The first winner of the Emma Mebane Magnificent Machine Award is Ryan Wheatley.
According to Ryan, talent in graphic arts was passed down through his family. Ryan’s father, Scott, has worked as a graphic artist for many top Chicago agencies, and “my dad received his inspiration from my grandfather who owned his own design business.”
At the time of the award, Ryan was already an enterprising artist. In his award application, he noted, “I started my own design company last year and have been designing logos, t-shirts, album artwork, and flyers for bands both nationally and internationally.” After graduating from GHS, Ryan’s intention was “to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communications at Northern Illinois University.”
Ryan’s Magnificent Machine
Ryan opted for horsepower with this Magnificent Machine:
iMac (Build Your Own) – 27-Inch – $2,442.69
3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
8GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM – 2x4GB
1TB Serial ATA Drive
AMD Radeon HD 6970M 1GB GDDR5
Apple Magic Trackpad
Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) & User’s Guide
Cash (for software & supplies) – $57.31
See information on all EMMMA Winners.