Holly Springs Resident Designs Holiday Card for Alumni Office at Arcadia University
Glenside, Pa.—Dec. 9, 2010—Arcadia University senior Ashley Cooksley, a graphic design major from Holly Springs, N.C., had her design chosen for this year’s holiday card for the Office of Alumni Relations. Director of Alumni Relations Georgene Pilling 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.
“My goal with card was to avoid specific religious celebrations while suggesting a holiday theme and to simultaneously incorporate Arcadia University into the design,” says Cooksley. “It’s really nice to have my work recognized.”
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.