Jada Samuel, a senior BFA design major, has been announced as the recipient of the “Best in Show” award during the recent “Swipe Right” 2022 Portfolio Review at Missouri Southern State University.

During the event held in late April, students from the Art & Design Department showcased their work for review by professionals and the public. It marked the first time the event had been held in person since 2019.

This year, 18 students presented their work for review by numerous local and regional art professionals.

“The Missouri Southern design faculty assessed each student portfolio for the quality of work, portfolio organization and the presentation of content,” said Ed Outhouse, associate professor of design. “Successful designers are expected to create engaging designs and effectively communicate the concepts and aesthetic choices of their work.”

Samuel, a student from the British Virgin Islands, included digital illustrations, web design, typography, page layout and symbol design in her portfolio.

“Her exemplary design work is a model for what we hope our students can achieve here at MSSU,” said Outhouse.