From the Nominator
The 2018 Belmont University President’s Annual Report celebrates the intention behind the university’s decisions to take on events, projects, and partnerships that set it apart from other universities while highlighting the recent acquisition of a local design college, and announcing Middle Tennessee’s first Bachelor of Architecture. To support the theme “Different By Design,” the report materials were designed to mimic the multi-faceted, unique, and creative spirit of the University through a balance of varied visual motifs paired with a foundational stylistic framework. Within this, the report shares campus news while relaying the institution’s overall financial standing, provides an update on philanthropy, and includes a list of university donors.
From the Judges
The cover has nice foil stamping and die-cuts. The design is engaging and cohesive with nice font changes and design flourishes. The graphical elements and typography are crisp. The piece does a very good job enlivening otherwise standard photography of people and buildings with beautiful and vibrant illustrations. There is a great use of color throughout the piece. The paper quality is lovely, and the half pages add a nice element to the piece. The design has many innovative elements but isn’t over the top. Well done!