T-shirts and posters promoting the 2018 summer concert series at Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center will feature a design created by Finger Lakes Community College student Julian Trinchini, of Webster.
Trinchini created the design of an amplifier for his Graphic Design 2 course, taught by Liz Brownell. Students each created shirt and poster design proposals for CMAC’s consideration in what organizers hope will be an annual competition.
Students worked on the designs for a month in the spring semester, and pitched them to CMAC’s nonprofit board of directors during a reception in the venue’s concession building.
“We are thrilled to further our partnership with FLCC by engaging the graphic design students for this project,” said Lynn Freida, executive director of CMAC. “The students pulled together some amazing designs that we are sure our CMAC fans will love to rock on this year’s shirts and poster. We are hoping to make this an annual competition for years to come.”
The partnership was inspired by alumna Katrina Temple, who is continuing an internship at CMAC and Constellation Brands that started when she was a student at FLCC. Temple was a 2016 finalist in an annual contest where FLCC graphic design students create labels for wine produced and bottled by their counterparts in the college’s viticulture and wine technology program.
Trinchini, a 2016 Webster Thomas High School graduate, said he and his classmates were tasked with coming up with creative design ideas that would appeal to their client and its patrons. Project pitches were similar to what they may encounter as working professionals — students took turns talking about why they chose their designs and the work that went into creating them.
Several said they found inspiration from CMAC’s branding and the look of its website. Trinchini said it inspired his simple black-and-white amplifier.
“I wanted to use positive and negative space,” he said.
The student design proposals impressed board members at the reception, so much so that they chose a second student’s work to be used for individual show posters that CMAC will keep backstage and use on show day for the tour to take home with them. The design, created by Cameron Naegler, of Canandaigua, features a vinyl record on a red background.
Naegler said he is excited that famous musicians may see his work.
Trinchini expects to complete his final class to earn his FLCC associate degree in August. He plans to transfer to a four-year school to continue his graphic design studies. His CMAC design still needs some fine-tuning, such as adding recently announced concerts to the lineup.
“It was a great project,” he said. “We learned so much and got some great real-world experience for a really big client, which was very exciting.”
In addition to Trinchini and Naegler, the class includes students Noah Borden, Kyla Bruno, Keiarra Bryant, Carrington Charnock, Dominick Commisso, Katie Cossaboon, Daelyn Doane, Skylar Gray, Sophia Hall, Kole Knight, Luke Lane, Melissa McClements, Steven Micha, Conor Popple and Katelyn Springer.
CMAC provided each student with a pair of concert tickets to thank them for their design pitches.
The official start of the CMAC season, when patrons can see and purchase the posters and shirt, is June 23 with the John Fogerty and ZZ Top concert. Visit cmacevents.com for the 2018 CMAC lineup.