Thursday, March 27, 2014
Susquehanna just had a great showing at the Disctrict 2 ADDY awards! Now it's off to Nationals! Congratulations to the winners! District Two is the best and most competitive region on the country, it covers New York City, New York state, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington D.C. Here are the winers! GOLD Krystal DUKE: Café Vienna Coffee Packaging Colton SCHOOLS: Death of a Salesman Poster SILVER Joey VIVACQUA: The Ultimate Rivalry DVD Colton SCHOOLS: Elmer Gantry Poster Colton SCHOOLS: Gaslight Anthem Poster Katie RAGAN: GYPSY Magazine Erica SIMON: Comic-Con Ad Campaign Colton SCHOOLS: JFK Book Jacket.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
It was another GREAT year for Susquehanna Graphic Design at the AAF ADDY Awards! SU won 13 of the 20 awards handed out in the student category, including the coveted Judges' Choice Award and the $500 BEST of SHOW Award! Congratulations to all of the winners - there were MANY entries from numerous other schools and the competition was pretty stiff. Here are the winners: BEST of SHOW and GOLD ADDY winner: Joey Vivacqua's Ultimate Rivalry DVD packaging. JUDGES' CHOICE and GOLD ADDY winner: Colton Schools's Elmer Gantry Theater Poster. GOLD ADDY WINNERS: Loren Schott (Potato Chips Packaging), Krystal Duke (Café Vienna Packaging), Colton Schools (Death of a Salesman Poster). SILVER ADDY WINNERS: Katie Ragan (Gypsy Magazine), Erica Simon (Ladybug Stationery and Comicon Ad Campaign), Eleni Dimou (Ichabod IPA Beer Packaging), Colton Schools (Gaslight Anthem Poster and JFK Book Jacket). It was also a HUGE night for me personally as SU Alumni won many awards in the professional competition. Two great friends of our program, Seth Sirbaugh and Robby Prall of Tribe won BEST IN SHOW and JUDGES' CHOICE in the PROFESSIONAL competition. Robby graduated from Susquehanna in 2009, and I was Seth's professor at Shepherd University way back in the late 1990s. Robby and Seth give back by spending a day workshopping with SU sophomores and senior students each and every fall. We couldn't be prouder of these of these guys - they deserve every success. I've included their show-stopping pieces in the images below. Next time they visit, pay attention! Finally, big congratulations to all of SU's art department faculty, but Amanda Lenig in particular. Amanda is a wonderful designer and teacher, and almost all of the packaging design winners, including Joey's DVD package, came from her class. Students can only do great work if they have great projects, and Amanda's newest DVD project is a real hall of famer. We are very lucky to have her, and I'm proud to have been her teacher!
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Congratulations to Keeley Gribb (Class of 2014), who has just been awarded the prestigious Brian Brown scholarship award from the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington. The award is given annually to the most successful underclass entrant in the club's annual Real Show competition. Fantastic job!
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Congratulations to Billy Spack for winning yet another award for his epic poster for the theatrical production of "What We Knew." This time it's a Gold ADDY award at the 2013 National ADDY awards held recently in Phoenix, AZ. This is just about as good at it gets. Congrats again Billy, also the winner of the 2013 Katie Kasinecz Memorial Graphic Design Award for the Outstanding Student in the SU Graphic Design Program!
Friday, May 10, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The ADDY awards are the largest graphic design and advertising competition in the world, for students and professionals alike — drawing in excess of 60,000 entries from across the country each year. The ADDYs is a three-tiered contest, with separate competitions at the regional, district, and national levels. You have to win at one level in order to qualify for the next!
Susquehanna was just recognized with SIX District 2 ADDY awards, an incredible achievement! District 2 is the largest, most populated district in the country, covering New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maine, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington DC. It also happens to be the district with the most powerhouse graphic design programs. According to US News, 6 of the top 10 university graphic design programs are located in District 2. Fantastic competition!
All of the winners are now headed for the AAF National competition. Good luck to everyone, and hopefully Susquehanna can add to its already impressive total of National ADDY awards!
