Champlain Students Participate in Fifth Annual Student Design Challenge

AIGA VERMONT PRESENTS STUDENT DESIGN CHALLENGE BURLINGTON, Vermont, April 16, 2014 — The AIGA Vermont chapter presents the Fifth Annual Student Design Challenge. Vermont students were challenged to celebrate the opening of the new Generator Space by creating a limited edition screen-printed poster or series of posters that showcase the intersections of Vermont’s creative community. A juried exhibition will award a 12-month membership to Adobe Create Cloud and a $500.00 gift certificate to Small Dog Electronics to the top submissions. Four runners-up will receive Communication Arts subscriptions.

The competition, sponsored by Adobe, Champlain College, Communication Arts and advertising agency Kelliher Samets Volk (KSV), encourages students to actively engage in design thinking and community building. The winning entries will be screen printed at ISKRA and donated to Burlington’s new Maker Space – Generator.

Generator creates a community of collaboration between artists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and artisans.  Generator’s objective is to foster a hybrid hive of activity that creates a fertile environment for innovation, creativity and idea fulfillment.


Student work on display

Participating Artists:

Jake Caggige
Devin Carter
Jolee Main
Ben Wyatt
Sarah Handrahan
Lily Novak
Noah Limanek
Lauren Hemingway
Aliza Kravatz
Elliot Schneider
Ellen Voorheis
Andrew Hutchings
Zachary Allot
Brian Culmo
Cody Mannigan
Martin Simpson

Judging the competition will be Michael Jager, from Jager Di Paola Kemp Design, Brian Mullins and Bill Stowe, from Kelliher Samets Volk, and Chris Thompson, a member of the Generator Advisory Board.

The top submissions will be on display at KSV located at 212 Battery Street in Burlington. The exhibit opens with a reception from 6–8 PM on Friday, April 18th 2014. The show will remain up for two weeks.

Coberlin Brownell, AIGA Vermont Education Chair, commented, “The students have eagerly welcomed the opportunity to compete and look forward to exploring the intersection of art, science and technology.”

About AIGA

AIGA, the professional association for design, stimulates thinking about design,
demonstrates the value of design and empowers the success of designers at each
stage of their careers. AIGA’s mission is to advance designing as a professional craft,
strategic tool and vital cultural force. Founded in 1914, AIGA remains the oldest and
largest professional membership organization for design, and is a nonprofit,
501(c)(3) educational institution. For more information about AIGA, please visit

For more information about the Student Design Challenge, please contact:
Coberlin Brownell, AIGA Vermont Education Chair


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