Graphic Design USA names two Kennesaw State graduates to 2018 list

Audrey ArnoldKatie Vines
 Audrey Arnold, top, and Katie Vines

Promising College of the Arts alumni recognized by national publication

KENNESAW, Ga. (Feb 20, 2018) — Two graduates of Kennesaw State University’s College of the Arts have been named to Graphic Design USA’s “Students to Watch 2018” list.

Audrey Arnold of Acworth, Ga. and Katie Vines of Tyrone, Ga. were among 75 students from universities throughout the U.S. named to GDUSA’s annual list. Both women were nominated by faculty in the College’s School of Art and Design at Kennesaw State.

Each year, Graphic Design USA magazine, an information resource for graphic design professionals, identifies top students, both undergraduate and graduate students, who have found personal and professional growth through their academic programs and are “ready to burst on the design scene.”

Since graduation in 2017, both women have landed graphic design jobs within the flooring industry.

Currently employed as graphic designer for Mohawk Industries, Arnold earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic communications in December. She also participates in set dressing for a local theater group and has acted in several musical productions and plays. While at KSU, she was a member of the Graphic Design Club.

Vines earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic communications in May 2017 and now works as a senior graphic designer at Shaw Floors, where she creates email newsletters, catalogs, vehicle wraps, signs and other graphics for the Hard Surfaces Retail division. During college, Vines interned with Shaw Floors and Heidelberg, USA and was a member of the Graphic Design Club and the American Institute of Graphic Arts.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit