Marketing and Communications Design Projects Earn National Honors
The graphic designers in Saint Louis University's Division of Marketing and Communications won six awards in a national competition sponsored by the University and College Designers Association (UCDA) for work promoting the University. The annual awards honor the best work in educational design — including print, digital and illustration — in North America.
SLU’s 2021 UCDA Design Awards include the 2021 SLU calendar, which features colorful illustrations of campus; student recruitment billboards; and artwork for the University’s virtual event to honor SLU’s May 2020 graduates, Honor the Day. Four SLU entries received excellence awards, and two received honorable mentions.
The recognized projects were by graphic designers Aimee Felter and Jamie Klopmeyer and by Matt Krob, director of design services.
“I am so proud of the work our graphic designers do to promote Saint Louis University,” said Laura Geiser, assistant vice president for brand management in the Division of Marketing and Communications. “Their creativity, aesthetic and professionalism always ensure that SLU’s graphics, publications, digital files, ads and other collateral stand out and attract attention. These awards are well deserved.”
SLU’s six awards are:
- “Best Use of Printing Processes-Specialty Process” for a SLU Christmas card with gift tags designed by Aimee Felter.
- “Advertising-Outdoor” for Saint Louis University billboards designed by Aimee Felter.
- “Best Use of Printing Processes-Digitally Printed” for a SLU Christmas card featuring a painting of College Church that was designed by Aimee Felter.
- “Identity Program-Logo” for the SLU chess team designed by Aimee Felter.
- “Special Publication-Calendars” for the 2021 SLU Calendar designed by Jamie Klopmeyer.
- “Unpublished Work” (comps, sketches, etc.) for Honor the Day graphics designed by Matt
The six honors for SLU’s graphic design team this year set a record; the group won four UCDA Awards in 2019. In February, the designers and several other Marcom staff members were honored with 15 awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VI for their work to advance the University’s mission through communications and marketing efforts.
About the UCDA
The University and College Designers Association (UCDA) inspires designers working in academia in North America and around the world by delivering relevant programming and benefits in a personal and thoughtful way. The organization provides for the professional and personal growth of its members, and advocates for designers’ and educators’ roles within their institution. UCDA works to elevate the importance of design overall.