District-wide Student Design Show

The 13th annual Student Design Show was held in the Racine Campus Library, from April 19–29th, 2010. The show rotates each spring between the Elkhorn and Racine campuses, and features the design work of students from across Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties.

This year's evening reception and award ceremony was held on April 20th in the Racine Campus Library. The evening also included live classical music and a fully catered buffet. The show judges (volunteer professionals from area businesses and industry) selected the winners in each category.

Show Identitycard

Each year, the student design show’s promotional 'look' is selected from submissions by graphic communications program students across the district. This year, Racine's David Jaramillo created the winning identity. David’s design was used on all of the promotional items for the show (the posters, mailer, web, t-shirts, certificates, and fabricated awards).


awardThis years distictive, 'industrial-chic' awards were fabricated by GTC welder-artist Instructor Mark Uttech. The plasma cut metals were also torch tempered and treated to provide the metal's unique rainbow patina. The stonework bases were created by Kenosha's Jeff Dickow.

Shirts and certificates for the Honorable Mention Award in Each category were fabricated by Instructor John Mizer and his students.



The entire Graphic Communications faculty at GTC would like to thank everyone who helped to make the show a success!

Awards Design/Fabrication
Mark Uttech (and crew)

Polished Stonework
Jeff Dickow

(fantastic) Floral designs
Kate Estep and
Floral students

Musical Entertainment
Helen Breightenbach(instructor)
Laura Gildenstern (viola)

Professional Catering
Susanna Elrod and
Culinary students

Use of the Library Space
Gary and Library staff

Program Deans
Ray Koukari and
Bob Simmons

Support of the Deans
Vickie Adams,
Molly Meagher

Graphic Communications
adjunct instructors.

The Program Students,
their families, and friends.

The GTC student helpers.

Marketing and P.R.
Jayne Herring
Lee Colony

Judges from the Local Business Community:

Alan Bagg,
Corporate Images

Anna Bauer
Freelance Graphic Designer

Paula Clark
Outreach Coordinator,
Aging & Disability Resource Center

Jason Flower
Design Interchange,
Graphic Designer

Annmarie Klyzub
Kalzub Design & GTC

Rebecca Merten
Graphic Designer,
A&E Hand Tools

Donovan Scherer
Ratatat Graphics

Ava Wilson
Graphic Designer,
Medline Industries Inc.