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The G.A.W.D Design Awards is an annual event which showcases the best work produced in web, multimedia, photography, illustration and print from the Graphic and Web program’s graduating class. Judged by the Graphic and Web Design teachers along with guest judges from the industry whenever possible, every entry is scored based on creative merit and technical excellence. Now in its four year, the 2021 event was held virtually for the first time.

Congratulations to this year's winners!

Print Design

Name: Laurie Brochu

Category: Print Design

Date Created: January 2021

Tools Used: Adobe Photoshop

Title: Blunt CBD Ice Cream

Description: This ice cream packaging concept is for a fictional company named Blunt, a modern ice cream parlor with a bit of a twist. Amongst their ingredients, their products contain CBD, a naturally occurring substance that imparts a feeling of relaxation and calm, making it the ice cream that “hits different”.

Web Design

Name: Laurie Brochu

Category: Website Design

Date Created: February 2021

Tools Used: Bootstrap Studio

Title: Laurie Brochu Portfolio Website

Description: This website design was created within my portfolio class and it is my personal portfolio website that showcases some of my previous works as well as the services I offer and ways to contact me.


Name: Benjamin Bowen

Category (submitted for): Video and Motion Graphics

Approximate Date Created: October 2020

Tools used to create the work: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Media Encoder, Adobe Photoshop

Title: Roots

Description: The video is about a quarantine-bound graphic arts student, feeling tiresome of technology and 2020 in general, who goes back to where his inspiration had first begun.


Name: Benjamin Bowen

Category: Illustration

Approximate Date Created: November 2020

Tools used to create the work: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat

Title: Aesop’s Fables: The Fox and the Grapes

Description: This is one of the pages I made for a mini pop-up booklet for my Graphic Design V class. I went for a more old-timey monochromatic look with this piece. We were not able to create the pop-up effect due to the circumstances of the pandemic, so I tried to compromise by making the style more “3D”.

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Name: Laurie Brochu

Category: Photography

Date Created: December 2018

Tools Used: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

Title: Enough

Description: A triptych is a word to describe a set of three images that communicate a story. This collection of images holds a lot of emotional weight and showcases someone that has had enough.