Student's Design Will be Face of Ravinia

Dan Goers came to Harper College's Graphic Arts Technology program looking for a career change.

It was a winning decision. T

he 28-year-old Mount Prospect resident, who previously dabbled in corporate America as an account manager and tried his hand at radio broadcasting before heading to Harper, created the top entry in the 2012 Ravinia Poster Design Competition - making his work the face of the famous Ravinia Festival this season.

"My favorite part of graphic arts is the opportunity to creatively form a vision in my head and then form a finished project that I'm happy with," says Goers, whose poster entry, a requirement for his graphic arts course, built on skills learned in class and incorporated musical notations and a bright flower. "Harper's program does a great job of assigning projects like this one that not only improve our skills, but also give us real-world experience. It is awesome to see the amount of talent that some of the students produce."

Goers' design was chosen from more than 100 entries in the contest, which celebrated the Ravinia Festival Women's Board's 50th anniversary. A classmate in his graphic arts course was also among the contest's finalists.

Goers is enrolled in four Harper design, web and photography classes, working toward certificates in graphic and web design.

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