Full Steam

Each year, the Ringling College of Art and Design Board of Trustees is proud to award its highest honor­—the Trustee Scholarship—to an exclusive group of extraordinary rising seniors. The hard work, talent, spirit, and dedication of these award recipients exemplify excellence. Each Trustee Scholar receives a $5,000 scholarship, which is presented to them at an official recognition ceremony in the fall.

This year, I was honored to be chosen as the trustee scholar for graphic design and had the opportunity to concept and design the materials for the award show. Afterwards, I also got to work with 2 motion designers, David John Reyes and Maddy Hodgetts, and they created the motion components for the gala.

At the start, all the trustee scholars were asked to describe their class in words or phrases. The concept of "Full Steam" was pulled from that list to speak to the scholar’s industrious, innovative, and unique personalities.