IT – Broker Services – REMINDER: Onboarding period to Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for TRACK is about to end (16/17)

This IT-Notice is a reminder to previous IT-NoticesIT 68/16 and IT 01/17 regarding the implementation of Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for Nasdaq Trade Reporting Web, TRACK. This will impact all Nasdaq Nordic and Nasdaq Commodities members using TRACK for their Regulatory Reports such as EMIR and REMIT. Information in this IT-Notice is directed to IT staff, administrators of the TRACK application as well as the end users.

Best Formations Provides Quick and Easy Company Formation Services

London, UK — (SBWIRE) — 03/02/2017 — The process of forming a company in the UK can seem like a real hassle to people without experience. There are so many forms that lots of new business owners become confused and get things wrong. While there is nothing stopping someone from navigating the process alone, it isn’t a sensible move. That is especially the case now that Best Formations offers a cheap and affordable solution to anyone who wants to register a new venture. They will guide clients through every single step and perform all the hard work on their behalf. So, anyone can trade as a company within only a couple of days.

Best Formations Limited offers a broad range of different company formation services to suit every situation. The team will spend time discussing the needs of their clients before advising on the best ways they can assist. They also provide some alternative services that are perfect for people just starting out in the business world. Entrepreneurs who start a new venture from home might want to rent an address that makes their company appear professional. The experts at Best Formations can help with that. Here are some of the most popular services available today:

– Office and service addresses
– Virtual receptionist
– Accountancy
– Mail forwarding
– Banking assistance

The best thing about using services of that nature is that they help business owners to save time. There is always a lot of work to be done during the early stages of any new operation. So, people just starting out should always try to focus on growth and discovering the best working processes. The last thing anyone wants is to waste a couple of days learning how to register a firm with Companies House. That is especially the case when they can get it done for such an incredibly low price.

If people need advice, the team is always around to provide information and offer suggestions. They listen to their client’s ambitions before helping them to turn them into a reality. While they can’t cause a business to become successful, they can provide the necessary foundations. With that in mind, anyone with interest in these services is encouraged to get in touch with them today. No other specialist offers such a client-based approach to company registration and startup services. So, there is no time to waste. Register a company today and start trading instantly.

To get in touch with the team, either access their website or use the contact details below.

Contact:
Mariusz Zobek
Company: Best Formations Limited
Address: 28-29 The Broadway, Ealing, London, W5 2NP, UK
Phone: 2070607326
Email: enquiries@bestformations.co.uk
Website: www.bestformations.co.uk

AWS Cloud Migration, DevOps, Big Data and IOT Solutions Provider stackArmor is Now APN Advanced Partner

stackArmor announces status as Advanced Consulting Partner, AWS Service Delivery Partner for AWS GovCloud, and AWS Public Sector Partner

stackArmor, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) member and value-added reseller, today announced the successful achievement of Advanced Consulting Partner status in the APN. stackArmor is a fast growing cloud-native solutions provider for security focused customers in public sector, financial services, healthcare, and non-profit customer segments. The global delivery team of seasoned and AWS-certified Solution Architects currently support workloads in AWS Regions in the US, UK, Germany, Singapore and India meeting stringent security and operational requirements.

stackArmor also announced that it has achieved AWS Service Delivery Partner status for AWS GovCloud and Amazon DynamoDB, and has become a member of the AWS Public Sector Partner Program. The AWS Service Delivery Program identifies APN Partners that have passed technical reviews, and have a validated track record of customer success with specific AWS services. The AWS Public Sector Partner Program is designed for APN Partners with solutions and experience to help deliver government, education, and nonprofit customer missions around the world leveraging the AWS Cloud.

“We congratulate stackArmor on achieving the rigorous requirements to become an Advanced Consulting Partner and delivering the proven customer success necessary to earn AWS Service Delivery Partner status,” said Chuck Edwards, Sr. Manager, Service Delivery Programs, Amazon Web Services. “These APN programs are designed to help AWS customers find and choose highly qualified and well trained APN Partners like stackArmor that demonstrate the skills and commitment to meet the needs of our customers.”

Chuck Edwards, Sr. Manager, Service Delivery Programs, Amazon Web Services

“We are excited to have rapidly grown from Standard APN Partner to Advanced APN Partner, which is a testament to our ability to delight our customers and deploy a dedicated and highly motivated delivery team of AWS Solution Architects and Engineers,” said stackArmor CEO Gaurav “GP” Pal. “stackArmor has established an incredible track record of delivering on complex projects in the area of DevOps, IOT, Big Data and Cybersecurity compliance. We are grateful for the support of our customers, our skilled engineering team and the AWS sales and partner teams who have supported our growth.”

