Graphic Design Senior Showcase
Each year, Graphic Design seniors showcase their creative work to family, friends, industry professionals, and the Drexel community. The Graphic Design Senior Show Exhibition and Showcase website will premiere on Thursday, June 8th. In the weeks leading up to the launch and events, visit the Graphic Design Instagram and Facebook for project teasers and student spotlights. The Senior Showcase Awards will be announced on Monday, June 12th on our social media and the showcase website.
The 2023 Graphic Design Senior Show Exhibition and Showcase Website offer viewers the opportunity to see stunning work and meet our newly minted designers. Graphic Design seniors will exhibit projects that showcase their versatility and talent. Highlights include senior capstone projects, book design, packaging, publication design, web design, wayfinding, exhibition design, and motion graphics.
2023 GRAPHIC DESIGN SENIOR SHOWCASE WEBSITE
Senior Showcase Branding
Art Director: Fiona Tran
Designers: Jade Dinh, Aviva Gordon, Ross Huang, Victor A. Martinez-Torres, Nicole Nowakowski
Senior Showcase Marketing
Co Chairs: Evan Michel & Eric Sweeney
Designers: Eitan Goldberg, Yuki Mak, Casey Reinknecht, Laura Rendon-Garcia, Camille Velasquez
Senior Show Showcase Website
Chair: Sara Balsamo
Designers: Carter Benoit-Myer, Emily Gioacchini, Hemani Kapoor, Madelyn Lobb, Peter Neuvelt
Senior Show Booklet & Event
Chair: Bhavna Ganesan
Designers: Matthew Bruner, Ethan Carhuapoma, Julia Kimball, Isabel Kokko, Sean McLaughlin
Special thanks to Valentina Angelkova and Henry Holien for the senior portrait photography
MESSAGE FROM THE SENIOR CLASS
Design is everywhere, and in everything. As the 2023 senior class of the Drexel Graphic Design program, we know this to be an indisputable fact. We understand that design has the power to shift thinking, embrace new ideas, and reflect innovative forms of communication. Our differences in personalities, diverse backgrounds, and distinct styles have only strengthened our bond as students and designers.
Our road to graduation has not been an ordinary one. Despite beginning our journey together and forming meaningful connections, the pandemic resulted in an era of separation, endless zoom meetings, and little time to collaborate with others. Now, as seniors, we have fully reunited and have used the remaining months of school to reconnect with old friends and discover new ones (and design, of course). From here, we are left to ponder the idea of what comes next.
But, this is not the end. For whatever our professions may be, wherever we go and whichever paths we take, the bonds we formed and the creativity we share will transcend beyond zoom screens and timezones. This is our promise to ourselves, and to the rest of the senior class.
AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Senior Show awards for excellence in graphic design! These awards recognize students whose work demonstrates the highest level of achievement in graphic design among their peers. While all the work of class of 2023 is outstanding in every way and the competition was tough, the following students have distinguished themselves with their faculty and alumni colleagues. It is an honor and a great pleasure to recognize the following students in their winning categories:
Thank you to everyone that supported the Graphic Design Class of 2023 throughout their time with the Graphic Design program and their Senior Show.
Program Director: Bill Rees
Associate Program Director: Mark Willie
Department Head: Ann Gerondelis
Westphal College Dean: Jason Schupbach
Executive Director of Communications & Events: Brandon Johnson
Associate Director of Communications: Laurel Hostak Jones
Event Coordinator: Dayana Marshall
Academic Advisor: Evelyn Ramos
Faculty: Tobi Afran, Christine Bailey, Kristen Beck, Julia Colton, Rose DiSanto, Joshua Gdovin, Jody Graff, Don Haring, Jake Herschman, Eric Karnes, Samuel Lee, Jenna McBride, Ethan Meillier, Sarina Miller, Joe Mogelesky, Rosemary Murphy, Janice O’Connor, Luis Quevedo, Elyse Richter, Sandy Stewart, Kayla Velocci, Robert Warkulwiz, Shushi Yoshinaga