CAC graphic design student’s work selected by Amazon Prime

Jaren Hemphill, a Central Arizona College graphic design student, was recently notified the poster he designed and submitted for the Amazon Prime original series “Jack Ryan” was selected as the winning entry.

Central Arizona College student Jaren Hemphill designed this poster that Amazon selected for its original series “Jack Ryan.” (Submitted Photo)

Through the art-networking site Talenthouse, Mr. Hemphill reviews creative invites and briefs from major US companies for various graphic design contests.

The main criteria for the Jack Ryan competition was to portray the main character as an agent and analyst. Mr. Hemphill succeeded and won $2,000 for the rights to his work. Amazon will use the poster to promote the “Jack Ryan” series.

“I was excited to receive the call. It is reassuring to know that something can come from your efforts behind the scenes,” Mr. Hemphill said in a prepared statement.

“I live by the quote ‘bump the lamp’ from the movie ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit.’ It animates the values of going the extra mile to produce something that hasn’t ever been seen before. That is what I strive to do.”

Mr. Hemphill has also sold his artwork at major events such as Comicon. It is his goal to complete an Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design this spring and transfer to a local university to complete a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, with a focus on marketing the entertainment industry.

Editor’s Note: Angela Askey is the executive director of public relations and marketing for Central Arizona College.

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