A USG recruitment folder for prospective students. I designed the layout and photographed the individual student shots which accompany the text.
Variations of this poster are sent to local area high school guidance counselors to promote our recruiter visits ahead of time.
I illustrated this invitation to our 2013 employee Halloween potluck.
The outside of a trifold brochure promoting the USG Priddy Library.
Priddy Library trifold inside.
An ad that I created within the USG marketing and communications department. This ad was featured in the Washington Business Journal's annual "Book of Lists."
An 18x24" poster that I created to promote a giveaway where students can follow USG on Facebook or Twitter in exchange for a promotional USG highlighter. I am also the manager of USG's social media accounts. Make sure you like and follow UatShadyGrove on Facebook and Twitter!
Biomedical Sciences Day is an annual event held at USG.
Student Government "Rush Hour" promo.
A poster for USG's Civic Engagement Series, "The Beauty of S.T.E.M.," 2014.
A poster for USG's Civic Engagement Series event, "Hunger Pains in Montgomery County: The Broad Reaching Effects of Hunger in Our Community." Montgomery County is the wealthiest county in the United States, yet 1 out of 3 public school students receives free or reduced lunch. If you like this poster and believe in this cause, please donate to one of the organizations listed at the bottom of the page.
Dining With the Chefs is a fundraiser hosted by USG's chapter of "Campus Kitchens," made up of students from UMES's Hospitality Management program. Local chefs such as Chef Ype Von Hengst from Silver Diner create a tasting menu for guests, and all proceeds help Campus Kitchens in their mission to end hunger in Montgomery County. I love this 11x17" poster because I am particularly proud of the chef's hat logo that I created with the title text, and because I appreciate the opportunities that I receive to use my art to promote Campus Kitchens.
A display for "Eagle Scout Career Day" at USG.
A poster promoting "Night Owls," the student-selected name for the Priddy Library's late night study hours.
A half-page ad to promote USG's Conference and Events Center in "Unique Venues" magazine, Summer 2014.
You're invited to a Beach Party at USG.
A flyer for a professional development opportunity at USG.
"A Bright Future is Closer Than You Think." Our Fall 2014 ad for the back-to-school issue of Bethesda Magazine.
The outside cover of the USG Office of Veterans' Resources Brochure.
The USG Office of Veterans' Resources Brochure, inside.
Get your flight plan at the Amazing CAS Race!
"Reasons to Celebrate" - A two page graduation spread for a local publication in Montgomery County, The Gazette.
Transfer Access Programs guarantee admission for community college students to programs offered at USG by the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Baltimore.
Why not you? ACES is an initiative at USG that is near and dear to my heart. I designed the ACES deliverables around a stock vector illustration of the client's choosing. I added the "Why Not You" tagline and graffiti effects. I also photographed events throughout the week of the summer bridge program.
Universities at Shady Grove

This folder contains work that I have completed as a graphic designer and marketing assistant at the Universities at Shady Grove.

Randie Hovatter
Graphic Designer/ Stained Glass Artist Rockville, MD