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Awards

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Creative Quarterly 43

A quarterly journal that features the work of international artists, illustrators, designers, and photographers.
One student project received a Winner Award and two student projects received Runners-Up Awards.
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Project: Fractals: A Visual and Tactile Exploration Through Fractal Geometry
Student Designer: Karen Yee
Instructor: Jody Graff
Winner
An interactive book that makes math a tangible and interesting subject matter to anyone, regardless of their knowledge of mathematics. Through paper-based interactive elements housed in a printed book, including overlays, tabbed reveals, and paper folding, mathematical concepts become a hands-on experience that facilitates learning and makes math a visually interesting and interactive experience.

Project: Are You OK? Packaging Design
Student Designer: Nick Massarelli
Instructor: Sandy Stewart
Runner Up
Retail Branding. Designed and constructed rigid package housing for 3 or more objects of different size. Developed the brand identity as well as the structure.

Project: Text Box
Student Designer: Walter Wilkes
Instructor: Sandy Stewart
Runner Up
Designed the format and content of a publication that redefines the idea of a “magazine” devoted to typography.

Students to Watch

GDUSA Students-to-Watch 2016

Each year, Graphic Design (GD) USA releases Top Students to Watch, a roundup list of students who are ready to burst onto the design scene. Drexel Graphic Design students have been featured on the list since its inauguration in 2010. Our congratulations to seniors Jermaine Boca and Erin Chan, who are included on the 2016 list.
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2016 GDUSA Package Design Awards

Annual package design competition celebrating the power of design to forge an emotional link with the buyer at the moment of truth. Makers, sellers and marketers are challenged as never before to convey the message, promote the brand, close the deal. Package design and related disciplines are increasingly the difference makers in advancing the brand and influencing the purchasing decision.
Four student projects were awarded a Certificate of Excellence.
GDUSA Package Design Awards

Project: Are You OK? packaging design
Student Designer: Nick Massarelli
Instructor: Sandy Stewart
Retail Branding. Designed and constructed rigid package housing for 3 or more objects of different size. Developed the brand identity as well as the structure.

Project: Steve Madden Packaging Design
Student Designer: Alyssa Vance
Instructor: Sandy Stewart
Retail Branding. Designed and constructed two brand-aware, knock down (fold flat) packages and a retail bag that will house both boxes comfortably.

Project: Quality Caffeine Coffee Grinder Kit
Student Designer: Karen Yee
Instructor: Jody Graff
This kit is designed for the coffee bean grinding novice and contains a coffee grinder, two cans of beans, measuring teaspoon, and cleaning brush. Based around the concept that, contrary to popular assumption, light roast beans actually has more caffeine than dark roast beans, I created expressive forms of caffeine molecules to use as a pattern throughout the system.

Project: Eastern Mountain Sports Gift Packaging
Student Designer: Karen Yee
Instructor: Jody Graff
This is a knockdown system, which means everything is engineered to fold (or unfold) to become flat, making shipping and storage easy until they are used. The boxes stack into a mountain shape, and are made out of a fibrous, cool white paper to give the boxes an organic quality and feeling. The bag is partially constructed of vellum, so that the imagery of the boxes can be seen through the bag, “bringing the outside indoors”.

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Drexel’s 2016 Study Abroad photo contest

Congratulations to GD junior Nick Ricciutti for his 3rd place win.
Drexel’s 2016 Study Abroad photo contest
 

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2016 Graphis New Talent

Annual that features the best internationally produced student work of the past year.
2016 Graphis New Talent

Project: Battle of the Brits, mods vs rockers
Student Designer: Sarah Kenyon
Instructor: Shushi Yoshinaga
This exhibit explores the various aspects that made up two different youth subcultures existing in early 1960s London: the mods and the rockers. Battle of the Brits examines the feud between the two groups and how they were different in terms of style, music taste, and hobbies. The conclusion of the exhibit explores different subcultures that emerged out of London beginning in the late 1960s that were influenced by the mods and rockers.

Project: Text Box
Student Designer: Walter Wilkes
Instructor: Sandy Stewart
Designed the format and content of a publication that redefines the idea of a “magazine” devoted to typography.

