Awards Honor Communications Staff for Design Excellence
Mar. 24, 2011
For the third year in a row, the UT Dallas Office of Communications has earned multiple awards for innovative print design projects in a contest judged by peers in higher education.
The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Southwest District IV awards were announced at the annual district conference, held in New Orleans earlier this year. UT Dallas won three awards for design and one honorable mention.
CASE, an organization for professionals in alumni relations, marketing, communications and development, represents more than 3,300 educational entities in 61 countries.
District IV is made up of about 270 member organizations from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mexico, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
A poster and banner promoting the University's UTeach program both won awards.
The University won a gold medal in the Digital or Computer Enhanced Images category for "Serious Games,” an article that appeared in the inaugural edition of UT Dallas Magazine. Issac Murray, an alumnus of the Arts and Technology (ATEC) program, designed the image.
A poster promoting the UTeach program was awarded silver in the Visual Design – Poster category, and the UT Teach Banner took bronze in the Visual Design – Illustration category.
Graphics Designers Laura Ehrich and Darby O’Brien were credited for the UTeach designs. “Receiving this award is an honor,” said Ehrich. “Darby and I came up with the concepts together; we worked collaboratively. Each of our individual strengths combined for better pieces.”
Ehrich is a pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Arts and Technology at UT Dallas.
Honorable mention was awarded in the Newsletters/Tabloids/Newspapers – Larger than 8-1/2 x 11 category for the Spring 2010 Donor Report. That publication was designed by Creative Director LeeDon Moore.
Three recently hired UT Dallas communication managers were also honored for articles they wrote when they worked at the UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Katherine Morales won a gold medal for a feature story titled, “Mended Hearts.” Honorable mentions went to Connie Piloto for “Coming Out on Top” and Amanda Siegfried for “Bacteria ‘Invest’ Wisely to Survive Uncertain Times.”
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