race. She also added a timeline of events that began with the launch of the Russian Sputnik satellite in 1957 and ended with the US moon landing in 1969. Epp even points out interesting facts like the first photo taken in space, the first food in space, the first animal in space, and more.
“I did a lot of research to find interesting things that people might not know or that they might not have considered,” said Epp. “It was just fascinating.”
Mraovic said the goal of the assignment is to create a visually appealing infographic for a book, magazine, or website. An infographic is intended to present complex information in an easily understandable form.
“In this piece she recognized the efforts of both nations and the significant contribution to all of humanity,” said Mraovic. “Anna presents the information accurately and objectively without any preference.”
Epp said Mraovic needed to encourage her to submit her work to the Creative Quarterly competition.
“He’s always pushing us to do our best and get out of our comfort zone,” she said. “I’m very shy about sharing my work. Submitting my work to a competition is out of my comfort zone, but he really wants us to do our best. He wants people to see the hard work we’ve put into something. “
Together with fellow students Allyson Vinson and Madeline Alison, Epp has selected pieces for publication in the Creative Quarterly. Your poster will be published both online and in the print magazine. The printed piece will be available for order shortly. For more information on Creative Quarterly or to see Epp’s winning articles, visit www.cqjournal.com.
(Photo courtesy of Wayland Baptist University)
(Wayland Baptist University press release)