Project: A Visual and Tactile Exploration Through Fractal Geometry
Student Designer: Karen Yee
Instructor: Jody Graff
An interactive book that makes math a tangible and interesting subject matter to anyone, regardless of their knowledge of mathematics. Through paper-based interactive elements housed in a printed book, including overlays, tabbed reveals, and paper folding, mathematical concepts become a hands-on experience that facilitates learning and makes math a visually interesting and interactive experience.

Project: Go Wild: A Newbie Camper's Kit
Student Designer: Courtney Sabo
Instructor: Jody Graff
A kit marketed towards people in their 20s who are going on a weekend camping trip for the first time. The kit includes essentials that new campers often forget when packing, including bug spray, mini toilet paper rolls, matches in a waterproof case, a headlamp, a multi-tool with utensils, and a cast iron skillet. The kit resembles a tent, and it displays typography inspired by WPA National Park posters from the 1930s.

COLLAB Student Design Competition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

COLLAB Student Design Competition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

For more than twenty years, this annual competition has been a wonderful opportunity for Philadelphia college students to meet global design leaders, and to produce their own designs inspired by the work of an internationally recognized designer who is being honored with the Collab Design Excellence Award. For this year’s design challenge, “Selfie,” students designed their own personal brand identity program.

Our congratulations to Graphic Design students Marisa Watanabe, who received Second Place; Brad DeLeone, who received Third Place; and Jeremy Snyder, who received honorable mention. Their projects, along with 40 other select entries—including those by Drexel Graphic Design students Morgan Gelfand and Katie Troy—were on exhibition in the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Main Building), from November 18 through 20 2015.

Project: Measured Design identity branding
Student Designer: Marisa Watanabe
Instructors: Sandy Stewart and Eric Karnes
Second Place Award
Marisa Watanabe’s brand identity, Measured Design, is imbued with the aesthetics of meticulous and mathematically oriented approaches to solutions, illustrated with notations of proportion, scale and structural elements.

Project: Imagination Run Wild identity branding
Student Designer: Brad DeLeone
Instructors: Sandy Stewart and Eric Karnes
Third Place Award
Brad DeLeone’s design, Imagination Run Wild, centers on playfulness and whimsy, reflected by fairytale illustrations and balanced by marks of contemporary personal style.

Project: Play, Change, Adapt identity branding
Student Designer: Jeremy Snyder
Instructors: Sandy Stewart and Eric Karnes
Honorable Mention
Play, Change, Adapt, Jeremy Snyder’s identity branding, is based on his love of working with materials by hand and centers on interchangeability and adaptability, lending itself to a variety of mediums.

Project: Gray Matters identity branding
Student Designer: Morgan Gelfand
Instructors: Sandy Stewart and Eric Karnes
Morgan Gelfand’s Gray Matters design utilizes an interpretive illustration of the artist’s brain.

Project: Small Stature, Big Ideas identity branding
Student Designer: Katie Troy
Instructors: Sandy Stewart and Eric Karnes
Katie Troy’s design, Small Stature, Big Ideas, balances her height with her humor through photography and typography.

UCDA 

UCDA Design Competition

The University & College Designers Association (UCDA) Design Competition recognizes the best of the exceptional design work done to promote educational institutions (secondary, vocational, or higher education) and supports the exchange of ideas and information relating to the unique role of these designers.Three student projects were awarded a Certificate of Excellence.

Project: Are You OK? packaging design
Student Designer: Nick Massarelli
Instructor: Sandy Stewart
Retail Branding. Designed and constructed rigid package housing for 3 or more objects of different size. Developed the brand identity as well as the structure.

Project: Text Box
Student Designer: Walter Wilkes
Instructor: Sandy Stewart
Designed the format and content of a publication that redefines the idea of a “magazine” devoted to typography.

Project: Kabel, typeface poster
Student Designer: Marianne Issa El-Khoury
Instructor: Shushi Yoshinaga
A poster project inspired by the history of a typeface. Research includes historical, cultural and/or political backgrounds and how these components might have influenced both designer and his/her typeface.

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GDUSA American Graphic Design Awards

For five decades, Graphic Design USA has sponsored competitions to spotlight areas of excellence and opportunity for creative professionals, GDUSA’s American Graphic Design Award is the original and the flagship, open to all in the community: design firms, ad agencies, corporations, non-profits, institutions, and more.Three student projects were awarded a Certificate of Excellence.

