Raleigh Roasts Coffee Event Features WPU Student Artwork

Mar 17, 2022

A mug featured at a coffee event to benefit the City of Raleigh Museum will feature artwork from a William Peace University student. 

Jacob Trump, a freshman, submitted the artwork in the fall of 2021 for Raleigh Roasts, a coffee tasting event. The event process will benefit the City of Raleigh Museum and its programs. 

Trump worked closely with COR Museum during his design process, and his first submission was not accepted. 

“If you get an idea and it’s torn down, don’t take it personally,” he said. “Persistence is key.” 

Overall, Jacob enjoyed the experience of working with the COR Museum team. 

“They gave great ideas and helpful critiques.”

The annual Raleigh Roasts event is returning after a two-year break due to COVID and will be held Saturday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This annual event offers coffee tastings and pastries from local vendors.

Trump, of Cary, has not decided on his major but is leaning toward Communications with a concentration in graphic design. 

All of his submitted designs incorporated the theme of Raleigh by using an acorn as the primary focus. His artwork was also featured in Raleigh Magazine. 

“I feel proud that I could contribute to something being seen by a large audience,” Trump said. “I feel relieved and accomplished that I made something that people will enjoy.”

Trump will attend the event and sign original prints. 

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