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Class of 2020

Due to these uncertain times and the social distancing guidelines implemented by The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), our Senior Graphic Design showcase is now a virtual exhibition of our design work.

OUTSIDE THE MARGINS expresses our power to break free from the formal constraints of design. Good design starts with a solid technical foundation. Great design is created when you push outside the margins. The show will consist of multidisciplinary works of print and web design, showcasing our skills in user experience/user interface (UX/UI), motion graphics, packaging, printmaking, branding, identity systems and more.

The exhibition includes designs from:

Sabrina Arauz • Pawel Bednarski • Michael Capobianco • Marina Cardona • Brian Case • Camilo Chaj • Shaniqua Dawes • Juliet Depalma • Laura Feliz • Cassady Fudali • Eduardo Galvan • Michelle Manhire • Tara McCormack • Emily McNally • Ellie Meiklejohn • Daniel Migliaccio • McKayla Newsome • Samantha Perry • Julia Pometti • Anthony Rogalny • Esther Sung • Rachel Walker • Sara Weingartner

Graphic Design

Sabrina Arauz

Hello! My name is Sabrina Arauz and I am a graphic designer from Ocean County. Art has always been an outlet for me my entire life so it was only fitting that I continued my passion into my profession. I did not come into higher education planning on being a designer but the classes and design professors made me realize my true love for design. I most enjoy digital marketing, illustration, and motion graphics. Solving a problem as well as creating an identity for a company and product is thrilling to me. I am eager to learn and expand my skill set through life experiences as well as work and mentorship that may come my way.

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Graphic Design

Pawel Bednarski

Welcome, my name is Pawel Bednarski and I am a graphic designer born and raised in Poland. My passion for design started with photography, skateboarding and snowboarding. As a kid, I used to look through Thrasher magazine, Snowboard Mag, watch edits on YouTube, and try to make similar things of myself and my friends. I've come to believe that design is a great way to influence/inspire people, just like it inspired me. That is something I want to do for others. At The College of New Jersey I was able to develop my skills in web design, creating user experiences/interfaces, motion graphics, and working with grids. Thank you for checking out our 2020 Senior Exhibition!

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Graphic Design, Marketing Minor

Mike Capobianco

Hi! My name is Mike and I am a graphic designer from North Jersey. I’ve always had a passion for design starting at a young age when I would draw graffiti, paint, and do other hands on projects. My love for art has transitioned to the computer where I now enjoy designing brand identities and user interface.

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Graphic Design, Marketing

Marina Cardona

I am 22 years old and currently a senior studying Graphic Design and Marketing at The College of New Jersey. I believe that everyone has creative capability. Those who choose to recognize their artistic aptitude are the lucky ones. I identify myself as one of the fortunate individuals who tapped into their artistic ability at a young age with fine art. My passion for art began in my hometown of Wayne, New Jersey. Art is a vital part of who I am. Each day I am continuing my artistic journey, eager to grow as an artist and take on artistic challenges and projects.

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Graphic Design

Brian Case

Hello, my name is Brian Case. I am a senior currently studying the art of Graphic Design at the College of New Jersey. Packaging design truly inspired me to go into graphic design, as good packaging can be just as important as the contents it holds. When I’m not designing logos, packaging, or advertisements I’m home working on personal projects or hobbies. Photography is a favorite of mine. I have been taking photos for years now and my experience with graphic design, and the applications that come with it, has only pushed my abilities in photography. When I’m not in front of the computer I am working with my hands on projects, like woodworking, leather working, or automotive work. This lets me think in a different mind set than when I work digitally and keep me looking for new materials and techniques to utilize in my design work. When I’m not working, I like to get out and spend some time in nature, ever since my time in the Boy Scouts. Even after achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the outdoors continue to be a staple in my life, and in my design career.

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Graphic Design

Camilo Chaj

I am Camilo, a graphic designer who loves the process of design. With the passion for illustration, I tried to incorporate them into my design work whenever the project requires it. I was born in Guatemala, but currently reside in New Jersey, United States. My passion for graphic design started back in 2015 when I used to play FPS video games everyday. I remember when I decided to create my own clan & decided to give photoshop a try. From logo designs, I jumped to photo manipulation. Then, I started to follow @flewdesigns on youtube as I was inspired by his work. Because of him I found out about the graphic design industry & fell in love with the field. I did not grow up creating or drawing as most creatives do, but my devotion & the time I spent reading books, blogs, watching design videos on YouTube, my work shows how much I’ve improved. With my college education experiences plus the devotion I have for the craft, every time I get the chance to work on a project or personal work, I give it all I have as if it will be the last design I will get the chance to bring to the world.

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Graphic Design, Creative Writing

Shaniqua Dawes

I am a Jamaican visual designer, residing in Northern New Jersey. I am graduating from the College of New Jersey with a BFA in graphic design and a minor in Creative Writing. I am interested in user experience, visual design, digital marketing, motion graphics, and brand management. I am a life learner and I am eager to experience many opportunities that allow me to express myself through my passions, leave my mark, and become a great creative. I love bringing my ideas to life and I have been studying art and design since I was twelve. I aspire to give back to my community and assist others through my innovation.

