BFA Graphic Designer Selected for Live AIGA Portfolio Review

Four-pack of beer with brightly colored label and package design.
Anna Sella – Sombra Cerveza package design.

Senior BFA major Anna Sella was one of three student designers selected from more than 120 applicants nationwide to present her graphic design portfolio for a live review during AIGA Portfolio Festival Day. Designer Michael Bierut, a partner at the design firm Pentagram, reviewed her work live on Facebook for members of the  American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), the professional organization for design.

Sella showed three projects she created this past school year. She talked about her process in each one and how she developed ideas, chose colors, designs, and fonts and more in each.

“This was an amazing experience and I am so thankful for everyone that joined the livestream and gave such good feedback!” Sella wrote on Facebook. The video is here and Sella’s presentation begins about 1:19:00.

Anna Sella – QUILTCON (Branding).

Anna Sella works as a graphic design intern for the Culverhouse College of Business. She created the masthead design for the department of art and art history’s monthly e-newsletter, illustrations for K-3 reading books for the statewide initiative Reading Allies and she was part of the design team for the Black Belt Artist Project catalog. Sella’s accolades include a Silver ADDY in the professional category for her work for Culverhouse College of Business, as well as a Silver ADDY in the student category for packaging design from the American Advertising Federation of Tuscaloosa in 2020. She has been awarded the Paul R. Jones Endowed Scholarship, Carol B. Merkle Endowed Scholarship, Farley Moody Galbraith Endowed Art Scholarship and Mary Morgan Memorial Art Scholarship Fund.

For more information about The University of Alabama’s programs in studio art and art history, visit our Degree Programs page.