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Heinze's projects selected for 2010 HOW Magazine


By Brent Lyday

Commerce – Derek Heinze, a senior Texas A&M University-Commerce communication art student, has collected multiple advertising awards over the past year and is gaining national recognition after having his work selected for inclusion into the 2010 HOW International Design Annual.

"The communication art faculty is so proud of Derek and his great accomplishment," said Lee Whitmarsh, A&M-Commerce communication art director. "The national level of competition for acceptance in the HOW International Design Annual is extremely high."

The annual was founded in 1985 and is read by more than 50,000 of the world's top design professionals. It's goal is to assist all designers and serve the business, technological and creative needs of graphic design professionals. The magazine provides a practical mix of vital business information, technological tips, creative ideas behind noteworthy projects, and profiles of professionals who are influential in design.

Heinze earned numerous awards throughout the year as well, including 2010 Summit International Creative Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards. He was named Emerging Student Graphic Designer of the Year and picked up first and second place honors at the 2009 International Design Awards. His work will also be included in "CMYK Magazine."

"Derek's success is a combination of his strong conceptual thinking, high standards and hard work ethic," Whitmarsh said. "I believe these qualities are fostered in the classroom environment provided for our communication art students at the University Center of Dallas. Derek has consistently brought national and international attention to the communication arts programs as well as the university."

During the 2009-2010 school year, the art program was named the best in the United States by CMYK Magazine and received strong recognition at the ADDY Awards, One Show in New York, and the 2010 National Student Show for photography.