At the opening of the Graduating Student Exhibition on May 12, six Illustration students were announced as the winners of the annual juried Illustration BFA awards. First place went to Laureli Morales for her piece, “The Consequences of Being a Modern Woman.” Inn-ting Wang placed second and Sean Rall third. Honorable mentions went to Yuchen Zhao, Denise Losee, and Wendy Concepcion. The judges were illustrator Victor Juhasz, designers Audrey Razgaitis and Willy Wong, and FIT faculty members CJ Yeh and Ava Kakeda.
Each winner was awarded a Wacom Cintiq tablet. These digital tablets, donated by Wacom, enable the artist to draw directly on the screen—the best way to translate hand drawing into a digital format.