Three students selected to compete in NASA 60th anniversary graphic design competition


Paige Polifka-Denson

Senior Nathan Erbert works on his design for Wichita State University's NASA 60th anniversary poster competition.

Three students from the advanced graphic design class were selected to participate in a competition out of Wichita State University to design a poster for NASA’s 60th anniversary. Juniors Alexis Pfannenstiel and Antoni Leiker and senior Nathan Erbert were those chosen.

To be selected for this competition they had to write a paragraph about how they would design the poster if they had the chance. Only 10 students in the entire state of Kansas were selected.

The three students will go to Wichita on Oct. 19 to present the poster that each of them design.

“I’m excited about designing the poster, but nervous about everything else like going to Wichita State and presenting the poster,” Leiker said.

Pfannenstiel is also excited about making the poster but is nervous to write an essay to go with it. This is her third year in the graphic design program, and she plans to continue with it in the future.

“I really want to go to college for graphic design at Fort Hays State University,” Pfannenstiel said.

For Leiker graphic design is his favorite class and it serves as a sort of safe space for him.

“I like how diverse the class is, we all have different beliefs and different stories, but ultimately we still respect everyone’s work,” Leiker said.