Clarke University graphic design students received 15 awards, in addition to the Best of Show award, at the American Advertising Federation ADDY Awards on Friday, Feb. 24, at the Grand River Center in Dubuque.
Clarke student winners include Nick Becker, Laura Reiss, Ashley Smith, Lauren Kelly Reagan, Alyssa Raver, Bridget Quinn, Charlotte Rodewald, Kayla Windandy, Kylie Murphy and Miriam McKee.
Nick Becker took home Best of Show in the category of Out of Home & Ambient Media for his poster entitled “Deal with the Devil.”
Becker shared, “It’s a privilege to be recognized and awarded for the work I’ve done in the Clarke graphic design program this far, and it’s a motivator to continue improving my skills. The importance of working with my classmates as a team should also be noted, as we all push each other to be the best designers we can every day.”
Louis Kames, chair and professor of art, said, “We are pleased to see the distinctive excellence and creativity of our graphic design student work acknowledged by our region’s design professionals. The repeated Clarke University Art + Design student success in this annual award program speaks to the high quality of instruction and professional atmosphere that exists here.”
Eric Wold, associate professor of graphic design, added, “I am proud to support such a dedicated and passionate group of art and design students. Their vigilance, determination and professionalism clearly shows through in the work they produce each year.”
In addition to our student winners, Clarke University’s Marketing & Communication office earned three awards. They received a gold award for their “One Team. One Dream.” athletic brochure, and gold and silver awards for their short student recruiting videos in which they partnered with DreamCatcher Productions in Dubuque.
The ADDYs are the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 50,000 entries every year in local ADDY competitions. The mission of the ADDY competition is to recognize and reward creative excellence in the art of advertising. Entry in your local ADDY competition is the first step toward winning a National ADDY.