Graphic Design student wins top advertising awards

March 11, 2020

Katherine Smith-SavageM State Graphic Design student Katherine Smith-Savage was the winner of two top awards at the recent American Advertising Federation of North Dakota competition for students.

Smith-Savage, of Fargo, won a gold award in the Brand Campaign category and a silver award in the category of Out of Home Ambient Media for a poster she developed for a zoo. The brand campaign – which included a logo, color scheme, website and all the brand’s marketing materials – was for a gourmet trail meal company called Nomahnd, which was inspired by her love of camping.

The AAF student awards were announced Feb. 28 at the organization’s annual Fargo gathering of advertising industry professionals. Both of her winning entries will advance to the district-level competition in late March.

Also competing were students from Minnesota State University Moorhead, North Dakota State University and Bismarck State College.

Smith-Savage, a student in the Graphic Design diploma program on M State’s Moorhead campus, will graduate in May.