UNO Magazine Receives Two Best of CASE District VI Awards

In the category of Design – Covers, UNO Magazine was selected as two of the three Best of CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District VI Awards!

Illustration by Traci Daberko

The influence and achievements of Nebraska's metropolitan university reach across the state and beyond. Under the theme Beyond City Limits, the Summer 2022 issue of UNO Magazine cast a spotlight outside of the metro including stories about preventing agriculture cyberterrorism, increasing rural transportation accessibility and bridge longevity, wildlife conservation and law enforcement, emergency disaster response and more. For this cover, we brainstormed an aerial view of farmlands, much like the majority of the state of Nebraska, with crop circle designs including the Maverick bull, UNO's mascot, and symbols representing several of the feature stories and articles within. Illustrator Traci Daberko used clean vector lines and shapes to bring the concept to life.

Illustration by Kirsten Ulve

Under the theme Work, the Fall 2022 issue of UNO Magazine showcases how UNO uniquely prepares students to be innovative industry leaders and alumni perspectives on important industry trends. Some examples include UNO's aviation program in partnership with Southwest Airlines and the evolution of remote work. For the cover, illustrator and designer Kirsten Ulve was selected to create a custom illustration of people with attire and attributes representing many of the careers included in the issue’s featured stories. The result was a bright visual representation of the current and future workforce developed at UNO and a spirited entrance into an issue about careers.

The awards will officially be presented at the District V & VI Annual Conference in Chicago on April 14-16, 2024.