Illustration student Shannon Ryan in front of brick wall covered with framed illustrations, black hair, smiling, brown dress with white circles, holding glass with red straw



Shannon Ryan '18 was officially named the best junior-year illustration major in America. 

Her work was chosen for the annual $10,000 Zankel Award Scholarship by the Society of Illustrators, the top organization for professional illustrators, from among submissions from colleges across the United States. 

As an indication of the level of talent in UArts' Illustration students and their faculty, Lizzy O'Donnell ‘17 won the Zankel scholarship the previous year, and James Firnhaber '16 was the runner-up the year before that. 

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