​stackArmor’s AWS-certified Solution Architects have successfully migrated both Windows and Linux based workloads for security focused customers using a wide variety of AWS services including the latest serverless architecture pattern for reducing operational costs using “pay per call” models. The cloud and cybersecurity experts at stackArmor are well respected within the community having spoken at numerous Meetups and Conferences as well as publishing thought leadership articles in leading industry journals.  

“We congratulate stackArmor on achieving the rigorous requirements to become an Advanced Consulting Partner and delivering the proven customer success necessary to earn AWS Service Delivery Partner status,” said Chuck Edwards, Sr. Manager, Service Delivery Programs, Amazon Web Services. “These APN programs are designed to help AWS customers find and choose highly qualified and well trained APN Partners like stackArmor that demonstrate the skills and commitment to meet the needs of our customers.”

Media Contact: 
Gaurav “GP” Pal 
Phone: 888.964.1644 
Email: marketing@stackArmor.com

Source: stackArmor

MediaCrossing CEO to Lead Event for American Marketing Association, Fairfield County Chapter

​​The American Marketing Association, Fairfield County Chapter is pleased to offer an event led by Michael Kalman, CEO of MediaCrossing, during which he’ll demystify programmatic for those not fully familiar, and prepare those who already make large commitments via programmatic to be more successful in 2017. The event, titled, “Programmatic Advertising: Building 1 to 1 relationships with consumers through innovative strategy and technology,” is scheduled for Thursday, March 9, at 6:00pm at Sacred Heart University: Stamford Campus. Registration is available online and open to all. Ticket prices are $10 for students, $20 for AMA members and $30 for non-members.

The topic is vital to those engaged in digital marketing today: programmatic media buying is now responsible for more than two-thirds of all online display buying. Using audience profiles gleaned from a marketer’s own web properties, a strategy to reach lookalike audiences can be developed and deployed extremely efficiently. However, while programmatic advertising may sound like a silver bullet for brands and other businesses, it’s not as simple as it sounds.

With so much of digital advertising transacted programmatically today, we know this is an important topic for our members and the larger marketing community.

Carlene T. Armetta, President, AMA Fairfield County

MediaCrossing is a programmatic advertising agency in Stamford, CT, led by Kalman. “When we started this business, we thought it would be all about the automation, that it could be almost self-service,” he explains. “What we’ve come to realize is that you need really smart people, great data analysis tools, strategy that’s informed by real-world outcomes, and strong relationships and integration with the exchanges that provide the inventory.”​

Kalman adds that today’s advertisers must own the customer conversation and truly understand how targeting data and digital tactics are quickly changing the way they can win customers. He hopes to help local businesses understand the significance of programmatic and provide some experience-based advice to help them succeed.

The event will provide both strategic and tactical tips for marketers, including:

  • How media buying has changed because of programmatic – it’s radically different than only a few years ago
  • Why reach is important, but providing consumers with specific messaging, “in the moment” is more important to build life-long engagement
  • How a programmatic strategy mines for new clients on a hyper-local, hyper-specific basis

Carlene T. Armetta, President of the AMA Fairfield County is looking forward to the event.  “With so much of digital advertising transacted programmatically today, we know this is an important topic for our members and the larger marketing community. We’re pleased to have a speaker like Mr. Kalman who’s had so much hands-on experience and the ability to offer insights that can really benefit attendees.”

The event is open to all, but is most beneficial for CMOs and other senior marketing leaders; advertising buyers at agencies and on the client side; and any personnel charged with media buying.

Event Details:

Programmatic Advertising: Building 1 to 1 relationships with consumers through innovative strategy and technology

  • Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
  • Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Location:   Sacred Heart University: Stamford Campus, 3 Landmark Square, Stamford, CT 06901
  • Tickets: Purchase online at http://bit.ly/2lJomkA  – Prices $10/$20/$30

About AMA Fairfield County Chapter:

The Fairfield County Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) is one of 75 chapters in the US and Canada that make up the largest association of marketing professionals in the world with over 30,000 members. The Fairfield County Chapter is dedicated to keeping area marketing professionals up-to-date on the latest trends and best practices, as well as encouraging networking opportunities to build professional relationships and share ideas and knowledge.

