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PITTSBURGH, Dec. 11, 2013 – Four projects created by La Roche College graphic design students were honored in HOW Magazine’s 2013 International Design Awards, a competition that recognizes design excellence on a global scale.

The HOW Magazine International Design Awards honors the creative best of the design industry. The projects created by the La Roche graphic designers were four of 242 award-winning designs selected from around the world. The students received merit awards for the following projects:

  • “Kitchen Capable,” a branding campaign by Nikki Johnson of Monroeville, Pa.
  • Two integrated branding systems titled “Goldmark” and “The Baker and the Bard,” by Jenna Breitbach-Eldredge of San Anselmo, Calif.
  • “Shared Border, Shared Dreams,” an interactive simulation developed by Ms. Johnson, Ms. Breitbach-Eldredge, Matthew Puwalowski of Pittsburgh, Pa., Maria Vujevich of New Kensington, Pa., Evan Wallace of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Katherine Wilson of Pittsburgh, Pa.

“Within the graphic design industry, HOW’s International Design Awards is regarded as showcasing the best of the best. These achievements will benefit our students as they enter the industry by providing credibility and exposure for their design skills,” Graphic Design Department Chair Neha Agarwal said. “It also brings credibility and exposure to La Roche Design, which in turn gives students’ degrees value that they can carry throughout their careers.”

The students and their award-winning designs will be included in the March 2014 issue of HOW Magazine. An award-winning publication, HOW Magazine profiles influential industry professionals and provides the latest news and information for graphic designers.

For more information about the La Roche College Design Division, please visit

About La Roche College: A private, Catholic, co-educational college north of Pittsburgh founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche welcomes students of all religions, ethnic origins and talents. Undergraduates may choose from more than 50 majors, including the top 10 majors most in demand among today’s college students. La Roche combines a quality educational experience with clubs, athletics, social and community volunteer activities, spiritual well-being and more to prepare students for life in a constantly changing global society.




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