Graphic Design Students Bring Home 17 ADDY Awards

Nine Department of Art, Art History, and Design students came away with 17 Mid-Michigan American Advertising Awards (ADDYs), including one Judge’s Choice Award, four Gold ADDYs, six Silver ADDYs, and six Bronze ADDYs.

All Graphic Design majors, the students were presented with their awards at the Mid-Michigan American Advertising Awards presentation and dinner March 2 at MSU’s Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, which was hosted by the Mid-Michigan Creative Alliance, the local American Advertising Federation (AAF) chapter.

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Seniors Malarie French and Will Mianecki received a Gold ADDY for the mural they designed for the Panda Express in downtown East Lansing.

"The Department of Art, Art History, and Design is very proud of the recognition our students majoring in Graphic Design have received at this year’s Mid-Michigan ADDYs Competition of the American Advertising Federation," said Chris Corneal, Chair of the Department of Art, Art History, and Design. "This event highlights the top creative work in the profession and validates our confidence in the quality and potential for industry success of our very talented students."

Senior Ryann Davis received a top Judge's Choice Award for her Macbeth poster, which earned a Gold ADDY in the Poster-Single category for Out-of-Home & Ambient Media.

Only three Judge’s Choice awards were presented, one from each of the three judges, who included Andy Azula, Senior Vice President and Group Creative Director at The Martin Agency, based out of Richmond, Virginia; Silver Cuellar III, Executive Creative Director at Van Winkle + Associates in Atlanta, Georgia; and Melanie Wiesenthal, Partner at Deerfield, a branding and design studio in Brooklyn, New York. Each of the judges selected from among all the Gold ADDY award-winning entries one to be recognized with a Judge’s Choice Award for its outstanding work.

This event highlights the top creative work in the profession and validates our confidence in the quality and potential for industry success of our very talented students.

Chris Corneal

For the professional entries, the College of Arts & Letters’ website won a Bronze ADDY in the Consumer Website category, entered by web developer AE: Adventures in New Media. Also receiving a Bronze ADDY was the College of Arts & Letters’ MUSES magazine for Magazine Design, entered by Blohm Creative Partners (BCP), which designed the magazine.  

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Senior Chloe Jennings received four ADDY Awards – one Gold, one Silver, and two Bronze.

The ADDY Awards are the advertising and marketing industry’s largest and most recognized competition with a mission of recognizing and rewarding creative excellence in the art of advertising. The awards represent the true spirit of creative excellence by recognizing all forms of advertising from media of all types.

All Gold and Silver ADDY award winners are encouraged to submit their work to the District 6 competition, which represents AAF clubs in Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. District award winners will be notified by Friday, April 21. All District Gold ADDY winners then are entered into the National ADDY competition.

The following is a complete list of all the student award winners from MSU's Department of Art, Art History, and Design:

Judge’s Choice Award

  • Ryann Davis, junior, Macbeth Poster – Poster-Single category for Out-of-Home & Ambient Media

Gold ADDY Awards

  • Ryann Davis, junior, Macbeth Poster – Poster-Single category for Out-of-Home & Ambient Media
     
  • Malarie French, senior, and Will Mianecki, senior, Panda Express Mural – Guerilla Marketing, Installations and Events–Single Occurrence or Installation category for Out-of-Home & Ambient Media
     
  • Chloe Jennings, senior, Fiesta Charra campaign – Integrated Brand Identity Campaign category for Cross-Platform
     
  • Rose Deneau, junior, Biennale Interieur – Poster-Single category for Out-of-Home & Ambient Media

Silver ADDY Awards

  • Autumn Hilden, senior, Synthetic Mother – Publication Design-Book Design category for Sales & Marketing
     
  • Autumn Hilden, senior, Amager Bio – Integrated Brand Identity Campaign category for Cross-Platform
     
  • Dani Pasco, junior, The Little Match Girl Book Cover – Publication Design-Cover category for Sales & Marketing
     
  • Will Mianecki, senior, Red Haven Identity Systems – Integrated Brand Identity Campaign category for Cross-Platform
     
  • Chloe Jennings, senior, Fortune Cookie Mural Installation – Guerilla Marketing, Installations and Events–Single Occurrence or Installation category for Out-of-Home & Ambient Media
     
  • Larissa Moyer, junior, Civil and Environmental Engineering – Poster-Single category for Out-of-Home & Ambient Media

Bronze ADDY Awards

  • Autumn Hilden, senior, Freudian Slip – Poster-Campaign category for Out-of-Home & Ambient Media
     
  • Jacqueline Tonks, junior, The Six Swans Book Cover – Publication Design-Cover category for Sales & Marketing
     
  • Chloe Jennings, senior, The Brothers Grimm – Publication Design-Book Design category for Sales & Marketing
     
  • Chloe Jennings, senior, Nature’s Nutrition – Visual-Logo Design category for Elements of Advertising
     
  • Malarie French, senior, Submerged Stress – Television Advertising-Single category for Film, Video & Sound
     
  • Malarie French, senior, Gracie’s Bistro – Integrated Brand Identity Campaign category for Cross-Platform