Chapter activities include thought-provoking, engaging programs each month from September through June, breakfast roundtable discussions and the occasional mix-and-mingle social events.

Chapter events are open to all: members and non-members, veteran marketers and rookies just starting out, students and professors, corporate executives and small business managers. Learn more at http://amafairfieldcounty.org.

About MediaCrossing:

​MediaCrossing helps agencies and advertisers drive better results through digital advertising. We empower mid-sized companies to reach global audiences and global companies to reach local audiences. Our clients gain equal access to our team of strategic marketing experts and leading-edge programmatic technology, regardless of their size or budget. Working across all channels and all devices, the MediaCrossing team always keeps a single goal in mind: to help our clients get the best possible value from their advertising campaigns.

Founded in 2012, MediaCrossing Inc. is headquartered in Stamford, CT. Learn more at www.mediacrossing.com

Source: MediaCrossing

Maternova, Inc. Creates Safe Obstetric Solution Kits Featuring Philips Africa Innovation Hub Technology

Collaboration combines Maternova’s global reach in obstetric and Philips solutions specifically designed for healthcare settings.

​Philips Africa Innovation Hub and Maternova Inc. today signed an agreement accelerating the distribution of Philips’ innovative newborn and child health solutions in collaboration with Maternova.  The agreement initiates sales programs in Latin America, Africa and certain markets in Asia for Philips’ portable power independent Fetal Heart Rate Monitor.

The Philips solutions are packaged as part of the Maternova Safe Obstetric Solution (SOS) kits that offer lifesaving solutions for childbirth settings that are often extremely challenging due to rugged conditions, inadequate lighting, lack of electricity and limited availability of local healthcare resources.

” This agreement with Maternova underscores Philips’ commitment to co-create new solutions, new business models and new delivery paradigms to provide innovations that make an impact; innovations that enhance clinical outcomes and patient safety. “

Niels Buning, Venture Manager, Philips Africa Innovation Hub.

The Safe Obstetric Solution Kit delivers lifesaving vital signs monitoring and postpartum hemorrhage control.  It combines a maternal heart rate and blood pressure monitoring cuff with Philips’ Fetal Heart Rate Monitor (hyperlink to website) to deliver a comprehensive solution for assessing the health of the mother and baby during antenatal care visits through childbirth.

The Maternova SOS solution simplifies and enables the concurrent monitoring of mother and baby during the stress of labor and delivery.  The portable, power independent Philips Fetal Heart Rate Monitor (FHRM) is an innovative new monitoring solution that works using a built-in hand crank to power the device so it does not require batteries or electricity.   This solution addresses the need for an effective, lightweight and portable solution that can be used by healthcare professionals from midwives to obstetricians in situations where self-sufficiency and portability are essential to effective patient care.

“The Philips Fetal Heart Rate Monitor (FHRM) will work well for clinical care in the hospitals and mobile clinics in places like Haiti.” said Cynthia Siegel, RN, CNM, Director of Midwifery Education, Midwives for Haiti. “We have used it to monitor patients ranging from ten weeks to full-term pregnancies, and it performs extremely well.” 

“This agreement with Maternova underscores Philips’ commitment to co-create new solutions, new business models and new delivery paradigms to provide innovations that make an impact; innovations that enhance clinical outcomes and patient safety.” said Niels Buning, Venture Manager – Philips Africa Innovation Hub.  “Though developed in Africa, for Africa, the FHRM can address demand in a vast majority of low resource settings across the globe.” 

“It’s wonderful that Maternova and Philips will be collaborating for the benefit of patients and clinicians around the world,” said, Meg Wirth CEO of Maternova. “I am delighted that we were able to reach this important agreement.  We see demand for rugged, effective and innovative maternal, newborn and child health innovations growing in all corners of the world.”

Philips is a global leader in patient monitoring solutions with a comprehensive product portfolio ranging from multi-parameter bedside monitors to wearable patient monitors combined with mobile applications and clinical decision support tools. With a primary focus on prediction and prevention of patient deterioration, these integrated solutions aim to support clinical workflow and caregiver efficiencies, and enhance patient care. The Philips Africa Innovation Hub in Nairobi, Kenya, is the center for developing innovations “in Africa-for Africa” focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care.

