Graphic Design USA, the industry’s leading publication, has released its annual roster of next-gen talent — as the publication says, “top students ready to burst on to the design scene.”
Gracing the latest “Students To Watch” feature are Woodbury seniors Ashley McFadden and Ibrahim Alfaraidy. “’Students to Watch’ has become a tradition that resonates and renews,” said Gordon Kaye, GDUSA Editor. “Rising talent gets recognized and the professional creative community gets refreshed.” The next edition of GDUSA Magazine will showcase the institutions that nurture these students along with the 78 students themselves.
Here’s a closer look at who the design community is watching from Woodbury:
“The continuous success of Graphic Design students at Woodbury University, including Ashley and Ibrahim, is the result of a program that provides students with the means they need to grow into the creative artists they long to become, to have the courage to discover new solutions from failure, and to become meaningful contributors to solve social and global problems through design thinking,” said Behnoush McKay, M.F.A., Graphic Design Chair. “We are immensely proud of them. They have demonstrated time and again their immense aptitude for innovative design, which has brought recognition to themselves and to Woodbury.”
“No doubt, it’s an exciting time to be working in the design industry,” said Diane Domeyer, Executive Director of The Creative Group, sponsor of the GDUSA’s recognition program. “Companies and agencies are hiring creative professionals who can help with new and ongoing initiatives – and employment opportunities are growing.”