Stress–relieving greeting card with bubble wrap earns Genesee Career Institute student top award

Have a friend in need of stress relief? With the POP POP POP of bubble wrap, Bendle High School senior Trenton Warner came up with an award-winning way to help.

Warner received the $2,000 top prize in the 2019 Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation Student Design Competition. He is a student in the Visual Design Communications Program at the Genesee Intermediate School District’s Genesee Career Institute.

Out of 287 students from across the country, Warner placed first in the competition that challenged students to design and produce a printed greeting card for the occasion of their choice. 

Warner chose a unique occasion -- stress, which he noted affects people of every age, every day. His unique design incorporated bubble wrap as a built-in instant stress-reliever. 

“We had five great designs created by GCI students which we entered into the competition for the very first time,” said Michael Crawford, Marketing and Visual Design Communications teacher at the Genesee Career Institute. “Trenton’s greeting card was an instant favorite.

“Many students were drawn to it and connected with it. Everyone who saw it wanted to pop the bubbles of the bubble wrap inside the card.”

Warner received an all-expense paid trip to the 2019 Print Conference in Chicago, where his card was showcased. It was also featured on the Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech) website.

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