Spotlight on Sydney: The 2011 Holiday Card Design Contest Winner


“I made it my goal to take something ordinary and making it feel like the holidays” said Sydney Stricker, 18, of Butler Tech’s D. Russel Lee Career-Technology Center, and winner of United Performance Metals 2011 holiday card contest.




Her holiday card design was the favorite among UPM employees, granting her a $500 prize.


“I need to save for a car, and $500 would be a big boost in my savings account” Sydney explained.


Growing up with a passion for art, Sydney explored a variety of mediums including interior design and fashion design. Once she toured the facilities at Butler Tech in 2009, Sydney felt strongly that she wanted to become a graphic designer.


“Each time I went to the commercial arts lab, I loved it” Sydney said.  When the school year is out, she will miss her fellow classmates and her instructor, Dave Geiser.  “I’m dreading graduating and leaving the school and the wonderful people I’ve met – students and teachers” she remarked.


After high school, Sydney plans to continue her design education at the School of Advertising Art in Kettering, Ohio. 


All of us at United Performance Metals are grateful to Sydney and every commercial design student who participated in our holiday card contest.  Best of luck to all of you in 2012!




Posted July 31, 2012
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