College of Fine Arts and Design

UCO Design Students Dominate 2012 Student ADDY Awards

March 15, 2012

The University of Central Oklahoma Department of Design dominated the student categories at the 2012 Oklahoma City ADDY Awards, with 27 Central graphic design students winning a total of 59 awards.

Of those awards, 14 were gold, 23 silver, 17 bronze and three special judges citations.  The university also won the coveted “Braggy” award, given to the university with the most student winners.

In addition to winning gold, silver and bronze student awards, Central student Chelsea Stewart of Albuquerque, N.M. won the “Student Best of Show” award for her sales promotion packaging design for “Honey Cupcakes.”

Lacey Leach, a Central student from Norman who won a gold student award and a special judges citation, also won the Jef Fontana Humor Award for her sales promotion packaging design for “Gray Cloud Tea.”

“The design department is absolutely thrilled with our students’ success at this year’s ADDY Awards.  Our faculty members are completely dedicated to helping our students learn and our success at the ADDY’s is evidence that both our faculty and students’ hard work is paying off,” said Rukimini Ravikumar, M.F.A., chair of the UCO Department of Design.

The ADDY Awards are the advertising industry’s largest competition, attracting more that 50,000 entries every year in the 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 recognizes and rewards creative excellence by students.

The students awarded the 14 gold awards will advance to the district level, the next tier of the competition. 

“I cannot be more excited about the design department’s success at the ADDY Awards,” said John Clinton, Ph.D., dean of the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design.

“Our design students and faculty are incredibly hardworking and have extremely high standards and they deserve this high honor for their efforts.”

The award-winning work will be exhibited in the Design Gallery Hallway located in the Art and Design building located on the UCO campus through April 12. 

The award-winning Central design students listed below with their hometown and awards won:

Victor Acosta
Mexico
Gold, Direct Marketing, “Cirque du Soleil Invitation”

Kevin Bergquist
Breezy Point, Minn.
Gold, Collateral-Poster, “Paper Jam Poster”

Ivan Caro
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Silver, Elements of Advertising-Digitally Enhanced Illustration, “Digital Self Portrait”

Kaly Davis
Tulsa, Okla.
Gold, Elements of Advertising-Illustration, “The Hunt”
Silver, Elements of Advertising-Illustration, “Welcome to Purgatory”

Ganbayar Gansukh
Mongolia
Silver, Sales Promotion-Packaging, “The Butter Flyer: Cloud Box Office Supplies”
Silver, Collateral-Stationary Package, “Groundwork Branding”

Raymond Griffith
Edmond, Okla.
Silver, Collateral-Poster, “Paper Jam Poster”
Silver, Collateral-Poster, “Carve Poster”
Silver, Collateral Material-Poster Campaign, “Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens”
Bronze, Elements of Advertising-Digitally Enhanced Illustration, “Damnation”

Ryan Hall
Moore, Okla.
Gold, Direct Marketing, “Paper for Pets, 3D Invitation”

Amy Hubbard
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Silver, Sales Promotion-Packaging, “Drink Up! All Nighter.”
Bronze, Elements of Advertising-Illustration, “When I Grow Up…”
Bronze, Elements of Advertising-Illustration, “Revisiting Old Friends”

Alicia Hugo
Edmond, Okla.
Bronze, Collateral Material-Editorial Design Series, “Happenstance Magazine”

Felicia Jones
Edmond, Okla.
Bronze, Elements of Advertising-Illustration, “Holiday Mishaps”

Brandon Land
Piedmont, Okla.
Gold, Collateral-Poster, “The Great American Trailer Park Musical”
Silver, Collateral Material-Editorial Design Series, “Belts and Braces Magazine”

Lacey Leach
Norman, Okla.
Jef Fontana Humor Award, “Gray Cloud Tea”
Gold, Sales Promotion-Packaging, “Gray Cloud Tea”
Special Judges Citation Award of Excellence, “Gray Cloud Tea”

Kael Little
Poteau, Okla.
Gold, Sales Promotion-Packaging, “Rocky Road Bakery”
Gold, Sales Promotion-Packaging, “The Crafty Owl”
Gold, Direct Marketing, “Bolted by Elektrik Fonts: Promotional Mailer with Posters”
Silver, Elements of Advertising-Logo, “Kidzbot Technologies”
Bronze, Elements of Advertising-Logo, “Front Page Productions”
Special Judges Citation Award of Excellence, “The Crafty Owl”

Amanda Martin
Bartlesville, Okla.
Bronze, Collateral Material-Editorial Design Series, “Dolly Magazine”
Bronze, Elements of Advertising, “Mister Donut”

Charity Mauch
Stillwater, Okla.
Silver, Elements of Advertising-Illustration, “Giraffe Product Illustration”

MacGregor Merritt
Edmond, Okla.
Silver, Sales Promotion-Packaging, “Social Chocolate: A Game to Help Everyone Connect”
Bronze, Collateral-Poster, “Rural Meth Awareness Project Poster”

Nao Moriwaki
Japan
Silver, Elements of Advertising-Illustration, “Archetype Series: Lunatic, Sadist, Free Spirit”

Julia Radke
Edmond, Okla.
Silver, Collateral-Poster, “Paper Jam Poster”
Gold, Direct Marketing, “Invitation to Mustache Bash”

Robert Schmidt
Yukon, Okla.
Silver, Sales Promotion-Packaging, “Dynamite Pickle”
Bronze, Collateral Material-Editorial Design Cover, “Swatchmen”

Travis Stephens
Moore, Okla.
Bronze, Collateral-Poster, “The Great American Trailer Park Musical”
Bronze, Collateral-Poster, “FOD Foreign Object Debris”

Chelsea Stewart
Albuquerque, N.M.
Student Best of Show, “Honey Cupcakes”
Gold, Sales Promotion-Packaging, “N204 Cold War-Inspired Vodka”
Gold, Sales Promotion-Packaging, “Honey Cupcakes”
Gold, Sales Promotion-Packaging, “Q & A Chocolates”
Silver, Sales Promotion-Point of Purchase, “Creativity at Work: Booth Design for the University of Central Oklahoma”
Bronze, Collateral Material-Editorial Design Series, “Progressive Dinner Invitation”
Special Judges Citation Award of Excellence, “N204 Cold War-Inspired Vodka”

Jasmine Summers
Midwest City, Okla.
Silver, Sales Promotion-Packaging, “Chocolate Packaging”
Bronze, Sales Promotion-Packaging, “Tea Packaging”

Kristin Tate
El Reno, Okla.
Silver, Sales Promotion-Packaging, “Truth in Advertising”
Silver, Direct Marketing, “International Cupid Dating Guide”
Bronze, Collateral Material-Editorial Design Series, “Vinyl Magazine”

Nichole Thompson
Sand Springs, Okla.
Silver, Elements of Advertising-Illustration, “Distortion”

Daniel Tigert
Edmond, Okla.
Silver, Collateral-Poster, “Paper Jam Poster”
Silver, Elements of Advertising-Digitally Enhanced Illustration, “Beurk” (graphic novel)

Stephen Treadwell, Jr.
Hinton, Okla.
Silver, Elements of Advertising-Illustration, “The Thing on the Fourble Board”
Bronze, Elements of Advertising-Illustration, “The Three Skeleton Key”

Logan Walcher
Mustang, Okla.
Bronze, Single Consumer/Trade Magazine-Single, Fractional or Full Page, “Real Vintage”
Gold, Mixed Media Campaign, “Pirate Radio”

For further information about Central’s Department of Design, visit www.uco.edu/cfad/academics/design.