Newman University senior Graphic Design student Gloria Esparza had her designs selected for this year’s Catholic Charities annual Christmas Appeal. Esparza’s designs and name, along with Newman’s name and logo, will appear on the appeal card and envelope, Christmas card and envelope, and a donation envelope with letterhead.
For the past three years, Assistant Professor of Art and Graphic Design Pamela Pancake has worked with Heather Welch, Director of Communications and Marketing at Catholic Charities, and Jodee Johnson, art instructor at Maize High School, as a community partnership. Newman senior graphic design students and Maize High School design students submit their designs for the Catholic Charities Christmas Appeal as part of the students’ course work. The appeal will be mailed to 50,000 local homes.
This year’s focus for donations was on Harbor House, which helps women and their children who are victims of domestic violence. Director of Development and Community Relations at Catholic Charities Wendy Glick was moved by Esparza’s message as illustrated by the student’s portrait of mother and child, and the work’s warm hues.
December 2013 Newman graduate Victoria Hostick posed with her daughter, Skyler, for the project. 2014 Newman graduate Brittany Loomis, who is now a designer for Catholic Charities, assisted in the project as art director to both groups of students.