American Lung Association Art Design Winner – SNU students’ art selected

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
by Eunice Trent
May 10, 2006
Contact: Eunice Trent
Phone: 405.491.6600
Fax: 405.491.6381
E-mail: etrent@snu.edu

Andrew Baker, MFA, Assistant Professor of Art at Southern Nazarene University announced that one of SNU’s graphic design majors was selected as the winner for the 2006 American Lung Association t-shirt design competition.

“The students from the Vector and Raster Fundamentals One course actively participated in the Oklahoma City American Lung Association 2006 Asthma Walk t-shirt design competition,” said Baker.

Jori Taggart is from Kansas City, and a junior at Southern Nazarene University with a concentration in Graphic Design and a minor in English. She has been named the winner of the 2006 American Lung Association t-shirt design competition.



Jori was able to develop the art design concept simply by working through a few ideas and considering the objective of the project. “We had several elements to work with (the event information, the purpose of the event, the slogans, etc.) and it was then just an issue of bringing them together into a cohesive concept that could be developed visually,” said Taggart.

Jori’s design work has been printed & displayed on the t-shirts given to those who made a contribution of $100.00 or more to the Asthma walk. Her work was on display at the OKC Zoo on May 6, 2006. The Asthma Walk is held to support the growing problems related to pulmonary disease in America.

When Jori was asked about how she felt about being chosen as the design winner, she stated, “I am pretty surprised that my design was selected. It will be an interesting thing to see my work so publicized. I am glad, though, that it will be put to some use, and especially for a cause such as this.”

To find out further details on the American Lung Association Asthma Walk, visit www.asthmawalk.org. For more information about the SNU Art Department, contact

Professor Andrew Baker
SNU Art Department
6729 NW 39th Expressway
Bethany, OK 73008.
Phone: (405) 491-6324
andbaker@snu.edu