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ISAD graduate Hayley Laban honored as top 50 graphic designer under 30

August 15, 2017

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The publication The Drum named International School of Art & Design graduate Hayley Laban (’11) as one of the top 50 graphic designers under 30 years old. Laban was recognized in an article on the publication’s website that highlighted the first group of designers, which all come from the western portion of the United States. Below is an excerpt from the article.

This week The Drum will reveal its inaugural 50 under 30 in the US, beginning by featuring our 10 honorees from the western part of the country. Each was chosen with the help of a judging panel that included MullenLowe Los Angeles executive creative director Margaret Keene, Colle McVoy executive creative director Laura Fegley, Arnold Worldwide chief creative officer Icaro Doria and Barker EVP-creative director Sandi Harari.

After receiving nominations from readers, the judges helped choose the final 50, who will continue to be revealed throughout this week. They will also be featured in the October issue of The Drum’s magazine.

Laban is a senior graphic designer at Warehouse Twenty One in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Her design skills and hard work caught the attention of Finlandia University in October 2015 when she was highlighted in the inaugural Finlandia Success story. The Drum asked Laban a series of three questions, including what piece of advice she would have for other up-and-coming designers.

“Hustle,” Laban said. “My parents taught me that I could be whatever I wanted to be, but that I had to work hard to get it. Sometimes I think that last sentiment is missing in our mindset.”

Read more about Laban’s career and see the full list of recognized designers from the western portion of the United States thedrum.com.

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