In a display of talent and creativity, three graphic design students and one alumnus from FAMU’s School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (FAMU SJGC) recently received multiple honors through the 2023 Florida Print Awards.
Hosted by the Florida Graphics Alliance, graphic design and printing professionals across the state convened at the Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando on Friday, Aug. 25 to showcase their work during the ceremony.
FAMU SJGC is thrilled to congratulate Destiny Ramirez, Ayanna Coy, Armani Patterson and Randolph Chase for their outstanding and award-winning creations. They collectively received 28 awards in the student division.
Senior graphic design student Destiny Ramirez said she was amazed when she received the call from FAMU SJGC Graphic Design Division Director Anosh Gill announcing she won seven awards. She received six honorable mentions and one “Award of Excellence”.
“My first emotion was shock,” says Ramirez. “[Winning the awards] proved that I am capable of doing many things in graphic design.”
Armani Patterson, a senior graphic design major, won six awards including five honorable mentions and one “Award of Excellence”.
She plans to pursue business branding and user experience (UX) with her graphic design degree.
“It’s a really good experience for all graphic designers to put their work out there [through the Florida Print Award],” Patterson says.
Echoing Patterson’s sentiments, senior graphic design student Ayanna Coy says participating in this year’s awards was a unique experience. She received seven awards: two “Best of Category” for posters and advertising, three “Awards of Excellence” and two honorable mentions.
“It was actually my first time competing professionally,” says Coy. “It boosted my confidence in my ability to design.”
Randolph Chase, a 2023 FAMU SJGC graphic design alumnus, won seven awards: two “Award of Excellence” and five honorable mentions.