CMU students take first, third in state graphic design contest

Colorado Mesa University graphic design students made an impressive showing at The Review, an annual portfolio review open to students enrolled in graphic design academic programs in Colorado.

CMU students Jesus Almader and Joshua Felix took first and third places, respectively, in the advanced category for juniors, seniors and graduate students. Almader won a $1,000 scholarship.

Almader has been a student-worker in CMU’s marketing office for two years. The portfolio he submitted include samples of the work he has done for CMU.

“Jesus’ portfolio was beautiful. It was absolutely gorgeous and we are very proud of the work he has done for CMU,” said Jeremy Smith, CMU senior graphic artist, creative projects manager and Almader’s supervisor.

The Review was held April 29 at SPACES Ballpark in Denver. It was sponsored by the American Institute of Graphic Arts and the Art Directors Club of Denver. Graphic design professionals volunteered their time to review the students’ portfolios and nominated the best ones for honors.

Other CMU students who competed were Kieran Bender, Taylor Christensen, Stephen Finley,
Shayne Fiore, Nicole Gardner, Nick Hill, Carolinn Hultgren, Carly Igoe, Cass Maes and Valerie Sears.


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