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Art Put to Work


The judging panel for the 2012 Adobe Design Achievement Awards has selected Jordan Giesler as a semifinalist.  Jordan entered the competition as part of a requirement for Art 605, Commercial Art IV.

Jordan is currently working on his final 3 credits hours for PSU which is an internship with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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“Working for the Chiefs has been a lifelong dream of mine,” he says. “Being from Kansas City, I followed the organization ever since I could remember, so naturally when I heard that they offered a Graphic Design Internship I applied.” Jordan didn’t think he had a chance to get it, but about a week later he was contacted for more information. “Before I knew it I was having an interview.”

It was like a dream come true. 

“I didn't know what to expect and after a very fast first two weeks,” he says. “I was being challenged more than ever.”

Jordan says that this internship has been the hardest and most rewarding thing he’s ever done.

“It has been more work than I could have expected. I feel like I am learning more all the time,” he says. “I am dreading having to leave the internship. I have learned so much and had so much fun working so hard.”

In the mean time, the Adobe competition is not over yet and won’t be until November.

“I entered a package design I completed this past year,” says Jordan. “I called it Coco Loco. It was a beer packaging design that was for a coconut-flavored porter.” Jordan brews the beer himself. “It by far was the most fun I have had making a design, I got really into it and I believe it truly pushed my skills further.”

Recently Jordan was told that another design of his runner-up in a contest run by Creative Quarterly. It will be placed on their website.

The Adobe Design Achievement Awards celebrate student and faculty achievement reflecting the powerful convergence of technology and the creative arts. The competition - which showcases individual and group projects created with industry-leading Adobe creative software - honors the most talented and promising student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and computer artists from the world's top institutions of higher education. There have been 2567 entries from across the creative arts communities world -wide.

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