Mary Metzger, a communication arts major, was selected as a Top Talent in illustration for the 2019 Adobe Design Achievement Awards. She was honored for her work “But You Don’t Look Sick!”, an illustrated zine focussing on the experiences of students who live with chronic illnesses.
On Metzger’s website, she states:
Current research suggests that students with “invisible” chronic illnesses such as lupus, fibromyalgia, etc. often report feelings of isolation, low self-esteem, frustration, and accusations of laziness by staff and peers. The goal in creating this zine is to bring comfort to these students living with chronic invisible illness while also educating others. The zine contains material from over 20 interviews with chronically ill students.
The Adobe Design Achievement Awards is a digital media competition that honors the work of students and young professionals. Top Talent winners get a certificate, badge, a feature on the Adobe website, higher visibility of their applications to Adobe’s creative residency, and a year’s subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud.