Champlain College Graphic Design Students Display Stellar Work

To wrap up the fall semester, senior graphic design students are displaying their capstone work on Thursday, Dec. 13. From 6-7:30 p.m., 40 senior designers will present the culmination of their concentrated senior work in the Champlain College Barn Studio (behind Perry Hall on Maple/S. Willard). Director of the Graphic Design and Digital Media Program, Suzanne Glover said that the work to be displayed at the Senior Student Capstone Exhibition this year is incredible. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Students in the AIGA student group at Champlain College have completed their second competition of the semester. Eleven graphic design students submitted their designs for Champlain's spin-off of Burton's "Blank You Very Much" international design competition. 

burton snowboardPresident of the AIGA Student Club, Chris Erickson '13 stated that Champlain and Burton's competitions were essentially the same, providing the same rules. Design students were encouraged to submit their entries for both competitions, with the chance that their snowboard designs could be used in Burton's Speakeasy and Moonshine lines.

Announced Dec. 12, the winner of the AIGA Student Design Competition's Audience Choice Award and the Best in Show for his "Speakeasy" design was Mark Landauer '13. The Best in Show Award was  judged by Burton Designers Dennis Healy and Champlain alumni Jordan Carrell. Healy exclaimed, "A HUGE congrats. Great job! Burton is looking forward to seeing more of the winner's work. Tell him to send it our way." Sounds like Burton may have found their next designer in Mark Landauer. By winning both grand-prize awards, Landauer was awarded $400 total to the Burton flagship store.

Runners up in the Audience Choice Award were Chris Erickson '13 and Sophy Walsh.

AIGA, the Professional Association for Design, is committed to advancing design as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force. The AIGA Student Group at Champlain College aims to bring student designers together to interact, assist, and compete with one another while creating a stronger design community.


Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Quebec and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 60 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 379 Colleges: 2015 Edition. Champlain was named a "Top-Up-and-Coming School" by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges and is ranked in the top tier of 2014 Regional Colleges in the North. For more information, visit www.champlain.edu.