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Modern Students Named “Students to Watch” By GDUSA Magazine

GDUSA Magazine named two students from The Modern College of Design, Madison Hosier and Hannah Peterson, to the magazine’s …
GDUSA Magazine named two students from The Modern College of Design, Madison Hosier and Hannah Peterson, to the magazine’s influential “Students to Watch” list for 2021 in the magazine’s February issue. GDUSA, a national graphic design publication, recognized 55 of the nation’s top graduate and undergraduate design students. Other students recognized on the list attend colleges such as Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Pratt Institute.

Madison Hosier is a fourth-year student of the Modern’s new Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program in Design Leadership. She grew up in Springfield, Ohio, and is a graduate of Northwestern High School. Madison specializes in illustration and branding and is currently challenging herself to learn animation. She is a member of The Modern’s National Student Advertising Competition Team. Last year, she served as the art director, and the team placed first at the District Competition and ranked 11th in the nation. When asked by GDUSA how the challenges of 2020 changed how she thinks about the role of graphic design and graphic designers, Madison stated, “…I think this year has proven that designers hold a powerful position in the world, and they’ve done so many wonderful things in an effort to piece it back together and unite us all. I’m proud to call myself a designer.” Madison is currently completing a co-op with Boom Crate Studios in Dayton, Ohio, and will graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree this June.

Hannah Peterson is a second-year student of the Modern’s Associate Degree Program in Design. She grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and is a graduate of the Delaware Area Career Center. Hannah is passionate about web design, print, packaging, branding, UI/UX, and crafts intentional and user-driven creative solutions. She is also a member of The Modern’s National Student Advertising Competition Team this year and serves as Media Director. When asked by GDUSA how the challenges of 2020 changed how she thinks about the role of graphic design and graphic designers, Hannah shared, “2020 has reinforced for me the pivotal roles that conscious marketing and design play in an ethical society. Designers have the power to influence public opinion, drive change, and make genuine connections with users/consumers—it’s an important responsibility to be aware of.” Hannah is currently completing the final coursework of the Design Program. She will graduate with an Associate’s Degree this June and begin the Design Leadership Program in August.

“Madison and Hannah have exceptional critical thinking, communication, and design skills,” shared Jessica Barry, president of The Modern. “This national recognition is well deserved and will help them expand their professional networks across the globe.”

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