June 24, 2024


Immortalizing Ideas

Two graphic design and style majors named to GDUSA’s 2024 Learners to Observe

headshots of Ashley Curtis and Helen O’Dell
(l to r) Ashley Curtis and Helen O’Dell

MACON – Two senior graphic structure majors in the Higher education of Liberal Arts and Sciences have been named amid Graphic Design and style USA’s (GDUSA) 2024 Students to Enjoy.

Ashley Curtis recreation design and style/packaging sample

Ashley Curtis, from Cartersville, says she is passionate about sustainability and displays that in the work she produces. She is arranging to keep in Macon soon after graduation, and she claimed her aim is to operate at a museum or gallery creating their promotional material.

“My appreciate for art commenced at a youthful age. I specially relished drawing, and in higher college I started learning graphic design and style,” Curtis said. “In my types, I use a great deal of color, and I am motivated by viewing the way colors interact in a composition. My favored places of design and style to do the job in are packaging structure, publication layout and illustration.”

Helen O’Dell brand design and style sample

Helen O’Dell, from Macon, claims her styles are driven by local community, and she strives to hook up people today by means of the commonality of style. She is preparing to keep area right after graduation to carry on her structure function for Cherokee Brick.

“I appreciate to bring a community collectively through structure,” O’Dell explained. “I have collaborated with nearby companies to greatly enhance their branding and resources, enabling them to correctly connect with the local community.”

Tennille Shuster, affiliate professor of graphic style, explained this is a effectively-deserved honor for the learners. “I am very pleased of the work ethic and creative imagination equally Ashley and Helen have revealed in their senior yr of the style program,” she added.

Along with other Mercer 2024 graduating good artwork and layout learners, Curtis’ and O’Dell’s do the job will be on display screen in the annual senior gallery exhibition, titled “Play” at the McEachern Artwork Middle (the MAC) April 19 by way of May perhaps 31. The show’s opening reception on April 19 will coincide with BEAR Working day from 6-8 p.m., as a presentation of investigate from the artwork section.


Considering that 1963, GDUSA has been a business-to-small business facts supply for graphic structure experts. GDUSA covers information, persons, tasks, tendencies, technological innovation, merchandise and services by way of its manufacturer which contains a 100,000 customer-a-thirty day period web page, every month e-e-newsletter, a electronic version of the magazine formatted for desktop, tablet and phones, and quite a few countrywide structure competitions that showcase the very best in graphic design, inhouse structure, website style, offer design, overall health care structure and electronic style.