AIGA Connecticut 2019 Creative Scholarship
The $1,500 AIGA Connecticut Creative Scholarship program rewards undergraduate students who produce exceptional work at university art and design programs across Connecticut. Each year, one scholarship recipient is selected for their creative ability and demonstrated commitment to their field of study.
The winner will be honored at our 10th Anniversary Celebration, featured in a blog post, and highlighted on AIGA Connecticut social media accounts. The submission deadline is April 9, 2019.
- Applicant must be an AIGA member or join AIGA during the application process before submission. For more information on membership visit: aiga.org/belong
- Applicant must be enrolled in a Connecticut college or university.
- Applicant must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s design program and cannot be a senior student.*
All applicants for the 2019 AIGA Connecticut Creative Scholarship program must submit the following by April 9, 2019:
- Five pieces of original work. Submissions must be digital; PDF, links to a website, Vimeo or Youtube are all acceptable. If you have motion or web work that have individual links please include all links in one PDF file with their titles and basic information on each project.
- A brief essay on why you have chosen the field in which you are majoring as a profession.
- One letter of reference from a professor.
- Application form, available here.
All application materials, including the reference letter, must be submitted by the deadline.
Selection and Notification Process
All entries will be carefully evaluated by a jury of Connecticut creative professionals. Submissions will be reviewed anonymously and the winners will be determined by a final group vote.
The winner will be notified by April 22, 2019 and formally awarded at the AIGA Connecticut 10th Anniversary event.
Meet Our Judges
Constanza Segovia is the creative director of VEO VEO, a bilingual design and visual note-taking practice focused on using design as a tool to address issues of equity, social justice, and access to the arts. She is also adjunct faculty of Visual Communications at Tunxis Community College. For 8 years she worked as a designer at CO:LAB in Hartford CT, assisting social-value clients with the creation of visual experiences that help them connect with what’s most meaningful to their audiences while staying true to themselves. Her leadership experience includes having served on the board of the Frog Hollow Neighborhood Revitalization Zone for 3 years, and on the board of AIGA Connecticut for 5 years. Her roles in both were centered around community outreach. She is currently one of the leaders of the Hartford Deportation Defense collective, and is a member of the Immigrant Bail Fund’s steering committee.
Constanza was born and raised in Mendoza, Argentina and moved to the US at the age of 17. She lives in Hartford CT with her husband and his two kids.
Since 2012, Lorena Iturrino has been the Senior Brand Design Director at co:lab leading print, digital, and experience design for social impact and community engagement partners. Lorena started her career at OverAbove working with global brands like Royal Caribbean, Kerzner, and Marriott International as well as local clients ranging from Mohegan Sun Casino to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. Her work has won a barrel full of awards and has been featured in books on design. A leader in Connecticut’s creative community, she served as an executive board member and President of the Connecticut Art Directors Club.
Lorena grew up in Peru and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Central Connecticut State University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Information Design.
Christian LoGrasso is a creative and marketing leader with over 17 years of experience. He has worked extensively in various roles on both the client and the agency side and has worked with hundreds of regional and national brands throughout his career. He currently works as Manager, Consumer Marketing for BlueCross BlueShield of Western NY.
Christian has worked on behalf of the Connecticut creative community through AIGA Connecticut since the early days of the chapter, and served as chapter President from 2012 - 2014. He helped expand the chapter’s scholarship program, and helped to create several flagship initiatives and programs including the annual Emerging Professionals workshop.
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* A senior is a student with less than two full semesters left required to graduate.