News… Adobe Design Achievement Awards
This is a slightly shorter post than normal, just to announce that three of my latest design projects have got to the semifinals of the Adobe Design Achievement Awards!
“The Adobe Design Achievement Awards is a global digital media competition for student creators. Connected to industry professionals, academic leaders, and top brands, the ADAA aims to launch the next generation of student creative careers. Free to enter, the ADAAs offer participants and winners mentorship, detailed feedback, career bootcamps, internships, and the big prize – an unforgettable trip to Las Vegas to attend Adobe MAX 2017.”
I heard about the ADAAs last year through my college course and I entered my graphic design work both last year and this year, with 5 of my projects getting to the semi-finals. Because the awards are free to enter and only for students, there’s no reason at all that every creative/graphic design student shouldn’t putting their work in. Even if you don’t get further in the competition, getting your work seen by the judges means you will get feedback on what is good and what you need to improve. The feedback that I’ve received from the judges of the awards has being hugely helpful in improving my own work.
I’m really proud of my work getting through, it feels very validating to see the projects that I spent most of the last year working on being appreciated by other designers. The William Gibson book in particular, I worked incredibly hard on and it makes me very happy to see that people, without any prior knowledge of the subject, can still enjoy the project as a piece of graphic design.
Below is the feedback I received for the William Gibson book…
Although the competition is now closed, if you are any kind of creative student you should bookmark the website, it will be on again next year! The 2017 Finalists & Winners will be announced on the 25th of August. Until then please check out my three semi-final projects below…