November 29, 2022

Mid Designer

Breakaway from the pack

Graphic Style Pupil Wins West Hollywood Competitiveness

Kaija Sydlowski is proven in her volleyball uniform.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Aug. 24, 2022 — It is not frequently that a university student in rural West Virginia attracts the attention of West Hollywood, but that’s precisely what West Liberty College student Kaija Sydlowski did this summer season.

“I am so very pleased of Kaija. She acquired initially place in the poster style and design level of competition held for the annual WeHo Delight LGBTQ Arts Competition, a single of the most significant LGBTQ situations in the U.S.,” stated her professor, Moonjung Kang, who has taught at WLU given that 2009.

Sydlowski is a junior this tumble and is a graphic style key from Ann Arbor, Mich. She is the daughter of Diana and Michael Sydlowski and also is a scholar-athlete and member of the Hilltopper Volleyball staff.

“We worked on the venture previous slide (2021), in the Art 388 Superior Laptop or computer Graphics class. The competition by itself took place for 40 days and began on May 22, 2022,” Kang said. “The business voted unanimously for Kaija’s get the job done as the year’s poster. In addition, they favored Kaija’s style so a great deal that they asked her to create more advertising material banners, signboards, and a lot more. Kaija also gained $1,100 as a prize.”

The WeHo Satisfaction LGBTQ Arts Festival concept for 2022 was “With Liberty, Diversity, Inclusion and Progress for All.” In accordance to the festival’s press launch announcing Sydlowski’s win, the open up call poster competitors resulted in submissions from around the planet.

The poster is revealed in place on a West Hollywood avenue pole.

“It was a quite cool expertise to have my artwork demonstrated at this wonderful competition! Professor Kang has served me a large amount to elevate my abilities and I am extremely fired up now to be able to incorporate this to my portfolio. I am also very thrilled see what my foreseeable future retains in the graphic design and style business!” Sydlowski claimed.

“I always like working on the levels of competition project with pupils since it gives them the maximized real-world learning encounter in a quick time. We made several winners in several national and worldwide style competitions. Profitable or getting selected from the competitors is a strong device for college students to enhance their portfolios, normally major them to far better vocation prospects,” Kang concluded.

Kang’s Art 388 Superior Computer system Graphics is 1 of the courses that WLU’s graphic design students leverage to achieve winning results from competitions often.

The WeHo Pleasure LGBTQ Arts Pageant is effectively-acknowledged and contains participation by stars like Cardi B and JoJo Siwa. It is funded by the City’s Arts Grant Program. To view its webpage, be sure to click on here. https://pride.weho.org