In Awards and Achievements, Department of Design, Faculty and Staff

Two animated projects from BYU professor Brent Barson were recently accepted into the Communication Arts 2020 Design Annual, a prestigious graphic design journal. Out of the 2,900 total entries, just 126 were accepted.

“It is a gratifying validation of all the hard work we pour into our projects,” Barson said in response to his projects’ acceptance into the journal.

With art direction and illustration by Linda Reynolds, another BYU professor, and animation by Barson, the two designed and created one of the accepted projects, a short film titled “The Get.” The project was commissioned by KUER’s RadioWest Films in Salt Lake City, which presents unique stories with a focus on Utah.

“There is so much satisfaction that comes from having others love a project you feel so passionately about,” Reynolds said.

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