Posting Date: July 31, 2009
Kennesaw State University visual arts alumna Stephanie Cline (art, 2008) received the honorable mention award in the 2008-2009 Yellow Pages Association
Stephanie Cline's honored work
Creative Collegiate Award competition. Cline, who now works as a graphic designer at the Cambridge Healthtech Institute in Needham, Massachusetts, created the design in Professor of Art Carole Maugé-Lewis' Typography II class in Fall 2008.
The Yellow Pages Association Creative Collegiate Competition is an annual international award contest. The competition began in 2005 and KSU students have won both first and second place and honorable mention since the program’s genesis. In 2005, senior Carol Craig won first place while Nicholas Voss (art, 2008) won second place. In 2006, Melissa Leonard (art, 2009) received honorable mention.
This year’s competition challenged competitors to create a unique advertisement for the self-storage company U-Store-It. “My design shows the different benefits of the company,” Cline says, “and uses exaggerated imagery--a piggy bank to represent the small price, an open field representing the size of their storage area, a clear waterfall to represent the cleanliness, and a bank safe to show the security of the facility.”
Maugé-Lewis is pleased that her students are being recognized for their work. Cline says Maugé-Lewis encourages her students to participate in as many competitions as possible in order to get as much experience as possible before graduating.
Cline’s honorable mention award includes a $300 prize and a letter of recommendation. The ad is now part of her professional portfolio. “I believe it did impress my current employer when I was interviewing for my job,” Cline says. “I am very grateful to Prof. Maugé-Lewis and Kennesaw State University for giving me the skills to get where I am.”