Maternova is a women’s health solutions company, committed to accelerating the distribution of innovative, proven, lifesaving technologies to healthcare professionals in Africa, Latin America, and key markets in Asia through its local partners, distributors and its website www.maternova.net . Information on the SOS Solutions Kits can be found at: https://maternova.net/collections/frontpage/products/sos-safe-obstetric-solution-backpack

Media Contact: Allyson Cote, COO/CoFounder allysonecote@maternova.net 401-273-6700

Source: Maternova, Inc., Philips Africa Innovation Hub

HUBER+SUHNER to showcase state-of-the-art satellite interconnect and cable technologies at SATELLITE 2017

Global connectivity supplier, HUBER+SUHNER, is showcasing the breadth of its latest Interconnect and Cable technologies during SATELLITE 2017, taking place March 6-9 in the Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C.

On display will be the latest in Ground Test and Space Flight hardware addressing both the traditional Space market as well as the needs of the evolving “NewSpace” segment.

“Connectivity is a critical requirement in demanding environments, especially space,” said B.J. Lyman, Aerospace and Defense Market Manager at HUBER+SUHNER. “When pushing the limits of next-generation high-capacity Digital Transparent Payloads (DTP) and/or Digital Regenerative Payloads (DRP), HUBER+SUHNER high-density interconnect systems offer size, weight, service, and integration advantages as compared with discrete interconnect solutions. Our robust end-to-end interconnect products integrate SMPM interface components offing a high degree of reliability and flight heritage.”

HUBER+SUHNER is exhibiting its high-capacity 14-Channel Multi-Coax Interconnect solutions for both Chassis and SMT PCB Mount options at the exhibition. These are modular and high-density interconnects which utilize industry standard SMPM interfaces combined with flight-proven microbend™ cable providing solderless bend to the end technology. All materials are MIL qualified and flight approved.

Also on display will be High-Performance Sucoflex 200 and 300 series cable assemblies offering up to 40 GHz performance and providing excellent phase vs. temperature stability combined with low loss in a mechanically robust lightweight construction. HUBER+SUHNER will also showcase its latest Minibend cable product extensions, including the Microbend-L Cable – an enhanced Low-Loss version of Microbend as well as their Phase Invariant cable product family including Sucoform 86 CT (Conformable), Minibend CTR (Flexible), and EZ 85 CT (Semi-Rigid) products; specifically developed for phase critical applications requiring precision electrical lengths.

Representatives from HUBER+SUHNER Astrolab – which was designated as the Corporate Space Flight Center of Excellence in 2015 – will be on-site at Satellite 2017 to meet customers and discuss new product developments as well as the planned launch of “Power Sub-Miniature” (PSM) high power connectors directly applicable to Space customers.

Visit HUBER+SUHNER at Booth 945 at Satellite 2017.

To arrange briefings or interviews with HUBER+SUHNER at the show, please contact hubersuhner@proactive-pr.com.

HUBER+SUHNER Group
HUBER+SUHNER is a global company with headquarters in Switzerland that develops and manufactures components and system solutions for electrical and optical connectivity. With cables, connectors and systems – developed from the three core technologies of radio frequency, fiber optics and low frequency – the company serves customers in the communication, transportation and industrial sectors. The products deliver high performance, quality, reliability and long life – even under harsh environment conditions. Our global production network, combined with group companies and agencies in over 60 countries, puts HUBER+SUHNER close to its customers. Further information on the company can be found at hubersuhner.com.

Proactive PR
Tel: +44 1636 812 152
hubersuhner@proactivepr.com

Theo Rutschmann
HUBER+SUHNER
Phone: +41 71 353 4346
theo.rutschmann@hubersuhner.com

Itafos Provides Update on Previously Announced Brokered Private Placement and Announces Inclusion of Shares for Debt Transaction

/EINPresswire.com/ — TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Mar 2, 2017) – Itafos (TSX VENTURE:IFOS) (“Itafos” or the “Company“) is pleased to provide, further to the Company’s news release dated January 11, 2017, an update on the previously announced private placement (the “Offering“).

The Company has agreed with Raymond James Ltd. (the “Lead Agent“) and GMP Securities L.P. (together with the Lead Agent, the “Agents“) that the Offering will consist of the issuance and sale of up to 22,242,982 shares of the Company (the “Placement Shares“) at a price of CAD$2.10 per Placement Share for gross proceeds of up to US$35,000,000 by way of a marketed private placement on a best efforts basis. The Company and the Agents have to date received commitments for approximately US$33,000,000, including Zaff’s commitment as described below. The Company has agreed to pay the Agents a cash fee equal to 6.0% of the gross proceeds from the Offering raised by the Agents from unrelated parties.

