Content courtesy of the 2011 Adobe Design Achievement Awards Website
Deadline: There are three separate judging phases for this competition-
Nov. 30, 2010- Jan. 28, 2011
Jan. 28, 2011- April 29, 2011
April 29, 2011- June 24, 2011
Prize Details: Click here to view the full list of prizes for the Adobe® Design Achievement Awards.
The Adobe® Design Achievement Awards celebrate student and faculty achievement reflecting the powerful convergence of technology and the creative arts. The competition – which showcases individual and group projects created with industry-leading Adobe creative software – honors the most talented and promising student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and computer artists from the world’s top institutions of higher education. Categories include:
- Interactive Media: Browser-Based Design, Non-Browser Based Design, Application Development, Mobile Design, Game Design, Installation Design, Innovation in Interactive Media in Education
- Web and Mobile Analytics: Web Analytics and Mobile Application Analytics
- Video and Motion: Animation, Live Action, Motion Graphics, Innovation in Video and Motion in Education
- Traditional Media: Illustration, Packaging, Photography, Print Communications, Innovation in Traditional Media in Education
The Adobe® Design Achievement Awards Website also provides galleries of previous years’ winning projects. Check out some of the examples below:
Work title: Ilford Film
Student Name: Chiharu Tanaka
University: Academy of Art University in San Francisco
Category: Print Communications
Project Description: “MONYO+MOJI” is my MFA thesis project, which involved designing new decorative typefaces that fused Japanese ornamentation with the Roman alphabet. My process involved researching Eastern and Western design principles, aesthetics and traditions and exploring the various ways that these two realms could interact and balance with each other. The “MONYO+MOJI” book showcases the rich variety of Japanese ornamentation and patterns with a new approach to design.
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