By Lance Forrest – 1851 Staff
Junior Brayden Daigneault recently received first place in the Annual Grand Circle Gallery Travel Poster Design Contest winning a $1000 prize. The gallery is located in Fortpoint area of Boston and displays vintage travel posters and photography.
Daigneault’s poster focused on Japan, using what he calls “simplistic but well executed” designs. As a graphic design student, Daigneault was presented with this as an assignment for his Graphic Design II class with Professor Kirsten Sims.
“Without Professor Sims help and feedback from the rest of the graphic design department, including my peers, I wouldn’t have been able to push myself where I needed to be now,” said Daigneault. “I’m very thankful for their feedback.”
Daigneault is proud he received such recognition for his work and said the money is going towards bills.
“I had no idea I would be where I am now, but moving forward I’m not going to doubt myself and I’m going to keep working hard as a designer,” said Daigneault on his experience. “Maybe I’ll enter more contests!”
This is the second placing of a Lasell student in a graphic design contest within the past two years. Daigneault praised the efforts from the graphic design department saying, “I just want to thank the entire graphic design department again because they really push me to be the best designer I can be.”
In previous years, the contest has received between 35 and 50 submissions from New England graphic design students. This year the gallery gained momentum and received 90 submissions for the vintage poster contest.
The exhibition of student work begins Tuesday and will continue throughout the month of December. Grand Circle Gallery will be holding a reception for the winners of its contest on December 9 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at their location, 347 Congress St, Boston, MA.