Zaff LLC (“Zaff“), a control person of the Company, is expected to acquire US$15,000,000 of the Placement Shares, of which amount it is expected to subscribe for 7,626,165 Placement Shares at a price of CAD$2.10 for an aggregate US$12,000,000, and to subscribe for 1,906,541 Placement Shares at an effective price of CAD$2.10 in lieu of a cash repayment to Zaff (the “Shares for Debt Transaction“) to settle an outstanding cash advance of US$3,000,000 recently made to the Company on February 23, 2017.

The completion of the Offering, including the Shares for Debt Transaction, is subject to certain conditions, including the completion of due diligence by the Agents, the negotiation and execution of a definitive agency agreement, the execution of subscription agreements, the satisfaction of any regulatory requirements and receipt of the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV“), among others. The closing of the Offering is expected to occur on or about March 9, 2017.

The Placement Shares will be subject to a statutory hold period of four months plus a day from the date of issuance in accordance with applicable securities legislation and TSX Venture Exchange requirements.

Zaff currently beneficially owns, or controls or directs, directly or indirectly 55,573,669 shares of the Company, representing approximately 96.60% of the issued and outstanding shares (on an undiluted basis) as of the date hereof. Upon completion of the Offering, including the Shares for Debt Transaction, on the terms described herein, Zaff would beneficially own, or control or direct, directly or indirectly, 65,106,375 shares of the Company, representing approximately 81.61% of the issued and outstanding shares (on an undiluted basis).

Mr. Brent de Jong, a director of Itafos, is a related party of Zaff and, as such, declared his interest to the board of directors of the Company in connection with the Offering, including the Shares for Debt Transaction. The directors reviewed the Offering, including the Shares for Debt Transaction, and concluded that they are in the best interests of the Company. The Company did not file a material change report at least 21 days prior to the anticipated date of completion of the Offering, including the Shares for Debt Transaction, due to the Company’s determination that it is in the best interests of the Company to avail itself of the proceeds and complete the Offering, including the Shares for Debt Transaction, in an expeditious manner.

This news release does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The securities being offered have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and such securities may not be offered or sold within the United States absent U.S. registration or an applicable exemption from U.S. registration requirements.

About Itafos

Itafos (TSX VENTURE:IFOS) is focused on becoming a significant integrated producer of phosphate based fertilizers and related products. Itafos has an experienced team with significant experience in the business of fertilizer operations, management, marketing and finance. Itafos owns and operates the Itafos-Arraias SSP Operations, which consists of an integrated fertilizer producing facility comprised of a phosphate mine, a mill, a beneficiation plant, a sulphuric acid plant, an SSP plant and a granulation plant and related infrastructure located in central Brazil. Itafos’ exploration portfolio includes a number of additional projects in Brazil, including the Santana Project, a high-grade phosphate deposit located in close proximity to the largest fertilizer market of Mato Grosso State and animal feed market of Pará State, and the Araxá Project, a high-grade rare earth elements, niobium and phosphate deposit located in close proximity to two operating mines, therefore benefiting from existing local infrastructure. In addition, Itafos owns an approximate 31.3% interest in GB Minerals Ltd. which owns the Farim Project, a high-grade phosphate deposit located in Guinea Bissau and an approximate 29.6% interest in Stonegate Agricom Ltd. which owns the Paris Hills Project, a high-grade phosphate deposit located in Idaho, United States and the Mantaro Project, a high-grade phosphate deposit located in Peru.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements related to activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including, without limitation, statements related to the closing of the Offering, the subscription for Placement Shares, the Shares for Debt Transaction and the receipt of regulatory approval in respect of each of the Offering and the Shares for Debt Transaction. These statements speak only as of the date of this news release. Forward looking statements are based on a number of factors and assumptions made by management and considered reasonable at the time such statements are made, and forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risk factors include but are not limited to, the Company not obtaining the final approval of the TSXV for either the Offering or the Shares for Debt Transaction, the Company being unsuccessful in recommissioning the Itafos-Arraias SSP Operations and those factors disclosed in the Company’s current Annual Information Form and Management’s Discussion and Analysis, as well as other public disclosure documents, available under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although Itafos has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. The forward looking statements contained herein are presented for the purposes of assisting investors in understanding the Company’s plans, objectives and goals and may not be appropriate for other purposes. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions should change except as required by applicable securities laws.

