While at UNL May 2021 graduates Sabrina Sommer and Destiney Chitrodom studied advertising and public relations at CoJMC and graphic design at the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. Both graduates received prestigious awards for their senior capstone design projects.
Sommer was awarded the Myers B.& Martha H. Cather Excellence in Design Award, the award is given to one graphic design student each semester.
Her capstone “Elegy to the Cyborg: a contemporary website and book layout interpretation of postmodern theorist Donna Haraway’s “A Manifesto for Cyborgs: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the 1980s” was this year’s winner.
“I had an amazing time researching and reimagining this whimsical sociological document,” Sommer said. “This project gave me the chance to explore how design can tie into bigger themes and ideas.”
Chitrodom was awarded the Perry Family Award for her capstone “Facing Your Fears”.
“It was such an amazing experience seeing my small idea turn into a physical installation I could share with my friends and family,” Chitrodom said. “The design school has been one of my best memories in college, being able to work alongside my incredibly creative and talented peers and professors is something I’ll never forget.”
Currently, Sommer is a Digital Design Apprentice here on UNL campus. She works on web development for the university as well as graphic design and UX/UI projects for various campaigns. This summer Sommer will move to New York City to begin her creative residence with Wieden + Kennedy.
Chitrodom just wrapped up her year-long design internship at Simple Strat where she worked on various design projects including Hubspot campaigns and inbound marketing.
You can view Sommer’s capstone here: https://iknoweverything.cargo.site/Sabrina
You can view Chitrodom’s capstone here: https://www.destineyjchitrodom.com/