Students compete to showcase their professional design abilities at the IDEA Bank

A class competition has resulted in a new display of student work at the IDEA Bank. (TROY photo/Aliza Chambers)

A class competition has resulted in a new display of student work at the IDEA Bank. (TROY photo/Aliza Chambers)

A competition to teach students to create functional and business-worthy designs for professional settings has resulted in 17 of 100 submissions being selected for display at Troy University’s IDEA Bank.

The "IDEAtion X Gallery" showcases the work of Troy University art and design students. (TROY photo/Aliza Chambers)
The “IDEAtion X Gallery” showcases the work of Troy University art and design students. (TROY photo/Aliza Chambers)

The “IDEAtion X Gallery” is a result of a collaboration between the Sorrell College of Business’ IDEA Bank and the Department of Art and Design and is the brainchild of Associate Professor of Art and Design Christopher Stagl. The competition was run as part of Stagl’s typography class this past fall.

““I never am disappointed when I see the unique creative that the students come up with,” Stagl said. “I’m honored and touched to even teach them.”

Adorning both exterior and interior spaces at the IDEA Bank, the exterior designs were produced by Wells Printing and students cut adhesive vinyl for their interior work.

“It is so exciting to be able to see something that I worked on just my tiny, little laptop come to life,” says Emily Cousins, a junior graphic design major from Montgomery. Cousins’ mural is one of the first that can be seen when entering the IDEA Bank, titled Create Your Own Future.

The murals are placed in sitting areas, conference rooms and in the windows along the sidewalk outside. Additional banners hang along the IDEA Bank’s side fence.

“It was the perfect opportunity to showcase their work and add some motivational and inspirational pieces to this space to make it a little more upbeat and bring people from the community in to experience it all,” said Lynne George, the IDEA Bank’s director.

The IDEA Bank promotes and features student work throughout the academic year.

For more photos of the event, check out troy.edu/photo.

Both interior and exterior designs are showcased in the "IDEAtion X Gallery" at TROY's IDEA Bank. (TROY photo/Aliza Chambers)
Both interior and exterior designs are showcased in the “IDEAtion X Gallery” at TROY’s IDEA Bank. (TROY photo/Aliza Chambers)
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