Lititz Resident Designs Holiday Card for President’s Office at Arcadia University
Glenside, Pa.—Dec. 9, 2010—Arcadia University senior Maria Clarke, a graphic design major from Lititz, Pa., had her design chosen for this year’s holiday card for the President’s Office. President Jerry Greiner chose the winning card design from more than two dozen pieces submitted by students in the Graphic Design IV class taught by David Copestakes ’02, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design.
“The holiday card project has become a tradition at Arcadia that dates back over 30 years. The senior graphic design students are given the assignment in their Visual Communications course,” says Copestakes. In mid-October, Copestakes introduced the assignment to his senior class in order to get the cards to the printer before Thanksgiving.
“The Arcadia holiday card project exposes senior graphic design students to the real-world encountered when working with a real client and dealing with a professional printer. The students worked with University Relations to get the files ready for the printer, selected paper stock and approved the proofs,” Copestakes says.
“The news really made my week, and I’ve even had the opportunity to see the card on press as well, which was a great experience,” says Clark. “I didn’t expect to be picked due to the amount of quality designs in our class, so when my name was announced, I was really surprised.”
In 2010, Clark spent a semester studying graphic design at Goldsmiths College in London.
About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad, ranked #1 in undergraduate participation in study abroad (Open Doors 2010). Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North, as one of the top study abroad programs in the nation, and as a “top up-and-coming school.” The Physical Therapy program is ranked 7th in the nation.