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Graphic Design

Juliet DePalma

Hi! My name is Juliet and I am a senior graphic design major. My passion for drawing and creative activies throughout my high school years has led me to become extremely interested in illustration and packaging design. In the future, I hope to pursue a career in digital marketing or packaging design where I can further challenge myself in the createive world.

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Graphic Design, Interactive Multimedia

Laura Feliz

Hi! I'm Laura Feliz, a graphic designer from Paterson, New Jersey. I was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to North Jersey when I was six. Ever since I was old enough to hold a pencil, I have been partaking in any creative outlet I could get my hands on. My introduction to graphic design was at thirteen when I pirated Ps CS3 (Sorry, Adobe 🙏) and spent most of my free time following design tutorials online. I majored in Graphic Arts at a vocational high school (shoutout PCTI) and then again at the College of New Jersey. It has been a total of eight years that I have been formally studying graphic design, and my initial passion has only strengthened with time. It's so exciting to be at the intersection of art and technology because there's something new to learn every day. My work consists of branding, motion graphics, web design, app design, and a bit of web development.

Hope you enjoy the exhibition!

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Graphic Design, Photography

Cassady Fudali

Hi! I'm Cassady, a graphic designer from the Greater Philadelphia area. A lot of my work incorporates hand done processes, to create print focused work. I am always up to something new and trying to create unique designs and artwork. When I am not designing, you can find me: shooting 35mm film, in Disney World, or watching my favorite movies on repeat.

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Graphic Design

Eduardo Galvan

I was born in Cordoba, Spain moved to Mexico at the age of seven. My family decided to move to New York City when I was fourteen and had resided in the United States ever since. I have always been fascinated by the arts, from classical drawing and paintings to contemporary mediums such as digital cameras and iPhone photography. A lot of my work reflects my interest in fashion, music, and art history. I absolutely love typography on print and digital platforms. My passion for graphic design, started back in 2015 when I began to explore double exposure and composites in photography. Among my favorite design movements are Bauhaus, Glasgow, Minimalism, and modernism. I love illustration, and when the project allows, I try to incorporate it into my work. Growing up, I always had a fascination with the arts and design, and becoming a graphic designer has given me the freedom to practice both.

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Graphic Design

Michelle Manhire

Hey, I’m Michelle, a graphic designer with a focus in print design. I find the usage of symbolism within design and branding to be incredibly interesting and have a soft spot for designing merchandise. Outside of school and designing, I enjoy sewing, and I make mascot costumes in my spare time. I like watching documentaries and doing tarot readings, I’m a big fan of occult things and find that it inspires my work heavily!

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Graphic Design, Marketing

Tara McCormack

Hello! I am Tara McCormack. I am a graphic designer and illustrator, based out of Northern New Jersey. I enjoy creating brand identities, hand drawing typography, and blending my passions into my designs. I utilize my everyday inspirations to make my designs authentic.

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Graphic Design

Emily McNally

My name is Emily, and I am a Graphic Designer and UX/UI Designer, as well as a Freelance Illustrator. My focus is in digital work, such as websites and mobile applications. Throughout my life I have always been fond of the arts and design of things around me, and growing up in the quickly evolving world of technology, it seemed only fitting that I get in on the action firsthand. Not only do I love graphic design on the desktop, I also love film and video games. It is interesting to see how with each form of technology comes its' own form of interactivity and emotion, and depending on how you interact determines the design itself. Whether you tap a screen with your fingers, use a controller to click a button, or just use your eyes to visually take it in, there is always a design to be interacted with, and that itself is why I love design.

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Graphic Design, Art History

Ellie Meiklejohn

My name is Ellie, I’m a person that continuously yearns to learn new information. Graphic design became my passion after studying the ways people throughout history have communicate with imagery, illustration, text, and more. I draw most of my inspiration from the expansive history of design, and then translate those styles into a modernized design. I enjoy playing with color the most, because it allows the manipulation of strong emotion through subtle or drastic changes. Aside from Graphic Design and Art History, I have a deep love for all music, but have a deep fondness for the British Invasion because my parents are Baby Boomers. I spent my high school experience invested in my schools, here my appreciation for the intricacies of different music began. I might not be professionally trained, but I will definitely belt out a song on karaoke night.

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Graphic Design

Dan Migliaccio

Hey, I'm Dan. I am a graphic designer that loves seeing design out in the world. Have you ever made a decision to buy something because of how it looks, I do it all the time. Design is all around us and I want to be someone to contribute to that enviornment. My love for design began with seeing t-shirt designs for skate companies, each and every one of them more unique than the last. I started designing icons and graphics for myself before college and decided to continue my education as a graphic designer. Now after years of understanding the craft and how design plays a huge part of our everyday lives, from benches to billboards and everything in between, it makes me fall in love with it all over again.

