College of Fine Arts and Design

UCO Design Students Win Addy Awards

June 1, 2010addy winner work

The University of Central Oklahoma's Department of Design celebrated the achievements of one current student and two graduates as they won awards at the 44th Annual Oklahoma City ADDY Awards.

MacGreggor Merritt, a Central design senior, won a Student
ADDY in Elements of Advertising: Illustration for his work entitled "Product

Freelance designer Christopher Bridges, a recent Central design graduate, won a Student ADDY in Elements of Advertising: Illustration for his illustrative book "Blip the Bot."  Tate Publishing has picked up the book for future publication.

Kyle Ramsey, also a recent Central graduate, won Best of Show: Best Student for his work "BOOM Town 4 Pack," a fictional brand created for this project.  He currently works at STAPLEGUN Advertising in Oklahoma City.

"We are very proud that Central students continually win awards and receive the industry's seal of approval for the work they produce in their class at
UCO," said Rukmini Ravikumar, chair-elect of Central's department of design.

"The caliber of design faculty and students at UCO is as high as the best schools in the country. And when students and alumni win prestigious awards, it is both an honor for UCO and a testimony to the high quality of the design programs."

The ADDY Awards are the advertising industry's largest competition, attracting more than 50,000 entries every year in local competitions throughout the nation. The Student ADDY Awards are a three-tier national competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation and National Ad 2, and recognize and reward creative excellence by students.

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