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SCAD Students and Grads Score Seven Red Dot Awards

Eleven Savannah College of Art and Design students and alumni garner seven wins in Germany’s prestigious Red Dot Awards for Communication Design.

‘Sea Odyssey,’ from SCAD alums Adam Nelson, Tate McCurdy, Alex Previty and Beau Jimenez, wins Germany’s Red Dot Award for Communication Design. SAVANNAH, GEORGIA -- The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) amplified its international renown as 11 students and alumni garnered seven wins in the prestigious Red Dot Awards for Communication Design.

A jury of international design experts selected student Jing Li (M.F.A., illustration), who won four awards for Illustration, and alumnus Diego Penuela (M.F.A., illustration, 2014), who collected one award for Editorial Illustration. Two SCAD teams were also recognized for their projects. The winning team for N0-A includes Nicholas Lawrence (B.F.A., sound design, 2015), Thomas Schmidt (B.F.A., sound design, 2015), Liam Murphy (B.F.A., animation, 2015), Matt Yocum (B.F.A., sound design), and Kai Paquin (B.F.A., sound design). The winning team for Sea Odyssey includes: Adam Nelson (B.F.A., film and television, 2015), Tate McCurdy (B.F.A., film and television, 2015), Alex Previty (B.F.A., sound design, 2013), and Beau Jimenez (B.F.A., sound design, 2014).

"RedDot's recognition of the outstanding work of SCAD students and graduates confirms what I observe on a daily basis — our university is educating the next leaders in creative professions,” said SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace. “I commend our award winners for elevating SCAD's record of achievement in this global competition."

Red Dot Awards are a coveted prize from German authority Design Zentrum. The Red Dot Awards promote knowledge, research and education in design key to economic advancement and technological innovation. The annual competition draws more than 11,000 submissions from roughly 60 countries across the globe, making it one of the most ambitious worldwide competitions in design. This year, 569 entries were chosen for awards in 17 categories in Communication Design.

The Red Dot recognition ceremony will be held on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 at the Konzerthaus Berlin in Berlin, Germany. Following the ceremony, the Red Dot winners will celebrate amid the international design scene at Designers’ Night at the E-Werk Berlin.

The presentation of seven 2015 Red Dot Awards exemplifies the success of SCAD’s unique approach to education. SCAD fosters exemplary designers who thrive as students and alumni, connecting with each other on an international stage.

Source: The Savannah School of Art and Design

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