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Ohio Northern graphic design graduate earns American Graphic Design Award

September—Ohio Northern University graduate, Alex Cramer (BFA/graphic design ’07), has earned an American Graphic Design Award for his work at Evolution Creative Services in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The competition was open to everyone in the design community: advertising agencies, graphic design firms, corporate, institutional and publishing inhouse departments, and more. It honored outstanding new work of all kinds: print, packaging, point-of-purchase, internet, interactive and motion graphics.

Evolution specializes in integrated marketing and branding. The firm has won several other awards for their work including Print Excellence Awards from the Printing Industries of Ohio/Northern Kentucky, Graphic Design USA Awards for Excellence in Graphic Design, and Print Excellence Awards from the Printing Industries of Ohio/Northern Kentucky.

While a student on campus, Alex was active in AIGA|The Professional Association for Design and Kappa Pi. He also had work accepted to the All-Ohio Art Exhibition held at the Pearl Conard Gallery of The Ohio State University/Mansfield.

Originally designated as the School of Fine Arts and later the College of Fine Arts, the art & design program was first established as an independent academic unit at Ohio Northern in 1878, largely as an outgrowth of course work in engineering and architectural drawing. Today, Ohio Northern offers both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees with majors in advertising design, art education, graphic design and studio arts with concentrations in two-dimensional, three-dimensional and pre-art therapy. The department of A&D holds memberships in national organizations such as the National Art Education Association, College Art Association, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education, AIGA: The Professional Association for Design, and the National Council on Education of Ceramic Arts. The department is recognized in the “Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers” as one of the best creative programs nationwide. For additional information about the department of art & design or the University’s 2014–15 Arts Exhibition Season, contact the department at 419.772.2160.