Graphic design students win international awards from ICDE


Book cover design

Goen’s gold award-winning book cover design for “The Magnificent Ambersons”

The Department of Design is proud to announce that two students, Kayce Patterson Goen ’20 and Ashley George ’20, have won international awards from the Innovation Center for Design Excellence (ICDE) for their graphic design work. The students won two of the three awards worldwide in the 2019 ICDE Book Cover Competition; Goen won gold and George won bronze. Goen’s book cover design also won the 2018 Banned Books Jacket Design Competition in collaboration with TCU Library.

Kayce Patterson Goen

ICDE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering opportunities for design students. Open to university students worldwide, the ICDE sponsors annual competitions, such as this one, to help scholars garner professional recognition within the design field.

Goen and George earned academic credit for the entering the competition in their class, ARGD 30301 Professional Recognition for Graphic Designers, which provides opportunities for students to submit their work to design events and competitions.

Ashley George

Goen’s gold-winning book cover design for “The Magnificent Ambersons” by Booth Tarkington was directly inspired by the novel itself. The story, set in the early 20th century, is about two men who fight to prove their ideas in an old money versus new money battle.

“The cover starts with art nouveau-style typography and design and slowly turns to a more art deco-style on the back,” said Goen. “This shows the passing of time in the novel. The colors, typography and styles intentionally call to mind the setting of the novel and give a rich look that embodies the money theme throughout the novel.”

The students’ ICDE competition wins come after Claire Hagen ’18 won silver in the 2018 ICDE Package Design Competition last year.

George’s bronze award-winning book cover design for “The Stranger”