Lehigh Design Students Recognized at International Design Competition


Lehigh students received national accolades when 32 design students in the department of art, architecture, and design (AAD) took home awards in the 2024 Graphis New Talent Design Competition.
“Our graphic design students competed against BFA, MA, and MFA design students from prestigious colleges and universities,” said Maurizio Masi, assistant professor of design.”A select panel of respected creative professionals and educators assessed thousands of received submissions. Our AAD department's interdisciplinary programs follow a teaching philosophy emphasizing experiential learning and critical visual thinking. Our graphic design faculty has expanded and continuously evaluates our curriculum to emphasize design thinking and interdisciplinary collaboration while keeping up with emerging industry standards. We're proud to congratulate our recognized students on their achievements, which elevate their hard work, our program, and Lehigh University.”

Graphis is considered to be one of the premier design associations internationally whose mission is to inspire professionals and emerging talents by providing a platform that showcases their work. The Graphis New Talent Awards honor the very best in student work on an international scale. Each of the recipients is featured in a book showcasing the emerging talents in design, advertising, photography, and illustration art. This year’s winners are:
Savannah Thomas — Gold
Emma Valle – Gold
Aviela Maynard – Silver
Michelle Zhang – Silver
Charlotte Cooper – Silver
Zoe LeiLi – Gold
Zoe LeiLi – Silver
Angelique Ronca – Silver
Xinni Hong – Silver
Honorable Mentions
Camila Balderrama 
Lauren Chin
Aviela Maynard
Marin Cormier
Jeffrey Torres
Arian Chandra
Felicity Acevedo
Emily Tsao
Ell Nittler
Caroline Kelly 
Erica Steele
Michelle Zhang
Sophie Appel
Sophie Appel 
Annie Frey
Isra Younas 
Alicia Chau
Angelique Ronca 
Xinni Hong
Xinni Hong
Ethan Leifer 
Lauren Snyder
Annie Oatman