Pola Young

Pola Young

Pola Young is the Creative Director for University Marketing & Communications, having served the department for more than 10 years. She provides conceptual design strategies for both the University’s campaigns and internal campus client projects. Leading and managing the Creative Services Unit, she oversees all tactical work and provides guidance on photography, design, typography and other visual elements to ensure brand consistency.

Additionally, Pola serves as a resource to the campus community by overseeing media outlet traffic; providing strategic branding recommendations; developing and maintaining relationships with vendors to optimize purchases; and providing education on print strategies to help ensure desired outcomes and pricing.

Prior to her role as Creative Director, Pola worked within the department as a graphic designer, creating marketing materials for campus clients. Before coming to UWF, Pola toured Europe for a few years, honing her design and research skills, while taking in all the sights.

In her leisure time she enjoys traveling, nature and spending time with her family.

Education

  • B.A. Communication Arts, Minor in Studio Art
    University of West Florida - Pensacola, Florida
  • Art History and Multi-Cultural Advertising
    University of Luton - London, United Kingdom

Awards & Honors

  • 2016 American Advertising Federation Local ADDY Award Winner
  • 2015 Graphic Design USA American Inhouse Design Award Winner
  • 2015 American Advertising Federation Multiple Local ADDY Award Winner
  • 2014 American Advertising Federation Multiple Local ADDY Award Winner
  • 2013 American Advertising Federation Multiple Local ADDY Award Winner
  • 2012 Pensacola Independent News Rising Star
  • 2012 American Advertising Federation Local ADDY Judges Choice Award Winner
  • 2012 American Advertising Federation Multiple Local ADDY Award Winner
  • 2011 American Advertising Federation Multiple Local ADDY Award Winner
  • 2010 CASE Advancement Awards - Multiple Award of Excellence Winner
  • 2010 American Advertising Federation Multiple Local ADDY Award Winner
  • 2009 Southern Public Relations Federation Lantern Award Winner
  • 2009 Florida Public Relations Association Image Award Winner
  • 2009 UWF Award Program - Making Way for Excellence, “You Matter”
  • 2008 American Advertising Federation Local ADDY Award Winner
  • 2007 American Advertising Federation Local ADDY Award Winner
  • 2006 American Advertising Federation Multiple Local ADDY Award Winner

Affiliations

  • American Institute of Graphic Arts
  • American Advertising Federation, Pensacola
  • Counsel for Advancement and Support of Education
  • University College Designers Association
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