Published on June 24, 2022 by Ashley Smith  
Olivia Griffin Addy

Samford April ’22 graduate Olivia Griffin received two national Addy (American Advertising Federation) Awards on June 3 in Nashville, TN. She was one of five Samford students who took home seven awards at the Birmingham chapter event earlier this year. At the national event, she received both a gold and a Judge’s Choice Award for her senior project, Thanks for the Verbal Harassment. Griffin interviewed women who had experiences with catcalling and sexual harassment and crafted a book that included hand-lettered words and interviews. A link to her project can be found here.

“Olivia’s Addy award winning project was part of her senior project led by graphic design professor Geoff Sciacca. It’s outstanding work that is not only well designed but is also conceptually sound. Winning at the national level is truly impressive and speaks to the attention to detail that Olivia put into her work,” said Scott Fisk, chair of the Department of Art & Design and professor of graphic design at Samford.

Griffin enjoys graphic design as it allows her to work with an assortment of clients. “Whether it be in marketing, web development, or product design, it gives you a wide variety of ways to be creative,” said Griffin. She credits Samford for preparing her for her career path “by pushing me in my projects but also providing real-world contacts to professionals in the field.”

She is currently interning at Luckie Advertising in Atlanta, Georgia.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.