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Graphic Design Student Wins Pin Design Challenge

Epic Charter School senior and Moore Norman Technology Center (MNTC) Graphic Design student Ryan Peterson won the Pin Design Challenge for the National Leadership and SkillsUSA Conference. Each year, SkillsUSA challenges students across the country to contribute creative designs to commemorate the year’s National Leadership and Skills Conference. This year's challenge tasked students with creating a custom pin design using their technical skills in the area of graphics and design. Peterson's submissions met all the required text and brand colors. 

Peterson's pin will be the pin that represents the entire conference. Everyone attending the conference will get one of the pins designed by Peterson. He will be recognized during the conference and has already been recognized on the SkillsUSA website.

“I wanted something that was minimalistic and reflected the city of Atlanta and the SkillsUSA Conference. I wanted to simplify the key components of the city down to their most basic shapes. I was super excited to hear that I won and I can’t wait to see the design in use at the conference this summer! I am looking forward to having so many people wear my design,” Peterson said.

Students from across the country, and several countries outside the U.S., will all be wearing the pin that Peterson designed. Students typically enjoy trading pins with each other at the conference. It is a great way for students to get to learn how to network with their peers. 

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Labor as a successful model of employer-driven workforce development with more than 14,000 Oklahoma members. The SkillsUSA mission is to empower members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. 

MNTC's Graphic Design program helps students earn national certifications while learning Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, and work exclusively with Apple and Adobe products. They experience versatile projects and a creative environment as they develop a professional design portfolio in both digital and print design.  

Ryan Peterson

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