2021 Design Scholarship Winner

About Our Scholarship:

Over the last several months, Thomas Group Printing has been accepting applications for our inaugural print design scholarship, a $1,500 award we’ll give annually to a promising design student. In order to apply, students sent us a project they felt exemplified their best print design work and wrote an essay on the topic “Why is Print Design Still Important in Today’s Day & Age.” 

We were overwhelmed with excellent applications and the process of selecting a winner was difficult. At the same time, It was humbling and inspiring to see firsthand some of the excellent print designers that will be entering the workforce soon. Judging by the quality of our applicants, the future of print is a bright one, with a wealth of excellent emerging talent working hard to create meaningful, impactful and tangible printed materials. After much deliberation, our scholarship committee selected a winner as well as a runner up, who we’d like to take the opportunity to spotlight below. Congratulations to our 2021 winner, Lauren Ortega, and to all of the excellent design students who applied to our scholarship this year!

2021 Winner: Lauren Ortega

Thomas Group Printing is pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 Chelsy Tomashoff Memorial Scholarship for Print Design Excellence, Lauren Ortega of Maryland. Ortega is a student at the School of Visual Arts and will receive $1,500 toward her education.

Lauren Ortega created branding for a natural cosmetics line called Luum. She discusses the emotional and economic sides of print design in her essay:

“The printing industry has a huge advantage emotionally and economically in this digital age. Printing presents opportunities for people who care about the physical aspect of art. What I mean by that is people appreciate print a lot more in this day in age because print represents the time and craft in which it takes to create print design pieces. Also the emotion it takes when making a design piece and the reaction that people get when receiving a printed piece cannot compare to something digitally made,” writes Ortega.

Runner Up: Sergio Jimenez

The second runner-up is Sergio Jimenez. His entry, “Poster a Day,” fused music and design to reimagine how certain songs and artists might be advertised. In his essay, Jimenez says the physical world around us, out of the digital realm, reminds us why printmaking isn’t dead and why it still so important to remember.

“Print design in a digital age is still very impactful and an important root to the world of design. Print materials provide a physical touchstone and personalized experience and is also the preferred method of communication for those on digital overload,”  Jimenez wrote.

We’re Accepting Applications:

The Chelsy Tomashoff Memorial Scholarship for Print Design Excellence accepts rolling applications throughout the year, and will be awarded to another student each year. More information can be found on the scholarship here

 

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Lauren Schmitt
Lauren Schmitt
14:34 11 Nov 22
Thomas Group Printing was absolutely fantastic to work with. My company had a tight deadline to have 150 booklets created and TGP completed the task with ease. They we're also very patient with teaching me how the page formatting aligns, as someone who does not have past experience. Looking forward to using TGP again in the future. Highly recommend!
Kelly L.
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20:57 07 Nov 22
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14:39 31 Oct 22
Clanci Jo Conover
Clanci Jo Conover
21:20 26 Oct 22
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17:52 12 Oct 22
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Betty Mintz
15:16 10 Oct 22
Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society, recently had the opportunity to work with Thomas Group Printing for an exhibit catalogue. Pre-press customer service was outstanding. All of our questions were answered, and files tested to ensure quality printing. The print and bind exceeded our expectations. Color was clean and consistent throughout the run. We recommend Thomas Group Printing and will work with them again.
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Alison Sullivan
21:13 03 Oct 22
My company got catalogs printed here and we are very pleased. The product quality is excellent and they were very communicative during the whole process
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18:48 03 Oct 22
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16:27 03 Oct 22
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Josh Thorne
15:27 03 Oct 22
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15:11 03 Oct 22
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14:13 03 Oct 22
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13:36 30 Sep 22
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17:47 19 Sep 22
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20:20 09 Sep 22
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Nicole Gavrilles
Nicole Gavrilles
21:04 02 Sep 22
I had such a lovely experience working with Thomas Group Printing!! I highly recommended their level of craft, care for printing perfection, and their sustainability printing practices. I ordered copies of my magazine and they were so thoughtful and super communicative throughout the entire process. They worked perfectly within the deadline I needed the copies by and made the entire experience super seamless. I highly recommend working with them and will definitely be working with them again!
Sam Bhagwat
Sam Bhagwat
04:51 24 Aug 22
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18:06 23 Aug 22
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Richard Green III
Richard Green III
19:16 09 Aug 22
In an age when printers are closing up left and right, Thomas Group Printing is standing strong and was able to offer my company, Ideal Jaocobs Corp, competitive pricing, fast turn around time, and a high quality product with ease. We ask a lot from our suppliers because we demand a lot from ourselves for our customers. It's very much appreciated when those we partner with share the same values.
Jacqueline Shafer
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14:36 09 Aug 22
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Sadia Sharmin
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11:32 04 Aug 22
Had a great experience recently working with Rory and team getting a quick turnaround for catalogs before an event. Would definitely recommend!
Kevin Brayer
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19:55 03 Aug 22
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Ella Peters
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18:19 03 Aug 22
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13:49 03 Aug 22
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17:59 01 Aug 22
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16:51 31 Jul 22
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02:08 28 Jul 22
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22:16 27 Jul 22
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13:45 26 Jul 22
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20:55 25 Jul 22
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17:54 25 Jul 22
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16:26 21 Jul 22
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00:46 22 Jun 22
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00:39 22 Jun 22
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19:18 20 Jun 22
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19:11 20 Jun 22
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15:06 20 Jun 22
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14:59 18 Jun 22
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17:02 15 Jun 22
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15:20 02 Jun 22
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Andrea Hodgson
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20:58 20 May 22
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16:05 18 May 22
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21:50 09 May 22
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