The winning District 2 pieces are shown below:
|Cecile Madonna, Silver|
|Erica Simon, Gold|
|Billy Spack, Silver|
|Billy Spack, Gold|
|Billy Spack, Gold|
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Susquehanna graphic design just turned in yet another stellar performance in this year’s ADCMW Real Show! Susquehanna designers were recognized with 19 of the 31 total pieces selected for exhibition! There were four problems in all, and SU had the only pieces accepted in the magazine and web categories! Once again, Mississippi State University followed us with 10 selections, and there were a couple other big schools with one each.
This year’s projects called for a gig poster, ad set, and merchandise piece (only the posters are shown here) for New Jersey band The Gaslight Anthem, a Web and Mobile site design for Washington DC education association NAFSA, a cover and feature article design for Washingtonian magazine, and a stationery package (including pocket folder, not pictured) for the Yoga Services Council.
The winning projects are pictured below!
Monday, February 25, 2013
Susquehanna Graphic Design had another great showing at the AAF ADDY Awards this weekend in Maryland! Our students were recognized withan amazing 21 of 24 total student ADDYs awarded at the ceremony, including the prestigious $500 Best of Show and the special Judges’s Choice award. Congratulations to all of the students involved!
Susquehanna University graphic designers at the AAF ADDY awards.
(Clockwise, from rear left)
Katie Ragan ’14, Randolph, NJ: 1 Gold and 1 Silver
Keeley Gribb ’14, New Cumberland, PA: 1 Gold
Cassie Plunkett ’13, Ambler, PA: 2 Golds and 1 Silver.
Billy Spack ’13, Arlington, VA: Best of Show, 3 Golds
Katie Quinn ’13, Emmaus, PA: 1 Gold
Ona Boseroy ’13, Short Hills, NJ: 1 Gold
Colton Schools ’14, Wyalusing, PA: 1 Silver
Krystal Duke ’14, Selinsgrove, PA: 1 Silver
Erica Simon ’14, Succasunna, NJ: 2 Golds
Loren Schott ’15, Hazleton, PA: 1 Gold
Cecile Madonna ’13, Elizabethtown, PA: Judges’ Choice, 2 Golds, 1 Silver
|Best of Show poster designed by Billy Spack ’13, from Arlington, VA.|
|Judges’ Choice ad campaign for the A&E show Hoarders, designed (and photographed) by Cecile Madonna ’13, from Elizabethtown, PA.|
Monday, February 18, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
Congratulations to Steve Semanchik ’09 for winning the poster design competition for the March 14 Society of Design talk by typography superstar Jessica Hische. Steve’s poster, designed in S.O.D.’s signature straight magenta, was chosen by Jessica herself! Steve began his design carrer at the Harrisburg agency Triple Strength, but returned to Susquehanna last year as one of the university’s design team. Great job!
Monday, January 28, 2013
Congratulations to Caleb Heisey, Susquehanna Graphic Design graduate and currently an MFA candidate at Philly’s Tyler School of Art, for having his board game “VIRTUOSO” featured on Fast Company’s site. Big congrats to Caleb and the gang at Tyler! Check out more of Caleb’s amazing work at his site: www.calebheisey.com, or just search for him on Pinterest!
Monday, December 10, 2012
The design program was honored this week to play host to a visit from David Plunkert and Joyce Hesselberth from SPUR design in Baltimore. The husband and wife designer and illustration took time to talk about their work with students, and were even able to look at student portfolios after their lecture. SPUR has been in business since 1995, and their client list boasts names such as MTV, Capitol Records, and Warner Bros. David is one of the world’s premiere illustration talents, and has been recognized countless times by every major graphic design competition on the planet — what’s even more impressive is how it has become a rite of passage in the American graphic design community for designers and illustrators to copy his unique style. We are so thankful that they were able to make the trip up and share their experiences with us!
Friday, November 9, 2012
What a blast we had this evening at the Society of Design listening to the great Jim Sherraden from Hatch Show Print talk to us about the history of America’s greatest letterpress poster shop. The lecture was just wonderful, and like taking a walk through the history of American popular culture. One of the best and most informative design events we’ve ever attended. Did I mention that our very own Josh Schott ’11 was a bona fide Hatch Show Print intern?
|Jim and the SU design crew before the lecture!|