UNIVERSTY PARK, Pa .– Emily Burns, Assistant Professor in the Department of Graphic Design at Stuckeman School, has been recognized by the University and College Designers Association (UCDA) 2021 Design Awards with an Outstanding Book Cover Award for ” Writing as Resistance, ”published by Penn State University Press.

The annual UCDA Design Awards recognize the best instructional design work – print, digital, illustration, photography and student competitions – in the past year. They are judged by a panel of jurors made up of designers, design educators, photographers and illustrators who work or do a significant part of their work for educational institutions.

Burns’ entry, which was honored in the Best Redesign category, will be part of the UCDA Design Show at the organization’s annual design conference October 2-5 in Denver.

Burns also received an Honorable Mention at Graphex 52, the 52nd Annual Regional Design Award Exhibition sponsored by the Art Directors Club of Tulsa, for his wordmark design for Pine Grove Hall in the Identity Design category.

Graphex is a creative awards competition that rewards the work of students and professionals. Judges for this year’s event included Winston Elliott Sr., designer for Taco Bell Design; Paula Spence, artistic director and designer in the animation industry, most recently at Cartoon Network Studios and ShadowMachine; and Fidel Peña from Underline Studio.

Last updated on September 02, 2021