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Communications and Marketing Team Wins UCDA Awards

Photo of the Communications and Marketing Team by Ben Krain.
Photo of the Communications and Marketing Team by Ben Krain.

The UA Little Rock Communications and Marketing team has been recognized for their skills in photography and design by the University & College Designers Association (UCDA).

The Communications and Marketing team won two awards in the 2023 UCDA Design Awards Competition, which recognizes the best of the exceptional design work done to promote education institutions. The awards are judged by a hand-picked panel of peer jurors composed of designers, design educators, photographers, and illustrations working for educational institutions.

The team received an Excellence Award in the Best Use of Printing Processes – Specialty Process category for the 2022 design of an invitation to UA Little Rock’s opening gala celebration for the Centennial Campaign, the university’s capital campaign that is working to raise $250 million to celebrate the university’s 100-year anniversary in 2027.

“I was very proud of this print piece. Being recognized, awarded for something I enjoy doing on a daily basis is a humbling experience,” Senior Graphic Designer Klansee Tozer said. “Carrie Phillips brought the idea to my attention, which she and I worked collaboratively with Alumni and Development to make it their own for their Centennial Campaign event. We knew it needed to be extra special.”

Communications and Marketing worked with Printing Services to create a triple-swinger die cut with an asymmetrical accordion hybrid format fold, which consisted of six panels in the middle.

“It turned out beautifully using silver ink on black cardstock paper,” Tozer said. “As always, I’m thankful for the creative opportunity, and I’m glad the event was successful.”

University photographer Ben Krain was also recognized for his great athletic photographs featuring student-athletes from the swimming and diving, track, and women’s basketball teams. He received an Excellence Award in the Athletics Photography category.