Works by five graphic design majors were accepted to the Student Work Exhibit at the 44th Annual Siggraph Conference. Held this summer in Los Angeles, the students' videos and animations were viewed by thousands of artists and computer professionals at the world's largest, most influential annual conference and exhibition in computer graphics and interactive techniques.

The students were part of Motion Graphics, a class taught by adjunct faculty in the Fine and Performing Arts Nancy Sepe, M.F.A., and included Karen Alcazar ’17 of Lynn, Mass.; Breyon Brown ’16 of Henniker, N.H.; Thijs Heilbron ’17 of Madbury, N.H.; Bianca Obi ’17 of Bronx, N.Y.; and Ryan O’Donnell ’16 of Hingham, Mass.

“Participating in Siggraph provides students with the opportunity to be part of a much larger and very influential annual event,” said Sepe. "It’s a sort of remote collaboration with fantastically diverse and talented computer graphics professionals, educators and students.”

Alcazar, now a graphic designer in Colby-Sawyer’s Office of College Communications, appreciates Sepe’s instruction and that she submitted her work to the conference. “In Motion Graphics, I learned skills that give me an edge in the competitive graphic design market,” said Alcazar. “Having my animation featured at the Siggraph Conference gives me greater confidence as a designer and impresses employers.”

To see the students’ work, visit To learn more about studying graphic design at Colby-Sawyer, visit