Neither the TSXV nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Woodbury University Seniors Named Graphic Design USA ‘Students to Watch in 2017’

Industry: Education

Breaking with Custom of Recognizing Only Two Students per School, Prestigious Journal Lauds Three from Woodbury’s Award-Winning Program

LOS ANGELES (PRUnderground) March 2nd, 2017

In a testament to the depth and quality of Woodbury University’s Graphic Design program, Graphic Design USA has named three seniors — Czarah Castro, Patricia Hajjar and Christina Laguens — to the 2017 edition of its GDUSA Students to Watch™ list.

Graphic Design USA, one of the leading publications in the field, broke with precedent this year; the magazine typically selects just two students from each of the collegiate programs it recognizes (http://gdusa.com/studentstowatch2…/students-to-watch-in-2017). “With the help of several of America’s leading art and design schools, we once again identify top students ready to burst on the design scene,” the publication noted. “Some are undergrads, others are graduate students, all have found personal and professional growth through their programs.  Our GDUSA Students To Watch™ feature has become tradition that resonates and renews: the students get recognized and the professional creative community gets refreshed.”

Woodbury’s rising stars in Graphic Design:

  • Czarah Castro has interned at Los Angeles Magazine and Applied Medical, won the Excellence in Junior Studio award, and has had her work showcased at Woodbury’s Annual Graphic Design Exhibition. A highly conceptual designer, she enjoys ideation and has recently finished her senior thesis project, a documentary centralized on bringing women together by the stories of their hair.  She is also devoted to photography and believes that her perception of the world is highly influenced by her time behind the lens.  This year, Czarah received an award for her packaging design from The American Graphic Design Awards/Certificates of Excellence competition, also sponsored by Graphic Design USA.
  • Originally from Beirut, Lebanon, Patricia Hajjar moved to Los Angeles to pursue her education and career.  She has won consecutive academic achievement awards in Graphic Design studio courses, is on the President’s list, and has had her work featured at the annual Graphic Design show.  She has interned at Princess Cruises and received an offer to continue working as a freelance graphic designer and production artist.  Patricia is an Executive Board member of the Woodbury AIGA chapter. This year, Patricia also received an award for her packaging design from The American Graphic Design Awards/Certificates of Excellence competition.
  • Born and raised on Oahu, Christina Laguens relocated to California to study graphic design.  She has had the opportunity to intern as a graphic designer with the SAG-AFTRA Foundation where she helped with rebranding and the 2016 SAG awards, and advertising firm, Saatchi & Saatchi LA, where she designed a full rebranding of their internal asset management program and assisted with the Toyota rebrand.  She has also participated in Los Angeles area AIGA workshops.

“We are immensely proud of Czarah, Patricia, and Christina, whose creativity and dedication to mastering their craft bring recognition to themselves and to Woodbury University,” said Behnoush McKay, M.F.A., Graphic Design chair in Woodbury’s School of Media, Culture and Design. “Competitions such as this one attest to the proven ability of Woodbury students and grads to compete for top jobs in the Graphic Design field.  This high-level recognition provides further evidence of the caliber of students who are attracted to our Graphic Design program.”

Woodbury’s Graphic Design program grants a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, which is included in the university’s accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.  The BFA is a professional degree, which translates to a top education resulting in strong, competitive student portfolios that stand out in the graphic design industry. Woodbury students consistently win international and national design awards, and have achieved recognition in entertainment design, web design, advertising design, package design, photography, identity design and environmental graphics.  Woodbury has been recognized as among the top programs nationally by Graphic Design USA.  In 2016, two Woodbury undergraduates were named to the “Students to Watch™” list.

Small class size allows individual attention from the professional faculty and educational experiences both inside and outside of the classroom, which provides students with the ability to create effective and engaging visual communication solutions.  The program has gained a reputation for graduating top quality designers ready to take their place in the profession.

About Woodbury University

Founded in 1884, Woodbury University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Southern California. The university ranks 15th among the nation’s “25 Colleges That Add the Most Value,” according to Money Magazine, and is a 2016-17 College of Distinction. Woodbury is a finalist for the General Community Service Award, a part of the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognition program. With campuses in Burbank/Los Angeles and San Diego, the university offers bachelor’s degrees from the School of Architecture, School of Business, School of Media, Culture & Design, and College of Liberal Arts, along with a Master of Business Administration, Master of Architecture, Master of Interior Architecture and Master of Science in Architecture. The San Diego campus offers Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture, Master of Interior Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture degrees, as well as a Master of Science in Architecture, Real Estate Development. Visit woodbury.edu for more information.