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Over the years, GAID students and alumni have won numerous awards and had their work in many prestigious publications and exhibitions, including:

Adobe Design Achievement Awards
AIGA 365
AIGA Command X Competition 2007
AIGA/Flux Student Design Competition
American Illustration
The Art Directors Club of New York Annual Exhibition
Broadcast Designers Association Student Awards Competition
Communication Arts
Creative Quarterly
Creativity Annual Awards
D&AD Global Student Awards
Dallas Society for Visual Communication’s Annual National Student Show & Conference
Design Against Fur International Poster Competition
Flash Forward
Flash Goddess Awards
Graphis Advertising/Logo/New Talent Annual/Poster Annuals
Horizon Interactive Design Awards
How Magazine
I.D. Magazine
One Club College Competition (Gold, Silver and Bronze Pencils)
Print Regional Design Annual
The Rick Tharp Memorial Scholarship
The Samsung Art & Design Institute Annual Competition
Society of Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD) Student Competition
Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition
Step Design 100 Annual
The Type Directors Club of New York Annual
The Type Directors Club of New York Scholarship
West Virginia Flash Animation Festival


CMYK Magazine # 54, September 2012

Work from the following GAID students were selected to appear in CMYK’s Top 100 New Creatives 54 (Graphic Design): Woody Harrington (BFA), instructor Alice Drueding; Alexander Selig (BFA), instructor Paul Sheriff; Kelly Thorn (BFA), instructor, Dustin Summers; Grace Duong (BFA), instructor Dermot MacCormack. Above: Flash Fiction, designed by Woody Harrington.


Class of 2012 Graduation Awards

We thank the generous donors of the cash awards for the BFA graduates in Graphic & Interactive Design: Hallmark, The Audrey Knopp Memorial Fund, The Allen Koss Memorial Fund and DesignScience.

Allison Kerek received the The Allen Koss Memorial Award and The Kristin Huggins Memorial Award. Her exceptional body of illustration and design includes animation.

The Faculty Choice Award for Best Hybrid Project is given to the graduating senior with the most original and well designed senior thesis project. This year’s recipient was Rachel Schmitz.

The Faculty Choice Award for Best Original Book, is given to a graduating senior for a book that she has written, illustrated and designed. This year’s recipient was Valeriya Nicol.

 The Faculty Choice Award for Best Book Based on an Existing Story, is given to a graduating senior for the re-design and illustration of an existing story. This year’s recipient was Sonya Houston.

 The Faculty Choice Award for Best Senior Project is given to the graduating senior with the most original and well designed senior thesis project. This year’s recipient was Kelly Thorn.

The Faculty Choice Award for Typography is given to a graduating senior whose work exhibits exceptionaand consistent typographic creativity. This year’s recipient was Kelly Thorn.

Graphic Design Alumni Award. Seven awards are given to graduating seniors with the best overall design portfolios in print and/or interactive media. The recipients are chosen from the Senior Design Portfolio class by the design faculty. A portfolio review juried by a group of distinguished alumni determined which 3 seniors would receive the top awards. Allison Kerek (first), Kelly Thorn (second) Woody Harrington (third), Viktoriya Dubskiy, Nicholas Dunlap, Sonya Houston, Amanda Lippert.

The Toby-Lim Sonstroem Memorial Award was given in memory of a recent graduate from the Graphic & Interactive Design program whose life ended tragically this year. Toby was a promising young interactive designer. So this award in his memory was being given for the top Interactive Design work in the class of 2012. The award was shared by two exceptional designers: Nicholas Dunlap and Zachary KutzToby’s friends John Nguyen (BFA) and Teddy Rodriguez (BFA) presented the award.



Another MFA Student on!

Recent MFA graduate, Trent Edwards, has his Atlas of Remote Islands featured on designworklife.


Another BFA student on!

Recent BFA graduate, Nicole Marinese had her Organic Grains project featured on designworklife.


New BFA graduate featured on

Allison Kerek's The Retired Kid illustrated book is featured on designworklife.


Another MFA student featured on

Current Tyler MFA student, Caleb Heisey had his Folksaga project featured on designworklife.


Tyler MFA Student featured on the Dieline

Current Tyler MFA student, Lydia Nichols had her Sangwine authorship project featured on The Dieline. 


CMYK Magazine # 53, May 2012

Nick Dunlap (BFA) had his TRUCK STOP identity accepted for this juried publication.

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