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NCC Student Wins NC Community College System Design Contest

Josh Ludlow

The North Carolina Community College System has announced Nash Community College Advertising and Graphic Design student, Josh Ludlow, is the winning designer of the cover art used to promote this year’s systemwide virtual conference. The conference is being held from February 1 through March 12.

The design contest was open to all students enrolled at North Carolina community colleges. As the winner, Ludlow’s art, photo and bio are featured in the conference program.

“Josh is a creative and talented graphic designer,” Instructor Natasha Neal said. “He is a hard-working and energetic person who embraces design challenges and delivers amazing design solutions. He is exceptional at communicating his ideas through his designs.”

Ludlow, of Rocky Mount, is a multi-media producer who loves to bridge the gap between functional layout and beautiful design. He has maintained a 4.0 cumulative grade point average and plans to graduate from Nash Community College in May. “The quality of his work and attention to detail are superb,” Neal said. “His work ethic has been exemplary, and he is always learning new skills and expanding his talents outside of traditional print-based media.”

Ludlow is employed by a non-profit publisher in North Carolina. Outside the workplace, he designs tabletop games and enjoys watching old episodes of “The Office.” He appreciates any opportunity to make people laugh, especially his wife Lia.

“I am thankful to have had the opportunity to participate in the contest,” Ludlow said. “My goal for the design was to direct the focus on the youth, who are the future, in a fun and simplistic way. I am honored to have been chosen as the finalist and hope to encourage others to continue to pursue their goals and work hard.”

NCC’s Advertising and Graphic Design curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment in the graphic design profession with emphasis on design, advertising, illustration, and digital and multimedia preparation of printed and electronic promotional materials.

“I have enjoyed my time as a student in the Advertising and Graphic Design program at Nash Community College,” Ludlow said. I am extremely grateful for the teachers who have gone above and beyond to teach and encourage not only me but all students. We, the students at Nash, have a lot to be thankful for with such dedicated and hardworking staff.”

Advertising and Graphic Design graduates are prepared for work with graphic design studios, advertising agencies, commercial printers, and in a wide variety of manufacturing, retail, media and graphics operations.

2021 NC Community College System cover art designed by Josh Ludlow