Former NIC student receives prestigious scholarship

|photo1|North Idaho College alumnus Jesh Barlow of Coeur d'Alene recently received the prestigious Toni Robideaux Scholarship from the Spokane Advertising Federation.
Barlow was chosen as the recipient of the award in graphic design, one of five categories. He submitted examples of work he completed in NIC's graphic design program and wrote an essay based on the theme “Design: A sport you play, not a 401K.”
“I love design so much that it's easy to do, not just to pay the bills, but because I love it,” said Barlow, who contributed to the developing of the No Moose Left Behind marketing campaign while at NIC. “I was honored to receive the scholarship.”
Barlow was presented the $1,000 award at a reception March 4 at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane.
The Toni M. Robideaux Scholarship Fund, established in honor of Robideaux's contributions to the advertising, art and design communities, recognizes and rewards student achievement and excellence in advertising arts.
“This award means a lot to people in the industry,” NIC Graphic Design Instructor Philippe Valle said. “These students are our future and we're very pleased that Jesh was recognized for his work.”
Barlow has an associate's degree in visual communications from Collins College School of Graphic Design in Arizona. He enrolled in the graphic design program at NIC to brush up on his skills when he was approached with a several job opportunities.
He is currently working at Originals, a local print center that produces Home by Design Magazine, a publication that is customized and direct mailed nationwide.

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Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2005

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