Project: Battle of the Brits, mods vs rockers
Student Designer: Sarah Kenyon
Instructor: Shushi Yoshinaga
This exhibit explores the various aspects that made up two different youth subcultures existing in early 1960s London: the mods and the rockers. Battle of the Brits examines the feud between the two groups and how they were different in terms of style, music taste, and hobbies. The conclusion of the exhibit explores different subcultures that emerged out of London beginning in the late 1960s that were influenced by the mods and rockers.

Project: Text Box
Student Designer: Walter Wilkes
Instructor: Sandy Stewart
Designed the format and content of a publication that redefines the idea of a “magazine” devoted to typography.

Project: The Flat Ninth
Student Designer: Theodor Swanson
Instructor: Sandy Stewart
Designed the masthead, cover, table of contents and feature spreads of a magazine that is entirely about the musical styles of jazz. Conveyed the feeling of the subject matter visually and interpreted the article.

Creativity 45 

Creativity 45

International Graphic Design and Advertising Awards that celebrates the best in print, packaging, interactive and broadcast by professionals and students. Four student projects received a Silver Award and three students received a Bronze Award.

Project: Are You OK? packaging design
Student Designer: Nick Massarelli
Instructor: Sandy Stewart
Silver Award
Retail Branding. Designed and constructed rigid package housing for 3 or more objects of different size. Developed the brand identity as well as the structure.

Project: Text Box
Student Designer: Walter Wilkes
Instructor: Sandy Stewart
Silver Award
Designed the format and content of a publication that redefines the idea of a “magazine” devoted to typography.

Project: Battle of the Brits, mods vs rockers
Student Designer: Sarah Kenyon
Instructor: Shushi Yoshinaga
Silver Award
This exhibit explores the various aspects that made up two different youth subcultures existing in early 1960s London: the mods and the rockers. Battle of the Brits examines the feud between the two groups and how they were different in terms of style, music taste, and hobbies. The conclusion of the exhibit explores different subcultures that emerged out of London beginning in the late 1960s that were influenced by the mods and rockers.

Project Title: Identity Reformed Exhibition Design
Student Designer: Hailey Smith
Instructor: Shushi Yoshinaga
Silver Award
An exhibition design focusing on the global practices of body modifications. The exhibit is divided into sections based on the psychological reasons why these modifications are done. Interactive elements and displays provide the viewer with an experience for the different modifications; neck elongation, scarification, extreme piercing, etc. Inspiration for the design of the exhibit derived from tribal patterns and colors.

Project: Sate Magazine
Student Designer: Erin Chan
Instructor: Sandy Stewart
Bronze Award
Designed the masthead, cover, table of contents and feature spreads of a magazine that is entirely devoted to food and it's relation to society around the world. Conveyed the feeling of the subject matter visually and interpreted the article.

Project: The Flat Ninth
Student Designer: Theodor Swanson
Instructor: Sandy Stewart
Bronze Award
Designed the masthead, cover, table of contents and feature spreads of a magazine that is entirely about the musical styles of jazz. Conveyed the feeling of the subject matter visually and interpreted the article.

Project: A Classroom Guide to Type 1 Diabetes
Student Designer: Carly Rothbort
Instructor: Bob Warkulwiz
Bronze Award
Pathways is an elementary school classroom kit aimed at children ages 8 through 12. The kit facilitates the education and communication between parents and teachers, while educating them and the T1 child’s classmates about the disease and the different steps the T1 must take throughout the day. Included in the kit is a board game (including all components for 4 to 6 players), guide book for teachers, personalized student booklet, daily log notepad and pen.

SEGD Global Design Awards 

SEGD Global Design Awards

Since 1987, the SEGD Global Design Awards have set the standard of excellence for Environmental Graphic Design and Experiential Graphic Design — honoring design work that connects people to place by providing direction, content, and compelling experiences in public spaces.
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Project: Crypto
Student Designer: Mike Garzarelli
Instructor: Bill Rees
Merit Award
CRYPTO is an exhibit that explores cryptozoology and the discovery of cryptids through an interactive iPad experience triggered by sensors embedded in the physical space. Visitors are introduced to the topic and invited to utilize their devices to "discover" the hidden animals. When cryptids are "discovered" by the iPads, pulsing concentric bands are projected on the wall in the vicinity of the animal, the details of which are revealed on the iPad. The visitor is then encouraged to learn more about the myths and legends that are associated with the particular cryptid.