Featured Design Competition: The 2011 Adobe® Design Achievement Awards

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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:

Student Name: Linna Xu
University: York University/Sheridan College
Category: Packaging for Ilford Film
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.





type6Student Name: Napatsawan Chirayukool
University: Kingston University
Category: Animation


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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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