Student Achievements
Congratulations to award winners

Congratulations to library student assistants Kaela SooHoo and Hallie Helbert, who are now award-winning graphic designers.

Kaela SooHoo won first place and Hallie Helbert won third in the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF) 2011 Design Competition for Graphic Comm Central, in the post-secondary category. Their work was selected from 225 entries.

Both students contribute their graphic design talents to the library. You may have seen their ads in the Mustang Daily or their signage in the halls. Helbert designed the popular All Access Library Pass for WOW (Week of Welcome), which was worn by thousands of new students.

Designing for the library is "a good combination of real-world experience working with clients and printers and revisions," said Helbert. "It's an opportunity to grow and not be thrown into the fire right away."

Both students graduate this year. Before then they hope to "expand ideas of what we can do with each project," Helbert said. Look for their future designs on the library website and on print posters and postcards highlighting library events and services.