Four Woodbury Students Win Coveted 2018 American Graphic Design Awards from Graphic Design USA

It’s not actually déjà vu: it happens around this time every year.

Students from Woodbury’s Graphic Design department have once again taken home a raft of top honors from Graphic Design USA, one of the leading publications in the field.

As recent history demonstrates, this is how the Graphic Design department rolls. With this year’s presentation, the department’s total tally of national and international awards stands at 103.

In 2018, Woodbury’s American Graphic Design Award recipients include:

  • Angelica Alatorre, ‘18 – Sundance Film Festival Poster, Typography 3, Professor Cate Roman
  • Ashley McFadden, ‘19 – South by Southwest Music FestivalPoster, Graphic Design 2, Professor Rebekah Albrecht
  • Genesis Huchim, ‘20– Diwali Festival Poster from Graphic Design 2, Professor Rebekah Albrecht
  • Tuan Le ‘20– South by Southwest Music Festival poster from Graphic Design 2, Professor Rebekah Albrecht



“We’re extremely proud of Angelica, Ashley, Genesis and Tuan,” said Behnoush McKay, M.F.A., Graphic Design chair in MCD. “Their creativity and commitment to mastering their craft are a credit to themselves, to the Graphic Design department and to Woodbury. Competitions such as this one attest to the proven ability of Woodbury students and grads to compete for top jobs in the Graphic Design field. GDUSA recognition provides further evidence of the caliber of students who are attracted to our Graphic Design program.”

For more than five decades, Graphic Design USA has conducted competitions to spotlight areas of excellence and opportunity for creative professionals. GDUSA’s American Graphic Design Award is the original and the flagship, open to the entire design community: design firms, and agencies, corporations, non-profits, institutions, freelancers, students and more.  It honors outstanding work of all kinds and across all media.

Woodbury’s Graphic Design program grants a BFA degree, which is included in the university’s accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The BFA is a professional degree, which translates to a top education resulting in strong, competitive student portfolios that stand out in the graphic design industry. Woodbury students consistently win international and national design awards, and have achieved recognition in entertainment design, web design, advertising design, package design, photography, identity design and environmental graphics.

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