SOURCE: Wilkin Guge Marketing

December 26, 2007 15:18 ET

Wilkin Guge Designer Wins Graphis Gold Award

Juan Garcia's "Toys & Kicks" Will Appear in Graphis' "New Talent Design Annual"

ONTARIO, CA--(Marketwire - December 26, 2007) - Wilkin Guge Marketing's award-winning creative department celebrates Graphic Designer Juan Garcia's Graphis Gold Award for his project, "Toys & Kicks," a three-dimensional piece he developed as a student at California State University, Fullerton.

Garcia's child-friendly container will be showcased in Graphis' New Talent Design Annual, an international graphic communications journal that publishes the best in graphic design, advertising and photography produced annually by new promising artists.

"Juan is a very talented graphic designer... an innovative and creative collaborator on our clients' projects," said Andrew Wilkin, managing partner/brand creative director of Wilkin Guge Marketing. "It is no surprise to me that even as a student Juan exemplified the ability to excel in fresh ways as he does now at Wilkin Guge."

"When I saw Juan's work at Cal State Fullerton's Portfolio Review, I knew I wanted to recruit him to work for Wilkin Guge," said Danny Sciortino, the agency's senior art director. "There was no doubt in my mind he would be a perfect fit for our team and our clients."

While earning his Bachelor's degree in fine arts from Cal State Fullerton, Garcia developed "Toys & Kicks" to communicate the message of a fabricated toy and shoe company. He was encouraged by his professor, Theron Moore, to enter the project in Graphis' New Talent Design Annuals. In March 2007, he submitted photographs of "Toys & Kicks" to Graphis and was informed shortly thereafter it would be featured in the 2007 New Talent publication.

Currently, Juan Garcia collaborates in the creative department at Wilkin Guge as a graphic designer. Prior to Garcia's hire by Wilkin Guge, he was a freelance graphic designer for the agency and others, including E Grafxx & Web Design.

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