Elizabeth Russo, a junior illustration major in the NIU School of Art and Design, designed the winning poster promoting the annual Artigras weekend.

Artigras is a two-day event celebration of the arts in downtown DeKalb, featuring an art walk, art tasting, variety show at the Egyptian Theatre and a performance by the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

Of her winning design, Russo said, “I am thankful for the illustration program at NIU because of their constructive criticism, insight into professional commercial illustration, and the ability to prepare students for the job world–especially when it comes to deadlines. I’m happy to have this opportunity to start showing my illustration to the public.”

Here’s the winning poster:

Artigras poster