Adobe Design Achievement Award Winners Announced
*In the Packaging category, the winner was a team led by Tseng-Chih Huang of Mingchi University of Technology in Taiwan, and the finalists were Eulie Lee of the Pratt Institute in New York City, and Strahan McMullen of the Art Center College of Design.
*In the Print Design Multi-Page category, the winner was Stefan Brautigam of University of Applied Sciences Mainz, and the finalists were Kyong Eun Kim of Kookmin University, and Gretchen Nash of the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California.
*In the Print Design Single Page category, the winner was John Passafiume of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and the finalists were Ken Meier and David Yun of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and Paul Grabowski of University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt in Germany.
The winning entries can be viewed at www.adaaentry.com/adaalive.html. Winners were selected by a panel of industry judges based on their originality and effectiveness in communicating project objectives.
The judges are Emily Chang from Ideacodes, Joshua Davis from Joshua Davis Studios, David Gensler from Keystone Design Union, Eric John from Forum Nokia, Adrian Johnson from Adrian Johnson Ltd., Maya Kopytman from C&G Partners, Michael Lebowitz from Big Spaceship, Rebeca Mendez from Rebeca Mendez Design, Tina Roth Eisenberg from Swissmiss Studio, Stan Szymanski from Sony Pictures Imageworks, Armin Vit from UnderConsideration and independent filmmaker Joan Raspo.
Finalists received a trip to New York City to participate in studio tours and the awards event. Category winners received a selection of Adobe products and a $3,000 cash prize. Studio tours this year were offered by the following New York City companies: AKQA, The Barbarian Group, C&G Partners, Eyebeam, frog design Inc, karlssonwilker inc, Mucca Design, Open, Pentagram, SpotCo, Trollback+Company and WDDG. As part of the program, students also are offered internships and opportunities to showcase their work throughout the year.
This year's category sponsors included iStockphoto, Nokia, Xerox, and X-Rite.