South Hills Graphic Arts Students Complete Creative Packaging Design Projects – South Hills School of Business & Technology
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South Hills Community News Release

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Second-year Graphic Arts (GA) students at South Hills School of Business & Technology’s Main Campus in State College presented their final creative packaging projects.

This capstone project challenges each student to create a fictitious craft beer brewing business. As part of the project, the students determine what their products are and who their target market is. Next, they develop the company’s branding and create a corporate logo. Students applied the graphic design skills they’ve developed throughout the entirety of their studies at South Hills to create craft beer packaging including a beer bottle label and cap, a tap head, and a six-pack package.

The students presented their six-pack designs in front of a group of their peers, the GA faculty, and other South Hills faculty and staff. GA Instructors Luciano Sormani, Ray Liddick, and Jim Colbert provided feedback to each of the students. These packaging projects will become part of the students' professional design portfolios, which include samples of their artwork to show to potential internship sites and employers.

Visit the Kari Lynn Schlegel Memorial Gallery to view more student and alumni designs.

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Kari Lynn Schlegel

March 4, 1992—December 15, 2016

Kari Schlegel was born in March 1992 and graduated from South Hills in September 2012.

The Kari Lynn Schlegel Memorial Gallery is named in memory of Kari Schlegel, a lifelong Bellefonte resident and 2012 graduate of the Graphic Arts program at South Hills.

Kari was often the exclamation point in any story about the Class of 2012. Her effervescent good mood, enthusiasm, and seemingly endless supply of optimism and positive spirit was infusive, lighting up the classroom.

Kari (right) is shown with her beloved sister, Mindy.

Her classmates still laugh at the memory of Kari wearing her bunny slippers on the Graphic Arts field trip to New York City. Groan-worthy puns and jokes? Kari had a volume of them. She delighted in sharing stories and photos of her four beloved cats as well as trivia and tales of Harry Potter and Disney World. She was a rare combination of innocence, maturity, trust, and hope. She was filled with a joy of life and an unconditional love for her friends, her family, her pets… and people she just met. That was Kari Schlegel.

Kari dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow for the South Hills “BooFest” Halloween party in 2012.

She loved her school, even coming back to audit several GA classes after graduating. Kari also particularly enjoyed returning to South Hills every summer to perform as part of the Music Picnic Series with the Bellefonte Community Band.

Kari died December 15, 2016, in a tragic automobile accident. It’s a loss everyone who knew her still feels. In the end, Kari truly lived her life with passion and joy, treating others as she wanted to be treated: with love, compassion, and respect.