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MSU Graphic Design Student’s Winning Campaign for 2012 Chamberlin Rail Jam

2012 Winning Rail Jam Student Design
Nikki Simon, Samantha Delvo, Andrew Lockhart/MSU School of Art

Once again, Montana State University School of Art partnered with the Chamberlin Rail Jam to create all the promotional graphics for the 2012 Rail Jam happening on March 2nd and 3rd in Big Sky and 9th and 10th in Missoula. This will be the second year seniors in the Professional Studio Graphic Design class at MSU were given the opportunity to create the winning artwork for the event.

This year’s winning theme depicts robot renditions of the iconic Paul Bunyan and his legendary blue ox Babe. The winning team of graphic design students included Nikki Simon and Samantha Delvo, both from Billings and Andrew Lockhart from Sandy, Oregon. The Chamberlin Rail Jam, since it’s inception in 2008, has prided itself in its exciting and inventive marketing.  Together this team of three seniors developed concepts for promotional posters, event tickets, web banner ads, website home page and vehicle wraps, as well as other supplemental materials including merchandise and guerrilla marketing designs.

Students in two upper level graphic design classes, taught by Jeffrey Conger and Jason Johnson, battled it out with hopes of being chosen as this year’s design.  The Professional Studio class partners students in a think-tank scenario to develop solutions for real world application with the Rail Jam branding being just one of the tasks during the semester.

To learn more about the upcoming event visit And to find out more about the Graphic Design program at Montana State University visit

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