MSU Students Win Rail Jam Contest

Once again, this year students from Montana State University partnered with Chamberlin Rail Jam to create all the promotional graphics for the event. This will be the second year that seniors in a class called Professional Studio worked as teams to develop marketing concepts for this music and snowboard event.

The winning team of graphic design students included Nikki Simon and Samantha Delvo, both of Billings and Andrew Lockhart from Sandy, Oregon. Together this team of three seniors developed concepts for promotional posters, event tickets, web banner ads, website home page and vehicle wraps. This year’s winning theme depicted a robot rendition of legendary Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe.

This professional student project sponsored by Chamberlin Productions included participation of two upper level undergraduate graphic design classes, taught by Jeffrey Conger and Jason Johnson in the School of Art at MSU. The second place team included Alexa Audet, Emily Newhouse and Miranda McAdams. The third place team included Dominique Fultz, Jenny Keller, Allie Sticka and Gabrielle Althoff.

The Professional Studio class partners students in a think-tank scenario to develop solutions for real world application. To learn more about the upcoming Rail Jam event visit