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Graphic Design

McKayla Newsome

Hey there! My name is McKayla and I am a graphic designer residing in the New York City area. I specialize in print and typography and focus on creating meaningful design by improving the connections made between people and the products they use. My experiences throughout my life, especially while traveling, inspire the pursuit of great ideas. When I am not designing, you can find me hanging with my dog or playing sports.

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Graphic Design

Samantha Perry

Hi, I’m Sammie. I am a multidisciplinary graphic designer from New Jersey. I enjoy all areas of design but I am most interested in print and motion graphics. When I first started designing I was obsessed with aesthetics. I now realize that looks are not everything. The function of a design is so much more important than how it looks. Further, I am all about sustainability. I want to make sure everything I create leaves positive influences on the world and humanity. In my free time I enjoy yoga, painting, plants and spending time outside.

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Graphic Design, Interactive Multimedia

Julia Pometti

My name is Julia Pometti and I am a Graphic Designer, Freelance Designer, UI Designer and aspiring Creative Director. I am always looking at the world with a unique perspective. I find myself best able to express myself in design through my artwork and projects. I enjoy creating work on all mediums and platforms such as video, photography, web, and print. My passion for design stems from my fine art background and love for designing. I look forward to my career in design and being able to accomplish my ideas.

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Graphic Design, Marketing

Anthony Rogalny

Hi! My name is Anthony Rogalny. I am a graduating senior from Northern New Jersey. Helping small businesses create brands full of life and personality is what drives me creativley. I love to positively affect the lives of people through delivering a brand they can be proud of. In my freetime I can be found on the water with a rod and reel or at the ballpark with a hotdog and nachos.

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Graphic Design

Esther Sung

Hi there! My name is Esther and design is an absolute passion of mine among other things, like a good glass of kombucha and podcasts. I love working with typography, hand-lettering, and packaging design. My love for design grew out of my keen interest in packaging design. Ever since I was little, I would collect boxes or just marvel at the incredible attention to detail and creativity behind the packages. One vivid memory that really sealed the deal for me was in high school, when I saw a packaging at Trader Joe's that led me to wonder if I could create something like it. It eventually led me here with the hope that maybe one day, I could see my own designs come to life on store shelves!

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Graphic Design

Rachel Walker

Hello there! My name is Rachel Walker and I am a graphic designer with a passion for illustration and packaging design. I discovered I had a passion for art from the moment I could draw. It was only until I came to TCNJ did I discover graphic design and that the world runs on beautiful aesthetics. Between 2017-2019 I postposed my senior year in order to get out into the world of design to see what may be laying ahead. During that time I worked for a couple companies as a presentation designer both in NYC and North Jersey. I was able to work across both the marketing and creative teams to design anything from pitch decks for clients to company meetings. This perspective out there put a fire under me to come back to TCNJ and finish my BFA in Graphic Design and get into the creative side of things, where my passions lie. Currently, I am also continuing to work freelance managing a company website’s design and updates. When it comes to the wonderful world of design, I have always been enthralled with patterning, illustration, UX/UI and how a package develops from just a concept to the final product! I look forward to pursuing a career where I can be creatively challenged in either marketing design with a focus on branding or in packaging design. When I am not sketching or working on designs, you can find me fooling around with watercolors or practicing my yoga. Design is truly wrapped up in this world we live in and my hope is that one day I can contribute to it in a beautiful way and feel creatively fulfilled both in life and in my career.

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Graphic Design, Communication Studies

Sara Weingartner

Hi! I'm Sara, a multidisciplinary graphic designer residing between New York and Philadelphia. A lot of my work is inspired by my passions for music, vintage fashion, and art history. My one true love when it comes to design is typography, whether it be for print or the web. As a self proclaimed perfectionist, I've found designing with type to be the perfect balance between creativity and order. Design truly shapes the world around us, and I think it's important to pay attention to the minute details.

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TCNJ 2020 GRAPHIC DESIGN SHOWCASE
Class of 2020
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Graphic Design
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Graphic Design
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Graphic Design,
Marketing Minor
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Graphic Design,
Marketing Minor
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Graphic Design
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Graphic Design
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Graphic Design,
Creative Writing
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Graphic Design
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Graphic Design,
Interactive Multimedia
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Graphic Design,
Photography
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Graphic Design
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Graphic Design
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Graphic Design,
Marketing
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Graphic Design
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Graphic Design,
Art History
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Graphic Design
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Graphic Design
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Graphic Design
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Graphic Design,
Interactive Multimedia
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Graphic Design,
Marketing
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Graphic Design
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Graphic Design
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Graphic Design,
Communication Studies

Sabrina Arauz

Pawel Bednarski

Mike Capobianco

Marina Cardona

Brian Case

Camilo Chaj

Shaniqua Dawes

Juliet DePalma

Laura Feliz

Cassady Fudali

Eduardo Galvan

Michelle Manhire

Tara McCormack

Emily McNally

Ellie Meiklejohn

Dan Migliaccio

McKayla Newsome

Samantha Perry

Julia Pometti

Anthony Rogalny

Esther Sung

Rachel Walker

Sara Weingartner