Recognitions

Sharon and Guy’s students are consistently recognized for work created in courses taught by them. Sharon was also honored to receive the student-voted Silver Circle Teaching Award from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She and Guy have written about their teaching in Designer Magazine, a publication of the University and College Designers Association.

2019
Graphis Silver Award | Graphis New Talent | Project from Echo (journalism + publication design course) 
Columbia College Chicago students: Sarah Graf, Jason Min, Zoe Haworth, Ana Ojeda, Nicholas Rissmeyer, Sarah Trobee, Ben Hullinger, Neriza Miranda, Denise Wong Yu, Cecsily Bianchi

2018
Graphis Silver Award | Graphis Typography | Project from Typography III: Dimension
UIC students: Jeff Torres, T’Yanna Moore, Alexandra Spiroff, Caroline Schwarm

2018
Graphis Silver Award | Graphis New Talent | Projects from Typography III: Dimension
UIC students: Hyunji Kim, Jennifer Brott, William Dutton, Christopher Fanelli, Elissa Lepoire, Diana Mazurok, Judith Pauly, Kenneth Randall

2018
Runner-up | Creative Quarterly Journal | Project from Echo (journalism + publication design course)
Columbia College Chicago students: Sarah Graf, Ana Ojeda

2017
STA 100 Award | Society of Typographic Arts | Project from Advanced Graphic Design II (graduate course)
UIC graduate stud
ents: Kaleb Dean, Nina Swiderski

2017
Presenter | TypeCon Education Forum | Boston | Project from Advanced Graphic Design II (graduate course)
UIC graduate student: Charllotte Yue Qin

2016-18
ICFF Exhibition | International Contemporary Furniture Fair | New York City | Projects from Typography III: Dimension | UIC students invited annually to showcase their work in UIC’s exhibit at ICFF

2014-2019
Presenter | STA Design Inspiration Weekend | Chicagoland | Projects from Typography I: Form, Typography III: Dimension, Advanced Graphic Design II (graduate course)
UIC students: Elizabeth Villareal, Kristine Lee, Katherine Edwards, Christine Lee, Amanda Sanchez, Paul Zdon, Madison Chessare | UIC graduate students: Alice Lee, May-Zu Chien, Laura Ferrario, Jerome Grand, Beiruo He, Heesung Kim

2014
AIGA Signature Award | AIGA & Northern Illinois University | Project from Typography IV: Expression
UIC student: Nina Andorf
Judges: Rick Valicenti, Thirst; Aaron Draplin, Draplin Design Company; Sara Frisk, IDEO Chicago

2014
Finalist | UIC Image of Research | Project from Advanced Graphic Design II (graduate course)
UIC graduate student: May-Zu Chien

2014
Presenter | TypeCon | Washington, D.C. | Project from Advanced Graphic Design (graduate course)
UIC graduate student: Alice Lee

2013
Gold Award of Excellence for Type Design | University and College Designers Association | 
Project from Typography III: Dimension | UIC students: Alex Giraldo and 16 other students

2013
STA Award & Archive 13 Exhibition | Society of Typographic Arts | Project from Typography III: Dimension
UIC students: Alex Giraldo and 16 other students
Judging panel: Dana Arnett, VSA Partners; Marian Bantjes; Jon Forss, Non-Format; Michael Freimuth, Franklyn; Kim Knoll, Knoed

2013
American Graphic Design Award | Graphic Design USA | Project from Typography III: Dimension
UIC students: Alex Giraldo, Jeff Barnes, Julia Kaufman

2013
Typeforce Exhibition | Project from Typography III: Dimension
UIC student: Jonathan Duncan

2013
Works published | Designer Magazine | Projects from multiple typography courses + Advanced Graphic Design II (graduate course)
UIC students: Jonathan Duncan, Natalia Piegat, Jonathan Schelling, Jessica Toro
UIC graduate students: Ching-Mei Lin, Raul Pena, Jennifer Wandro, Matthew Wizinsky
Columbia College Chicago students: Erin Agnoli, Susie Copithorne, Keela Gendron, Robert Kerrigan, Edward Limperis, Marieke McClendon, Marcus Nuccio, Thumy Phan, Jase Sancrainte, Dan Shapiro, 

2010
Creative Quarterly Journal | Project from Typography III: Dimension
UIC students: Alexa Viscius, Amy Cawvey (Runner-up)

2009-2012
AIGA Snapshot | Projects from Professional Practice, Independent Study, Typography III: Dimension, Advanced Graphic Design II (graduate course)
UIC students: Mary Ann Park, Eric Cervantes, Octavio Acosta-Carlock, Karimé Castillo Ramirez, Jaclyn Kutsinski, Alexa Viscius, Brian Bauer, Ernestina Perez, Christina Wildgrube, Kelli Evans (graduate student)

2008-2011
STA Award | Society of Typographic Arts | 
Projects from Senior Thesis, Professional Practice, Typography III: Dimension, Advanced Graphic Design II (graduate course)
UIC students: Hannah Kim, Joseph Condon, Nicole Stormer
UIC graduate students: Christopher Kalis, Jungjin Kim, Anna Leithauser, Matthew Wizinsky

2008-2010
American Graphic Design Award | Graphic Design USA | Projects from Senior Thesis, Independent Study, Typograpy III: Dimension, Advanced Graphic Design II (graduate course)
UIC students: Hannah Kim, Octavio Acosta-Carlock, Karimé Castillo Ramirez, Brian Bauer
UIC graduate students: Christopher Kalis, Jungjin Kim

2007
Logo & Identity Competition Winner | National Association for the Practice of Anthropology | 
Project from Professional Practice | UIC student: Matthew Suhr