Student Design Studio Continues to Impress at Local Award Competitions
Glyphix, the student-staffed design studio within the School of Visual Communication Design was honored recently with four ADDY® awards at the Advertising Federation of Greater Akron 2009 ADDY® competition.
One of the award-winning entries Glyphix submitted.
"Our student designers have consistently created a very high level of design work and have been recognized with significant awards in the past several years," says Glyphix Creative Director Valora Renicker.
Glyphix students won awards for the following design projects:
Gold ADDY® Award: Moving Minds Bus Posters Public Service Campaign for the Regional Transit Authority, Cleveland, and The Lit
Student team: Brian Buirge, Emir Bukva, Allie Charitan, Rebecca Ehalt, Laura Fry, Brianna Kelly, June Kucalaba, Jessica Mellen, Kaitlyn Ord, Natalie Speck, Dusty Steinbrink and Kayne Toukonen
Student Gold ADDY® Award: Hudson Montessori School Brochure for Hudson Montessori School
Student team: Michael Fofrich, Brianna Kelly and Lee Zelenak
Silver ADDY® Award: Kent State School of Fashion Viewbook for Kent State School of Fashion
Student team: Allie Charitan, Laura Fry and Natalie Speck
Student Silver ADDY® Award: Families Calendar for Kent State University Center for Student Involvement
Student: Gina Moraco
Renicker points out that these projects represent a significant amount of work on behalf of the students. "Projects like these can take anywhere from one month, as did the bus posters, up to a year and a half to complete the Hudson Montessori School brochure," Renicker says. "The students' work competed against professionals' and other students' work.
"Entering competitions, like the ADDYs, on a local level lets the students see what kind of competition is out there," Renicker continues. "It’s also a great resume-builder. Potential employers see who wins these awards and know that Kent State graduates produce high-quality work."
The 2009 Akron ADDY Awards is the local level of the national ADDY Awards competition, which honors creative excellence in the advertising industry for work completed in the previous calendar year. Gold winners are automatically forwarded to the regional competition, where they will be judged against winners from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. Winners from the 15 regional districts compete for national awards.
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