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Chewing up the competition

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The Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago students wins Orbit Gum Design Contest

CHICAGO – Amanda Moriarty, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Art & Design student at The Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago, chewed-up the competition to earn a spot as a top eight grand prize winner in the Orbit’s Melon Remix Pack Design Contest. Along with winning $5,000, her design, name and signature appeared on limited edition Orbit packages available through February 2012.

The 20-year-old, hailing from Ashland, New Hampshire, created a design inspired by Orbit’s neon color scheme of orange, green and pink. The national contest was open to post-secondary art students and entries were judged on originality, design execution and use of the color pallet. Moriarty’s whimsical design featuring intersecting and layered circles of various sizes can be viewed by visiting

“The effort and overall quality of work we received from the student designers far exceeded our expectations” said Victor Mehren, Marketing Director at Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, in a press release. “We hope the winners are as excited as we are to see their own personally designed gum packs on shelves.”

Moriarty shares her success with another student from The Art Institutes, Amanda Kelley of The Art Institute of Michigan, who was also recognized as a top eight grand prize winner.

The Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago is one of The Art Institutes (, a system of more than 45 educational institutions located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University. See for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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