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Back to Blog February 28, 2024

Tyler GAID Students Win Big at Flux Awards

Author: Jordan Cameron
Mockup of subway poster ads for "Exhale: Size Inclusive Healthcare" by MeiLi Carling

The Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s Graphic and Interactive Design program was widely represented at the 2023 Flux Student Design Competition, with a total of 24 selected projects—more than any other program represented in the competition.

"It's gratifying to see Tyler represented so well in the competition," said Abby Guido, Associate Professor of Graphic and Interactive Design. "It shows that our focus on creativity, technical skills, and critical thinking is practical. This is a great moment for all of us to appreciate."

Flux is a nationwide student design competition presented annually by AIGA Baltimore. The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students across the country, recognizing outstanding work in the categories of Identity, Packaging, Poster, Publication, Social Impact Design, UX/UI, and Video/Motion Graphics.

"This group of students represents what's next in design and illustration," Guido continued. "Their success in the competition showcases their skills and the solid foundation our program provides. It indicates their dedication, creativity, and the practical approach we promote."

Award Winners include: 

Identity, Honorable Mention: Exhale, MeiLi Carling

Packaging, Best in Category: Rocky's Road Trip, Kayla Keen

Publication, Best in Category: Mam, Nghi To

Social Impact Design, Best in Category: Scraps, Meryl Skoog

Additional Tyler students selected include: 

Identity: Bao Héo Tang, Chad Xuyuan Hu; Create, Autumn Kitabjian, Grace Alderman, Marina Sepe, Sydney Herritt, Vivian Jade Li, Brynn Olsen; Padre » Puerto Rican Cantina, Alyssa Ortiz; Philadelphia Free Library Re-Brand, Autumn Kitabjian

Packaging: Lantern Entheogenics, Meryl Skoog; Leleyat, Taylor O'Shaughnessy; Lord of the Flies, Kate Lama; Myco, Audrey Lee; Moosh, Jillian Villafuerte; Rocky's Road Trip, MeiLi Carling; Rooted Wine, Seth Dubrosky; Schwartzer Ritter, Yousef Albacker

Poster: Cinque Terre, Italy Welcomes You, Sam Petty; L'Orfeo, Lia Long; Tosca, Talia Valenti

Publication: Alnwick Poison Garden, Tanvi Baghele; Liminal Space, Scarlet Morgan; Quiet Force: An Introvert's Guide to Starting a New Job, Mike Ray; Remarks, Meryl Skoog; The ABCs of Speciesism, Sarah Margrit Walters, Grace White

The 2023 Flux Student Design Competition was one of the biggest yet, with 268 projects selected out of 613 total submissions. 

Visit the Flux website for a full list of winners

Image: Exhale, MeiLi Carling.