“&,” the 2014 Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) Design Portfolio theme, is a collaboration of designers and creative problem-solvers. It is the continuation of a journey to the perfect solution, as well as the pursuit to always improve and dig deeper.
But the students of this year’s MCTC graphic and web design portfolio class have singled out a few of their peers for their exceptional design work in their culminating “&” design show.
Maria Sanchez (GRPH), Jeffrey Smith (WEBI), Tianna Hatch (GRPH/WEBI) (pictured, right) were awarded this year’s Best of Show Peer-to-Peer Portfolio Contest by their classmates.
Six students from each award area were also given Honorable Mention awards: Jacquelyn Kilmer and Hellen Gaudence (GRPH); Alex Oskie and Will Thoraldson (WEBI); and Lucie Skjefte and Lise Chapman (GRPH/WEBI). They were all the winners.
Portfolio students choose award recipients via written vote/peer review. The first place winners each are given full Adobe Creative Suite software. This award is funded by Graphic and Web Design alum Manuel Castellanos Raboso and Graphic and Web Design instructor Jake Jacobson.
In the voting process, each portfolio student was given the opportunity to award three votes to their peers covering several evaluative areas:
- Overall creative presentation of the portfolio
- Overall creativity, focus and uniqueness portfolio
- Overall continuity in presentation of portfolio
- Overall leadership and team/class participation of “&”
- Overall design principles presented in the portfolio
- Overall body of creative work
Overall representation of the ideals of the creative design industry and their “&” 2014 stated mission