The exhibition will feature artwork the students created while pursuing their degrees at USD and is open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A closing reception is scheduled for Friday, April 19, from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery.

Cartela, from Norfolk, Nebraska, is a graphic design major. She has curated a collection of graphic design and fine art that showcases the skills and experiences she has gained over her college career. The story of her pieces will focus on the idea of self-discovery, life experiences and relationships, and future goals. The use of color and media, both digital and nondigital, are reoccurring factors in her work.

Czarnick, from Columbus, Nebraska, is a graphic design major with a certificate in digital marketing. In her corporate work, she effectively communicates her client's intended message to their audience through creative and innovative designs. On a personal level, her artistic expression revolves around capturing and expressing her one-of-a-kind perspective of life experiences, and emotions through a lens of optimism that resonates with and uplifts her viewers. She plans to pursue her career as a graphic designer at Caliber Creative in Sioux Falls after graduation.

Jeon, from South Korea, is a fine art major with a specialization in graphic design. She concentrates on crafting a brand narrative that resonates with her customers by addressing their needs. Her work comprises various design assets that convey the resulting brand experience, rooted in consumer-oriented principles.

King, from Yankton, South Dakota, is a graphic design major with a minor in art history. While his personal work is based in activism, he tends to create identity systems and or help clients with their social media. King said he cares for the ones around him and wants to help bring awareness to issues and make the world a better place through his design.

Knippling, from Gann Valley, South Dakota, is a graphic design major and art history minor. Her design practice centers largely around brand design and research, with a special emphasis in print publication and production. Her fine art centers around the feelings of nostalgia and the representation of women and relationships. She will pursue her career as a Graphic Designer at Insight Marketing Design in Sioux Falls after graduating.

Schieffer, from Crofton, Nebraska, is a studio art major with specialization in graphic design and a minor in art history. His works feature a fusion of artistry and functionality, focusing on visual communication. He focuses on color and shapes and how those interact and affect the structure and function of each piece. His goal for his career is to create and apply brand identities and to further explore the visual arts.

For more information about the exhibit, please contact Amy Fill, University Art Galleries director, at (605) 658-3437 or

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